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About dennisseese

This blog is and will be written by 2 passionate, recently converted fans of the world's game, football, or soccer as it's known to Americans. We will be writing primarily about European club soccer and we hope for this site to be a living compendium of informed fandom as we seek to learn and appreciate more about the legacies, rivalries and cultural significance of the 'Beautiful Game."

Review of Paul Lake’s I’m Not Really Here

Hello. I apologize for the lack of posts.  I’ve started taking classes again and I’ve also been lucky enough to have some of my writing published on other outlets such as ESPN’s Soccernet.  I’m extremely proud to say that Mark … Continue reading

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Arsenal, Arsenal…

A few quick thoughts before the big Arsenal/Udinese Champions League qualifier this afternoon: I’m really curious to see who Arsene Wenger sends out as his starting XI for this match. I don’t expect wholesale changes, but I’d be extremely surprised … Continue reading

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Hallo Bundesliga!

Where did the summer go?  And FWIW, DC summers are indeed soggy, muggy miserable affairs, but damn…I remember whining about the end of the European campaign after the Champions League final like it was 5 minutes ago. I spent a … Continue reading

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One for American Football — Tribute to Randy Moss

I remember at some point during Randy Moss’s epic, jaw-dropping 17 TD rookie season Willie D said “he’s the next Jerry Rice.”  I also remember laughing derisively, thinking there is only one Jerry Rice (of whom his wife said once … Continue reading

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2011 Women’s World Cup: an elegy

First and foremost, this Women’s World Cup tournament has been a pleasure to watch and the quality and level of play has been nothing short of brilliant.  The final showcase between the tireless, technical juggernaut that is Japan and the … Continue reading

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Soccer: gnawing at the fragile psyche of the American sports punditocracy (rant)

Teeth gnash at flecks of grey matter prompting paranoid spittle to fly as negative nonsense spuriously spouts forth…the beauty, excitement and rightful attention paid to the Women’s World Cup has brought them to the brink. Witness this past Sunday after … Continue reading

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The Ball is Round

Lots of exciting things to share and talk about… First and foremost, I’m amazed to write the following words — but — joining Twitter for the sake of Wedontknowitasfootball has turned out to be a great experience, as I’ve discovered a ton … Continue reading

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