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Where Do Premier League Footballers Go On Summer Holiday?

Throughout the years, American soccer fans have had to endure the snide remarks and abuse from the English football press and public towards America. We’ve all heard the cheap jokes at the expense of our “Mickey Mouse” league, the tiresome jibes about the term soccer and how Americans mispronounce it. […]

Bundesliga Fanagrams!

One of the Bundesliga’s funner 4-4-2’s. GOALKEEPER Rene Adler Near Elder (if word about his back is true) DEFENDERS Paul Stalteri Ultra Pilates (perhaps, but what about Ultra defending?) Michael Gravgaard Alarm! Vice! Haggard! (Jol! Agrees! Some!) Daniel Van Buyten Banal, Even, Untidy (it’s almost kind, even) Dino Drpic Drip […]

2008-09 La Liga Best XI

In honor of Barcelona’s historic season the 2008-09 La Liga Best XI will take the formation of a 4-3-3. As you might expect the side will have a distinct Blaugrana feel to it. Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) The Real Madrid stopper is the best goalkeeper in the world and […]

2008-09 Serie A Best XI

Ladies & Gentlemen, the end of the Serie A season means that we have to choose a Best XI. The following 11 players and coach were our standout players from an exciting Serie A season. Here are the Serie A’s Best XI for 2008-09: Goalkeeper: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan) The […]

The Curse Of Michael Owen

In 2004, he left Liverpool for Real Madrid in search of Champions League glory. Early on, Madrid mostly shackled him to their bench and later ducked out to Juventus in the first knock-out round. The Liverpool players bounced on the big stage in Istanbul: lifting the trophy without him. The […]

Fox Soccer Channel Averages 90,000 Viewers For Premier League

Average TV ratings for the different leagues that Fox Soccer Channel broadcasts have been made public this week, and the findings make very interesting reading. For the 2008/2009 season, the Premier League is Fox Soccer Channel’s top league averaging 90,000 viewers per game. Second highest were FA Cup games which […]

Premier League Bubble Is About To Burst

On the same day that Kaka moved from AC Milan to Real Madrid for a world record transfer fee of £56 million, Newcastle United put a ‘for sale’ sign up on their website and put their entire squad up for sale. At the same time, Setanta Sports looks like it’s […]

West Ham’s Takeover Is Well-Considered, Stable and Boring

For those not emotionally invested, the sale of a prominent Premier League club is chum in the water.  We want easily caricatured nutballs in charge, huge transfer budgets, grandiose schemes destined to fail and decimations of the club’s staff.  We want entertainment. Given that context and the club’s unique penchant […]

Fabio Capello’s England FC

“Capello was exactly what we needed!” —Frank Lampard “He is one of those managers in that handful around the world who are the best!” —Steven Gerrard “He’s given the players confidence and the team a huge amount of respect!” —David Beckham “Who knew?” —Steve McClaren Okay, so I made up […]

Burnley Home And Away Kits For 09-10 Season Revealed

Burnley have unveiled their new home and away football kits for the 2009-2010 season. To say that they’re unique is an understatement. Just as Aston Villa’s decision to add the name of a charity to sponsor its shirts pleasantly surprised many football supporters, a similar goodwill decision has been made […]

Setanta Sports: 1990 to 2009?

This week will be the most important in the history of Setanta, the Irish broadcaster who – according to the British press – could be forced into administration in the next few days. The implications of such a disaster would be massive for the Premier League and could also cause […]

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