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Juventus want Elia instead of Krasic

Juventus hasn’t been spending big bucks to reinforce the team, the bianoneri have decided to go for a route which includes youth developement, and Italian players. But now that they have 20% less season ticket holders than last season, the club needs to do something to convince fans to go […]

Spain 1-0 Netherlands, World Cup 2010: In Lego Football

For some reason, it’s more visually appealing watching the replays of the Dutch committing their dirty fouls in Lego than it is on television. It’s quite more elegant than reality. So in all of it’s splendor, here are the highlights of the 2010 World Cup Final featuring Spain and Netherlands […]

Spain Wins World Cup 2010: In Pictures

Congratulations to Spain on winning the 2010 World Cup after beating Netherlands 1-0 in extra time after a goal by Andres Iniesta. Here are photographs from this historic day in World Cup history where Spain has won the World Cup for their first time and where they are current holders […]

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 […]

World Cup Legends #5: Archie Gemmill

For Scotland fans, there is one goal above all others than stands alone as a probably the best goal they’ve ever scored in a World Cup. In fact, lets be honest, it’s one of the best goals scored by any team at a World Cup. It’s certainly one of my […]

Simon Kuper Interview: World Cup Buzz Podcast

One of the co-authors of Soccernomics, Simon Kuper is also an expert on Dutch soccer. On this edition of the World Cup Buzz podcast, I talk to Simon about the romance surrounding the Oranje, when we learned about the team from Euro 2008, and whether he feels a suspect defense […]

Starting In May On EPL Talk: World Cup Legends

Last year, I was lucky enough to do a fabulous series on English football legends, which saw me delve back through history to cover 11 players that perhaps never get the credit they deserve. Football is such a fickle sport that these days, people forget just how many great players […]

What Does The Dream Of Total Football Mean Today?

Yesterday, I looked at the expectations we often place on international football. This got me thinking about the Dutch and their legendary Total Football era in the 70s. What does this mean to us today? Does Cruyff’s legacy still influence world football? What do we want from our football? The […]

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Premiership: Lowest Scoring League in Europe

Paul Wilson from The Guardian reports that the Premiership is the lowest scoring league in Europe. While teams are definitely playing more defensively, the main reason for the lack of goals is that the league has turned more continental than English. While the English style of play can still be […]

The Damned United Coming to DVD in United States

Good news for soccer fans in the United States. The Damned United, the brilliant film by Tom Hooper and starring Michael Sheen, will be available in DVD format in the United States beginning February 23, 2010. The movie which tells the story of the working relationship between Brian Clough and […]

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