Category Archives: English soccer

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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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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West Ham United — No Sleep ’til Championship

I’ve been disconnected with a vague sense of mourning over the end of this European football season.  All leagues decided, many gods dead, most battles fought and all that.  There is still, of course, the Champions League final and some … Continue reading

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FA Cup final – Claret and Blue Condition

I spent the last week really getting caught up in the history and hype (my first honest to god usage of that word in a positive context in a long, long time) of the FA Cup; a daunting task given … Continue reading

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Chelsea FC, Calcio and Catch-22

1.  Sorry about the delay between posts.  This past week has been the busiest one in awhile on all fronts.  Normalcy has been semi-restored. 2. The Chelsea/Spurs match on Saturday was one of the most dramatic and intense matches of … 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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