Some of the best of the soccer web with an atrocious piece thrown in now and again.
An Irish view of Robbie Keane’s move to the Los Angeles Galaxy.
David Lacey believes that Cesc Fabregas was on a different level to any other midfield player in the Premier League.
Sid Lowe’s La Liga 2011/12 preview but due to industrial action games cannot be brought to you as advertised.
A very insightful piece from Tom Williams on Stoke and the need to be physical if you ae going to be successful in the Premier League.
A season before they enter MLS the Montreal Impact has struggled badly.
Eric Hassli has taken to Vancouver apparently.
UEFA takes Wenger to task while the racial abuse of Alves and Marcelo goes on without any action.
Two decades ago clubs from Scotland and England faced each other on a level playing field but television money changed all that.
The latest from investigative reporter Andrew Jennings – this piece on Chuck Blazer.
Is this what happens when you allow unfettered access to statistics. An edge or an advantage yes, domination – try looking up a dictionary first.
A blog from RossonerOgo on the Senegal national team.
No idea what happened to the Globe and Mail this past week but I can only think that it must have been a slow week and they realized that some people might be interested in soccer. This article is on Portland Timbers’ owner Merritt Paulson.
When La Liga gets going one of the interesting additions to the top flight will be Granada.
Rob Smyth looks back at the days of hard-man managers and there were none tougher than Jock Wallace. You will never read about it in any books but Wallace heavily influenced a generation of coaches and players from serious amateurs up to the professional level – in Scotland anyway.
As Rob Smyth describes, running up and down sand dunes was an integral part of Wallace’s pre-season training regime and when word got out, the method spread like wild-fire. All of a sudden you were not a real team until you ran up and down sand dunes in pre-season. The sand did come with the inbuilt advantage of an easy cover-up when you threw-up.
Many a meal was left on sand hills all over Scotland in the 70s. (Yes, big Ally if you are out there reading this, we all remember!)
The only suspects missing from the “who owns Carlos Tevez” saga are Ken Bates and Don King. In all seriousness a great piece from David Conn.
Chris Nee with an article on the decline of “Brian Little Football Manager“.
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