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Almunia Proving His Worth

Out of the first choice goalkeepers of the top four clubs in England, Manuel Almunia has always been cast as the ugly duckling. But that may be about to change. After seeing off his bitter rival Jens Lehmann last year, the Spaniard has made the number one jersey his own […]

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Chelsea Eyeing Guus Hiddink & Two Coaches

It’s been a busy 24 hours in the world of football with some very revealing stories that are unfolding. Take a peek at these for today’s recommended reading: Chelsea Ready for Hiddink to Run Radical New Set-Up (The Independent) Top Clubs In Secret Talks Over European Super League (The Guardian) […]

Follow The Money: U.S. Now In Vogue With Soccer

During the past few weeks, America is suddenly in vogue in regards to soccer. The latest development is that representatives from UEFA attended this year’s Super Bowl in Miami to see how they can take some of the American ideas and make them work for the UEFA Champions League final […]

Who Do You Watch Football With?

This may apply more to my American brethren than to my English brethren, but as I sit watching football alone for the thousandth time, I wonder if fellow footie friends like myself experience countless hours solely devoting themselves to their passion in an excited state of oneness. In this post […]

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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 […]