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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Oct 09, 2019. 11 comments

Germany Rose And Fell With Bastian Schweinsteiger

Germany Rose And Fell With Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger was three different players. The German superstar, who announced his retirement from soccer on Tuesday, is leaving behind one of the most peculiar careers in recent soccer memory. From a wide player breaking into Germany’s 2006 World Cup side, to one of the best and most idiosyncratic central midfielders in the world, and finally to his farewell run as a center back in...

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Billy Haisley Billy Haisley Oct 04, 2019. 15 comments

Manchester United Are The New Old Liverpool

Manchester United Are The New Old Liverpool

It’s been so bad for so long that it’s time to stop worrying about when or whether it would happen and just admit that it already has: Manchester United have Liverpool’d themselves.

In big-league soccer, clubs at the most elite level are supposed to be too big to fail. Because of the open nature of the sport’s player market and the almost literally inexhaustible funds available to the 10-ish...

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Sep 12, 2019. 11 comments

George Best And The Soccer Battle Of The Sexes That Changed ... Well, Nothing

George Best And The Soccer Battle Of The Sexes That Changed ... Well, Nothing

Fifty years ago, on a drizzly Sunday afternoon in Manchester, Eva Haraldsted played soccer against George Best. Haraldsted was 21 years old. She wore a turquoise mini-dress, white soccer boots, and a high ponytail, and was captain of a women’s team called Blinkers United. Best, the shaggy-haired Manchester United superstar, led an all-male All-Star team made up of fellow pros and pop singers....

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Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez Aug 25, 2019. 9 comments

Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt Scores Late Winner To Bring Down Toothless Manchester United

Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt Scores Late Winner To Bring Down Toothless Manchester United

It appears that no matter how hard they try, Manchester United are unable to shake the fact that mediocrity is now a staple characteristic of the once-dominant (if that even means anything anymore) club. Case in point is the fact that the focus of this summer’s transfer window was to bolster the defense, and yet they looked porous as ever when facing off against Crystal Palace at home to the...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 20, 2019. 5 comments

Banger King Rúben Neves Scores The First Great Goal Of The Premier League Season

Banger King Rúben Neves Scores The First Great Goal Of The Premier League Season

One of the best ongoing statistical oddities in English soccer is that Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Rúben Neves has never scored for the club from inside the penalty box in open play. Heading into Monday’s game against Manchester United, the 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder had 12 goals for Wolves. Nine of those came from outside the box; the other three goals were from the penalty...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 16, 2019. 9 comments

Bury Are The Latest English Club To Flirt With Financial Disaster

Bury Are The Latest English Club To Flirt With Financial Disaster

The last thing any English soccer club wants right now is to be mentioned in the same breath as Bolton Wanderers , but Manchester-area League One side Bury are on a similar road to ruin. On August 8, the third-division club was given a two-week deadline to get its finances in order or risk getting kicked out of the English Football League, the body that oversees tiers 2–4 of the country’s...

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Billy Haisley Billy Haisley Aug 10, 2019. 9 comments

Report: Manchester United Manager Reamed Out Romelu Lukaku For Exposing That Luke Shaw Is Slow

Report: Manchester United Manager Reamed Out Romelu Lukaku For Exposing That Luke Shaw Is Slow

Romelu Lukaku has officially moved from Manchester United to Inter, which means it’s time for those deliciously juicy stories about how the relationship soured to start popping up. The Times has one particularly funny nugget, about how manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær subjected the Belgian to a “‘brutal’ verbal attack” because Lukaku accidentally outed teammate Luke Shaw as a slowpoke.

The issue...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 08, 2019. 22 comments

The Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Is Going To Be Nuts

The Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Is Going To Be Nuts

The Premier League transfer window officially closes in less than 24 hours, and the usual whirlwind of transfer rumors has turned into a tree-uprooting, house-demolishing super tornado. New, credible reports of big-name players going into and out of the Premier League are flying around and changing direction seemingly by the minute, as the biggest clubs in England (and also Everton?)...

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Billy Haisley Billy Haisley Aug 06, 2019. 11 comments

Harry Maguire Is The Best Manchester United Can Do

Harry Maguire Is The Best Manchester United Can Do

The fee itself, as gargantuan as it is, isn’t really an issue. Manchester United are one of the few clubs in the sport for which money truly is no object, and so their decision to break the defender transfer record is no cause for alarm. If there is an issue with the Red Devils paying Leicester City £80 million for center back Harry Maguire, though, it’s a matter of who, not what.

Maguire is...

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Billy Haisley Billy Haisley Jul 12, 2019. 13 comments

Manchester United Travel Halfway Around The World And Still Can't Escape Liverpool Fans' Trolling

Manchester United Travel Halfway Around The World And Still Can't Escape Liverpool Fans' Trolling

If you had to point at a single day that represents the absolute nadir of being a 21st-Century Manchester United fan, you could make a strong case that today, July 11, 2019, is that day. The team itself is a joke . Their best player desperately wants out. Both the Red Devils’ biggest rivals are in periods of unprecedented ascendency. And to top it all off, even when 9,000 miles away from...

