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  • Friday, February 12

    Sporting Gijon vs. Rayo Vallecano, 2:30pm, beIN SPORTS en Espanol and fuboTV

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Proposed Caps to Halt Spending Are Bad for Football

The inexplicable is often the standard in football.  The £14 million pounds Man City paid for Wayne Bridge is inexplicable.  Florent Malouda’s protean hairstyles are inexplicable.  Arsene Wenger’s ability to see zero penalties against Arsenal is inexplicable.  Yet even bearing this in mind, I could not help but rubbing my […]

UEFA, You’ve Lost Your Touch

“Giggs looking to pick out Rooney… who’s got there, is that a penalty kick?! What does Mike Dean say?! He says penalty!” This whole routine is getting a little old, isn’t it? Screw diamonds, refereeing mistakes are forever. It’s like the referees all convene and decide whose turn it is […]

What’s Going on With Everton????

There have been a few surprises after the first couple weeks in the English Premier League 2009-2010 season, such as Tottenham with 12 points after four games, and Manchester United’s loss to the newly promoted Burnley.   Another one you can add to the list is Everton’s start to the season. […]

Diving: A Cardinal Sin?

Much has been said about Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva’s dive against Celtic during last Wednesday’s 2nd leg of the Champions League pre-qualifier. One split-second incident has led to questions about Michael Platini’s proposed system of 5 referees, TV technology, retrospective charges and just exactly what is it that constitutes […]

Heitinga Transfers to Everton

Dutch international right back, Johnny Heitinga, has accepted a transfer from Atletico Madrid to Everton, completing a physical just under the transfer window deadline which closed at 5pm yesterday. It’s a loss for Atleti and a serious loss for the Champions League competition (Everton competes in the Europa League but […]

Nielsen Ratings For Chelsea v Burnley ESPN2 Game

Nielsen have revealed the TV ratings for last Saturday’s broadcast of the Chelsea against Burnley game which was televised by ESPN2. The early Saturday morning kickoff generated a 0.2 rating and was watched in 197,856 households across the United States. The total viewing audience for that game was 253,934. How […]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A Mixed Bag in Barcelona’s 3-0 Victory over Sporting Gijón

Writer’s Note: Unfortunately, WordPress does not recognize the “c” with an accent mark, so Bojan Krkic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s names will not include an accent mark above the ” c.” It is easy to overreact and overanalyze after one match and assume that whatever happens in that match will become […]

Will AS Bari Stay Up?

Introducing the Fearsome Chickens of AS Bari. Promoted side Associazione Sportivo Bari are not too attractive. But you could have said that about Hull, or Stoke, for that matter. In each case, the Premiership club became more attractive with exposure. Despite the horror fashion-mistake of the kit, Bari took two […]

USL At A Crossroads Part III: Negotiations Breakdown

Yesterday, Simon Evans of Reuters confirmed  that the disaffected TOA clubs are seriously contemplating forming a breakaway league. We also learned of the Ottawa Fury’s application to move from the PDL to USL-1. Inside Minnesota Soccer and Major League Soccer Talk continue to provide the background that brought us to this […]

Mutu’s Multi-Million Dollar Question

  Sacked former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu is on the verge of bankruptcy and retirement from football after the well-documented verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The disgraced darling of Romanian football, currently plying his trade at Serie A club Fiorentina, has been ordered to pay $23.7 million […]

Mr Wenger’s One-man Fight Against Anti-Football

I found myself pondering Arsene Wenger’s accusations of Sir Alex and United employing “Anti-Football”. I’ve always been bemused by that term. Here are my (somewhat wandering) thoughts on the matter. What is this “Anti-Football”? Is it the opposite of the legendary Dutch concept of Total Football? Can we establish a […]

Questions Please For The Guardian’s Barney Ronay

Barney Ronay will be a future guest on the EPL Talk Podcast. Best known to readers as a writer for The Guardian as well as a regular guest on The Guardian’s Football Weekly Podcast, Ronay has written a new book entitled “The Manager.” The book takes the reader beyond the well-worn […]

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