Category Archives: History of the 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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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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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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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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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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