Soccer is often referred to as a game of two halves. Well, for Norwich City so far this season, with only 17 games played, it has already proven to be a season of two halves. Norwich started with a flourish, and quickly raced to the top of the table, proving […]
It’s every Englishman’s dream to be the person who leads their country to World Cup success from the pitfalls of despair to the tears of joy and open-top bus parade around Central London. If you aren’t one of the managers of the big boys this dream will also be an […]
As soccer has become a truly global sport, it’s no surprise that so many celebrities have gotten in on the fun. For some celebrities, their fandom isn’t surprising, especially those from countries in which soccer is a huge deal. Some are also so vocal about their clubs that it’s common […]
Tomorrow night two of the promoted sides from League One Millwall and Norwich, face each other in a division where making the step up from the division below, does not automatically limit the ambitions of that club to securing safety.
This season two previously established Premier League sides and a London team at peace with it’s less than wholesome image, have set out to prove that in the Championship, you are only as good as your last performance and clamber their way towards the promised land of the Premier League.
So with a third of the season already under their belts how have the three promoted teams fared so far?
It all kicks off tomorrow night, as Championship new boys Norwich play host to Watford in the first game of the football league season on a Friday night. This will be the first live game of the English season and I must say that not only as a Championship blogger […]
It certainly doesn’t feel like every season we see six different teams in the Championship, and depending what way you enter the league can often dictate expectations for a club. After the weekend’s League One Playoff final, we now know the three teams that will be playing the Championship via […]
A rough season for the San Jose Earthquakes only got worse with the news that star midfielder Darren Huckerby was lost for the season after undergoing hip surgery last Friday. The Newcomer of the Year winner in MLS last season, and a player San Jose hoped would lead a dynamic […]
Sky Sports has announced its schedule of televised Championship matches for the first few months of the 2008/2009 season. Here’s the schedule: Sunday, August 10: Nottingham Forest v Reading Saturday, August 16: Bristol City v Derby County Saturday, August 30: Watford v Ipswich Saturday, October 4: Coventry City v Southampton […]
Chelsea’s first leg clash with Juventus is all about one man, Claudio Ranieri. The manager who was first fired by Roman at Chelsea, after getting one season, knew he was a lame duck and insists the fact he didn’t give up shows the character he has. For a man who […]
It’s all over in North London and after the first leg, Arsenal and Liverpool are level 1-1 on aggregate and will settle things at Anfield in six nights’ time. Briefly, here’s what I thought of today’s game: First of all, it should be said, and I know I’m stating the obvious, that this […]
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa: 4/3 SO), Tim Howard (Everton FC: 7/5 SO) DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes: 16/2), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA, 1/0), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland: 3/0), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew: 14/1), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege: 12/1), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock: 7/0), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC: […]
Don’t let the skeptics tell you Grenada is a poor opponent. This side qualified for the Gold Cup by beating World Cup 2006 and current Hexagonal participant Trinidad and Tobago. This is also a team that gave Costa Rica such a scare in the second round of CONCACAF World Cup […]
Part 2: The Match It took me a while to accept the surreal feeling born of both Milan teams playing in my back yard. I was at Gillette Stadium watching soccer and the place was bursting with energy. Average attendance for the New England Revolution in 2008 was 17,580. Only two […]
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claimed his 30th goal of the season on Tuesday to help fire Borussia Dortmund into the German Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 victory at VfB Stuttgart. Gabon striker Aubameyang and Germany winger Marco Reus, who have provided 45 of Dortmund’s goals in all competitions this season, netted before […]
Angelo Ogbonna headed home in stoppage time of extra time as West Ham United stunned a youthful Liverpool team 2-1 in Tuesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replay at Upton Park. Philippe Coutinho’s clever free-kick had cancelled out Michail Antonio’s volleyed opener for West Ham and the game was seconds from a […]
With opening day of the 2016 MLS season less than a month away, clubs across the league are putting the finishing touches on an offseason that has at different points been eventful, confounding, and fascinating. It’s been an interesting few months for MLS. There has been an exodus of top […]
The European Club Association (ECA) insisted Tuesday that extending the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams would put too much burden on clubs and inflict physical overload on players. “We are satisfied with the balance of interest and any change would need very careful review,” insisted ECA vice-president Umberto […]
NBC Sports has released a promotional video to build up the momentum ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City. The Foxes take on the Gunners in a game that will be televised live across the United States on NBCSN beginning at 7am ET (pre-match coverage begins […]