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Author Archives: Alex King

About Alex King

Alex King is a life-long West Ham fan hailing from London, currently studying an English degree at the University of Leeds. Relegation remaining a constant threat for a Hammers fan, Alex keeps a close eye on happenings in the football league, while also holding a special interest in the Spanish and German leagues. Alex is every two years caught up in summer tournament fever, periodically convinced that England can earn a second star above their badge. Follow Alex on Twitter @alexwhuking

Predicted Starting XI: Brazil vs Croatia Lineups in World Cup

Posted on by Alex King

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in the Arena de Sao Paulo at 4pm ET on Thursday, following an opening ceremony that is sure to boast Brazilian carnival culture and advertise the “Joga Bonito” style of Brazilian soccer that … Continue reading

Why UEFA 2020 Will Be the Most Exciting Summer Tournament Ever

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In December 2012, UEFA announced that the 2020 European Championship will take place in “12 or 13” different European cities in as many countries, giving smaller soccer nations the chance to bring the European festival to their doorstep without having … Continue reading

The Story Behind David Moyes’ Departure From Manchester United

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A grim reaper haunted David Moyes from the stands directly beside the dugout as the Scot returned to Goodison Park to watch his old side Everton host Manchester United on Sunday. A day later, a leak from Old Trafford spread … Continue reading

Premier League: Time for Refereeing Academies?

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Mike Jones

Following a game that hinged on two contentious refereeing decisions, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce last week came out with an interesting concept that perhaps deserves more attention than his usual sardonic post-match complaints: an academy for referees. While Allardyce’s … Continue reading

He May Have Made a Mistake, But I Still Respect Carlos Tevez

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Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez has been relentlessly slated in the press for his apparent refusal to come off the bench to aid his struggling teammates in what transpired to be a rather frightened display from City against a superior Bayern … Continue reading