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UEFA Cup Round of 32 — Predictions and Previews

It has been a while since we’ve had some UEFA competition to talk about but the UEFA Cup Round of 32 kicks off today and tomorrow with some fantastic matchups. The showcase fixture has to be Werder Bremen vs AC Milan. Werder have struggled this seasons and are basically out […]

Avoiding Eurosnobbery

Eurosnoberry is found throughout the English language football press. While most commentators who work for English language mediums have inherent biases some are actually better than others. Other European based press is equally bad if not worse than the English language press. In the UK based press, The Guardian Unlimited […]

The Beckham Saga: Eurosnobbery 101

Eurosnobs have taken control of English language world football. Between the media whose primary focus is European leagues and European World Cup qualifying ( Tim Vickery of the BBC, and Martin Rogers of Yahoo! are very notable exceptions to this unfortunate trend.) and newly minted football fans in English speaking […]

Capello and British Media Wrong on Beckham

England Manager Fabio Capello has played a critical role in pushing David Beckham towards Serie A club AC Milan and away from the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer. This is particularly disheartening because Capello, who managed Beckham at AC Milan for a time did not seem to mind Beckham […]

British Media Hypocritical

“Ever since I signed for the Galaxy, people have questioned why I have come to America,” he said, “but every move I’ve made in my career has been about football for me. It’s also about being an ambassador for the game here and, hopefully, it is going to encourage other […]

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Manchester City Home Jersey For 09/10 Season Revealed

There have been plenty of unofficial leaks of Manchester City’s new home jersey for the 2009-2010 season. And there have been glimpses of the shirt unveiled through official channels too. But with the transfer signing of Carlos Tevez, who was unveiled to the media and public today, we can now […]

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Jose Mourinho denies rift with brooding Diego Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Diego Costa despite the striker’s unhappy reaction to being dropped to the bench for the scoreless draw at Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho admitted the pair had argued at half-time during the mid-week Champions League victory away to Maccabi Tel Aviv and Costa’s mood […]