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Brentford

/ 252 days ago

Brighton, Brentford and the sustainability of moneyball in soccer

In an era of ballooning transfer fees and wages with more cash going around than ever, the frugal nature of select clubs has been exemplary in the soccer world. Taking advantage of statistics has allowed clubs like Brighton and Brentford to set themselves apart from other clubs without so much funding. However, there is concern […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 252 days ago

Glazers remain at the core of United's decade of struggles

Big spending led to big expectations for Manchester United since the Sir Alex Ferguson era. Couple that with everything the Scot achieved at Old Trafford, and the spotlight on players at Manchester United is brighter than any other club in England. However, the one thing weighing this club down remains the ownership. The Glazer family […]
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General

/ 5135 days ago

How Popular Is The World Cup?

As the 2010 World Cup approaches like a runaway train down a slick international track, a mob of detractors and naysayers are queuing up a mile long to have their say against the legitimacy of soccer in the USA and across the world. At times, the very purpose and existence of the World Cup is […]

General

/ 5151 days ago

7 Things to Fill Your Soccer Void Until the World Cup

The Premier League season has ended, FA Cup Final is over, Europa League has a champion, the other big leagues of Europe have also finished. With just the Champions League final left, there is an unpleasant empty feeling that comes from a weekend without Premier League games that I haven't felt for 9 months (minus […]

General

/ 5151 days ago

8 Rules of World Cup 'Fight Club'

Living in the States, I've experienced six World Cups here. And each of them has been a battle. In each instance, there have been soccer naysayers who dismiss the relevance of the tournament. They make cheap jokes about the sport. They rely on the past and still think that hooliganism is rife. It's a constant […]