Monthly Archives: April 2011

Into Crypts of Copa del Reys (Finals ed.) Barcelona and Real Madrid: content may explode under pressure

So the conventional wisdom and narrative emerging from Saturday’s match was that Madrid played too conservatively and in some bizarre fashion confessed to their inferiority by doing so.  Barca legend Johan Cruyff went so far as to label Madrid’s approach … Continue reading

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Stoked Out!! (FA Cup)

In honor of Stoke City’s surprisingly thorough 5-0 annihilation of the Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup semifinals yesterday, here are some interesting facts about the club: Their nickname, the Potters, “is a reference to the long-important pottery industry in … Continue reading

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United…ha, ha, ha (FA Cup semis)

“I think we can take down this banner soon. But we hope we can take it down this year” Roberto Mancini I expected more pace and intensity from this derby/FA Cup semifinal match.  Watching long stretches of it were like … Continue reading

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I’ll have 4 El Clasicos, please

What kind of ill-informed lunatic would take it upon themselves to write that numerous, bonus versions of El Clasico could even possibly be a little bit of a bad thing.  I apologize.  Sometimes my logic is 43% burnt. Here are … Continue reading

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Weekend Viewing and Thoughts Part I. (EPL)

  1. Caught the end of the Liverpool v. Manchester City match yesterday afternoon.  I have no idea what to make of either of these sides.  Liverpool got it handed to them by discarded ex-manager Roy Hodgson’s West Brom squad … Continue reading

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Rewinds – Vol. IV

– It’s surprising and a little sad that all of the quarterfinal Champions League ties appear to be over after just one leg, save for the United/Chelsea clash.  This has been a wild and wacky year in Europe so I … Continue reading

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La Liga Links

I’m sorry that our La Liga coverage has been erratic the past few weeks.  My somewhat spotty Serie A fixation has taken over again and I’ve been writing and reading more about recent developments in Italy.  There is so much … Continue reading

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