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Scolari Is God, Benitez Is The Devil

It’s so rare these days that a football manager says anything new or remotely intelligent other than the rehearsed lines he memorizes from media training. Other than Joe Kinnear, of course. But Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari said so many refreshing things on Friday that I felt compelled to write […]

Liverpool Does the Right Thing: German Clubs Do Not

On the European Continent and on the British Isles the view of the Olympic football Tournament is completely different than in the rest of the world. In Europe the tournament is seen as more of a nuisance than anything, while among those in the Western Hemisphere and in Africa it […]

Benitez Burns His Bridges

Liverpool seem to have decided on a new transfer policy this summer which makes the same impact as Real Madrid’s lovelorn chase for Ronaldo. Liverpool seem to be using their local paper, The Echo, to release transfer target information into the public domain to unsettle players at other clubs. Gareth Barry became the […]

Scouser Supporters the Next Sub-prime Loan Victims?

Fernando Torres has titillated the Anfield crowd with thirty goals this season, but–due to recent revelations about the club’s finances–banks may cut his Merseyside career short. Liverpool borrowed £31.5m last summer to purchase Torres and winger Ryan Babel, unusual since most Premier League clubs use TV revenue cash to cover […]

Liverpool Through to Quarterfinals, Neutrals Cringe

Everyone was crying after this match.  Merseyside denizens shed tears of joy.  The Nerrazzuri cried into their cappuccinos.  Neutrals bellowed in agony at having been forced to watch the full ninety minutes.  But, for better or for worse, Liverpool is through to the Champions League quarterfinals defeating Inter Milan 3-0 […]

Odds and Sods 3 Jan 2008

“There’s only one Titus Bramble” chanted the Wigan faithful, and he made the difference, earning a point in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.  Torres scored the initial goal, which salvaged Liverpool a point, but they have to be extremely disappointed with yet another poor result at “fortress” Anfield, winning only […]

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Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona and Sheffield United vs Spurs: TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Sheffield United vs Tottenham (League Cup semi-final 2nd leg), 2:45pm, beIN SPORTS Connect (also on tape delay at 10pm ET on beIN SPORTS) Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona (Copa del Rey), 2:55pm, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS Español & DishWorld Before, during or after today’s matches, join the […]

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CONCACAF Cup: Jurgen Klinsmann vs. Tuca Ferretti is a battle between 2 different coaching beliefs

The major qualm with Jurgen Klinsmann when he was hired by the United States became embodied in Philipp Lahm’s autobiography, where the Bayern legend and former German international portrayed Joachim Loew as the real tactical mind behind the 2006 Nationalmannschaft. Klinsmann dwelled on fitness, never talked about tactics, and left […]