After getting a reprieve during the World Cup, the WSOTP Pic of the Week series makes its return in grand fashion. In fact, its resurrection is so grand that you could even call it a black tie affair. Well, that’s at least what Spanish Segunda B side Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa thought, as they debuted their brand new “tuxedo […]

Ah vacation… you were much needed. After a month of World Cup to digest, my brain and Twitter feed certainly needed the rest. So after spending a week with my family on an isolated lake in South Carolina, I’m now back and ready to dip my foot into the pools of world football once again. But […]

This week’s edition of Pic of the Week comes a day later than normal thanks to a much needed break away from the internet during the Memorial Day holiday here in the US, but picking it couldn’t have been any easier for me. And the reason for selecting a shot of Gareth Bale scoring the game-winning, […]

I have to admit that I have been a really lousy writer lately. The last full length article I wrote was published over two weeks ago, and it was nearly a fortnight in between that one and the article previous to it. Yeah, I’ve been giving you guys semi-regular Pic of the Week posts, the occasional Ten Words […]

As a dedicated fan of the beautiful game, no matter who you support, there are a number of dates each year that just about all of us circles on our calendars as “can’t miss” matches. The obvious ones are the dates of major international finals, Europe’s Champions League final, and South America’s Copa Libertadores. There are also […]

Often times, picking a “Pic of the Week” is a snap: one ridiculous picture will go viral in the previous week, making it the obvious choice. But occasionally, there are several pictures that I’d be more than happy to see take the prize. Such was the case this week, as I nearly went with a […]

I’ve been a little USA-Mexico heavy in this space for the last week or so, and understandably so. And predictably, a little bit of that spills over into this weeks TWOL posting. If you’re feeling a little burnt out on the subject, don’t worry… there’s still a further six links below that aren’t related to […]

“The Club can announce that it has signed a partnership agreement with Real Madrid FC and reached agreement for the transfer of Luka Modric, subject to medical, to the Spanish club. The partnership agreement will see the two Clubs working together in respect of players, coaching, best practices and commercial relationships.” – tottenhamhotspur.com, 27 August 2012 […]

The European transfer season is upon us, and players, agents and club chairmen are crisscrossing the globe in search of pay days, pay days and pay days respectively. Keeping up with it is nearly impossible — there are those who try, with some better than others — and not something I plan on attempting any […]

Alright. Enough is enough. This whole thing is really starting to spiral out of control. It’s not like this is a revelation or anything. Everyone knows finances in European football have completely gotten out of hand. Football mirroring life once again, it’s impossible to miss just how easily the rich are get richer while the […]