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King James Reigns in Madrid and the Hummels Transfer Circus

So while RVP’s actual left foot was leading the Netherlands to an impressive performance at this summer’s World Cup, we were taking an indefinite leave of absence from the interwebs to sip on some caipirinhas and watch it all unfold from our living room couch. 801 more words

Michelin on Football Update

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After receiving your feedback via email and Twitter, we have reflected on the direction of this site. Given our careful consideration, we have made the determination that enough of you are interested in the work we do here in creating a model to help predict the scores of important Football matches. 472 more words

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Stoke City sign ex-Barca star

London – Stoke City have signed one-time Spain international forward Bojan Krkic from Barcelona on a four-year deal, the Premier League side said on Tuesday. 174 more words


Buy the Lottery Ticket

Do you know the lottery ticket story? I like the version Elizabeth Gilbert tells in Eat, Pray, Love:

“There’s a wonderful old Italian joke about a poor man who goes to church every day and prays before the statue of a great saint, begging, ‘Dear saint—please, please, please…give me the grace to win the lottery.’ This lament goes on for months. 235 more words



GK: Simon Mignolet, Takes starting Goal Keeping position. Simon is a good young shot blocker and is strong in set pieces, Renia is getting on with age being the number 3 or even 4 goal keeper for Spain means his not knocking on the doors anymore to be the number goal keeper for his country. 1,002 more words


Liverpool FC - the transfers so far

It seems as though there is very little downtime in the football world this year. Clearly the World Cup is to blame/thank for that, and that ambivalence carries over into the transfer market. 342 more words


Opinion: Why Footballers' Wages Are A Good Thing

The debate about footballers’ wages has raged violently since Sol Campbell earnt the first six-figure salary per week when he signed for Arsenal in 2001. Although the well-paid contracts are undoubtedly out of touch with the rest of society, there is one strong reason for why their inflated value is actually a good thing for the country: taxation.