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Bobby McMahon

Bobby McMahon

You can see me on the Fox Soccer News broadcast in the US on the Fox Soccer, in other parts of the world on FSI and in Canada on Soccer Central on Sportsnet. I also contribute to "TSN 1290 radio," as well as other radio stations across the continent and I write a regular column for Forbes.com. 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


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

Written by on April 13, 2014 | 11 Comments »
Posted in Liverpool, Manchester City

Context

 

Liverpool entered the match leading the Premier League, two points ahead of Chelsea and four points up on Manchester City but City having played two games fewer. Liverpool has never won the Premier League since its formation in 1992 and their last title win came in 1990.

 

The game also marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster when 96 Liverpool supporters died while attending a FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.

The emotion of the occasion was undoubtedly a challenge for both teams, but...to read more please click on the link.

 


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

Written by
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.


Why You Need To Treat Comments About “Another Premier League Collapse By Arsenal” With Skepticism

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March 4, 2014 | 2 Comments »

So what do the numbers tell us? Does Arsenal always fade to black as the end of the Premier League comes into clearer focus?

... read the full article.

Why This Premier League Season Shows That Managers Do Matter

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March 2, 2014 | 8 Comments »

The proposition that managers are inherently a waste of time (and money) was based on an analysis by Stefan Szymanski of the spending of 40 English clubs between 1978 and 1997. The analysis found that spending on salaries explained 92% of their variation in league position. To sum up their proposition – the team that pays the most wins the most.

... read the full article.





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