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Author Archives: Kristan Heneage

Ridiculous St James’ Park Name Change Won’t Affect Newcastle United Fans

Posted on by Kristan Heneage

It’s a rare opportunity that I get to incorporate the words of William Shakespeare into an article. Yet in the wake of Mike Ashley’s decision to rename St James’ Park, a friend promptly text messaged me asking what I thought. … Continue reading

Premier League Clubs Chasing The Money: Where Will It End?

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Off the pitch, it’s been a really poor few weeks for English football. People wanting to renegotiate TV deals, and now suggestions that relegation should be scrapped. How long before the Premier League gains a backbone and stops being the … Continue reading

Jimmy Conrad Interview: Exclusive Chat With MLS Legend

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Q: Despite having to retire ‘early’ you were still able to play up until the age of 34, what do you consider your career highlights? A: It’s hard to deviate from the obvious choices of playing in the 2006 World … Continue reading

Sports Academy USA Aims to Bring Quality British Soccer Players to USA

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As soccer fans, we often assume that players have it all. However when I asked Sam Craven what motivated him and business partner Lance Stimpson to set up ‘Sports Academy USA,’ he told me “I just wanted more from life.” … Continue reading

Interview With Kevin Hartman, FC Dallas Goalkeeper: Exclusive

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July saw Kevin Hartman named MLS’s MVP of the month. He follows that accolade with an inclusion into our MLS Legends feature. The 37-year old currently leads the league in minutes, and we caught up with Kevin on the way … Continue reading

Mike Ashley Unravels his Business Plan at Newcastle United

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Like something from Footballers Wives or Dream Team, Freddy Shepherd was one of football’s characters. Be it defaming the women of Newcastle or bringing Michael Owen to Tyneside, the former Newcastle United chairman has engrained himself into the history of … Continue reading

Jaime Moreno Exclusive Interview: MLS Legend

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When you think of Bolivian football it’s hard to look past the name Jaime Moreno. One half of the lethal Etcheverry-Moreno partnership in the 90’s that saw DC dominate the league, Moreno also spent time in England with Middlesbrough. Now … Continue reading

Shortsighted England Stumble to 1-1 Draw in European u21 Championship

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A barely populated stadium in Denmark played host to England’s opening group game of the 2011 U21 European Championship Sunday night. A difficult test awaited the players, pitted against tournament favorites Spain who, like England, boasted an impressive array of … Continue reading

Luke Rodgers: From The Meadows to the Big City

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The first time I heard Luke Rodgers was moving to New York Red Bulls was when it fell through. He was turned down for a visa due to an affray charge. The dream seemed all but over for the diminutive … Continue reading

Cobi Jones Interview: Exclusive Chat With MLS Legend

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Cobi Jones is considered a legend of US Soccer and MLS. Having played in Europe, South America and for his beloved LA Galaxy, Jones truly is a great of the US game. The 4th of June sees him inducted into … Continue reading

Why Charlie Adam’s Departure From Blackpool Will Be A Certainty

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Often when a team is relegated the first thing to hit the owner’s desk is a transfer request especially when players are looking to secure their moves prior to holidays and pre-season. This is no different with Blackpool who, despite … Continue reading

Alexi Lalas Exclusive Interview: Names His All-Time USMNT XI

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Alexi Lalas is an icon of American soccer. Whether it was his nine years of professional experience playing in Italy, Ecuador and MLS, or his international career for the United States where he starred in the 1994 World Cup, Alexi … Continue reading

Why Chris Hughton Should Be the Next West Ham United Manager

Posted on by Kristan Heneage

Underneath the club crest by the tunnel at Upton Park reads: “The Academy of Football”. After all, in recent years they have produced some fantastic British talent. Rio and Anton Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Jermain … Continue reading

Charles N’Zogbia to Newcastle United: Transfer Rumour

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In football rumors of transfers are rife, more so when the season draws to a close and clubs begin to plan their deals and targets for the summer. Of course many of these supposed tip offs are nonsense claiming that … Continue reading

Vincenzo Bernardo Interview

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I recently interviewed Vincenzo Bernardo, the Italian-American who was once of Napoli and now plays his soccer in Austria. He was born in New Jersey and reminds me a lot of Giuseppe Rossi. Visit his website at and follow … Continue reading

5 Key Decisions That Sunderland Need to Make This Summer

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There was an audible sense of relief on Wearside Saturday and for a change it was the home fans going away happy. The weekend saw a 4-2 win against relegation threatened Wigan Athletic for Sunderland. However like so often recently … Continue reading

Teal Bunbury Interview: Exclusive

Posted on by Kristan Heneage

Teal Bunbury is a man on a mission. Leading the line for Sporting KC and with aspirations to play both abroad and for the United States, he knows it’s going to take a lot of hard work. He kindly sat … Continue reading

Where Does Ian Holloway’s Blackpool Go From Here?

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When he was interviewed on Saturday night Ian Holloway cut a desolate figure. The color drained from his face. You have to question whether it had dawned on him that his early season high flyers Blackpool are now very much … Continue reading