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Strikers from former Yugoslavia thrive in Bundesliga

Talented strikers from the former Yugoslavia are a valuable commodity in the Bundesliga this season. A wave of Yugo-nostalgia has spread across the German league and is following a trend of Soviet Chic in Germany. Matchday 19 highlighted the dependence many Bundesliga squads have on their striking stalwarts from nations […]

The Bundesliga XI

While this is expected to become a weekly column, I have decided to hand out the first Weekly XI based on the cumulative efforts of the first three weeks.  I will use a 3-4-3 formation for my picks. GK: Mathias Schober (Schalke 04) – The veteran backup has taken over […]

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Subbuteo: Friday Flashback Videos

Instead of showing footage of matches from yesteryear as I usually do every Friday, I thought I’d share a selection of videos about one of my favorite hobbies from childhood in the United Kingdom. The table soccer game called Subbuteo. In the above commercial (presumably from the 1960’s), it captures […]

Halftime Thoughts–Chelsea vs. Liverpool (Second Leg)

• Great atmosphere at Stamford Bridge tonight. This is a proper, proper European occasion. It wouldn’t be complete without pouring rain either; the drearier, the better. • Terrific long, diagonal ball from Ballack to Ashley Cole in the 8th minute. The German captain has been a man on a mission […]

WATCH Behind the Scenes Footage of England’s Official World Cup Song [VIDEO]

Earlier this month, singer Gary Barlow joined several England stars for the recording of the official England World Cup song. While we haven’t heard the song yet, The FA released behind-the-scenes footage today featuring interviews with several of the players and musicians involved. Former England captain Gary Lineker formed a […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]