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Pre-Season Preview: Hamburg SV

After a disappointing pre-season loss today to Bundesliga rivals Schalke, Armin Veh and Hamburg have their work cut out for them. After finishing in a rather unemphatic 7th place last season, Veh will be looking to take the club to Europa League qualification at minimum this season. By many fans, […]

Why Supporting Your Local Soccer Team is Outdated

In a perfect world, we all support our local professional soccer team. Not only do we support them, but we go see them play during the home games. We buy their merchandise and we follow them til the day we die. But I believe that idea is antiquated and undemocratic. […]

The Super Seven of Manchester

Not quite as idealistic as Akira Kurosowa’s Seven Samurai and not quite as stylish as John Sturges Magnificent Seven, Manchester United’s Super Seven are the ones expected to employ new methods to restore traditional ways. Dynamic, fluid, classy, clinical and with a point to prove the seven strikers on Manchester […]

Pre-Season Preview: Stuttgart

Stuttgart coach Christian Gross will be looking at the upcoming season with improvement being the main objective. After a 6th-placed finish last season in the Bundesliga, Stuttgart managed little more than a Europa League third-placed playoff round, due to the fact that both DFB Pokal finalists were qualified for the […]

Premier League News, Daily Ticker: July 30

James Headed To Championship England goalkeeper David James has secured a move to Championship side Bristol City on a free transfer. James, who started three of England’s World Cup matches in South Africa, inked a one-year deal with the option of an additional year after the 39-year-old successfully passed a physical on […]

Serie A calendar revealed

The Serie A calendar has been revealed, and like many the first matchday I wanted to check was the one between Inter Milan and Roma. If you’re interested in seeing the entire calendar, you can check it out here. Here are the so called “big matches”: Roma – Inter Milan […]

Pre-Season Preview: Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp achieved his greatest success last season when he lifted the club to an impressive 5th place which would secure Europa League football for the coming season. Although Klopp is relatively inexperienced, his enthusiasm and thirst for success will spur his side on to greater success. Klopp […]

Premier League News: Daily Ticker, July 29

Robinho Recalled To Manchester City It looks like the tumultous tenure of Robinho at Manchester City will continue into the 2010-11 season as the Brazilian striker was recalled to England. The 26-year-old had been on loan to the Brazilian club Santos since January. Robinho returns to Eastlands reluctantly after his discontent […]

Defending the Defensive Midfielder

During the excellent world cup coverage on my home channel RTÉ, two ex-footballers decried the rise in the defensive midfielder. Johnny Giles and Liam Brady are two certified legends of Irish football both won multiple trophies at club level and Brady is currently the director of Arsenal’s famed youth system. […]

Chelsea Third Shirt for 2010-11 Season: Leaked Photo

Chelsea will wear a fluorescent yellow third shirt during the 2010-11 season, according to a leaked photo. Designed and manufactured by Adidas, the shirt features black trim and a very unique black line that runs down the center of the new Chelsea third jersey. The last time Chelsea wore a […]

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