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QPR’s August-September Progress Report

Five games into the new EPL season Queens Park Rangers have performed as most R’s supporters deep down feared they would. After another weak pre-season that gave false securities Rangers are officially back into the big time suffering two heavy defeats to superior opposition. Despite this, if they can continue […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 9

As much as I do enjoy the off the field entertainment associated with football in England, early Saturday kickoffs are always a welcome relief to the insanity of contract negotiations, rumors and managerial master classes. While topics concerning the week that was have been written on at length, it’s now […]

Consolidation Should Be Newcastle United's Aim

After the disastrous conclusion to the 2008-09 season saw Newcastle fall in to the Championship, the only conclusion they wanted to last season was promotion. No other result was acceptable and the club cantered over the finish line as April began. A complete reversal of fortune from the doldrums the […]

Least Valuable Premier League XI

This is not the worst team in the Premier League.  It is the least valuable.  This team would incite the masses with talent, with name recognition and with expense.  They would then fail pathetically.  This team could be composed entirely of Newcastle players, but we thought we’d include a few […]

Joey Barton’s Latest Red Card

When I saw Newcastle United’s lineup today before their 3-0 loss to Liverpool, I said aloud: Joey Barton’s going to get a red card. I only meant it to elicit a laugh from friends, but with Newcastle’s fate in the balance and Barton’s famous temper in mind, I had a […]

Rafa’s Ranting Is Doing Liverpool No Favors

The sooner Rafa Benitez keeps his mouth shut about how teams are playing against Liverpool, even in off handed ways, and focuses on getting your team back on the winning path; the better off you will be. The comments made after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at the JJB against Wigan in […]

Big weekend for…

As we arrive at the quarter mark for the current Premier League season the standings are starting to take shape, although who would have ever thought we would see Tottenham rock bottom or Hull City in the Champions League places. As such it is another big weekend of fixtures coming […]

How To Make Newcastle United A Successful Club Again

Contrary to popular belief, Newcastle United is not a poisoned club. Nor are they jinxed with injuries. At worst, they’re a poorly run club who has made one bad decision after another after another. With news that a Nigerian consortium are interested in buying Newcastle, Toon fans will be keeping […]

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Honor In Defeat – Avram Grant and Portsmouth FC

Today’s FA Cup Final came to an end, with this year’s league champions Chelsea edging recently relegated Portsmouth FC by a Didier Drogba goal to nil. While the game was dominated by Chelsea, Pompey did their best to frustrate the champions, and David James had an absolute blinder, which will […]

English Football Fan Journal: Last Day in the States

Bloody Exchange Rate So this is it, my last day Stateside for some time. Months of planning and preparation have led to one final day in Lexington before an overnight flight delivers me and the Mrs. to Heathrow and the United Kingdom. It’s sure to be an incredible journey, one of […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]