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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 […]

Uruguay 2-3 Holland: In Pictures

There was something about the game between Uruguay and Netherlands that was sublime. And it wasn’t just the goals – even though all five were glorious. It was the way that both teams played their hearts out and the incredible ending where it seemed that the injury time kept on […]

Steve McClaren Wins Dutch Title With FC Twente

Fleet Street never had so much fun. Steve McClaren, who had never played or managed in London and hailed from Yorkshire was the England manager. McClaren in retrospect never had a chance with the snobbish London set, which is intent on writing tabloid headlines and poking fun at outsiders and […]

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 […]

Sneijder’s Ankle Not Too Bad

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 — Netherlands 1: 0 Scotland today at Hampden Park (here’s the minute-by-minute report). As George Burley said, Scotland deserved at least something from the match at home in which they threatened the woodwork serially. The difficult loss ends Scotland’s chance of qualifying for South Africa’s pageant […]

Website Interview: Classic Football Shirts

If, like me, you’re always looking around the Internet for those hard to find football shirts from your past, frustrated as someone gazumps on you on e-bay for the classic 1987 Tottenham away kit with 3 seconds to go, then there has to be only one website for you to […]

Holland 1-3 Russia – Arshavin On Top Of The World

Watching Russia beat Holland 3-1 tonight in Basel to qualify for the semi-finals of Euro 2008, we may have seen the future champions of Europe. Their performance, at times, was simply breathtaking. Over the entire 120 minutes, the best team deservedly won the match. Holland had plenty of chances to […]

The Pitfalls Of Watching Soccer On Satellite TV

Sometimes readers ask me why I don’t have DirecTV or DISH Network. One of the main reasons why was on display today, and it’s definitely one of the pitfalls of watching soccer on satellite television.The culprit is the weather in South Florida. During the summer here, you can almost guarantee […]

EPL Talk Gets Behind Holland!

Here’s a photograph of me, The Gaffer, partying with two friendly Dutch fans in the streets of Berne, Switzerland before the Italy against Holland match. I’ll be at Slainte’s Pub in Boynton Beach this afternoon cheering on the Dutch. Come back later tonight for a full report as well as […]

The Euro 2008 Stadium Experience: Berne

Experiencing Euro 2008 from the comfort of your home, office or local pub is so different than seeing the game live in person. But what goes on inside a stadium in the buildup to a Euro 2008 game? For the first round of Euro 2008 matches that began at 2.45pm […]

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Reds Legend Speaking in Orlando

Ronnie Whelan, the Liverpool and Republic of Ireland legend, will be the guest of honor at The Pub, near Orlando, Florida, this Friday, August 25th. If you’re interested in learning more details, contact Frank at (863) 424-4242. Breaking news: We‘re interviewinged Ronnie tonight for a future episode of the EPL […]

Bastian Schweinsteiger flattered by interest from Manchester United

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that Bastian Schweinsteiger is "flattered" by reported interest from Manchester United, and says he plans to hold talks with the Germany midfielder soon. United boss Louis van Gaal is understood to be keen on signing the Germany captain this summer and Rummenigge says […]

‘We’ll See What I Can Do’ – Zlatan In a Bind Over Dying Kid’s Wish: Nightly Soccer Report

Despite yesterday’s report that Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic boarded a plane after Wednesday night’s UEFA Champions League win versus Benfica and headed to Sarajevo to grant a dying child’s wish to meet him, the press officer for PSG says that the report is not true and that Ibrahimovic did not […]

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What happened to the FIFA members who voted for Russia and Qatar

Five years ago on Wednesday, FIFA’s executive committee chose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar for 2022 in one of the most controversial votes in sporting history. Sixteen of the 24 executive members have been suspended, arrested for bribery, or banned. Others have faced questions about their […]