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Author Archives: Jeffrey Poling

Demba Ba Deserves More Starts As Chelsea Striker Instead of as Rarely-Used Super Sub

Posted on by Jeffrey Poling
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Jose Mourinho has spent a lot of time trying to keep up appearances in his press conferences. Throughout the season, he has put together these mind games in order to (according to most) deflect pressure from his team: Things like … Continue reading

All-Star Premier League XI of Players Who Are Almost Always On The Bench

Posted on by Jeffrey Poling
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It’s still early in the Premier League season, but we’ve already had a lot of good football, and even some bad football. While the samples are incredibly small, certain managers’ tendencies for team selection are becoming noticeable, and some of … Continue reading

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FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia Should Focus On Soccer, Not Politics

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The debate on gay marriage — whether it should be legal, whether it is right, whether it is normal, whether it is important — is arguably the biggest of the last year, or maybe longer. It rages on with fundamentalist … Continue reading

Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea: Handballgate Erupts During Tense Match

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With the pre-match banter between David Moyes and Jose Mourinho, the match between Manchester United and Chelsea began even before the players took the pitch. When asked about the new management at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho replied: “For me, the … Continue reading

Why Chelsea Are Being Tactical, Not Spiteful to Tottenham, By Signing Willian

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It’s a pleasure to see The Special One return to the Premier League. His antics provide the media with so much fodder to digest, swoon over and replay over and over again. Not to be undersold, however, are his transfer … Continue reading