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Robert Enke’s Death Is An Example Of Why Depression In Soccer Needs More Attention

November 10th seemed just like another day in the soccer calendar but the date marked the 5th anniversary of the death of Robert Enke.  The former German international, who was tipped to be his country’s No. 1 at the World Cup in South Africa, took his own life at the age of 32. Enke had […]

What to Expect From the Bundesliga This Season

As the first of the traditional big leagues is set to kick off, the world will be watching with a renewed interest at the happenings in Germany’s Bundesliga. After the league suffered heavily during the 2000’s, the Bundesliga has regained its reputation as one of the world’s best. After Germany’s painful […]

Magath Looks Up As Schalke Slump Comes To An End

Schalke ended a five-match losing streak on Wednesday evening after they pulled off a last-minute win away to Freiburg. Few could see, after so many disappointing defeats, how Magath’s side would be able to pick themselves up with morale seemingly in the dumps throughout the squad. Despite that, Felix Magath’s […]

World Cup 2010 – The Good and The Bad

World Cup 2010 South Africa has now been and gone, a feast of football for a month in the rainbow nation. Here are a few memories of the good and bad for the first World Cup of the decade. The Good Paul the Octopus – the world stood still in […]

Spain, Why Do You Have to Be So Bloody Boring?

Spain, if you’re the “Best Team In The World” according to Joachim Loew, why do you have to be so bloody boring? Watching Spain’s 1-0 victory against Germany Wednesday, I was bored several times during the match. No, not because of the lack of goals. But because of Spain’s methodically […]

Argentina 0-4 Germany: Video Highlights

At the quarter-final stage of a World Cup tournament, matches are often very close. We’re used to seeing extra time, penalty kicks or low scoring games. But Saturday, Germany put on a clinic in how to play defensively sound soccer as well as how to mount explosive counter-attacks as well […]

England 1-4 Germany in Lego Football: Video

Watching the highlights of Germany’s demolition of England in the World Cup are a pretty depressing sight, but LegoFussball.eu have brought some levity to the situation by featuring the highlights as played out by Lego characters. Each scene uses stop motion photography. Particularly interesting is the replay of Frank Lampard’s […]

Where it all Went Wrong for England: The Sequel

In short: Everywhere. Though that won’t do. England’s problems were numerous and solutions are not easy to come by. It’s best to look at the team and the manager as a whole. Hang on, that sounds awfully familiar, oh well the point still stands. England’s elimination was in hindsight predictable […]

No Eye-catching Italian players?

As the World Cup is attracting all headlines related to soccer, there’s always a small echo of transfer market news which now, after Italy’s elimination from the World Cup, becomes much more than an echo for Italy fans. And as you read about transfer rumors and deals, you hear the […]

Top 10 Similarities Between USA-Ghana and England-Germany

The similarities between England’s devastating loss to Germany Sunday and the United States’s loss to Ghana on Saturday are remarkable. Here are ten similarities: Both games featured incredible goalkeeping performances. Neuer for Germany. Kingson for Ghana. In both games, the winning team completely outplayed their opposition. Both teams committed disastrous […]

England Cheated Of Blatant Goal Against Germany: Video

England was cheated of a blatant Frank Lampard goal Sunday against Germany when the Chelsea midfielder’s shot hit the crossbar, bounced 2-3 feet inside the goal and back out of the goal. But incredibly, the referee decided that it wasn’t a goal which allowed Germany to go into half-time 2-1 […]

England v Germany, World Cup 2010: Open Thread

They think it’s all over (Sie denken es ist alles vorbel), well it is now. Not quite, but before, during and after England’s massive game today against Germany, post your opinions and observations in the comments section below as Fabio Capello’s men aim to overturn the Germans to reach the […]

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Liverpool’s best starting XI of all-time

As their fans never fail to remind us, Liverpool are the most successful club in English soccer, if you add up league and European titles (the European caveat would be completely unnecessary if not for a certain Scot and American capitalism, but that’s another story). So it stands to reason […]

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