Every year the most controversial time of the English soccer season comes at the hight of the holiday season. The English football system is the only football system in the world where clubs play four times in two weeks from December 22nd to January 4th with some clubs only getting a one day break between […]Read more "Should the FA abandon the Holiday Fixtures."
While watching the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas night, a conversation between Shaquille O’Neal and other TNT basketball commentators about the style of play of the current Minnesota Timberwolves caught my ear. According to Shaq, Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, and Kenny Smith, this current T-Wolves team love to bleed out the […]Read more "Why is soccer the only sport where style of play has moral implications?"
Eastern Europe is a hotbed of soccer in its own right. It might not have the most glamorous clubs like in the West but the devotion to the game here is undeniable. In the East unlike the West, politics and football are virtually inseparable due to the influence of Eastern Europe states in domestic football […]Read more "Two of a Kind? A tale of club soccer in Eastern Europe.."
Soccer is the global game and with that title comes different cultures and countries that each have their own special way of governing the game. All soccer fans who love this game are familiar with the typical pro-rel system and its clear hierarchy of tiers in Europe. However; in some places, the soccer pyramid isn’t […]Read more "Five Interesting League Systems."
The current back-to-back European champions have not had an easy start to the 2017-18 season. Los Blancos currently sit 4th in La Liga, eight points behind arch rivals Barcelona thirteen games into the new season. With losses to new promoted Girona and Betis in La Liga and a notable 3-1 loss to Tottenham in the Champions […]Read more "Three reasons for Real Madrid’s lackluster start to the 2017-18 season."
NASL officially looses D2 status. NASL has officially lost its court bid to retain D2 status for next season after failing to meet Professional League Standards, putting the future of the league in doubt. The NASL took USSF to court over anti-trust allegations and its favorability toward MLS and SUM marketing over the NASL. This […]Read more "Miscellaneous Soccer News from around the World"
Łódź (or as it is pronounced in english, “Wouge”) holds an interesting place in European history. Łódź is home to 693,000 and is the 4th largest city in Poland. It has earned the nickname as the “Manchester of Poland” and for good reason. Łódź like Manchester is a post-manufacturing, now deemed “artsy” central Polish town, sits […]Read more "#tbt What happened to ŁKS Łódź & Widzew Łódź?"