The ax now fallen on Mourinho at Chelsea, we spend a sizable chunk of this week’s #Pondcast talking about the chain reaction of hirings and firings that we’ll possibly see around the upper echelons of European football that José’s firing will spark. A few of England’s other top clubs struggled this past weekend as well, and we were […]

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 […]

Forget this writing gig… I’m going to become a bookie. Because if I’m really ever going to make some money out of my life long love affair with soccer, that’s clearly the best avenue. In order to get paid to play, I’d have to be good (I’m not). In order to manage, I should probably […]

The biggest problem with success is replicating it. The blood, sweat and tears that are shed in the process of reaching greatness always takes a drastically larger toll than any champion is willing to admit, and so they’re almost always at the root of the failure to retain their crown. In professional soccer, this saying […]

“Class warfare” is a dirty phrase these days, mostly used sparingly by politicians publicly attempting to convince their constituency that they’re being looked out for while conducting the shady, backroom negotiations that pass for the legislation process. It pits the upper class against the lower class, those with versus those without, the have’s battling the […]

I took a small break last week from the blog as I was having trouble balancing work, soccer, the 4th of July weekend and my 29th birthday along with my writing responsibilities. I really screwed the pooch in the lead up to that, blowing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make my 29th TWOL post on the […]

so all of the major european leagues are finally under way, and there has been plenty of news to fill many a blog posting. here are a few things i’ve come across that i’ve found interesting, but haven’t had enough time to write a full posting about. enjoy. roman plots to KO spending – […]