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Empathy for Arsenal and Chelsea Supporters

The cliche line is that football (i.e. soccer) is a funny old game. In truth though, it can be a sad and very cruel game. I’ll explain why in a moment. If you’re a Manchester United supporter today, you’re probably feeling on top of the world. If you support Chelsea, […]

MLS Week Three Open Thread

Columbus opened the weekend with a 2-0 victory last night over a ten-man FC Dallas team.  But today has a full slate of intriguing match-ups.  Storylines to watch include: Can the Union grab an eye-opening point or three and get a result on the road against LA? Will New England be […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 31: Open Thread

The torture of the international break is over. Even the term, “international break,” is derogatory. It implies that the players went on holiday overseas for a couple of weeks, or took a break from Premier League action when in actual fact the opposite is mostly true. Many of them competed […]

Feuerstein’s Fire Episode #51 & CONCACAF Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg Re-Cap

Monday, April 4th 8:00PM EDT – 5:00PM PDT Guests: Kevin McCrudden Publisher of Soccer Long Island Magazine NASL Preview 30 Minute Segment Minnesota: Brian Quarstad of Inside Minnesota Soccer .com Montreal: Steven Beauregard of Soccer Montreal Carolina: Neil Morris of The Independent of Cary/Durham & Raleigh North Carolina Tampa Bay: […]

The Return of the Gentleman’s Game to English Football

Photo by Leslie Millman-Manchesterunitedman1 Born in England, football has always been considered by purists as a gentleman’s game. But lately the notion seems reserved for nostalgic old-timers, pining fuddy-duddies ignorant of the modern game’s evolution. The growth of the sport in the last decade, particularly in its founding nation, has […]

Why The FA’s Respect Campaign Is A Waste Of Time

The Respect campaign is five years old this season, so how’s that going? Well, it depends on how you judge such things. The view of the players, as voiced by players union head Clarke Carlisle is that behaviour of players has improved and that there is simply more focus on those […]

Special 1 TV: Sven FM

The April Fool’s Day edition of Special 1 TV is live. The episode, entitled “Sven FM,” features the usual cast of characters as well as laughs at the expense of some of the main story lines from this past week. Be champions! and shut up ThompsonLives!

Is It Time For Man United Fans to Support The Glazers?

At this point last season, many neutral observers of Manchester United at Old Trafford could be forgiven for believing they were watching matches televised from Norwich City’s Carrow Road. This is not a criticism of the quality of football on display – clearly these were Premier League footballers. Instead it […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 31

Hello again.  We’ve all enjoyed the international break and now the final run-in for this intriguing season, with more attention than I can ever remember to the all-important race to stay in the league!  Any of the teams from Bolton to Wigan could be playing championship football next year, or […]

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