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Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez May 05, 2019. 16 comments

Huddersfield Town Snapped A Corner Flag And Manchester United's Top-Four Chances

Huddersfield Town Snapped A Corner Flag And Manchester United's Top-Four Chances

Manchester United didn’t control their top-four destiny going into Sunday’s match against Huddersfield Town—a club that had been guaranteed relegation for quite some time now. Three points from a win was the minimum required to keep any hopes of Champions League qualification alive, but they also needed help from Watford to get Chelsea to drop some points.

Around the 60-minute mark, things...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Apr 22, 2019. 20 comments

Manchester United Need A Complete Face Lift To Rise Again

Manchester United Need A Complete Face Lift To Rise Again

At various points this season, Manchester United have been dying , dead , buried , on the way back , back again , and lost in the wilderness . It’s fitting, then, that on Easter Sunday, United finally reached its lowest point of the season: a 4-0 loss to Everton, United’s worst defeat to the Toffees in club history.

It’s not just that United walked into Goodison Park and got clobbered. The...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Apr 17, 2019. 8 comments

Philippe Coutinho And Barcelona Might Yet Have A Happy Ending Together

Philippe Coutinho And Barcelona Might Yet Have A Happy Ending Together

When Barcelona purchased Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool back in the winter of 2018 for an eye-popping €160 million fee , Blaugrana fans thought they had found their next Andrés Iniesta. It made sense: Coutinho can dribble, create, and score all at elite levels, and though the Brazilian needed to work on his passing and patience, at just 25 years of age at the time of the transfer, he had...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Apr 17, 2019. 12 comments

Oh No, David de Gea, What Are You Doing?

Oh No, David de Gea, What Are You Doing?

Manchester United came into the Camp Nou on Tuesday knowing that two goals would likely get them to the semi-finals of the Champions League. Not an easy task at all, but a doable one. But then United gagged up two awful first-half goals, one from an inexplicable David de Gea boner, and that looks to be that.

The first goal was very much not de Gea’s fault. He maybe could have covered his far...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Apr 11, 2019. 12 comments

Gerard Piqué Is Barcelona's Other Superman

Gerard Piqué Is Barcelona's Other Superman

It must be strange, being a defender of historic greatness for a solid decade, starring for arguably the greatest club and national teams of all time, and still winding up somehow underrated. And yet, that is the fate of Barcelona and Spain center back Gerard Piqué—though if he continues to put together heroic performances like yesterday’s against Manchester United, he might finally start...

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Billy Haisley Billy Haisley Mar 29, 2019. 16 comments

Now Ole Gunnar Solskjær Has A Chance To Prove He's The Real Deal

Now Ole Gunnar Solskjær Has A Chance To Prove He's The Real Deal

I’d bet there isn’t a person with decision-making power at Manchester United who saw this coming, other than maybe Ole Gunnar Solskjær himself. But here we are, with United rewarding Solskjær for his complete turnaround of what looked like a lost season by officially making him the club’s permanent manager today.

For all the praise the Norwegian coach has received for his impressive and...

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Billy Haisley Billy Haisley Mar 12, 2019. 14 comments

The Premier League Top-Four Race Is Now Hotter Than Hell

The Premier League Top-Four Race Is Now Hotter Than Hell

If the past couple years have been the Premier League’s Golden Age , thanks to the league’s development of top-to-bottom quality and a powerful Big Six, making it the one domestic league all soccer fans practically must follow, then this season might just be this Golden Age’s Golden Year. All season we’ve watched with rapt attention the blistering title race between Manchester City and...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Mar 11, 2019. 3 comments

Mr. I Love This Game Patrice Evra Has Apparently Pissed Off The Weenies At PSG

Mr. I Love This Game Patrice Evra Has Apparently Pissed Off The Weenies At PSG

It seemed that PSG had taken its final L for the season in its embarrassing collapse against Manchester United , but someone at the French club decided to add one last self-own to the tally.

Former United defender and poultry lover Patrice Evra was at the Parc Des Princes to watch his old club become the first in Champions League history to claw back from a 2-0 home loss in the first leg....

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Mar 08, 2019. 10 comments

VAR Is Making A Mess Of The Champions League

VAR Is Making A Mess Of The Champions League

However we got here, we’re certainly here now. When the Champions League announced that it would introduce VAR—Video Assistant Referee , essentially soccer’s answer to the instant replay challenge—midway through this current campaign, the system brought years of baggage with it. Its deployment at last year’s World Cup was mostly acceptable, but that was due to the best and brightest referees...

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Billy Haisley Billy Haisley Mar 07, 2019. 16 comments

Manchester United Boot Fraudulent Clowns PSG From The Champions League

Manchester United Boot Fraudulent Clowns PSG From The Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain, the most inept great team in Champions League play over the past handful of years , saw their dreams dashed in the competition once again as Manchester United orchestrated a shock comeback by winning today’s round of 16 second leg by a score of 3-1.

When PSG drew United after the conclusion of the group stage, it looked like the Parisians had finally gotten some UCL...

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