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Martin Samuel Makes His Debut At The Daily Mail

When it comes to English football, the number one columnist is Martin Samuel who recently hung up his boots at The Times and is now writing for cross-town rival The Daily Mail. In 2008, Samuel was named Sports Journalist of The Year in England. The seven times winner of Sports […]

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 15: Open Thread

What could be worse than West Ham United versus Chelsea? Perhaps QPR against Chelsea? Lazy jibes aside, let’s hope that the early kick-off between West Ham United and Chelsea is far more entertaining to watch than I fear. In the six matches kicking off at 10am ET/7am PT/3pm UK time, […]

Do We Ask Too Much Of Our International Sides?

Yesterday, I asked the question of implementing live video review in football. Today’s question is: are our expectations too high for international football? I enjoyed your responses to yesterday’s article. Please weigh in with your feelings on international football in the comment section below. It is easy to hold one’s […]

International Football Has Lost Its Appeal

The qualifying matches for Euro 2008 will continue this weekend. For many of us – whether we’re European or not – it doesn’t conjure up much excitement, but why? Growing up as a kid in Britain in the 70’s and early 80’s, I was accustomed to placing international teams as […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]