Browsing Soccer

Jurgen Klopp Presents: Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino & the Liverpool Consistency Conundrum

Posted on 11 Sep, 2016, by in Soccer

The Jurgen Klopp version of Liverpool is designed to give fans heart attacks. In their 4-1 win over defending (and probably exiting champions) Leicester City, the thrilling performance from Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana had the Anfield fans on the edge of their seats, in a good way. But in order for this team to match the club’s ambitions, consistency has to become a part of the repertoire. More

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Derby of Hate Featuring Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola & Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Posted on 7 Sep, 2016, by in Soccer

One of the fiercest rivalries between managers in Europe, Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho, returns in the form of the two on the sidelines at the Manchester Derby. Adding another dimension of hatred to the first clash between Manchester United and Manchester City this season will be Zlatan Ibrahimovic. More

10 Most Expensive Transfers Summer 2016

Posted on 1 Sep, 2016, by in Featured, Soccer

The summer transfer window for 2016 is over. Three teams, all from the Premier League, appear in the top 10 of the most expensive signings this summer: Manchester United with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba, Manchester City with Leroy Sane and John Stones, and Arsenal with Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka. More

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, & Winning the Premier League Without Massive Spending

Posted on 30 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

Since finishing second in 2009, Liverpool have only one top 4 finish in the Premier League: In 2014, when Luis Suarez came very close to pulling off a historic season and lead them to a 19th league title, and their first since 1990. Jurgen Klopp, still not one year at the position of club manager, believes he can get The Reds back on their perch without following the massive signing arms race going on among the big clubs in English football. More

Luis Suarez, The Best Footballer in the World, Better Than Ronaldo & Messi

Posted on 29 Aug, 2016, by in Featured, Soccer

Quietly, without anyone paying attention, Luis Suarez has changed the hierarchy at the top of the footballing world, establishing himself as the best player in the world right now. Yes, even better than Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi, or Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid. More

Teams & Groups of the 2016-2017 Champions League

Posted on 25 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

In the group stage of the 2016-2017 Champions League, there will be 4 teams from England (Arsenal, Man City, Tottenham, Leicester), Spain (Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Sevilla) Germany (Bayern, Leverkusen, Dortmund, Monchengladbach), 3 teams from France (PSG, Monaco, Lyon), Portugal (Benfica, Sporting, Porto), 2 from Italy (Juventus, Napoli), Russia (Rostov, CSKA) and 1 from Switzerland (Basel), Bulgaria (Ludogorets), Ukraine (Dynamo Kyiv), Turkey (Besiktas), Scotland (Celtic), Netherlands (PSV), Poland (Legia Warsaw), Belgium (Club Brugge), Denmark (FC Copenhagen) and Croatia (Dinamo Zagreb). More

Arsenal Under Arsene Wenger: Highbury vs Emirates

Posted on 23 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

Whenever Arsenal have a bad start to the season (almost always), besides the criticism of Arsene Wenger losing his touch or being cheap, comes the constant comparison of their stadium for the last 10 years, the Emirates, to Highbury, which was the gunners home from 1913 to 2006. More

Lionel Messi & Luis Suarez Make Barcelona Shine; Gonzalo Higuain Saves Juventus

Posted on 21 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

Much has been made of Gonzalo Higuain looking massively overweight after signing for Juventus, but a winning goal on the first match of the season and everyone forgets. And Barcelona? Words no longer mean anything when trying to describe their ability (6-2 win over Bets), the excellence of Lionel Messi, or the scoring ability of Luis Suarez. More

Manchester United & Manchester City Cruise, Chelsea Push Through, Liverpool & Arsenal Stagnate

Posted on 21 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

The second weekend of Premier League football taught us that Manchester United are exactly who we thought they’d be under Jose Mourinho, Manchester City are even better than initially presented, … More

Premier League: Week 2 Results & Table

Posted on 21 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

The three favorites to win the league title, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all won, each with its own degree of difficulty. Liverpool showed nothing has changed with an away loss at Burnley, Arsenal bored everyone with a draw at champions Leicester, while Tottenham squeaked with a late goal against Crystal Palace. More