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Lucas Leiva Is Not a Flop, At Least Not Yet

At age 22, Zinedine Zidane was playing in the Intertoto Cup with Bordeaux. At that same age, Éric Cantona had just got a move from Auxerre to Marseille. Rivaldo had just moved from Corinthians to cross-town rivals Palmeiras in São Paulo. With the money involved in today’s game and globalized […]

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 […]

German (In)discipline: The Bundesliga’s Most Booked

Football is not always a beautiful game; sometimes bookings are necessary. This season was no different in Germany, even if statistically player discipline was comparatively better than in the past several seasons. While goal scorers have the Torjägerkanone (awarded by the magazine kicker) to shoot for, no comparable trophy exists […]

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Cosmos And Red Bulls Both Have Opportunity to Win Silverware For New York

These days New York’s baseball, football, basketball, and hockey teams are as blah as a slice from one of Manhattan’s now-ubiquitous 99-cent pizza joints. The Yankees have missed the playoffs for the past two seasons and have a roster older than Wilford Brimley’s Cocoon crew. The Mets have been selling hope longer than […]

Product Review: Objectivo Soccer Shirts

Another Germany-Wales match, another game too close for comfort for die Nationalmannschaft. The all-time series record stands at 8 wins for Germany, 2 for Wales and 6 draws between them. I don’t know what it is with the Welsh, but they punch above their weight when playing against Ballack and […]

Two Remain In The Hunt

Two Championship sides remain in the hunt for the Carling Cup, Derby County thanks to an injury time penalty winner via Nathan Ellington over Stoke and Burnley 3-0 winners over Arsenal. Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are the other two clubs in the draw. The draw for the two legged […]

Barcelona v. Manchester United: Time To Choose

And now it’s time for all good little football writers to predict the winner of today’s final. No dodging the question. No avoiding the responsibilities of punditry. Well, Clyde, I think it’s too close to call. I mean, if we don’t pick a side, we’re being wishy-washy, right? Readers want […]

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Allegri urged to fill Mourinho’s Chelsea shoes

Massimiliano Allegri has been urged to “walk to Chelsea” and take up the “fantastic offer” that has been tabled for the Juventus coach by the Premier league giants. Both Allegri and his predecessor at Juventus, Italy coach Antonio Conte, have been linked with the Chelsea manager’s job currently being filled […]

Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma ruled out for six months

Chelsea and France defender Kurt Zouma will have surgery this week on a knee injury set to rule him out for the rest of the season and Euro 2016, the Premier League club revealed on Monday. Zouma injured his anterior cruciate ligament in Chelsea’s 1-1 Premier League draw against Manchester […]