Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bundesliga Round Up: Week 1

Robben Saves the Day Bayern Munich opened up the Bundesliga season on Friday against a strong Wolfsburg side, and it was a mostly pedestrian effort. Pep again went with a three man defense, with Lahm on the back line and … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Round Up: Week 3

While we are only three weeks into the season, the team in first place in Ligue 1 is not PSG or Monaco. It’s FC Girondins de Bordeaux. Bordeaux has nine points in three games after beating Nice 3-1. Bordeaux overcame going … Continue reading

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A Premier League Rooting Guide

Are you an American looking to pick a Premier League to support this season? I can say with almost 100% certainty that you will pick Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham or Manchester United. Those are pretty much the … Continue reading

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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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