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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


Why The Real World Cup Dark Horses Are More Like The Spanish Inquisition

Written by on June 8, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Posted in World Cups

So let’s consider what constitutes a dark horse and which countries have played that role at previous World Cups.The definition is a team that emerges to prominence. In that context we regularly have a dark horse at World Cups but it can be argued that we have never had a dark horse winner.

To read more please click on the link.

There will four or five more articles posted by me on Forbes and Soccerly.com this week. The best idea if you would like to read them is to click the following that will take you a central depository of all the articles for each publication.

Forbes. com

Soccerly.com

For Canadian viewers there will be appearances on Soccer Central on Monday and Wednesday this week then the show will be on hiatus during the World Cup and from then until the start of the European seasons.

 


How The 2022 World Cup Could Reach A Doomsday Scenario

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June 1, 2014 | 2 Comments »

The Sunday Times claim that the latest revelations have been sourced through a FIFA insider who provided the London-based paper with “hundreds of millions documents” showing secret payments totaling “more than” $5M by Bin Hamman to “senior football officials” in a bid to help Qatar to win the right to host the World Cup in 2022.

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Now This Was Fun – $33 All Time Team

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May 31, 2014 | 11 Comments »

I received a tweet this morning that included a challenge. Not sure where it came from although the Guardian’s Spanish football correspondent was quoted in the e mail. This what I came up with in a 4-3-3 formation. Schmeichel $2; Lahm $1, Baresi $4, Beckenbauer $5, Fachetti $3; Garrincha $3, Neeskkens $4, Maradona $5; Van […]

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Real Madrid Goes From Threat Of Decimation To La Décima In Engrossing Champions League Final

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May 26, 2014 | No Comments »

But just as in 1974 mere seconds might as well have been years.

Forty years ago Atletico led Bayern Munich 1-0 with 20 seconds left in extra time of the European Cup Final. Then Bayern centre back George Schwarzenbeck stepped forward and hit a shot from 30 yards that skidded beyond the reach of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Miguel Reina.

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UEFA Announce Financial Fair Play Sanctions And Why This Is Only The Start

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May 19, 2014 | 9 Comments »

The first sanctions were agreed to be each of the nine clubs with the “Investigatory Chamber” or in other words they went for a plea bargain. The other option was to allow their case to go to the Adjudicatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body and that might have brought a heavier punishment.

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Who Are The Half A Billion Dollar Premier League Clubs And Who Are The Others?

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May 15, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Although the play-off winner will face substantially increased costs in the Premier League the “guarantee” of a nine figure pay out is the gold at the end of the rainbow for Derby or QPR.

The pay out for 2014 was the first under a new TV deal. The distribution jumped substantially based on BT entering the domestic market and a dramatic increase in rights-fees coming from overseas.

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English Soccer Teams Enjoy World’s Richest TV Bounty By A Mile And How The Leagues Split The TV Pie

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May 10, 2014 | 6 Comments »

Before the Premier League, live soccer on TV in the UK was something to be avoided rather than embraced. Conventional wisdom held that soccer on TV would lead to a reduction in paying spectators, traditionally the main source of revenue for

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Could Nike Ride To Manchester United’s Premier League “Financial Fair Play” Rescue?

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April 27, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The advisability of spending a reputed $150M to $200M on new players without a new manager in place is open to question. Nonetheless, it seems widely accepted that Manchester United has simply to flex some financial muscle and normal service will be resumed. But it is not as simple as that, in fact far from it.

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

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April 23, 2014 | No Comments »

Any club that acquires his services should be mindful that in order to move forward the club may take a few steps back. There is a “van Gaal” way to play and early adaptation by players is often difficult and controversial.

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