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Soccer Shocker: Can USA Mount A Serious Challenge On The World Stage?

When you think of sport in the USA you automatically think American Football, basketball, baseball and possibly ice hockey – the four most established sports on the American sporting scene. So well established are these sports, that the current ‘March Madness’ basketball tournament between different universities brings in over $500m worth of TV revenue each year. Collegiate sports are a ... Read More »

Match Report: New York Red Bulls 4-1 Colorado Rapids

90 minutes is all it takes for a perspective on a team to spin on its head. Prior to kick off on Sunday the Red Bulls were reeling following losses and lacklustre displays in their opening two games of the season in which they scored 1 and conceded 4 on the road to Dallas and Salt Lake. By full time, fans, ... Read More »

The Best Bits Of MLS’s Return

The first week of the new MLS season had it all. From Thierry Henry’s apparent frustrations, Kris Boyd’s debut goal and wonderful attacking play from the Vancouver Whitecaps to Montreal Impact’s first ever game, a trademark Beckham assist and an upset by Real Salt Lake. Here are my moments of the weekend: 1. Result of the Weekend: Real Salt Lake ... Read More »

Has Old Trafford Lost The Fear Factor

Opposition teams used to fear visiting Old Trafford. It was a Theatre of Nightmares for away managers who would go there and just park the bus in front of their goalposts. But this season something has changed. For some reason teams are no longer scared to take on Sir Alex Ferguson’s boys in front of their fans. Some years ago Roy Keane ... Read More »

New York Red Bulls Season Preview

The hours between now and Saturday will move by quite slowly. The 2012 MLS season is upon us, and I find myself bursting at the seams in anticipation. While the Red Bulls finished 2-2-3 in the pre-season, there is a lot to be optimistic about heading into the season. A lot of the questions I asked in the previous article ... Read More »

Match Preview: AC Milan v. Arsenal

Wednesday night will see the visit of Arsenal to the San Siro, with a two-legged meeting with seven times European Champions AC Milan their obstacle to the next round. The iconic arena has been somewhat of a successful hunting ground for the Gunners in past, with famous victories over AC Milan at the same stage in 2008, and a 5-1 ... Read More »

Swansea City vs Arsenal preview

With Arsenal fans still rejoicing in club legend Thierry Henry’s magical comeback at the Emirates, the Gunners head to the Welsh country to take on premiership newboys Swansea. Swansea have shown that they can hold their own among the big boys and have been especially strong at home.Their impressive performance against Premier League  high-flyers Tottenham is a testament to this.They ... Read More »

The Return Of A King

A Nottingham Forest point of View. Has anyone ever had a ‘successful’ second spell at a club where they are deemed so highly? Obviously readers will believe that I am talking about Thierry Henry but no, as a Nottingham Forest fan I am, of course, talking about King Marlon of the City Ground. However, this isn’t about the fabulous memories I ... Read More »

The Returning Legend – A Sign Of Desperation?

The returns of Thierry Henry and Paul Scholes to the Premier League is without a doubt the biggest story of the transfer window so far. Both players are held in high regards by the supporters of Arsenal and Manchester United respectively, but given the pressure that both clubs have succumbed during the season the “return of a legend” is a ... Read More »

Match Report: Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United (Leeds Fan’s Perspective)

The FA Cup hasn’t been very friendly to Leeds United in recent years. Our last four tournament opponents have been Manchester United, Spurs, Arsenal and Arsenal once again this season. Yes a League One Leeds side inspired by Jermaine Beckford famously shocked Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2010, but we’ve never been a set of fans to live in ... Read More »

Why Thierry Henry’s Loan Is Good Business For Everyone

With a deal all but certain to be completed within days, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry will make a return to the Emirates Stadium for a two-month loan move from Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls. There has been much speculation over whether a deal could get done ever since Henry spent two weeks training with his old club in ... Read More »

Newcastle United – Transfer Review

Transfer deadline day is becoming something of a poisoned chalice to Newcastle United fans. A brief look back at the clubs recent history tells you as much. During the summer of 2008, Newcastle were on a high after the return of former player, manager, and fan icon, Kevin Keegan. After joining in January, he galvanised the side, taking them from ... Read More »

It’s Time For The Players To Rescue Football

Hand of God? More like hand of a cheat! Pride, commitment and passion . . . just some of the words that I would associate with football. Or that I would like to. Recently, I have begun more than ever to question the players in and around the game. Is Luis Suarez a hero or a villain? Should France have replayed ... Read More »

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