Monthly Archives: January 2011

La Liga Love (a little bit of)

image courtesy of laligaweekly.com On Saturday afternoon, I saw something remarkable when I tuned into the second half of the Real Sociedad v. Almeria match.  The pitch was sodden, soggy and pockmarked with puddles as the rain fell in thick, … Continue reading

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Wedontknowitasfootball’s bookshelf part I. Eduardo Galeano – Soccer in Sun and Shadow

cover image courtesy of goodreads.com One of the aims of this blog is to accumulate and share information with newly converted soccer fans.  This is going to be the first in series of posts discussing books that we’ve read that … Continue reading

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Untrained eyes

So Manchester United came back, impressively it has to be written, from a 2 goal deficit to defeat a determined Blackpool squad at Bloomfield Road. This is what ESPN columnist Richard Jolly saw at the match: “When in full flight, … Continue reading

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Weekend Rewind

Best matches I was lucky enough to view: image from football.expertiseo.com La Liga: Valencia v. Malaga–This match was a beautiful, wide-open shootout and a fitting end to 8 hours of Saturday match viewing.  Malaga struck first with a vengeance and … Continue reading

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Barca redeems itself

“Without Tono in goal, it would have been a cricket score.” – Ray Hudson on Racing’s goalkeeper… Barcelona sought to redeem itself after it’s mid-week loss to Betis – it’s first in 28 matches – and the Culers were barely … Continue reading

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Into Crypts of Copa del Reys: Part II.

Could two bonus additions of El Clasico actually be a…(can’t type “bad”,  just can’t) …an unfortunate thing for fans of the Spanish game?  And not just for Madrid fans, either.  I’m thinking these ludicrous, unholy thoughts because Barcelona and Real … Continue reading

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FA Cup 3rd Round Replays: The Empire Strikes Back

  Wishful Thinking image courtesy of the Daily Mirror Arsenal squared off against Leeds United yesterday at Elland Road in a replay of their 1-1 draw at Emirates on January 8th.  The winner would advance to the 4th Round of … Continue reading

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