Another dodgy chess allusion

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Paul McKeown
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Another dodgy chess allusion

Post by Paul McKeown » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:29 pm

But, in desperate situations, we wrap ourselves up in our favourite blanket, that of the victim, and dust off our favourite tactic: the knight's move. On the European chessboard, all the pawns move horizontally and vertically. Only the Italian knight is able to cut through when you least expected. We are not brave, just more skilled. Our philosophy for life is the counter-attack, and not only in football.
from a joint article from The Guardian and La Stampa

Phil Neatherway
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Re: Another dodgy chess allusion

Post by Phil Neatherway » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:56 pm

Today, CMJ commented that the Test match v Pakistan was just like a game of chess. Unfortunately I cannot remember the exact quotation.

Reg Clucas
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Re: Another dodgy chess allusion

Post by Reg Clucas » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:37 pm

Paul McKeown wrote:
But, in desperate situations, we wrap ourselves up in our favourite blanket, that of the victim, and dust off our favourite tactic: the knight's move. On the European chessboard, all the pawns move horizontally and vertically. Only the Italian knight is able to cut through when you least expected. We are not brave, just more skilled. Our philosophy for life is the counter-attack, and not only in football.
from a joint article from The Guardian and La Stampa
Sounds more like a candidate for Private Eye's "Pseud's Corner" !

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Re: Another dodgy chess allusion

Post by Michael Jones » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:26 am

Phil Neatherway wrote:Today, CMJ commented that the Test match v Pakistan was just like a game of chess. Unfortunately I cannot remember the exact quotation.
It can't have been to do with how well English players have been performing recently.

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