No matter where you travel around the globe, there is one thing that is virtual certainty to be found among the local population: crazy people. That’s right, crazy people. They are everywhere. Statistics indicate that as many as 1 in 3 people currently have a mental disorder. So if you think of two of your […]

It may just be me, but I feel like my recent posts have taken a rather pessimistic view of the beautiful game. A quick look at my front page shows a total of seven non-round-up posts, and four of them are nothing but me bitching about some current aspect of the game. I must think […]

Player websites are one of the interesting enigmas of 21st century soccer culture. Most modern footballers — in their endless efforts to market themselves to maximize potential earnings — need a personal website to serve as the face of their public personas for both fans and potential suitors alike. But two big problems plague player […]

it’s been ten days of mixed emotions here at wrong side of the pond. while i’m obviously elated at spurs incredible displays during this time, the roller coaster ride prior to both dramatic final whistles makes me wonder how i didn’t suffer a heart attack. (tangent alert: i feel like the lillywhites are a shiny […]

it’s often extremely difficult as a man to express one’s emotions. we’re all supposed to be stoic and told to ignore our feelings. instead we should be off doing manly things like building bridges with our bare hands, and crushing skulls on our hairy chests whenever someone insults our favored clubs. but let’s be honest: […]

it’s the game’s biggest stage, and that stage features the world’s biggest stars. well, most of them anyway. every four year’s, hundreds of millions of adoring fans to watch the brightest stars of football shine during the world cup. unfortunately, some of those star names don’t get the final invite to the the big ball […]

a busy christmas schedule has my mind spinning, wondering what to write about and what to leave out. i’ve watched a lot of football, and talked about even more… although my family probably would have preferred a different subject matter to dominate my holiday plans. oh well, they should know better by now, right?¬†and, as […]

sure, most of the club soccer world is [supposed] to be on international break this weekend, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a boatload going on in the world of football this weekend. MLS’s conference finals are this weekend (i’m watching the LA-houston game as i write this). the NCAA D3 soccer championships started this […]

so tomorrow the premier league resumes play again after this past week’s exciting round of world cup qualifiers. and the surprising marquee match up for this saturday pits ambitious manchester city against the side many expected them to unseat from the top four this season, arsenal. both sides are off to flying starts this season […]