Well if there was one game I couldn’t wait for the return leg this season so far, then Manchester City vs Arsenal was the one. Now thanks to the magic of the League Cup draw, we get an extra episode in this intriguing match up. There is no doubt that […]
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 […]
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 […]
The number of authentic football stadiums in England is sadly dwindling. Gone are historic, but antiquated, stadiums such as Arsenal’s Highbury, Man City’s Maine Road, Bolton’s Baseball Ground, Middlesbrough’s Ayresome Park and others. And now, it seems, that another legendary stadium could be on its way out. This time, it’s […]
For weeks the speculation centered on Seattle or Salt Lake City. US Soccer appeared ready to move the every World Cup cycle qualifier against arch rival Mexico to a new venue. Fans, including myself were in an uproar: How could US Soccer simply cede the best home field advantage possible […]
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL — Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero was one of the heroes for the Albiceleste on Saturday against Iran. Yet when he addressed the media, all his plaudits went in the direction of his captain. “The little guy rubbed the genie lamp once more,” said Romero in reference to Lionel […]
Last night Ipswich Town defeated Premiership side West Bromwich Albion by a solitary Grant Leadbitter goal, to secure a place in the last four of the Carling Cup.
The only team in the Championship remaining in the competition, this is a welcome boost for a team that is struggling for form and still reeling from a rout in the East Anglian derby last Sunday.
A quick glance at the last-16 ties and the subsequent quarter-finals paints a deceptively predictable set of results from the first round of knockout matches at the 2014 World Cup. All eight group winners progressed at the expense of the group runners-up, but as any of us who have been […]
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho declared that the Premier League champions had produced their best performance of the campaign after they drew 0-0 at in-form Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Chelsea have had little to shout about of late and although the result served only to move them up to 14th place […]
In the Premier League, a select few clubs can spend the GDP of small Pacific Island nations in order to improve their squad, and with every signing it can feel like the magic of the English game keeps being sucked away. Watching Jamie Vardy and Leicester does bring back a […]
Rarely in the book world does a tome come around that fundamentally alters the way we look at the subject for the better or worse. One such book is The Ugly Game by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, two members of The Sunday Times Insight Team. In the most important soccer […]
Anyone who has played soccer at any level will be familiar with certain truisms entrenched in the fabric of the game. At the highest levels of the game, though, the basic traits we’re taught as we learn the game — closing down opponents, working as a unit, springing into shape […]
Chelsea take the short trip to North London where they face high-flying Tottenham Hotspur in what is a crucial fixture for both sides (live on Sunday at 7am ET on the USA Network in the USA). With only four points separating Spurs from league leaders Leicester City, Sunday’s fixture represents […]