Author Archives: Jad

About Jad

Watching and playing football has been a passion of mine since my early childhood in Switzerland, supporting my beloved Servette FC. I have since lived in Lebanon and the United States, but football has never left me. The best memory I have had was staying up to watch the Champions League final and see Lars Ricken chip Peruzzi from 30 yards out. I am also an unapologetic Arsenal fan and please stop reminding us how many years it has been since the last trophy.

Bundesliga Gameweek 5 Preview: German Soccer Returns

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After a long international break, the Bundesliga season returns this weekend with several enticing matches. As the season progresses, title favorites Bayern Munich has already lost ground to Borussia Dortmund.  The “Schwarzgelben” have won every one of their games so … Continue reading

Tensions at Arsenal Are On Knife-Edge After No Major Signings and Injury Crisis Frustrate Supporters

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As the news about Mikel Arteta’s injury filters through the Arsenal ranks, the hope and excitement that awaited the new season among Arsenal supporters is slowly turning into fear and anger before a ball has even been kicked.  Arsenal start … Continue reading

10 Players to Watch in the 2013-14 Bundesliga Season

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The 2013-14 Bundesliga season has already kicked off, and there are 10 months of intrigue ahead of us. Here are 10 players to watch in the 2013/14 Bundesliga season: 1. Thiago Alcantara Having been signed by Bayern Munich for £21.6million, … Continue reading

What to Expect From the Bundesliga This Season

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As the first of the traditional big leagues is set to kick off, the world will be watching with a renewed interest at the happenings in Germany’s Bundesliga. After the league suffered heavily during the 2000’s, the Bundesliga has regained its … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup Analysis: Group C

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Gold Cup’s Group C will be the most watched group. It includes the host nation, the United States, as well as Costa Rica, Cuba and Belize. There will be some familiar faces pitted against each other and could be considered … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup Analysis: Group B

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With the CONCACAF Gold Cup scheduled to start on Sunday, here’s a preview of the teams in Group B. This group includes Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago; games will be played in Harrison NJ, Miami and Houston.  … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup Analysis: Group A

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Group A in the 2013 Gold Cup consists of Mexico, Canada, Panama, and Martinique with the games being played in Pasadena, Seattle and Denver. Mexico look like the clear favorites in this group, but team selection and recent results may … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup Preview

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The 2013 Gold Cup competition begins on Sunday, July 7 and runs through July 23. The continental showpiece for North and Central America has gone through various reformations, but the current format has been in place since 1991 and the … Continue reading

Top 10 Players Likely to Leave Their Premier League Clubs This Summer

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We’ve already seen several key signings by Premier League clubs this summer with many new prospects coming in from La Liga. But in reality, we’re also going to probably see several key players leave their Premier League clubs this summer. … Continue reading

Guide to Premier League Players at the Confederations Cup

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As Brazil continues to host the Confederations Cup, Premier League teams will have a number of their scouts in the country searching for new players to sign, while also keeping an eye on their own players. Ten years ago, there … Continue reading

How the Average Tenure of a Premier League Manager Compares to Other Leagues

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Until now, the presence of tenured managers in the Premier League like Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger loomed large and were viewed as signs of success, stability and ultimately, pride.  With Ferguson’s retirement, he has not only ended his … Continue reading