Author Archives: Aram Gyan

Who Should Replace Ashley Cole In the England World Cup Squad?

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It was all going all too swimmingly in the run-up to the World Cup, wasn’t it England supporters? That vindaloo dinner was digesting so well. A triumphant qualifying campaign, including two supremely satisfying Croatia thumpings. A seemingly straightforward World Cup … Continue reading

Santos or Swim? Robinho Has A Choice To Make

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Numerous reports have one-time wunderkind Robinho fleeing Manchester City for Santos, the legendary Sao Paolo club where his career began. The loan deal could see Santos youngsters Paulo Henrique Ganso or Neymar don sky blue. Manager Roberto Mancini has stated that, while … Continue reading

Hammers Executive Ponders Name Change to West Ham Olympic

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President Barack Obama’s favorite footie club, West Ham United, could undergo a radical identity change if the club’s new vice-chairman has her way. Karren Brady, who was appointed vice-chairman of the Hammers by the new joint chairmen, David Sullivan and David Gold, … Continue reading

Poll: Should Man United Have Kept Carlos Tevez?

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The Guardian posted a poll asking its readers whether Manchester United should have kept Carlos Tevez. A surprising majority said ‘yes.’ Can this be chalked up to the fickle feelings of fandom? Or is it sincere affection for the man … Continue reading

8 Highlights From the Manchester Carling Cup Semi-Final Derby, 1st Leg

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Tuesday’s Manchester Derby, doubling as the first leg of the League Cup Semi-Final, was sleepy for certain stretches but produced plenty of encouraging highlights for supporters of both sides, including: Antonio Valencia. After receiving a gorgeous pass from Patrice Evra, … Continue reading

Adidas adiNOVA TRX FG Product Review

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s face flushing red on a frosty winter’s day. Emile Heskey returning from an injury. Xavi and Iniesta gently stroking the ball back and forth to one another to the rising applause of the Catalan faithful. Steven Gerrard’s … Continue reading

Poll: What Should FIFA Do To Help Referees?

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Ireland’s loss may be football’s gain. Fifa may fast-track the approval of an additional assistant referee on each goal line in time for next summer’s World Cup in South Africa. This system is currently being tested in the Europa League. As … Continue reading

Nike’s CTR360 Trequartista AG Boots/Cleats Product Review

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Nike is a relative newcomer to the boot game. What Nike has lacked in substance they’ve usually made up in style. Their autumn ad campaign channels Irvine Welsh’s finest prose by asking us to choose; choose control, choose speed, choose accuracy, choose … Continue reading

Revealed: What England Must Do To Win The World Cup

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England may have gone down to Brazil this past Saturday but they sure looked sharp in defeat. Call me old-fashioned, call me Wilford Brimley if you must, but England currently rock the finest football shirts on this here planet Earth. … Continue reading

Blatant N’Gog Dive Rescues Liverpool, Angers Birmingham

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Another day, another dive. With a stilted Liverpool trailing a frisky Birmingham City at Anfield late, David N’Gog (pronounced like “own goal”) sensationally split two defenders while charging in from the left. N’Gog then almost blew past Lee Carsley, but … Continue reading

How Stadium Naming Rights Are Getting Out Of Control

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Traditional terrace tipplers still mouthing up their marmite at the news that Newcastle’s St. James’ Park will henceforth be known as sportsdirect.com@St. James’ Park Stadium will be further aghast to learn that Chelsea would consider cashing in on Stamford Bridge. We are … Continue reading

My First Impression Of Man United’s Gabriel Obertan

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Saturday’s snoozy session between Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers turned Old Trafford into a literal Theatre of Dreams. Even the linesman sailed off to the Land of Nod, for what other excuse could there be for deeming Rovers sub Nikola … Continue reading

Nothing Bounces Like Beach Ball: Ask Liverpool FC

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Did Mike Jones blow the call? Yeah, sure. I suppose it could be also be argued that Darren Bent struck the ball flush, that it’s path was not diverted by the beach ball and that Pepe Reina should have kept … Continue reading

Adventures Of A Premier League Fan Near Harvard University

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The missus and I were in Boston this past Saturday afternoon with some time to kill, so I thought we’d try and find a place to catch the West Ham v Liverpool match. Our journey began in Cambridge, around Harvard … Continue reading

Reversal Of Eduardo’s Ban Raises More Questions

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After what sounds like an absolutely epic appeal by Arsenal worthy of a Hague courtroom, UEFA has overturned Eduardo’s two-match ban for diving. How you feel about the decision likely has a lot to do with your thoughts on whether … Continue reading

Will The Big Four Be Separated This Season?

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In the race to finish in the top five in the Premier League to qualify for next season’s Champions League, it’ll be interesting to see how contenders Manchester City (Carlos Tevez), Aston Villa (Nigel Reo-Coker) and Tottenham (Peter Crouch) do … Continue reading

2009-2010 Premier League: The Boys Are Back In Town

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The boys are back in town for the 2009-2010 Premier League season. Click on the above image for a full-sized picture showing a footballer from each of the 20 Premier League teams. The players are as follows: Arsenal: Theo Walcott … Continue reading