‘Regista’ is Italian football jargon for playmaker – the literal translation is ‘director’. Quite a pretentious name for a blog then. I thought it was clever when I started this blog in 2011. Little did I know that it was one of several terms adopted by football’s new army of pseuds, or that these people would become my sworn enemies in this life and the next. So, please read nothing into the name of this blog. If you are seeking detailed statistical analysis of tactical battles then you’ve come to the wrong place. Leave quietly now and we’ll say no more about it. Thank you.

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