Monthly Archives: April 2008

Five Things to Root For in the Champions League Final

—An earthquake. —UEFA has the foresight to hire a panel of Chinese and Romanian judges to decide the diving competition between Didier Drogba and Cristiano Ronaldo. —Petr Cech takes the field in a full suit of Medieval armor. —Roman Abramovich … Continue reading

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Pinker than Palermo’s Home Strip

At last, a real idea for affecting progressive social change within football. Enough of the milquetoast official “Let’s Kick INSERT REACTIONARY TENDENCY Out of Football” campaigns. Time for real action. The Grauniad’s Steven Wells—always worth a lookie—hits on the brilliant … Continue reading

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Shock of the New

I am stunned, stunned, STUNNED. I mean, color me a deep shade of stunned: Sir Alex Ferguson is whining. Paint me in your deepest, darkest variety of amazed.

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Lipstick on the Pig

“In practice this was all about the gently absorbing spectacle of two fine teams struggling to find their distinct and separate rhythms. And for the fact that, true to form, the game refused to conform to type. How refreshing to … Continue reading

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The World’s Premier Club Competition!

For real? Leave aside the fact that three out of the final four teams in the “European” Champions League hail from the same country, giving the semi-finals the feel of your regularly scheduled Carling Cup plus a Very Special Guest … Continue reading

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A FANTASTIC DIVING HEADER!

I have heard it argued that the romance, surprise and whimsy have been driven out of elite football by, y’know, the Corporations. Not if John Arne Riise has anything to say about it! The rocketing redhead’s last-gasp own goal yesterday … Continue reading

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The Commish Speaks!

Someone needs to tell MLSCzar Don Garber that a blog, like the one he just started is supposed to be a forum in which you sorta let loose, think on the fly, say what you mean, experiment a little. Not … Continue reading

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