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Could Glen Johnson's Knee Injury Help Liverpool?

Liverpool announced that Glen Johnson will miss at least a month after tearing a knee ligament.  It may be paradoxical to claim this for a recent £18m signing, but Johnson’s absence may aid the Reds in their battle for fourth. Johnson is an attacking right back.  He’s adept.  He gets […]

The Worst Premiership Signings Of The Noughties

For every Ronaldo, there’s a Shevchenko. Sometimes, great reputations come at a great cost yet fail to deliver. Shevchenko is a great player to start with. Feared throughout Europe, his performances for Dynamo Kiev and A.C. Milan saw him become one of the most lethal strikers in the world. Once […]

The Premiership Team Of The Decade

This decade has seen the Premiership continue to grow and attract some of the worlds greatest players throughout the last ten years. By continuing to attract some of the biggest stars in the world, only La Liga can truly consider itself a rival for the quality of the players on […]

US vs England – A Soccernomics Analysis

Simon Kuper and Stefan Syzmanski titled the American version of their new book Soccernomics (review is here), but their title for the release in the UK is Why England Lose.  In the book, Kuper and Syzmanski identified the US as a rising power in soccer and England as a permanent disappointment […]

Chelsea Expose Flaws Of Arsenal And Their Beautiful Game

Chelsea is a machine. Indestructible. Precise. Physical. Flawless. Arsenal is the total opposite. They’re more fluid, and play a beautiful brand of football that is easy on the eye. When the two opposing forces came together on Sunday afternoon, few would have predicted how Chelsea completely tore the Gunners apart, […]

Mazzarri takes on Napoli job

After Napoli’s disappointing start to the season, president Aurelio De Laurentis has decided to “dismiss” Roberto Donadoni as head coach, and has now hired Walter Mazzarri. Napoli were looking forward to a successful season, with new signings such as Quagliarella, De Sanctis, and Cigarini. Napoli looked ready to shine with […]

Favorable Draw for German Clubs in Europe

On Friday UEFA conducted the draws for the Champions League and Europa League play-off rounds.  In the Champions League, Vfb Stuttgart will be matched against FC Timisoara of Romania’s Liga 1.  Timisoara finished as runners-up in last year’s Romanian Championship, and boast the likes of Costa Rican international striker Winston […]

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Benitez arrives at Inter Milan with change

Benitez has finally arrived at Inter Milan, the Spanish manager has signed a two-year contract to bind himself with the European champions. It seems that while Benitez is a great manager, he certainly is perceived as defensive. And while Benitez has said that he likes Jose Mourinho’s old 4-2-3-1 system, […]

U.S. Debut of ESPN Arena Features Virtual Wayne Rooney On-Screen

httpv://youtu.be/KYvyRmicof4 Eagle-eyed viewers of ESPN2’s Manchester United against Wolves live coverage on Saturday will have noticed the US debut of ESPN Arena, the virtual soccer analysis system that dazzled viewers in the UK in October. Before the match kicked off, pundits Craig Burley and Steve McManaman stood in a UK […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]