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Analyzing Who Should Have Made The Ballon d’Or Candidates Shortlist

FIFA’s annual Ballon d’Or shortlist inevitably divides opinion. From the widespread disgust that Wesley Sneijder didn’t receive the award for his outstanding 2010 campaign, where he led his club side, Internazionale, to Champions League glory and then his national side, the Netherlands, to the World Cup final, right through to […]

Interview With Guillem Balague: Talks Di Maria, La Liga, Premier League and Music

The go-to man on all things Spanish football has long been Guillem Balague and he took time out from his busy schedule to have a chat with World Soccer Talk. The journalist, author and pundit provided us with some typically fascinating insight, discussing what it’s like to be “in the know” during […]

Losers Of The 2014 Summer Transfer Window

1. Real Madrid Players In James Rodriguez-£63million Toni Kroos-£27million Keylor Navas-£9million Javier Hernandez-Loan Players Out Angel di Maria-£59.7million Alvaro Morata-£17million Xabi Alonso-£9million Nuri Sahin-£6million Casemiro-Loan Diego Lopez-Free Transfer It seems rather difficult to say a team who have just signed James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos are losers in the transfer […]

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International Champions Cup creates dilemmas for MLS clubs; By Steve Davis

Major League Soccer clubs can find themselves in an annual pickle regarding the International Challenge Cup and other international friendlies staged stateside against high-profile sides. These matches can and probably do siphon off some attention and some consumer coin that might otherwise fall for North American clubs. But they make […]

Soccer By the Numbers: Soccernomics Book Review

Over the past decade or so, there has been an odd trend of political and financial analysts, economists and behaviorists writing books analyzing sports.  Some of these books have shifted the paradigm in those sports like Michael Lewis’ baseball analysis Moneyball.  Some of these books found very creative ways to […]

Kinnear Must Stay On as Newcastle Seek Stability

It is not quite time for the champagne to come out at St James Park after Newcastle finally won their second match of the season against West Bromwich Albion and lifted themselves out of the drop zone, though for a moment in the press room afterwards Joe Kinnear considered the […]

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