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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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NASL pursuing litigation against US Soccer; Here’s how it might play out

On Monday, The Financial Times newspaper reported that the second-tier North American Soccer League (NASL) has launched a legal case against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) regarding first division sanctioning. In a nation without promotion and relegation, USSF is able to create arbitrary standards with the first-tier league MLS to determine […]

Zelalem is joining a distinguished U.S. men’s national team history at Rangers

We mentioned it easier today: Gedion Zelalem, loaned from Arsenal to Rangers, is stepping into a distinguished history of United States internationals at Ibrox Stadium. Though only five names long, the list includes some of the most impressive names the U.S. have ever produced – names that have 390 caps and 11 World Cup spots […]

The 50 greatest soccer jerseys ever, as judged by design experts

No matter whether you call them shirts, kits, jerseys or uniforms, the experts at The Football Attic, True Colours and Design Football have compiled a comprehensive list of the 50 greatest soccer jerseys ever. The experts, which include John Devlin, Chris Oakley, Rich Johnson and Jay (from DesignFootball.com) went through […]