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  1. Why No Praise For West Bromwich Albion

    One of the things that has surprised me this season is the lack of praise being thrown towards Roberto Di Matteo and his very impressive West Bromwich Albion side. Of the three promoted sides, Blackpool have the best manager for … Continue reading

  2. The Curious Case of Football Contracts

    I’ve had it with your negative comments, I can’t take it. I quit! Still here? Why? I quit didn’t I? Oh, that’s right I’m on one of those football contracts, the most bizarre of conventions in modern sports. Of course … Continue reading

  3. The Worst Dive Ever?

    We all know that diving has become a real problem in world football over the last couple of decades, but I think this video shows play-acting at an all time low.

  4. Best League In The World?

    FIFA have today announced the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or award, and as promised it has revealed just how much England underperformed at the World Cup, but perhaps surprisingly it suggests a power shift away from the Premier League. In … Continue reading

  5. Feuerstein’s Fire #30

    Tuesday, October 26th 8:00PM EDT – 5:00PM PDT Guests: Roger Allaway of Big Soccer Talks US Soccer history Blake Compton, Columbus Crew Supporter NASL Segment: Hector L. Diaz Montes discusses First Leg win for Puerto Rico Islanders in D2 Championship Final … Continue reading

  6. Has Wayne Rooney Killed Football?

    Has football finally jumped off the cliff? In a week where we were treated to an utterly enthralling Champions League game at the San Siro and the emotional scoring return to the Emirates of Eduardo, the biggest stories were one … Continue reading

  7. Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 30

    The Week 30 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Final Week YTD  YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- GP  2006   20,277  NA  6   15,502  NA  192   2007   20,575   1.47%   7   16,767   8.16%   195   2008   17,338   -15.73%  … Continue reading