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Author Archives: Chris Ryan

Manchester City vs Stoke City Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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Coming off of a decisive 3-1 victory over last year’s Premier League runners up Liverpool, Manchester City will look to continue their perfect start to the early season with a lineup that will feature only a couple of changes. The … Continue reading

Find Out What Leagues Had the Most Players in the World Cup

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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Now that the World Cup is over, you may be wondering where you can watch the best players in the world for the next four years. Here’s our guide to the leagues that had the most number of players at … Continue reading

WATCH Argentina 0-0 Netherlands (4-2 Penalties): Match Highlights; Argentina Advance to World Cup Final

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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The second semifinal of the 2014 World Cup was an opposite of the first. Where the first match had precision, space, and inventiveness the second was tight, tentative, and largely predictable. The first forty five minutes of the first semi … Continue reading

Argentina 3-2 Nigeria Match Highlights [VIDEO]: La Albiceleste Emerge Victorious

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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Similar to a parent who knows his or her child is smarter than the C’s on the report card, most soccer fans will be somewhat disappointed with the performance of the Albiceleste today. While they did score three goals they … Continue reading

WATCH Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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For the first half of the match, the Colombia and Ivory Coast players not on the field were just as important as the players on the field. Colombia played a bit of “route 1” football even though Radamel Falcao is … Continue reading

Japan vs Ivory Coast Preview: Blue Samurai Take on Elephants in Race For Group C

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The opening round Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan is a very difficult match to predict as both teams are loaded with question marks. Is this going to be the Japanese team that beat Belgium and held … Continue reading

Review of ‘In the Box,’ A New Photobook About Subbuteo

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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When I was asked to review a book about “Subbuteo,” I thought I had been the victim of some sort of autocorrect. From there, my mind searched for memories of perhaps some Brazilian or Argentine defensive midfielder from the sixties … Continue reading