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Behind The Scenes At Opta, The Sports Data Company

In the kindest way possible, Opta is a soccer geeks dream-come-true. The sports data company headquartered in London is the hub of statistical data that is provided to companies worldwide. It is the engine that drives so much of the data to Sky Sports, The Guardian’s chalkboard, Twitter (via Opta […]

The Special One Faces Off Against The Silent One When Chelsea Meets Southampton

Mauricio Pochettino once referred to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as “the best of the best”. Prior to this weekend’s encounter at Stamford Bridge, the Southampton boss was asked to expound on his thoughts regarding ‘The Special One’. Pochettino rarely speaks English during interviews and press conferences; the majority of his […]

Final honor for Celia Sasic a reminder of women’s soccer’s loss

Amid the inevitable retirements to come out of this summer’s Women’s World Cup, there was one absolute stunner. True, while United States’ international Lauren Holiday’s announcement was, for some, premature (she’s only 27 year’s old), it had been rumored since early spring, when the National Women’s Soccer League season was about […]

Chelsea Will Struggle to Score Goals This Season

After a strange year of turbulent highs and lows, Chelsea will prepare for the future with a squad full of new, exciting additions. Chelsea was a massive disappointment in England as they finished sixth after the the Andre Villas-Boas experiment failed spectacularly. It was only after Roberto di Matteo brought […]

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What happened to the FIFA members who voted for Russia and Qatar

Five years ago on Wednesday, FIFA’s executive committee chose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar for 2022 in one of the most controversial votes in sporting history. Sixteen of the 24 executive members have been suspended, arrested for bribery, or banned. Others have faced questions about their […]