Category Archives: English Soccer

World Cup: My England Problem

Today, the World Cup officially got serious. Uruguay and The Good Korea played a fierce win-or-go-home game in the pouring rain. The United States’ gutsy run ended against the sinister forces of Ghana…again. The Epcot Center portion of the competition … Continue reading

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World Cup: Who Will Survive the Group of Stress?

When the World Cup draw materialized, lo, about 94 years ago, one group leapt out at me. And when I say “leapt out at me,” I mean in the fashion of a feral cat that hasn’t eaten in awhile. It … Continue reading

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World Cup: England's SCREAMIN'!

So it’s just a typical World Cup day—in other words, it’s 13.30 Pacific Coast time, and I feel like I have lived an entire adventurous lifetime since the alarm trilled just before the USA v. Slovenia kick-off. (I couldn’t even … Continue reading

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Will Gordon Brown Save Soccer (Or Vice Versa)?

This blog hasn’t had much to say about The Football of late. In large part that’s because Yr Humble Correspondent’s major team of choice, Liverpool FC, has rambled from comic disaster to calamity to tantalizingly brief false dawn of hope … Continue reading

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English Soccer Fans, Up In Arms

I have a piece up over at Good which attempts to grapple with the debt crisis—and attendant fan uprising—in English soccer. You didn’t know your Thursday afternoon needed a 1,300-word treatise on financial skullduggery and grassroots politicking in a foreign … Continue reading

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I! AM! SO! EXCITED! ABOUT! THE! EUROPA! LEAGUE!

My favo(u)red European soccer-football club, the Mighty Reds of Liverpool, will play a European Champions League match tomorrow—a meeting with Italy’s Fiorentina for which manager Rafa Benitez might as well send out the ball boys with his dear old mother … Continue reading

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Slovenia Kicks Off 'Group of Life' Trash Talk

The England/USA/Slovenia?/Algeria??  World Cup section may have won the instant, dismissive “Group of Life” tag. Brit tabloids may have dubbed the foursome EASY (England, Algeria, Slovenia, Yanks). But the Slovenes are determined to talk a good game, at least. The … Continue reading

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