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Mutu’s Multi-Million Dollar Question

  Sacked former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu is on the verge of bankruptcy and retirement from football after the well-documented verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The disgraced darling of Romanian football, currently plying his trade at Serie A club Fiorentina, has been ordered to pay $23.7 million […]

Mr Wenger’s One-man Fight Against Anti-Football

I found myself pondering Arsene Wenger’s accusations of Sir Alex and United employing “Anti-Football”. I’ve always been bemused by that term. Here are my (somewhat wandering) thoughts on the matter. What is this “Anti-Football”? Is it the opposite of the legendary Dutch concept of Total Football? Can we establish a […]

Questions Please For The Guardian’s Barney Ronay

Barney Ronay will be a future guest on the EPL Talk Podcast. Best known to readers as a writer for The Guardian as well as a regular guest on The Guardian’s Football Weekly Podcast, Ronay has written a new book entitled “The Manager.” The book takes the reader beyond the well-worn […]

MLS TV Ratings Are Doomed Because Of Euro Football

TV ratings for Major League Soccer in the United States are doomed. Why? Because most soccer fans such as ourselves have been programmed to watch European football. Let me explain. On a typical weekend or weekday, European football matches kick off in the morning or mid-afternoon. So, with our DVRs […]

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Juventus confirms Hernanes will miss three weeks with a tear in his right thigh

Juventus have confirmed attacking midfielder Hernanes will be sidelined for three weeks after scans revealed a tear in his right thigh. The Brazilian international, already out of Wednesday’s Champions League clash at home to Manchester City due to suspension, suffered the injury in Saturday’s 1-0 home win over AC Milan […]

FIFA ‘seeking life ban’ against Michel Platini

FIFA’s ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini to be banned for life over a suspect payment, the European football chief’s lawyer declared on Tuesday. Platini is serving a 90-day suspension on corruption charges over a $2 million payment he received from FIFA president Sepp Blatter who is also suspended. Platini’s lawyer […]

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Sepp Blatter’s reign as FIFA president may end this week

Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign as FIFA president could come to an inglorious end this week as world soccer’s corruption scandal threatens to bring down the sport’s most powerful man. The 79-year-old Blatter was already set to quit in February next year, but having been placed under a criminal investigation by […]