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English Football Is Not Dead, But It's On The Critical List

There is a current malaise effecting almost everyone in England that follows the national side, from fans, retailers, journalists and TV executives. The finger of blame is being pointed fairly equally between Fabio Capello and the highly paid, highly hyped and self important members of the squad. Ashley Cole, despite […]

Just How Bad is the Wembley Pitch?

I was lucky enough this weekend to be able to watch both FA Cup semi finals that took place at Wembley stadium in London from the comfort of my own home. As we know, Chelsea got the better of Aston Villa while Portsmouth went through against Tottenham in a fantastically entertaining and dramatic […]

Friday Five: Wembley to Host 2011 Champions League Final, Thierry Henry Unhappy

In a new experiment, I am going to try a weekly wrap-up of news stories that caught my eye but that I don’t think require pages of analysis as I am prone to doing So, here they are, concise and hopefully interesting. UEFA are expected to formally confirm in December […]

England v Czech Republic (Your Running Commentary)

England plays the Czech Republic in a friendly today at 3pm ET/8pm UK time. The game will be shown live on Fox Soccer Channel for U.S. viewers, while U.K. viewers can find the match on Setanta Sports. It should be interesting to see how Fabio Capello’s side does at Wembley […]

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World Cup 2010 Day 13: World Cup Buzz Podcast

It was a glorious day for the United States and England, who move on from the World Cup’s Group C in first and second place. This weekend, they will meet Ghana and Germany, respectively – the two teams that qualify for the knockout rounds from Group D. To talk about […]

Hubris Part II

A day after amazing achievements for USL-1 sides in CONCACAF Champions League action Major League Soccer continued its pattern of showing that they don’t get it by rejecting New York’s $200,000 bid for Macoumba Kandji according to Ives Galarcep of Soccer by Ives. The apparent stumbling block: MLS does not […]

Bolton Wanderers Away Shirt for 2010-11 Season: Photo

I realize that Bolton’s football ground is named Reebok Stadium, but it’s about time that the lamb be put to slaughter and for Bolton, if at all possible, to move away from Reebok. Reason being is that their football kit designs just seem to one failed experiment after another. Enter […]

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