Monthly Archives: February 2007

A Bloody Genius

A former coach in Israel shamelessly steals one of the greatest (and among the only) ideas ever proposed in the august salon known as Eleven Devils: that no points be awarded for 0-0 draws. Apparently, the Israeli league is in … Continue reading

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Palermo’s Long Distance Delivery

If you haven’t seen it, dig it. Boca Juniors’ Martin Palermo connects from 52 meters:

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Davai! Davai! Davai!

The awesome soccerblog constellation known as The Offside offers all kinds of specialized, enthusiast-driven coverage; winning the Eleven Devils/Komsomolets Order of the Achievements of the People’s Economy today: the site’s awesome Russian League blog. Molodets, tovarishi!

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I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Forgive Myself…

…for missing this Carling Cup final. And that’s all I’m going to say about it.

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Buenos Aires’ Barrabravas

The English-language media grabs hold of Argentina’s hooligan crisis, the story that dominated the sporting press during Eleven Devils’ two-week visit to Buenos Aires and environs. The catalyst of the current uproar occurred during the very match my wife and … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at El Monumental

Suffering a Western Hemispheric version of jet lag and still trying to realign my mind to the Global North (I drove my Subaru to an organic-foods market, for starters), I lack the fortitude to spiel about all things futbol argentino … Continue reading

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Como se dice "Utterly gash?"

There has been much speculation over the years about whether MLS teams might ever enter the Copa Libertadores. Based on the CL group-stage action I´ve seen so far during my visit to Argentina, I´d say the tournament should beg MLS … Continue reading

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