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Has everyone forgotten how to tackle?

In the least shocking news of the week, Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel picked up yet another red card for a shockingly bad tackle. This time it was a sliding tackle and though the challenge was one-footed, Mikel came in with his studs up (and nowhere near the ball) on Everton’s […]

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame Week – 18

The Week 18 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 18 137 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2006   11,399     7   15,564     14,549     120   2007   15,894   39.43%   6   15,966   2.58%   15,024   3.26%   117   2008   13,013   -18.13%   6   16,524   3.50%  […]

UN eyes tax on soccer tickets to pay for humanitarian aid

A UN study of new sources of financing for its multi-billion-dollar aid operations is recommending a voluntary tax on football matches or concerts as one option to raise funds. The report released Sunday in Dubai also recommended tapping into Islamic social finance and mandatory alms-giving (zakat) as well as improving […]

Great Piece On Ronaldinho

Former footballer Michael Robinson tackles one of the biggest questions in world football today- what happened to Ronaldinho?  This is part of Informe Robinson, one of the most successful sports magazines in Spanish television.In the piece that Canal Plus produced, Robinson inteviews everyone from the neighborhood he grows up in […]

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Premier League fans plot mass walkout, says report

Football fans in England are considering a mass walkout in protest at rising Premier League ticket prices, the Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday. An estimated 10,000 Liverpool supporters left Anfield in the 77th minute of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland in protest over plans to introduce a most expensive match […]

Premier League unveils new logo for 2016/17 season onwards

The English Premier League unveiled its new, sponsor-free “visual identity” on Tuesday, which will take effect from the 2016-17 season onwards. The money-spinning English top flight is ending its 12-year association with Barclays bank in favor of becoming a ‘clean brand’ and will from now on be known simply as […]

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 […]