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Premier League Odds and Sods 25 Feb 2008

Arsenal 2- Birmingham 2 Eduardo’s injury – a horrific broken leg – stole the headlines.   But, it did not decisively affect the outcome.  Luck controlled much of it.  Birmingham capitalized upon one free kick – a questionable call – and one penalty – a blatantly wrong call.  Fabregas had two […]

Effective Magic is Transcendent Nature

They were surprise shocks felt around the world, or so much of the media would have you believe.  Vultures scrupulously circled a cavernous Anfield as the Scouse nation struggled to surmount the sickly hangover of a late Liverpool crumble.  Ferguson’s men shattered Arsenal’s fragile psyche, leaving them fighting to keep […]

You Cannot Make a Revolution with Silk Gloves

ESPNsoccernet is reporting that Red and White Holdings Ltd. has increased it’s share of Arsenal F.C. to 24%, making the group the second largest shareholder behind Daniel Fiszman who has 24.11%.  The lock-down agreement preventing a takeover bid expires in April. Cue the Darth Vadar Theme (David Dein enters)

Premier League Odds and Sods 12 Feb 2008

It was night of black armbands and barren kits in Manchester, which only served to emphasize the sponsorship everywhere else as Man City shocked Man United 2-1 at Old Trafford.  It is no coincidence that most of Man U’s losses come without Wayne Rooney on the pitch.  Ronaldo can score […]

Premier League Odds and Sods 4 Feb 2008

After this weekend a Google search for “Sven” and “Up the Arse” won’t lead you astray as Arsenal defeated Manchester City 3-1 away from home to move to the top of the table. Adebayor dropped a deuce, scoring in his eighth straight match. Eduardo also controlled a ball magnificently with […]

Premier League Odds and Sods 21 Jan 2008

Newcastle buzzed with electricity.  The entire town pitched in, stealing Burger King hats and spray painting them black and white.  The Geordie Messiah took the pitch to a rockstar’s welcome.  Mike Ashley ordered a whopper, but he didn’t have it his way as Newcastle drew Bolton 0-0 at St. James […]

FA Cup: More Third Round replay shocks

Blue Square Conference South club Havant and Waterlooville beat League One leaders Swansea 4-2 to book a dream trip to Anfield in the fourth round of the FA Cup on January 26. Richard Paquette, Jamie Collins and Rocky Baptiste gave the Hampshire side a three-goal lead, before Guillem Bauza pulled […]

Transfer window update: Shine on you crazy diamond

The transfer window activity had been quite up to this point and the sacking of Sam Allardyce had been the big story. However, with the Anelka move to Chelsea that should kick off some action. Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko has revealed he is close to securing a move to Italian […]

Road to Wembley: FA Cup 4th Round Draw

After the topsy-turvy results from the weekend, there are 12 replays to be had before we know the exact picture of the next round. The club I have been following, League Two stugglers Bury, is involved in one such replay against Norwich City, currently 20th in the Championship. Should Bury […]

Road to Wembley: FA Cup 3rd Round Sunday Recap

After Saturday’s shocks, more David-v-Goliath matchups were on tap for Sunday. We start with Luton Town, who ignored the fact that they are 60 league places below Liverpool and forced a very deserved replay at Anfield. This was one of the games I checked out on Sunday and I felt […]

FA Cup Ratings for Premier League Clubs

The FA Cup Third Round relieved us from the dreariness of our normal robust Premier League schedule to enthrall us with live riveting matches like Pompey-Ipswich and grant us the opportunity to pay top dollar to watch Villa-Utd.  All 20 Premier League clubs participated at the weekend and here are […]

Odds and Sods 3 Jan 2008

“There’s only one Titus Bramble” chanted the Wigan faithful, and he made the difference, earning a point in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.  Torres scored the initial goal, which salvaged Liverpool a point, but they have to be extremely disappointed with yet another poor result at “fortress” Anfield, winning only […]

New Years Eve Odds and Sods

Berbatov pads stats Against weaker opponents Bad news for Reading West Ham shocked Manchester United 2-1 at Upton Park.  It was West Ham’s third consecutive victory over United in the League.  The result was a bit unfair to Man U, who controlled much of the match.  They had a chance […]

Boxing Day Odds and Sods

Destiny entwined Two hundred thousand a week Major malfunction Liverpool beat Derby 2-1 on a late winner by Steven Gerrard. It was another unfortunate result for Derby who should have earned at least a draw for dominating Liverpool in the second half. The Reds were once again plagued by their […]

Christmas Eve Odds and Sods

Robbie Keane bitches He whines he wanks he whinges Bottles when it counts Arsenal squeaked out a 2-1 win over Tottenham in the North London Derby. They were not very convincing, but, unlike last season, it was an unconvincing win. The match began rather creepily with a friendly handshake between […]

Carling Cup Semifinals

The Carling Cup semifinal draw was made last night after Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.The semifinal round will be contested over two legs, with the team that scores the most goals over both games advancing to the final. The exact dates have yet to be determined but […]

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“Gracie” is a keeper

In the forthcoming second episode of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast, I interview actor/producer Andrew Shue, who is a former professional soccer player of some note about his new movie “Gracie.” The movie opened nationally on Friday and is a must see if you are a Soccer fan. Not […]

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Serie A’s best starting XI of all time

Despite it’s recent decline, the Serie A has gifted us with some of the greatest sides in soccer history, from the post-war Torino side to the “Grande Inter” of the 1960’s to Sacchi’s AC Milan, Maradona’s Napoli and Lippi’s Juventus. This XI encompasses players from different soccer eras, but they […]