For the stateside football supporter who occasionally feels forever alone, Wrong Side of the Pond is a website made for — and by — the American soccer fan.
Let’s just get this out of the way: outside of the halls of FIFA headquarters in Zurich and the luxurious high rise buildings in Doha, there are very few people in support the idea of Qatar hosting the World Cup … Continue reading
In the world of American professional sports, fresh starts aren’t exactly what I would call “rare”. Nary a year passes without some team in any of the major leagues — MLB, NBA, NFL or NHL for those who don’t follow other sports … Continue reading
According to information received from multiple trusted sources, Wrong Side of the Pond believes that the Dayton Dutch Lions will be moving their USL PRO franchise to Cincinnati for the 2015 season. Rumors place the club leaving their newly minted home at Dayton … Continue reading
It’s not an infrequent occurrence to hear someone describe soccer as their life. For many that I know — myself included — that’s a fairly accurate statement. I run a soccer website and spend a majority of my free time watching … Continue reading
Believe it or not, I don’t do all of my reading on the internet. Yes, from time to time, I still pick up and read timeless paper-bound words. Though normally it’s still soccer related as well. And the next book I’d like to mark down on my list of reads is the latest from The Secret Footballer. Not familiar with TSF? An author of a weekly column the Guardian that is purportedly a current Premier League player — either that or we’re all victims of an incredibly slick bit of marketing — The Secret Footballer dishes “insider” information on the professional game thanks to the safety of the protective pseudonym. There’s an entire website devoted to uncovering his identity, though nothing has been confirmed to this point.
Anyway, the first two books from The Secret Footballer — I Am the Secret Footballer and Tales From the Secret Footballer – were incredibly fun and relatively easy reads that shed a lot of insight into the professional game. And as such, I’m eagerly looking forward to reading his latest effort: The Secret Footballer’s Guide to the Modern Game. It doesn’t help that I’m already a sucker for tactics reading. And if this one is anything like the last two, I’ll finish it in a couple of days.
And to be clear… yes Mom, this is something I’d like for Christmas.
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