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Author Archives: Alex Fairchild

About Alex Fairchild

Alex is a student at Boston College, who has been covering soccer for multiple websites since the age of 16. In addition to writing about soccer around the web, he is the assistant sports editor for the school's independent student newspaper, The Heights. You can find him on Twitter@alexsfairchild and on Google+.

Liverpool vs. Southampton: Predicted Line-Ups and Preview

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Overachieving was a theme for both Liverpool and Southampton in their last campaigns, but each side has been active in this summer’s transfer market. While Southampton has off-loaded several players from last year’s extremely talented squad, Liverpool has sold Luis … Continue reading

How Dejan Lovren is the Remedy to Liverpool’s Defensive Frailties [GIFs]

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In the age of tactical writing and analysis, soccer geeks fight over which formation is best, the use of the False 9, if there is a False 10, and whether or not to label a defensive midfielder as the next … Continue reading

Research Shows That Soccer Fans Are More Likely to Be Liberals

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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During the frenzy of the World Cup, it was difficult to stay on top of all of the headlines, so one of the reports that you and I may have missed was in The Wall Street Journal newspaper where research shows that … Continue reading

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Robbie Fowler Discusses Management, Liverpool and Being Referred to as God

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When Robbie Fowler had a shot on goal for Liverpool, opposing defenders and goalkeepers would often look straight ahead once the ball bulged into the back of the net. With their hands on their hips, some would stare in awe, … Continue reading

Victory For USMNT Is Sweet Vindication For Surprise Hero John Brooks

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In March, paired with Oguchi Onyewu, John Brooks suffered through one of the worst performances put on by an American representing the Stars and Stripes. In the friendly against Ukraine, Brooks’ hands flailed in the air like an inflatable tube … Continue reading

Spain vs Netherlands Preview: 2 Giants Meet in Rematch Of 2010 World Cup Final

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It’s not a rematch. It’s a remix. When broadcasters across the globe welcome viewers to Spain’s clash with the Netherlands, they’ll be quick to alert the world that this is a revenge match for the Oranje. However, a maximum of … Continue reading

Strikerless Spain are Toothless

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Against Italy and France, Vicente del Bosque has lined his world champions up in a formation with four defenders and six midfielders (4-6-0). While this tactic may well be the future of world football, it has various flaws that must … Continue reading