Is It Theo Walcott’s Time At Arsenal?
Is It Theo Walcott’s Time At Arsenal?

When Arsene Wenger told the press he was in no hurry to spend Emmanuel Adebayor’s transfer fee and would replace him with “an internal player,” more than a few people probably had the same reaction: “Same old Wenger, always stingy.” A quick look over Arsenal’s roster, however, proves Wenger indeed […]

Is Mark Hughes Building a Barcelona Clone at Eastlands?
Is Mark Hughes Building a Barcelona Clone at Eastlands?

Say what you will about the obscene amount of money being spent by Manchester City this summer, but you have to admit that there’s a certain perverse pleasure in watching someone build a real-life club lineup in much the same way that most regular joes would create their starting XI […]

Your 2009 UEFA Champions League Final Liveblog
Your 2009 UEFA Champions League Final Liveblog

Some years, it seems like the UEFA Champions League is one part football, four parts money and twelve parts hype. This year, however, the hype surrounding the Champions League Final certainly seems justified. Manchester United v. Barcelona. Champions of England v. Champions of Spain. Both clubs are goliaths. Both clubs […]

How ESPN Could Get the Champions League Back — And Much More
How ESPN Could Get the Champions League Back — And Much More

Earlier this morning, our friend The Gaffer lamented that ESPN’s loss of the UEFA Champions League TV rights would be bad for soccer in America. After all, ESPN remains the primary vehicle for sporting culture in this country, and if the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” suddenly doesn’t care enough to […]

Is Arsenal Better Off Without Cesc Fabregas?
Is Arsenal Better Off Without Cesc Fabregas?

Here’s a statistic I had to look at twice and then verify before believing it: since star midfielder Cesc Fabregas went out with an injury last December, Arsenal hasn’t lost a match in the Premier League. This is not to say they haven’t dropped points. In their last 12, Arsenal […]

It’s Time to End Talk of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka Being Strike Partners
It’s Time to End Talk of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka Being Strike Partners

When Nicolas Anelka arrived at Stamford Bridge 13 months ago, pundits everywhere talked up the possibility of a devastating strike partnership between him and Didier Drogba. Even Drogba himself described the potential pairing as “terrifying.” One year later, however, it’s become plainly obvious that the strike partnership everyone wants is […]

Oasis Won’t Look Back in Anger at Kaká’s Snub
Oasis Won’t Look Back in Anger at Kaká’s Snub

Noel and Liam Gallagher might be the most famous Manchester City fans on the planet. So when they found themselves performing in Milan on Monday night, it only made sense that they would dedicate a song to the most famous transfer target in the history of their club — in […]

In This Year’s Relegation Battle, No One Is Safe
In This Year’s Relegation Battle, No One Is Safe

The beauty of the Premier League is that there are always three distinct races within the table, and after 23 rounds of this Premier League season, none of those races are decided. In the race for first place, only two points separate top-of-the-table Manchester United from Liverpool and Chelsea, while […]