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Mike Riley Should Never Referee a Big Match Again

If anyone deserves Liverpool man of the match award, it’s not a Liverpool player. Instead of the honor going to Fernando Torres, that award should be awarded to the man in the middle Mike Riley. Every time I see Mike Riley as referee to any game, my thoughts immediately change […]

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Huddlestone Escaping FA Ban Shows Why Refs Need TV Replay

Anyone who watched last Saturday’s match between Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur on television would have seen Tom Huddlestone’s deliberate stamp on Johan Elmander. The numerous TV replays of the incident saw Huddlestone take out his frustration by stamping his foot down on the calf of Elmander (fast forward to […]

5 Reasons to Watch the Copa América

The 2015 Copa América in Chile is getting underway with some of the top players in the world competing. Always an exciting tournament to watch and this year is no different with Argentina and Brazil keen to lift the trophy after their World Cup’s each ended disappointingly 12 months ago. […]

Grant Wahl’s The Beckham Experiment: A Review

Excellent sports’ writing is not simply about analyzing players, teams or organizations. It’s largely about painting a picture that fits into society’s perceptions of the surrounding world. It’s about writing a narrative and properly explaining the parts. It’s about playing historian and social critic while discussing competitions and complex organizations. […]

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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 […]