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Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic & a Fantastic Beginning

Posted on 15 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

The Jose Mourinho debut as manager of Manchester United in a Premier League match went as expected: A win. Not an exciting one, but a powerful one, if that’s even a way to describe. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata did too. Eric Bailly looked very good in defense, and overall it was an interesting change compared to the depressing performances of last season. More

Premier League Results & Table

Posted on 14 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

A great start to the new Premier League season, as champions Leicester City were beaten by Hull City, Manchester City barely won as Pep Guardiola made his debut, Jose Mourinho had a much better start to his Manchester United tenure with Zlatan Ibrahimovic making his mark quickly, while Liverpool survived a thriller in London against Arsenal, Philippe Coutinho leading them with a brace, including the best goal of the weekend. More

Manchester United, Manchester City, Guardiola, Mourinho & the Premier League Arms Race

Posted on 10 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

It’s been three years since Manchester United last won the Premier League title. It’s been two for Manchester City. Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are the new managers of the city rivals, and per tradition from their previous working places, are getting plenty of money to spend in order to end these short droughts. More

Lionel Messi Meme of Walking his Dog Goes in Surprising, Hilarious Directions

Posted on 9 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

There’s been a lot of focus this summer on Lionel Messi, not necessarily because of football. His new hair, the beard, his Derrick Rose jersey, and now walking his dog, all becoming hilarious memes. More

Manchester United, Leicester, Jose Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic & No More Paul Pogba Rumors

Posted on 8 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

It’s hard to decide what made Manchester United fans and especially Jose Mourinho happier: The team winning the Community Shield with a Zlatan Ibrahimovic winner, or the Paul Pogba transfer saga finally coming to an end. More

Liverpool FC: Jurgen Klopp Football Impressive, But it’s Only Preseason

Posted on 7 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

In their third and final match as part of the International Champions Cup, Liverpool smashed Barcelona 4-0 in Wembley. A week before the Premier League begins, it’s a terrific way to build up some confidence. More

Players With the Most European Golden Shoe Awards

Posted on 4 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

Since the European Golden Shoe award was rebooted to reflect the difference in difficulty between leagues in Europe, six players have won the award multiple times: DIego Forlan, Thierry Henry, Mario … More

Most Successful Nations in the Olympic Football Tournament

Posted on 4 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

As we head into the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and the 26th time football will be played in the summer Olympics, there are five nations with two or more gold medals over the years: Hungary, Great Britain, Argentina, USSR and Uruguay. More

Juventus, Bayern Munich, PSG & the One-Team League Phenomenon

Posted on 24 Jul, 2016, by in Soccer

As we enter the 2016-2017 season, finding something new in the German Bundesliga, Italian Series A and French Ligue 1, when it comes to the identity of the champions, is difficult to expect. Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are in a class of their own professionally and financially, making sure that remains while they weaken their biggest rivals. More

Packing: Stefan Reinartz Redefining Soccer Analytics

Posted on 22 Jul, 2016, by in Soccer

In the never ending attempt to turn Analytics into something effective and definitive in determining a winner in a soccer match, comes the work of Stefan Reinartz, a former Bundesliga midfielder, who came up with a system to measure the effectiveness of passing in a match, named “packing”. More