Category Archives: Features

Nabil Fekir: Lyon’s Crown Jewel

One of the greatest legacies that Lionel Messi will leave behind when he slowly fades away from our collective consciousness (you know, outside the usual “he’s the greatest ever”, “he was better than Ronaldo” mambo jumbo) is that he’s spawn … Continue reading

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The Swansea Way

Swansea City have a special place for EPL fans. First off they are as close to a hipster club as they come in the EPL (which isn’t saying much considering how large the EPL is; no EPL club can really … Continue reading

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In the Long Run

That game was supposed to be easy. That game was supposed to be done by the 60th minute. And yet, it wasn’t. Barcelona won the UEFA Super Cup yesterday on the back of a dispiriting performance, one in which seemingly two … Continue reading

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Bundesliga Preview Part 1: The Return of the Black and Yellow

The first major storyline in the Bundesliga is probably what to make of Borussia Dortmund? There was supposed to be a huge exodus from the club after a disappointing season that started at a snail’s pace just for a heroic … Continue reading

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You’re Gonna Go Far Kid: Anwar El Ghazi

The summer is an interesting time for the Eredivisie and it’s fans. While bigger leagues find summer a time of excitement and new beginnings, in Holland it often comes as the bittersweet end to something bigger. Memphis Depay, Georginho Wijnaldum, … Continue reading

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The Tiers of Ligue 1: Previewing the 2015-16 season

It seems like just yesterday that PSG were wrapping up a domestic treble last season in Ligue 1, the first team to have ever accomplished the feat in France. Okay maybe it was over two months ago that PSG accomplished … Continue reading

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NYCFC Diaries, Vol. 6: Pirlo Parties, Orlando CIty Almost Spoiling Them

30,042 people showed up to see Andrea Pirlo’s historic “baby blue” debut. Every once in a while, NYCFC’s PR department opened up certain section of the nosebleeds, something they usually do for Grade A games, and Andrea Pirlo’s first game for … Continue reading

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Olympique Marseille’s Murky Future

It was almost impossible to ignore the 2014-15 iteration of Olympique Marseille for a number of reasons. Whether it was manager Marcelo Bielsa telling the press not even two months into the job that he had an opt out clause after one … Continue reading

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The NYCFC Diaries, Vol. 5: New York Derby, Part Deux

The Twitter account campaigned to light up the Empire State Building in vibrant blue colors; it did. #WINNYCFC was the slogan every NYCFC fan went by on Twitter and even in real life. The fans’ derby build-up wishes came to … Continue reading

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The NYCFC Diaries, Vol. 4: Tyler Deric, John the Newcastle Fan, The First NYCFC Spot Kick and…JESÚS NAVAS AND DAVID SILVA

I took a writing break from NYCFC’s last match against the Fire, which—by the way— was awe-inspiring. Thanks, Khiry Shelton, for your 90th minute brilliance and NYCFC as a collective playing with 10 men. Anyways, enjoy volume four below, because lots … Continue reading

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