With the podcast being moved to earlier in the week, the regular Raves and Rants is going to start appearing in a midweek slot.
David Bevan questions the claim that “everyone wants goal-line technology.”
Miguel Delaney looks at former European and Champions League winners and tries to gauge which one has had the most difficult route to Europe’s premier trophy.
Arsenal: What Separates Them From Success?
Jonathan Wilson runs down Porto and their success this season both domestically and in Europe.
British crowds in particular get excited when a corner is awarded – is it worth it?
Passing the ball successfully is a critical factor in any game but there are passes and there are passes. Should statistical breakdowns not offer more points of differentiation?
Egotistical owners are one thing but Chechnya has a political leader seemingly intent on playing out his footballing fantasies.
Jack Bell looks at how some of MLS’ charter clubs are not doing so well.
In a week when Ken Bates gave Leeds fans the equivalent of a “Luke, I am your father moment,” David Conn writes about the background to his banning by Bates from Elland Road. As a token of solidarity with David Conn, Soccer Report Extra.com has banned Ken Bates from this site until further notice.
I urge all other soccer websites to join Soccer Report Extra.com in banning Bates. Further the ban has been extended to include Sir Richard Attenborough in case Bates subtly disguises himself.
Just Football picks the Championship team of the season.
Premier and Football League clubs owe the UK taxman a lot of money according to this report.
Bobby’s appearance on an episode of “Beyond the Pitch.” A big thanks to the boys for having me on.
Nick Lewis is looking for support for the film “The Jay DeMerit Story.” A great story.
The annual listing of MLS players salaries. Nominations for most overpaid and most underpaid anyone?
Giancarlo Rinaldi compares the Milan title winning side them with past winners.
And Bobby on Tuesday’s edition of World Football Daily.
Quotes & Headlines“CSA to allow auditors to examine finances in wake of allegations”
This headline in Sport Business got my attention. But as it turned out the CSA in question was not the Canadian Soccer Association but rather Cricket South Africa.
“Would you prefer to be shot or hanged?”
Brian Glanville writing in the May edition of World Soccer provides his take on the FIFA Presidential election candidates Sepp Blatter and Mohamed Bin Hammam.
“Morales was stretchered off following an awkward tackle by Chivas’ Marcos Mondaini in the 38th minute. “
MLS.com again expands their choice of adjectives when describing a tackle that causes injury. This time the “awkward” tackle caused a broken ankle and put Javier Morales out for an extended period of time. There was nothing awkward about Mondaini’s tackle – it was a bad tackle and indicated one of two things. Mondaini either doesn’t know how to tackle or by tackling with his wrong leg he knew that he could not possibly get the ball without going through Morales first.
“It was a clumsy challenge. It certainly wasn’t malicious. It was more like a forward stuck in the midfield having to make tackles. It was a clumsy challenge, but I know 100 percent there was no malicious intent.”
Robin Fraser, Coach of Chivas USA comments on the tackle by Chivas attacker Marcos Mondaini on RSL’s Javier Morales that left the RSL player with a fractured ankle.
From MLS Major League Soccer“#FC Dallas hand #LA Galaxy first defeat of 2011”
It looks as if results against Real Salt Lake are not being counted in 2011.
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