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Valencia Unnecessarily Drops Another Two Points

Based on their records coming into this fixture, the Valencia – Atlético Madrid Saturday fixture did not look to be an appetizing match, but knowing each team’s penchant to go forward, their stature in Spanish football, and their performances over the past few years, this game was the one to […]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A Mixed Bag in Barcelona’s 3-0 Victory over Sporting Gijón

Writer’s Note: Unfortunately, WordPress does not recognize the “c” with an accent mark, so Bojan Krkic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s names will not include an accent mark above the ” c.” It is easy to overreact and overanalyze after one match and assume that whatever happens in that match will become […]

La Liga 2009/2010: A Season Preview (Part Two)

Continuing the La Liga preview, part two will discuss the next seven teams in alphabetical order: Málaga, Mallorca, Osasuna, Racing Santander, Real Madrid, Sevilla, and Sporting Gijón. Málaga Will Málaga stave off the second season syndrome?  After a couple of seasons in La Liga Adelante, Málaga rose from the lower […]

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Predicted Lineups for Brazil vs Chile

Hosts Brazil and fellow South Americans Chile will be kicking off the knock-out stage of the 2014 World Cup in Belo Horizonte with the Selecao being the favorites to qualify to the quarter-finals. However, La Roja will prove to be a tough opponent to beat as Head Coach Jorge Sampaoli […]

Robbie Down Under

As the EPL and the rest of Europe completes the first month of the domestic season, it is interesting to look at the travels of perhaps the EPL’s greatest finisher: one Robbie Fowler.  Having been discarded by Blackburn amidst the outing of old friend Paul Ince, many wondered what Fowler’s […]

Will American Owners Eventually Rip The Soul Out Of English Football?

While I find David Conn’s alarmist piece in today’s Guardian excessively xenophobic and reactionary, the continued buying of English football clubs by American owners does pose larger questions long term. Having bought teams that had this most previous season just avoided relegation, Randy Lerner (Aston Villa) and Ellis Short (Sunderland) […]

Carlos Bocanegra Released By Fulham

Fulham FC announced this morning that U.S. international Carlos Bocanegra has been released by the west London club. Bocanegra sat on the sidelines for most of the 2007/2008 season and wasn’t favored by new manager Roy Hodgson. Bocanegra did however captain Fulham for the first time in a Premier League […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]