The Specials

As with Borges’ Aleph, José Mourinho is the point in football space that contains all others, from which everything else is perfectly visible. Gazing into his depths courts madness — and yet some still try: Riccardo Rossi of FourFourTwo says Mourinho has split into good and evil like Calvino’s The Cloven Viscount and must be unsundered; Sean Rubio at The Run of Play dares enter the first-person S.O. and finds the ultimate negative football.

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