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2011: A New Start For Italian Football

2010 was a bad year for Italian football. I tried to think of the positives, but very few came to mind. A disastrous World Cup in South Africa, a bad showing in the Europa League, and only a Champions League victory (guided by a Portuguese mastermind) which retains some dignity […]

Arsenal Could Have the Next Azzurri #1 Keeper

The Telegraph this morning confirmed previous reports that Arsenal is discussing a transfer of Cagliari keeper Federico Marchetti for around $8.5 million.  Marchetti has made it clear that he is seeking a transfer from the Serie A club and Arsenal would seemingly be a good fit.  Most Serie A clubs have […]

World Cup Fans: Where Did All the Time Go?

It continues to amaze me in my adult life how I continually look forward to a trip, a concert, an event, a night out with friends, a movie release, or something as globally massive as a major sporting tournament, only for said event to come and vanquish like some flash in […]

Where Does This World Cup Rank With The Best?

The 2010 World Cup is over and while it was definitely not the best tournament of all time, there were plenty of highs and lows. In fact, I would argue that it was a better tournament than 2006. The frenzy at the end of games such as Uruguay against Holland, […]

Spain Peaking At the Perfect Time With Their 1-0 Victory Over Portugal

When Spain fell to the hands of Switzerland in the opening match of World Cup 2010, the vultures suddenly appeared from the sky and circled around their “dying” carcass.  No team has ever won the World Cup after losing its first match.  The ghosts from yesteryear are rising from the […]

Spain Effective If Unspectacular As They Win Group H in FIFA World Cup 2010

With an unfathomable yet realistic possibility of an unceremonious exit from FIFA World Cup 2010, the Spanish national football team tussled with a Chilean side that has been one of the most impressive teams in this tournament thus far.  Marcelo Bielsa, Chile’s manager, insisted on a positive approach with an […]

How Italy Will Beat Slovakia

Despite Italy’s lackluster performance in their first two group stage matches, the Azzurri have the chance to advance into the next round of the World Cup with a win or a tie plus help.  Some excellent analyses of the Italian team’s weaknesses have been published over the last few days, and […]

Is Joe Cole the Answer to England's Attacking Deficiencies?

As England approach their last chance to qualify for the round of sixteen, the avoidance of certain embarrassment and arguably this generation’s most important make or break match, John Terry and the England squad have voiced their concerns over a beer with Fabio Capello resulting in the request to include Joe Cole (among other […]

Experience or Form? Which One Would You Go For?

We have been here before. England’s performances so far have been under scrutiny and they have been panned by blood thirsty critics and fans alike. There is a feeling among most of us that the barrage aimed at England is quite reasonable but is it entirely the players fault? End […]

The Positives of the Buffon Injury

By now you have undoubtedly heard about the injury to Gigi Buffon and his questionable status for the remainder of the World Cup.  Reading between the lines of the statements coming out of the Italian camp it looks like possibly the best keeper in the world could actually miss the […]

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How TV Is The Last Bastion For The Internet To Conquer

When I moved to the United States from Wales in 1984, the British Isles seemed like a world away. The only methods I had to stay on top of football news from back home were an unreliable shortwave radio, newspaper clippings mailed by friends and family members, an expensive subscription […]

Transfer Center Opening

Check back starting Monday for a full page devoted to transfers involving MLS teams and American players. The transfer page will remain active until the window closes. Also, check out our Superliga coverage on the above tab in a week or two. We aim to be your one stop shop […]

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