Category: English Premier League

Monday Morning Center Back

Did I not post all week? I’m slipping. Sorry. Saturday Harpo’s FC 2 (Campbell 60′, Wheeler 70′) – Kansas City Athetics 0 You know how people say about the Open Cup, “You could have a beer league team make it…

Angst is a German word, but…

I had trouble sleeping last night so I ended up listening to the BBC World Service. In their “Sport” report they noted that England now has no teams in the last eight of the Champions League. I heard one commentator…

Monday Morning Center Back

Restoring my weekly round-up of games I found interesting this weekend, by no means an exhaustive list. Saturday WKS Zawisza Bydgoszcz 1 (Barišić 33′) – KKS Lech Poznań 0 Zawisza has had a horrible season despite winning the super cup…

Tedski’s Weekly Wrap-up

This week’s news starts with Erick “He uses a ‘K’ even though he speaks Spanish” Torres, who was introduced this weekend as a newly minted member of Chivas. That would be the quite-possibly-soon-to-be-relegated Chivas, not the defunct American version. Interestingly,…

Moyes Out

BREAKING: Manchester United announces that David Moyes has left the club. (part 1 of 2) #mufc — Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 22, 2014 Ryan Giggs will be the interim manager. Maybe he’ll at least win the locker room back. I…

No, not us!

This week’s New York Times article on soccer fandom drew the usual jeers that any Times trends piece rightfully draws. It drew a bit of stick from some people I know that thought it portrayed soccer fans as elite douchebags.…

That Guy from Guildford

I read the news today that Piers Morgan will be changing the name of his show from “Piers Morgan Tonight” to “Piers Morgan Live.” This is supposed to excite all of us. Sunday, after Arsenal’s loss to Spurs, I got…

Devotion

I don’t come from a footballing family. My grandfather Frank Sadler and his son and my uncle Eric mentioned Billy Wright as a Wolves player they thought was something special but they never went to games.

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Arsenal’s Lack of Arsenal

Today, we saw Man U crush the Arsenal team 8-2.  In my memory, I have never seen such a uneven result of 2 teams that are considered top of their league.  But this is just not the Arsenal I have…

Spencer Brings the Smack

When there was first talk of the Portland Timbers joining the league, the hype was that they would be this natural rival to Seattle and the games would be naturally more intense. I didn’t entirely buy this, mostly because by…

Wiltord to Legia?

In a poorly translated article republished on PolishSoca, there is a report that former French international and Arsenal standout Sylvain Wiltord may be on his way to playing for Legia Warsaw. Since his days at Arsenal, the 36 year-old Wiltord…