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Brian Laws Crashes The Premiership Party At Burnley

Now, I suppose some people out there are still scratching their heads over Burnley’s appointment of Brian Laws and I must admit I was a tad taken aback. Anyone without a knowledge of the game outside of the Premiership, and there are plenty of those fans in England, never mind […]

African Cup Of Nations Round Up: Days 1-4

Well we all know how the competition started but the tournament kicked off in earnest on Sunday evening with the host nation Angola entertaining Mali. Hopes were high after all the political wrangling that engulfed the weekend, football could return to the forefront. What no-one expected was a series of […]

Chaos and Tragedy Strike The African Cup Of Nations

The news started coming through early on Saturday morning and as the information became clearer, it was soon apparent that the whole African Cup Of Nations would now be tainted. When the dust had settled, 3 members of the Togo party were dead and several were seriously injured. Angolan rebels […]

Arsenal Re-Ignite Their Title Challenge

Four weeks ago, Arsenal’s title challenge was over. The home defeat to Chelsea had seen everyone and their dog line up to kick Arsene Wenger’s team. While they were still licking their wounds, Manchester City snatched a win against the usual collection of youngsters, sprinkled with experience in the League […]

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 […]

Can Diamanti Emulate Di Canio?

Can West Ham United’s new Italian talent have the same impact on the Hammers as club legend Paolo Di Canio did between 1999 and 2003? Gianfranco Zola signed Alessandro Diamanti for a fee of around £6 million in the summer. Big money for an untested player especially in light of […]

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s face flushing red on a frosty winter’s day. Emile Heskey returning from an injury. Xavi and Iniesta gently stroking the ball back and forth to one another to the rising applause of the Catalan faithful. Steven Gerrard’s wife. The sweet smell of bacon, beans and eggs permeating […]

Why Venky’s Should Not Rename Blackburn’s Ewood Park

The new owners of Blackburn Rovers, Indian poultry giant Venky’s, are reported to be considering renaming Ewood Park either to Venky’s Stadium or to adopt a different name depending if they can find a sponsor willing to purchase the naming rights to the stadium in Lancashire. If the plan to […]

Fox Soccer Plus Reveals Weekly Programming Schedule

Fox Soccer Plus, scheduled to debut on March 1, has released TV schedules for the first three weeks of its programming, giving soccer fans a glimpse of what they can expect on the new soccer network. Fox Soccer Plus will show two live Premier League games each weekend as well […]

PSG vs Chelsea and Shakhtar vs Bayern; TV times and open thread

After a break of 69 days, the UEFA Champions League returns today with the beginning of the Round of 16 featuring Paris Saint-Germain against Chelsea and Shakhtar vs Bayern. Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Paris Saint-Germain vs Chelsea, 2:45pm ET, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go […]

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Pellegrini: Juventus a gauge of Manchester City’s Champions League potential

Manchester City must put their “difficult situation” behind them and use Wednesday’s clash against Juventus as a test of their Champions League-winning potential, according to their coach Manuel Pellegrini. City, who have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition, face the Italian champions looking for revenge following their […]