Category Archives: Football

Red Sox show Liverpool how they roll

Company man: New Red Sox signing Carl Crawford sported a Liverpool tie during his introduction at Fenway Park

For any Liverpool supporters that still questioned John W Henry and New England Sports Ventures’ bona fides as an owner’s group willing to put its money where its mouth is, last week should have put some of those concerns to rest.
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The soccer fan’s guide to the NFL – Part 2

Following on from Part 1, which looked at the NFC East and South, this time we round out the NFC with the North and West, including two of the the NFL’s most successful franchises, the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers.

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The soccer fan’s guide to the NFL – Part 1


The 2010 NFL season is still in its infancy and if you haven’t yet got a team to follow, allow 3rd and Goal assist you by listing all 32 alongside their closest parallel in our world of football, or soccer if you like a little clarity when talking about the two footballs. First up, it’s the NFC East and the NFC South, home of the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints… Continue reading

The All-Star Debate

Pick me... please?

Watching and listening to the American media reaction to the World Cup has been interesting to say the least. There appears to have been some sort of tipping point reached, where the desire not be seen to be missing out on the world’s most popular sporting event is beginning to outweigh the traditional scorn for soccer.

But for all the positives that come with the increased popularity of the game in the US, like a new girlfriend, it hasn’t taken long for Americans to decide they can change the sport for the better, with mild ideas like the widespread use of video replays right up to ridiculous proposals to introduce half-time shows or make the game 10 vs 10!

Yet listening to all these ‘helpful suggestions’ made me wonder if there actually was anything that football, and the Premier League in particular, could learn from American sports. With Major League Baseball preparing for its All-Star Festivities this weekend, the idea of a ‘Premier League All-Star Game’ is kind of intriguing.

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