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Has everyone forgotten how to tackle?

In the least shocking news of the week, Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel picked up yet another red card for a shockingly bad tackle. This time it was a sliding tackle and though the challenge was one-footed, Mikel came in with his studs up (and nowhere near the ball) on Everton’s […]

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 […]

Fact or Trash! Jan 2008 – Round 1

Before I get started, a quick correction on yesterday’s post – QPR’s deals for Connolly and Ephraim are permanent moves and not just loan deals. I also neglected to mention a couple of “future star” signings that were made by Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United as well as deals […]

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 […]

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 […]

UEFA Cup Draw

Wow, we’ve had draws galore over the past couple days what with the Carling Cup semifinal draw yesterday and the UEFA Cup Round of 32/Round of 16 and the Champions League Round of 16 draws today. Right now I want to shine the spotlight on Europe’s second-tier club competition, the UEFA […]

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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France’s Starting 11 for Tomorrow’s Match

This will be the starting eleven for France’s match tomorrow against Switzerland. They will more than likely play a 4-2-3-1 formation, which will look like this: Fabien Barthez William Gallas, Lilian Thuram, Willy Sagnol, Eric Abidal Claude Makelele, Patrick Vieira Zinedine Zidane, Sylvain Wiltord, Franck Ribery Thierry Henry

Are Arsenal Premier League Title Contenders?

Yes, Arsenal is hitting a sticky patch right now and are not playing the type of fluid football they’re renowned for especially in their away match against Portsmouth at Fratton Park. Watching the match, I kept on asking myself the question in my head, “Are they playing like Premier League […]

What's Your Perfect Day Of Soccer?

What’s your perfect day of soccer? Think about what it would be like for you, and share it in the comments section below. For me, it depends if I’m in Wales or Florida. If it’s the latter, it’s a Premier League Saturday kicking off with a tantalizing kick-off at 7:45am […]

Random Thoughts on the US-Honduras WCQ

The game against Honduras this weekend is massive.  Win, and the US can start buying those non-refundable tickets to South Africa and will probably win CONCACF.  Lose, and the game against Costa Rica the following Wednesday will be a pressure-cooker.  Some random thoughts…. The Honduras game will be played in….Honduras.  […]

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FIFA election candidates avoid soccer’s real problems

The battle for the FIFA presidency has turned into a grueling round-the-globe marathon for the five candidates but observers say they are avoiding the real problems facing the scandal-infected world football body. With Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa and UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino leading the […]