England

England

Unfathomable irony: EPL spoilers?

The sky’s the limit for Wigan and how Chelsea can once again come up miserably short.

England / English Premier League / Europe

Full Credit to Classy Portsmouth

Already relegated Portsmouth continue to put in decent performances and can not be counted out in the FA Cup Final.

Coca-Cola Championship / Reading

Come on you Royals!

Rants and raves (but mostly rants) about following a 2nd division team. So the cup run is over. With a 4-2 loss at home to Aston Villa on Sunday morning, the Royals were finally eliminated in the FA Cup. And obviously, it would have been a dream to make it […]

English Premier League / World Cup

Let's Get Dirty – Nigel De Jong's Kindred Spirits

If you’re a USA fan who isn’t up on the Oranje, Manchester City, or the Hamburgers before that, you might have wondered “who was that objectionable oaf who broke poor Stu’s leg?”, and later on “who is that cowardly s%!$head who blatantly dove for a free kick while under pressure […]

English Premier League

A Sideshow For Chelsea When They Need It Least

Sure, in the lead-up to matches charged with a side-show backdrop, there’s always going to be the reflexive rhetoric about professionalism, such as what Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti recently spilled ahead of his side’s match against Manchester City on Saturday(7:45 a.m. EST).  Perhaps the aftermath of John Terry’s purported shagging […]

Goodbye Plasticity!
Manchester United / Union

Goodbye Plasticity!

The reaction is always the same – “of course you are” or “figures” or “aren’t all Yanks?”. It’s not easy being an American Red Devil. Well, some would argue it’s too easy. Manchester United are arguably the world’s largest soccer team, and, inarguably the de facto European team for American […]

England / English Premier League

Schoolyard Goalkeeping Sinks Arsenal Again

Anyone wondering to what extent goalkeeping can derail an otherwise very good team need only look at Arsenal. The Gunners’ goalkeeping situation reached farcical proportions today after young Polish ‘keeper Lukasz Fabianksi gifted Porto a 2-1 advantage in the first leg of their Champions League tie. Fabianski was filling in […]

English Premier League / France / La Liga

Woe To Managers Who Forget: Soccer Is A Team Game

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rW-lK9F6TU] Diego Maradona’s famous run against England in 1986 is probably the most famous play in soccer history (closely followed by the Hand of God). It’s a memorable play for many reasons, not the least of which is how it showcases one player’s ability to single-handedly change a game. Maradona’s […]

English Premier League

Altidore scores first Premier League goal in upset win

Jozy Altidore scored his first English Premier League goal today to help Hull to a 2-1 upset  win over Manchester City. Altidore won multiple free kicks and looked dangerous throughout the match before pulling up lame with what looked to be a quad injury and leaving for a substitution in […]

Soccer affairs
England / World Cup - International

Soccer affairs

After a week of rampant speculation in the British press, Fabio Capello announced today that John Terry is out as captain of England. It all started over the past weekend when, after a super-injunction brought about by his lawyers was overturned by a  British high Court, the news broke that […]