The Author

Maykel Beltran

Michael "Maykel" Beltran studied Political Science at the University of the Philippines-Manila. He has been a fan of football for a while and decided to combine various insights on social realities with football. Believing that the two are invariably linked and complementary he started a blog with his girlfriend, redcards.wordpress.com. Maykel is also a political activist, involved in cultivating progressive politics, protesting local and global forms of injustice and other nationalist causes. Besides the developing Philippine football, he is also a fan of Arsenal FC and FC Barcelona.

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A World (Cup) to win

by Maykel Beltran

Maykel Beltran looks at the situation in Brazil as a cloud of doubt continues to hang over next year’s World Cup.

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In defense of Javi Poves

by Maykel Beltran

Javi Poves may not be a household name in the world of football but he has caused a stir by taking a stand for what he believes in, as Maykel Beltran explains.