Monthly Archives: June 2011

D.C. United: an elegy to RFK

This is a piece I wrote last fall after seeing a D.C. United/Columbus Crew match at RFK stadium.  I was still brand new to the District and it was also my first live MLS experience.  The D.C. United fans and … Continue reading

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Wedontknowitasfootball’s bookshelf: Brilliant Orange Part II

David Winner’s Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer is the type of book I most enjoy these days: an uncategorizable hybrid that’s part cultural study, part hyper-literate, obsessed sport journalism that weaves together disparate sociological threads into an … Continue reading

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Wedontknowitasfootball’s bookshelf: Brilliant Orange Part I

I knew full well that nothing good ever happens on a baseball field. But there I was: running, doing passing drills in the shaggy, unkempt outfield, practicing my dribble etc.  Then I would take the ball as if in a … Continue reading

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@EPLiens: WedontknowitsaTwitteraccount

We’ve finally caught up with that thing called progress over at Wedontknowitasfootball HQ.  I’ve set up a Twitter feed @EPLiens where I’ll be distilling my patented brand of boozy, eagle-eyed wisdom. I’m working on a review of David Winner’s brilliant … Continue reading

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West Ham United – the sequel

Disclaimer:  I’m usually not one to spell things out–but, for those who don’t already know, No Sleep ’til Hammersmith is an iconic and legendarily destructive live album by one of the greatest bands of all-time and my recent post titled … Continue reading

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Wedontknowitasfootball’s bookshelf part II. Soccernomics

The seismic impact of Bill James’ instigation of the sabermetric revolution against Major League baseball’s previously unquestioned “truths,” traditions and assumptions regarding the inner-workings of the game continues to reverberate in the forefront of front office minds throughout the sporting universe.  … Continue reading

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Gold Cups and Catch-Ups

Hello everyone. Sorry for the delay between posts.  I was lucky enough to catch the extremely exciting Championship Premier League play in match last week between Reading and Swansea City.  It was a spirited, momentous match in front of an … Continue reading

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