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Milan v. Manchester – Champions League Round of 16

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To me, the first half had three major themes. First, Nani wasting cross after cross, either sending them directly at Dida, or shockingly wide. Second, Beckham was largely absent from the first half, never doing anything dangerous. Third, if Beckham was “largely” absent, was Pirlo “utterly” absent? “Completely” absent? “Altogether” absent? “Fully” absent? I am not sure he had a touch in the first half. Continue reading

Fever Pitch

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Many of you may have already seen this movie, or read the book on which it was based. I recently re-watched Fever Pitch again for the first time in a few years. It’s a movie that, at the heart of … Continue reading

Looking for Eric

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I just stumbled across this trailer for “Looking for Eric”, the 2009 film directed by Ken Loach. The film opened at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and was released across Europe throughout last year. So far, there are no US … Continue reading

Juventus/Livorno Serie A Matchday 4

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I am really curious about the Livorno players’ high jersey numbers.  They started with only Nico Pulzetti sporting a single digit number.  It reminded me of a spring training baseball team loaded with minor leaguers trying to make the big … Continue reading

Matchday 1 – Marseille/Milan

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Fox Soccer’s coverage of the Champions League games is something to behold. No longer are we tied to ESPN’s choice of which game we are allowed to watch. 10 of this week’s 16 matches are available either live or on … Continue reading

Lazio/Juve

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Looking at the Serie A table going into last weekend, the Lazio/Juventus matchup presented the most promise.  Each team had won its first two games.  Would this game produce beautiful, flowing football that might serve to entice a Serie A … Continue reading

Serie A – Week 2

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Milan vs. Inter Could the Derby della Madonnina, the first big derby of the 09-10 season in any European league, live up to the hype? Inter came into the game favorites to win the scudetto after mostly adding to the … Continue reading