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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 15

The Week 15 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 15 117 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2006   15,853     12   14,761     14,721     100   2007   14,650   -7.59%   6   14,948   1.26%   15,143   2.87%   103   2008   18,529   26.48%   6   16,629   11.25%  […]

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Referees and The Confirmation Bias

Referees. Eh? Who’d be one? Not me anyway. I watch football, play football, love football but would never want to put myself in the position that thousands of well wishing men & women do. They are vital to the function of the sport and a good referee can make a […]

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Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

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CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

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