Football News & Viewpoints From America


Here are a few random thoughts and pieces of news for fans of Premiership clubs.

First, I’m concerned by Bolton manager Sam Allardyce’s body language after his press conference on Friday. He looks visibly shaken and you can easily see that the pressure is having an effect on him already. To me, this was a surprise. I was not expecting to see Big Sam respond this way, and he must be under incredible pressure. Sadly, I really feel this is going to have a negative impact on Bolton.

Second, good news for ITVN customers who are on the East Coast of the U.S. ITVN is now offering two feeds of Setanta Sports, which you’ll see by the ‘Play 1’ and ‘Play 2’ buttons on the Setanta/ITVN page. ‘Play 2’ should have an improved picture for people on the East Coast with less latency.

Third, I finally got a chance tonight to watch “Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of The New York Cosmos.” Fantastic documentary, and it gives us hope of how big the game can get in America. After watching the film, I believe what the U.S. needs now is to host the World Cup. With South Africa’s chances of hosting the 2010 World Cup dwindling, it could be perfect timing for the U.S. to step in.

3 thoughts on “Football News & Viewpoints From America”

  1. Haven’t seen the documentary yet, but I will definitely check it out. Soccer in America? Hmmm, now that’s a topic I could write for at least an hour. The World Cup was here in ’94, and I think that if South Africa messes up big time w/ the organization of the tournament, Australia will probably take it.
    big Sam can go to hell, as far as I am concerned, b/c I hate the guy w/ passion.

  2. Toady Sam is a consummate bluffer, never gives the opposition credit (a la Dalglish) and is arrogant enough to tout himself shamelessly for ‘big’ jobs like Newcastle and England. Can’t take the truth about his team as expounded by Alan Green either. He has delighted in dealing extensively in the murky business of foreign mercenaries (how many local players in the Bolton team, Nat?)so how can anybody be surprised by the revelations? Oh yes, he was a dour player too – remember him from Granada ITV Sindstadt days.

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