Monthly Archives: September 2014

Serie A Roundup: Week 2

AC Milan and Parma played easily the most exciting game of the week, with AC Milan winning 5-4 away. AC Milan had a two goal lead three times with Parma pulling one back each time. Jeremy Menez stood out for … Continue reading

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La Liga Roundup: Week 3

-We begin this week’s La Liga roundup in–where else–Madrid, where defending champions Atlético defeated Real 2-1. Arda Turan came on for Gabi just after the hour and notched the winner 15 minutes later following a beautiful dummy by Raúl García. The victory … Continue reading

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Bundesliga Roundup: Week 3

-After a two-week hiatus due to international fixtures, the Bundesliga returned to action, which means one thing: roundup! Let’s get straight to the biggest story of this round, and that is the return of Shinji Kagawa to Signal Iduna Park for … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Roundup: Week 5

We’re back after a two week hiatus courtesy of the international break to talk some scintillating football from the French first division. The big matchup from the fixture list in Week 5 was Lyon’s tilt versus struggling AS Monaco. Lyon … Continue reading

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Wheeling and Dealing: Harry Redknapp and QPR

Queens Park Rangers were relegated from the Premier League in the 2012-13 season. With how they performed, the relegation could be better described as the Premier League instituting the mercy rule. QPR didn’t win a game until January, only managed … Continue reading

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Arsenal 2 Manchester City 2: The Return of the 4-2-3-1

Manchester City last season played the majority of their season in a 4-4-2 formation with two of Dzeko/Negredo/Aguero up top, sometimes even deviating into a 4-4-1-1 formation when Aguero was fit for the beginning of the season. Under Roberto Mancini, City … Continue reading

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Three Questions: Arsenal v. Manchester City

Where does Ozil play? And will he be effective? After registering 25 appearances at CAM in Arsenal’s 4231 last season, Arsene Wenger has used Ozil as a LM in his two appearances for Arsenal this year. Being forced out wide … Continue reading

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What’s with Crystal Palace?

(Editor’s note: reader James Griffo contacted us last week and wanted to write a piece on Crystal Palace. With the interminable international break, we figured “why not?” Follow him @j_griff and enjoy.) South London’s number one club, Crystal Palace, has always been … Continue reading

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Roberto Firmino: Hoffenheim’s Crown Jewel

Deep within the German state Baden-Württemberg – with its Black Forest and nationally-renowned high-culture institutions – exists football club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The story of Hoffenheim is quite intriguing, and it’s one that is unlike any other. In the early … Continue reading

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Serie A Roundup: Week 1

Roma dictate the match against Fiorentina On opening day, the tilt between Roma and Fiorentina featured two top four sides in Italy. Yet the talent gap was striking, the Giallorossi kept possession most of the first half and smothered Violo … Continue reading

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