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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.


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How Technology Has Expanded Our Soccer Narrative

Written by on January 29, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Money Game

It is difficult to explain to any soccer fan under the age of 35 (perhaps even 40) how difficult it used to be to travel or to move to another country and to keep tabs on your favorite team. Even when travel was limited to your own country there was no guarantee that you could stay current unless you happened to follow one of the “big” teams. International travel made it almost impossible no matter your team.

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2 responses to “How Technology Has Expanded Our Soccer Narrative”

  1. Alberta Gooner says:

    Awesome piece, Bobby. I’ve had similar conversations every time I’ve gone down to Mexico and Cuba.

  2. Ed Gomes says:

    I love the piece. I’ve had discussions with plenty in regards to the rise of futebol in the US. Just because the MLS doesn’t get huge ratings it doesn’t mean futebol isn’t followed.
    Today’s technology allows us to follow any league, club and/or player we want. I know plenty that don’t follow the MLS yet follow at least one league abroad.
    When I speak with people in Italy or Portugal, they quickly realize that I do follow and watch the leagues. The comings the goings, etc…
    Even with the growth of the sport due to technology, it feels as if Platter and FIFA still don’t see it. Too worry about filling their pockets instead of truly doing what’s best for the game.

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