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Author Archives: Ian Cransons Knees

English Soccer Fan Travels to US to Watch MLS Games and Shares His Experience

Posted on by Ian Cransons Knees
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I have been a reader of World Soccer Talk (formerly EPLTalk) for around the last 4-5 years and during that time have been one of a privileged minority. As a season ticket holder to Stoke City, I am on the British … Continue reading

Previewing The Eagerly-Anticipated Film ‘Marvellous’

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I wrote an article last season sparked by foreign ownership and community about a long standing Stoke City cult hero, Neil “Nello” Baldwin. Nello had just been awarded an honorary degree degree by Keele University in recognition of his positive … Continue reading

Stoke City 2014/15 Season Preview: In Bojan We Trust

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Saturday ‘s match against Aston Villa marks the start of Stoke City’s 2014/15 Premier League season. Pre-season matches have been more about fitness than flash, with results being draws or close defeats, and a solitary victory against Real Betis at … Continue reading

Mark Hughes And His Impact On Stoke City

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As a Stoke City supporter, I was initially quite despondent when Mark Hughes was appointed manager to replace Tony Pulis. Hughes switched Stoke’s style practically overnight to one that focused on playing the ball out from the back, passing for … Continue reading

In Praise of Danny Higginbotham, A New Pundit and Gibraltar Footballer

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In this pervasive age of soccer coverage, I’m an unusual creature. If I’m not attending a live match in England, I very rarely watch the beautiful game on screen even when it’s my own team. I much prefer radio coverage, … Continue reading

A Tribute To Rory Delap, Who Recently Retired After 20 Years In The Game

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I’ve reached an age now where I shouldn’t really have English football heroes; I should have grown out of it by now but English football gives you the excuse to behave like an eight year old, not an adult. Every … Continue reading

Recognizing the Important Role of a Kit Man and How Premier League Clubs Still Have an Impact on Local Communities

Posted on by Ian Cransons Knees
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There are often people at different football clubs who play a pivotal role in the day-to-day running of the business who are often overlooked by the average football supporter. One example of this is the kit man, the person responsible … Continue reading