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Author Archives: Jack Tomczuk

Gazidis Comments Show Disconnect with Arsenal Fans

Posted on by Jack Tomczuk

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said that the Gunners can “cope” without playing in the Champions League.  Many Arsenal supporters are upset with the ownership, and Ivan Gazidis’ comments will only fuel more discontent towards the board. It is very … Continue reading

Norwich City 2-1 Sunderland: Black Cats Inconsistent

Posted on by Jack Tomczuk

Norwich City defeated Sunderland by a score of 2-1 at Carrow Road on Monday. The Black Cats fell behind by two goals before scoring late to worry Norwich. Steve Bruce will certainly feel the pressure now after an inconsistent string … Continue reading

Things Are Looking Up For Arsenal

Posted on by Jack Tomczuk

Arsenal are beginning to awake from their sleepy start. After the much-talked about 8-2 embarrassment at Old Trafford, the Gunners fought hard to gain two good results. Arsene Wenger has been forced to reconstruct the team. No club would be … Continue reading

What Arsenal Should Do With the Cash From Selling Cesc Fabregas

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Many are wondering how Arsenal should replace Cesc Fabregas, who has finally made his return to the Camp Nou where he won his first piece of silverware in six years after playing ten minutes for Barcelona. Arsene Wenger has a … Continue reading

Dividing the Premier League Clubs Into 8 Different Categories

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Editor’s note: In an interview with The Guardian’s Barry Glendenning last week on Beyond The Pitch podcast, the Irish pundit explained how the Premier League is three divisions in one: The top six, the bottom six and everyone in between. … Continue reading

Premier League Footballers Need to Take More Responsibility

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As we analyze the migration patterns of footballers this summer, we see a lack of responsibility.  Players are feeling the need to quit their current clubs and move on to where they can win trophies.  These same players refuse to … Continue reading

Real Madrid Should Sell Kaka

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On Saturday night, I was at Lincoln Financial Field to watch the Philadelphia Union play Real Madrid.  In the seat behind mine, a father was telling his son excitedly about Kaka, who entered the game in the second half.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

The Insatiable Soul of Carlos Tevez

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Some footballers are never satisfied.  The first two that come to mind are Diego Maradona and Carlos Tevez.  Maradona never could settle in one location despite his enormous skill.  Carlos Tevez, while not as great, is similar in that he … Continue reading

Why the Arsenal Apocalypse (aka Arsepocalypse) Will Not Happen

Posted on by Jack Tomczuk

The media-dubbed “Arsepocalypse” or “Arsenal exodus” is a huge farce.  According to the British press, Arsene Wenger’s empire is crumbling.  Many Arsenal supporters believe that Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas have one foot out the door when that is simply … Continue reading

New Signings at Sunderland Position Black Cats to Push for Europa League Spot

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Sunderland have raided Manchester United and have welcomed both Wes Brown and John O’Shea to Steve Bruce’s squad.  Both players were deemed non-essential to the future of United, and Ferguson decided to unload them. In addition to those two signings, … Continue reading

Piotr Nowak is Building a Legacy at Philadelphia Union

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Philadelphia Union manager Piotr Nowak is one of the best coaching minds in Major League Soccer.  The former Polish international knows what is needed to achieve success in MLS.  Nowak knows how to recognize talent and make players fit into … Continue reading

Sunderland Replace Jordan Henderson with Connor Wickham

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Sunderland lost a major facet to their attack recently when they decided to sell Jordan Henderson to Liverpool.  Today, we learned that Sunderland won the Connor Wickham sweepstakes.  Wickham, formerly of Ipswich Town, is three years younger than Henderson, and … Continue reading

US Soccer Team’s Gold Cup Loss to Mexico: Where Was the Defending?

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I felt like I was watching my favorite Premier League side Arsenal Saturday night.  The United States built a 2-0 advantage over Mexico in the Gold Cup final before coughing up four goals.  It was an epic collapse and now … Continue reading

Inter Milan Hire Gian Piero Gasperini As Manager

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Inter Milan have announced that Gian Piero Gasperini will serve as manager next season.  What Gasperini lacks in experience, he makes up for in success.  As manager of Genoa, Gasperini earned promotion to Serie A before leading Genoa to a … Continue reading

Andre Villas-Boas Will Be the Key To Unlock Chelsea’s Champions League Glory

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Andre Villas-Boas is the new manager of Chelsea.  The former FC Porto manager is one of the brightest young tacticians in Europe.  Even though Carlo Ancelotti should have been given more time, Villas-Boas is the best available option for Chelsea … Continue reading

3 EPL Managers Who Crossed The Line To Manage Their Rival Club

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In light of the recent McLeish-Villa-Birmingham saga, let’s take a look at other managers who have crossed local lines to manage hated rivals. The king of this category has to be Ron Saunders. Not only did he manage Aston Villa … Continue reading

My Experience as an Arsenal Fan: 2010-11 Season In Review

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I have been a dedicated Arsenal supporter since the move to the Emirates.  Over the last few seasons, the Gunners have faded out of the title race as the campaign wore on.  Disappointing seasons for sure, but none can compare … Continue reading