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Bobby McMahon

Bobby McMahon

You can see me on Soccer Central most Mondays and Thursdays on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada. I write a regular column for Forbes.com and Soccerly.com and frequently guest on various podcasts and radio shows. More articles by Bobby McMahon. RSS.



Russell Berrisford

Russell Berrisford

Russell’s support of Derby County eventually led him to leave the country. He has lived in Canada since 2007 and currently writes about soccer for The Vancouver Sun. More articles by Russell Berrisford. RSS.



Steven Dreger

Steven Dreger

Steve Dreger is a journalism graduate. After attending the 2006 World Cup as a fan, Steve worked as an overseas reporter at the 2008 Euro Cup and the 2010 World Cup More articles by Steven Dreger. RSS.



Dean Kriellaars

Dean Kriellaars

Dean Kriellaars, PhD, CEP is an exercise physiologist that works in rehabilitation, and in high performance sport. More articles by Dean Kriellaars. RSS.



Colin Jose

Colin Jose

Colin Jose has been researching the history of soccer in both Canada and the United States for over 40 years, and is regarded as the leading figure in this field. More articles by Colin Jose. RSS.



Eoin O'Callaghan

Eoin O'Callaghan

Eoin has worked in sports broadcasting in Ireland as a researcher, reporter, presenter and producer. He is currently a soccer reporter/anchor with the Fox Soccer Report More articles by Eoin O'Callaghan. RSS.



Derek Taylor

Derek Taylor

"Derek has been an anchor on the Fox Soccer Report since 2007. His extensive background in North American sports and his fascination with math gives him an unusual perspective on soccer." More articles by Derek Taylor. RSS.



CONTRIBUTORS

TANGENTS


Man Utd. and Arsenal Should Beware the ‘Other Side’ of Louis van Gaal

Written by on April 23, 2014 | No Comments »
Posted in Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur

We have known for some time that Louis van Gaal’s time with the Dutch national team will terminate when the Netherlands interest in this summer’s World Cup Finals ends. With more than one-eye on the future the Louis van Gaal PR machine has been very busy cranking out stories over the last few months linking him with a number of “potential” vacancies.

Considering van Gaal’s resume it is little wonder that he is being linked... to read more please click on the link.


Why Jose Mourinho Needs To Worry About His Head When Chelsea Plays Atletico Madrid In UEFA Champions League

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April 20, 2014 | 2 Comments »

For years Atletico had been a whipping boy for Real but a 2-1 win after extra team at the Santiago Bernabéu (Real Madrid’s home stadium) was regarded as a turning point in Atletico’s recent fortunes.
It also proved to be a disappointing send off for Jose Mourinho as his three year stint in charge of Real Madrid drew to an end.

... read the full article.

How Liverpool Took Another Giant Step To The Premier League Title By Beating Manchester City

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April 13, 2014 | 12 Comments »

On the other Manchester City has been very effective in the opening 15 minutes of games this season having not allowed a goal during that time.

That changed 6 minutes into the game when Liverpool scored. While Liverpool’s Luis Suarez stands on the cusp of setting new record for Premier League goals in a season he has also shown on numerous occasions that he can create opportunities as well as convert them.

... read the full article.


Why Barcelona’s Annus Horribilis May Yet Turn Into Something Very Different

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April 5, 2014 | 4 Comments »

But that plan had a fast forward switch and the transfer went through before last summer’s Confederations Cup in Brazil. Barcelona President Sandro Rosell announced that acquiring the 22-year-old cost the club $74M. At the time the transfer was announced the debate pretty much focused on whether Neymar would be able to adjust to the pace and more physical nature of the game in Europe.

... read the full article.

Premier League Chief Executive Scudamore Comments An Aberation Or A Peek Behind The Curtain

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March 30, 2014 | 3 Comments »

Scudamore went on to “clarify” that the Premier League is a competition and as such “competition means people can compete,” – who would have thought!

... read the full article.


Jose Takes Arsene’s Lunch Money Again With Little More ThanThe Raise Of His Eyebrow

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March 22, 2014 | 16 Comments »

Mourinho’s normal approach is simple but more times than not very effective. It is about minimizing errors by his team and maximizing the opportunities when the opposition makes mistakes. If Mourinho was ever to appear on a TV show it would surely be Survivor – Outwit, Outlast, Outplay.

... read the full article.

While A Door Opens For Liverpool Is The Same One Closing On Manchester United?

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March 16, 2014 | 28 Comments »

The contrast between the two teams was remarkable. Liverpool played with great purpose and fluidity and much of what they tried seemed (and was) intuitive. On the other hand Manchester United seemed to be in a constant state of indecision.

... read the full article.


The First Edition Of World Cup 2014 Journal

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March 12, 2014 | No Comments »

If there is one thing that can be predicted with certainty it is that the ball will generate controversy and debate.

... read the full article.

The FA Cup Not Only Refuses To Die It Reminds Us Why We Love The Game

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March 9, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Manchester City started off with all the enthusiasm of a Saturday night partier hauled out of bed on Sunday to run a marathon.

... read the full article.





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