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Tim Vickery Interview: World Cup Buzz Podcast

On this episode of the World Cup Buzz Podcast, Richard Farley discusses with Tim Vickery the South American teams who will be competing in the 2010 World Cup. Also discussed is the Albiceleste viability of Esteban Cambiasso as well as dissecting the five South American teams who qualified for South […]

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 8: Open Thread

Wahay! The Premier League is back after two weeks of the international break, and there’s plenty of intriguing matches in store for us today. Starting line-ups: West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Rat, Tomkins, Reid, Noble, Morrison, Diame, Vaz Te, Downing, Nolan Subs: Adrian, Jarvis, Taylor, O’Brien, J.Cole, C.Cole, Petric Manchester […]

Ian Dowie sacked by QPR

Ian Dowie was sacked by QPR only 15 games into his tenure. The Rangers are sitting in 9th place in the CCC. His contract was terminated with immediate effect. The official QPR site posted that Dowie had been sacked but no reason was given. It is thought that in-fighting within […]

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 […]

Arsene Wenger’s Moneyball Strategy

When Michael Lewis published Moneyball in 2003, it instantly became one of the most influential books about American sports in a generation.  Michael Lewis, normally a financial writer, analyzed how baseball’s Oakland A’s managed to consistently produce highly competitive teams despite a payroll that was a fraction of their biggest […]

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Why I’ll be watching CONCACAF Cup on FOX Sports, not Univision; By Oliver Tse

Ever since I started watching soccer on English-language U.S. television regularly in August 1994 (as a replacement for Major League Baseball, which had a player strike and had to cancel the World Series that year), I have always believed that the development of home-grown North American sportscasters is one small […]

Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]