Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Slippery Slope of Banter

This morning, I woke up to the news of former Cardiff City and hopeful Crystal Palace managerial candidate Malky Mackay found to be a racist. Heads were going to roll as it was reported by the Daily Mail that Mackay … Continue reading

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The Great Southampton Experiment

Ninety five million pounds. That is the amount pocketed by Southampton FC on players sold this summer transfer window. Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Calum Chambers, Dejan Lovren and Luke Shaw, characters that made up a fun Southampton side that finished … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Round Up: Week 2

PSG rebounded from their Week 1 draw against Reims by topping Claude Makélélé’s Bastia, 2-0. While they may have won the game, they lost their most important player to injury during the match. Zlatan had to be subbed off in the … Continue reading

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Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City: The Bending of an Inexperienced Back Three

Louis Van Gaal’s debut match as the newly appointed Manchester United manager went less smoothly that many expected. After conceding possession for the first 28 minutes, Swansea pulled ahead off a Ki Sung-Yueng goal to the bottom left corner of the … Continue reading

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Premier League Roundtable: Preseason

Has United done enough to get themselves back into contention for a Champions League spot? (From @crippledouble) Ahmad: I think so. Because of factors both in and beyond their control, I see Manchester United in Europe next season. Liverpool will … Continue reading

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Luis Suarez Still Very Much A Villain

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today issued its verdict regarding Luis Suarez’s nine international game, four month ban from football. That verdict? Luis Suarez is still very much a biter. CAS decided to uphold the original ruling and … Continue reading

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Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Bayern Munich: Klopp’s Press and Pace suffocates Bayern’s Youngsters in the Midfield

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang used his physical gifts to power Dortmund to a 2-0 win with a goal and an assist. Pep Guardiola got a little funky again with this lineup, featuring Alaba as a make shift third centerback. Bayern may have … Continue reading

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Real Madrid 2-0 Sevilla: Ronaldo Brace Highlights Comfortable Super Cup Win

The 2014 UEFA Super Cup paled in comparison to the 2013 edition. Guess not every Super Cup can be a two-hour thriller that determines a young Belgian star’s future. Real Madrid established itself early on as the dominant side and … Continue reading

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Liverpool Formation Possibilities: A Return to Normalcy

There was a certain high wire act that came to be associated with Liverpool Football Club, a team that at times played as if they were football’s equivalent of “The Greatest Show on Turf”. Defense was an afterthought to Liverpool, as … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Round Up: Week 1

Ligue 1 started on Friday with PSG starting their title defense against Reims. Zlatan stole the show in more ways than one. He scored twice, hit the post on an open chance, and dove for a penalty which he then … Continue reading

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