FOX’s Americanization of the English Premier League
FOX’s Americanization of the English Premier League

Most fans of the Premier League in the United States want the game to grow, and broadcasting games on a major network is a tremendous step forward. Unfortunately, this means soccer is jeopardizing one of the major areas where it breaks from every American sport. In a country where almost […]

Too Much Importance Is Placed On Stadium Naming Rights in the Premier League
Too Much Importance Is Placed On Stadium Naming Rights in the Premier League

Corporations are taking over soccer, right? If you believe this, then the renaming of St. James’ Park is surely incontrovertible evidence on your behalf. Kristan Heneage already wrote about this, saying that the name is irrelevant since the ground will always be St. James’ Park even if the sign outside […]

5 Steps to Sacking a Football Manager: A Checklist for Premier League Fans
5 Steps to Sacking a Football Manager: A Checklist for Premier League Fans

There is a lot of ardent disagreement right now regarding Arséne Wenger. As a fervent Wengerist, I dismissed the calls for his sacking as the siren call of narrow-sighted supporters.  But as the losses pile together and the hopeless future becomes a depressing present, I cannot disregard the demands for […]

The Evolution of Wengerism
The Evolution of Wengerism

Engineers build things, economists study efficiency, and kids who live above pubs learn a lot about soccer. These three backgrounds are the source of Arsene Wenger’s managerial success at Arsenal. He builds clubs, finds players from every corner of the world in a cost-effective manner, and teaches them the art […]