Category Archives: Premier League

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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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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Chelsea Banned!

Brutal news for everyone’s favo(u)rite London-based, Russian-owned, internationally staffed football club: FIFA just banned Premiership leaders Chelsea from the next two transfer windows as punishment for some youth-player hanky panky with some French kid who hasn’t even played for the club’s … Continue reading

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Burnley: America's Team, Or Weird Nostalgic Snobbery?

Lord knows that in my checkered career as a journalist, I’ve filed the odd story constructed on the most precarious of angles—or, to let you kids in some insider nomenclature, “hooks.” So I read The New York Times’ unusual story … Continue reading

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The Premier League: It's All Kicking Off!

After a fashion, I guess. The World’s Most Popular Sports League resumed last weekend, and if it seems difficult to pay serious attention to sporting events in the middle of August, the creme de la Prem provided ample demonstration why. … Continue reading

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Fantasy!

Your Humble Correspondent ducked out of reality for two weeks—a sybaritic time, as I cavorted on private yachts off the coast of Maine—and thus missed the freak show that passes for American Life in August. Uncle Bill’s starring role in … Continue reading

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