Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Champions League Qualifying Phase Update

Lost in the various transfer rumors published in sources of varying quality, lost in preseason friendlies played in mock tournaments, and lost even in “Sharknado” hysteria is the beginning of the most prestigious club competition in Europe. Many tune in … Continue reading

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Liverpool F.C. 2013-14: The Season That Never Was

The start of the 2014-15 Premier League season is less than a month away, but the memories of the previous season are still very much embedded in the minds of football fans who follow the English Premier League consistently. A title … Continue reading

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Why Liverpool won’t be this year’s Tottenham

An increasingly prevalent opinion that’s developed recently amongst the media and fans alike is Liverpool will be this year’s Tottenham. Liverpool sold their best player just as Tottenham did in the summer of 2013, and Liverpool is now buying several … Continue reading

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Jose Mourinho & His Amazing Technicolor Squad

  Chelsea have been pretty busy this transfer window. While their squad was pretty good last year, Jose Mourinho decided that he wanted more. After selling Brazilian defender – which is a stretch – and probable Sideshow Bob impersonator David … Continue reading

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The EDIZD World Cup Roundtable

The World Cup is over and we’re all very sad about that about that. Yesterday we looked at what we got right and wrong about the teams in this tournament. Today, we’ve gathered to discuss some of the highs and … Continue reading

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What We Got Right, What We Got Wrong

Jordan Luckily, Nigeria has an excellent goalkeeper behind their unspectacular back four. Vincent Enyeama had a career year in 2013-14. The Lille goalkeeper kept 20 clean sheets in 37 games, the most in Ligue 1. He also allowed a measly … Continue reading

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Germany 7 Brazil 1: In Defense of David Luiz… Kind of

There’s no way to sugar coat what happened between Brazil and Germany on Tuesday afternoon. It was ugly, horrific and more than anything, the defeat will carry long-term ramifications for Brazilian football, the current state and all sorts of goodies … Continue reading

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Scolari’s Mercenaries

Luiz Felipe Scolari is, for now at least, the manager of the Brazilian national team. A former player himself (and by all accounts, Felipão was a bad one), he is perhaps better known for his managerial career. Luiz first started managing … Continue reading

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Every Day Is Zlatan Day Hangout #2

Back after a hiatus, it’s the EDIZD Hangout! Today, me and Jordan discussed the World Cup quarterfinals, previewed the semifinals, and offered a glimpse at a post-World Cup piece. Now, some notes: 1. You’re probably wondering why this hangout episode … Continue reading

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Goal Breakdown: Higuain Sends Argentina to the Semis

So this begins with Kompany on the ball. He’s just intercepted a poor pass. Kompany goes forward and makes a pass to Origi. His pass isn’t really much of a pass and I almost feel like calling it a pass … Continue reading

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