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Mourinho treats Man United Youth Academy like eBay in Premier League finale

Knowing full well he'll be busy in the summer transfer window but citing squad rotation, Jose Mourinho put the Man United youth academy in the shop window. Josh Harrup's screamer probably didn't change his mind.

On the 2016-17 Premier League’s final match day, Manchester United upset highly favoured Crystal Palace at Old Trafford with surprising ease. To a casual fan, that sentence may seem to have been jumbled in the wash. Nonetheless, Sam Allardyce’s Palace were viewed as favourites over the Red Devils because, well in advance, Jose Mourinho had stated his intent to field a boatload ... Read More »

FA Cup Semi-Final review

FA Cup semi-finals

This is what the FA Cup is all about. These two semi-finals reminded everyone that the value of the FA Cup to the big sides hasn’t dwindled. In both the FA Cup semi-finals over the weekend, all four sides put their best foot forward in spite of their Premier League positions. This was certainly a weekend for the neutrals. Read More »

Bastia Supporters Reënact Dumas’ The Corsican Brothers

Bastia supporters let the world feel the pain of their Corsican brothers on Easter Weekend, disrupting their Ligue 1 match against Olympique Lyon.

In 1844, Alexandre Dumas (père) wrote a novel about vengeance centered on two conjoined brothers separated at birth but who still felt each other’s pain. It was titled The Corsican Brothers. Cheech and Chong lampooned it on film in 1984. The cinematic world felt Dumas’ pain. On this Easter weekend, Olympique Lyon felt Corsica’s pain when Bastia fans caused their club’s match against OL ... Read More »

RB Leipzig Thrash SC Freiburg 4-0

RB Leipzig consistently surprise. The newly promoted side have been eclipsed by perennial powerhouse Bayern but stubbornly refuse to fade gracefully.

This has been an intriguing Bundesliga season, to say the least. Newly promoted side RB Leipzig dominated the early season. Around the holidays, Bayern Munich reclaimed their customary place. The Rekordmeister’s resurgence hasn’t dampened Leipzig’s hopes by any means. Read More »

Conservative Tactics Against Panama May Haunt Arena And US

Clint Dempsey's goal wasn't enough to deliver victory for a US side employing conservative tactics.

Wrapped in euphoria following the United States’ six-goal romp against Honduras, I did not fail to remember the difficulty in winning on the road in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Therefore, it was no surprise to see the US Men’s National Team struggle to a 1-1 draw in Panama on Tuesday evening. It was even less startling when mounting injuries at the ... Read More »

No ROI in Wales Setback Against Republic of Ireland

The final score was a Wales setback in its qualification hopes for Russia 2018

It was another Wales setback in the country’s quest for World Cup qualification after a frustrating goalless draw against a resolute Ireland side in Dublin. The Welsh side entered the game with a near enough full strength starting 11. The visitors seemed favourites to beat an Irish side hit with a spate of injuries. However, in what could be politely described as ... Read More »

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