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D.C. United

Soccer culture shock: From D.C. to Philly

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Recently, one PSP writer described his soccer culture shock in moving from Philly to DC. Another PSP writer describes moving in the other direction, from DC to Philly.

Soccer culture shock: From Philly to D.C.

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One PSP contributor moved from Philly to D.C. last year. He didn't expect soccer culture shock, but he got it. Here's what he experienced.

Manchester United

United starlet tipped for success

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Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic has praised former teammate and new Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa for taking a step forward in his career.

Subotic saw the 23-year old Kagawa quickly transform into a difference-maker during last year's league and cup double in Dortmund, and is confident that the Japan international can have a similar impact in the English top flight.

£17m move doesn’t leave Villa fans angry

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The big news of the day is that Ashley Young has left Aston Villa for Manchester United for the hearty sum of £15-17M. The English winger has signed a five-year deal at Old Trafford in a move that had been expected over recent days.

What shocked me most about the move of Young, who scored just nine goals in 39 appearances this past season for Villa, was the lacking of anger and bitterness from Villa fans.

boyhood

Cole Still Holds Liverpool Hope

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Joe Cole insists he has unfinished business at Liverpool despite being linked with a return to boyhood club West Ham this summer.
Cole has made a big impact in Ligue 1 this term on a season-long loan at Lille from Anfield and the French club are thought to be open to taking him back for another 12 months.

The Football Men: Simon Kuper's book demystifying the stars

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Simon Kuper's new book "The Football Men" tries to take us beyond what we know of the football superstars on TV and media.

Some insights. Most of them glorify their family turning it into a warm cocoon which is a reaction from a later life governed by mercantilism and ulterior motives.

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Hougang Owner In Rangers Bid

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The geezer who owns Hougang United is a leading contender to take over stricken Scottish giant Rangers.
Under his stewardship he has changed their name, club colours and nickname!
Previously Hougang, who are mid table in the SLeague this season, were known as Sengkang Punggol after numerous mergers too complex for me typing in a freezing front room.

Hougang Owner In Rangers Bid

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The geezer who owns Hougang United is a leading contender to take over stricken Scottish giant Rangers.
Under his stewardship he has changed their name, club colours and nickname!
Previously Hougang, who are mid table in the SLeague this season, were known as Sengkang Punggol after numerous mergers too complex for me typing in a freezing front room.

Kop

British game can be a culture shock for the likes of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, says Wigan boss Roberto Martinez

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British game can be a culture shock for the likes of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, says Wigan boss Roberto Martinez

Manager outlines how differences between nations can cause confusion and claims it is difficult to draw the line between right and wrong and FA need to find right balance

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British game can be a culture shock for the likes of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, says Wigan boss Roberto Martinez

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British game can be a culture shock for the likes of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, says Wigan boss Roberto Martinez

Manager outlines how differences between nations can cause confusion and claims it is difficult to draw the line between right and wrong and FA need to find right balance

View the full story here: Goal

A news article on 2011-12-22 10:42:00 from: Goal

This news item has been reproduced from today's media.

Charlie Adam Ready For The Culture Shock At Liverpool FC

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The last time Charlie Adam appeared at Anfield, the midfielder netted in front of the Kop and was then applauded from the field by the home crowd having finished on the winning side.
But while Adam will hope for more of the same this season, it is a completely different landscape that awaits the likeable Scot.

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Match Of The Week: AFC Wimbledon 2-3 Bristol Rovers

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A lot of people worked very hard for this moment. In modern football, a considerable amount of time, paper and bandwidth is spent on celebrating a relative few, but at Wimbledon it was the likes of Erik Samuelson, Kris Stewart, Marc Jones and Ivor Heller, who refused to let their club die with a that was brought about by little more than carpet-baggers.

New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union: Know Thy Enemy

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Tonight, the New England Revolution will take on the Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium. It's a battle of basement versus best, as the Revs sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference table while the Union currently reside at the top.

Due to time constraints, I'll get right to the Q&A. Today's is with Scott Kessler of The Brotherly Game, SB Nation's Philadelphia Union blog.

New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union: Know Thy Enemy

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Tonight, the New England Revolution will take on the Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium. It's a battle of basement versus best, as the Revs sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference table while the Union currently reside at the top.

Due to time constraints, I'll get right to the Q&A. Today's is with Scott Kessler of The Brotherly Game, SB Nation's Philadelphia Union blog.

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Sports In Translation (5): Advice for Soccer Players Going Abroad

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Your networking, planning and learning have equipped you with the tools to have a rewarding time overseas. Now, you should begin thinking about life after this journey. It may seem like you are heading from A to Z before even boarding the plane, but you may want to keep your eyes and ears open for ways that this experience can provide dividends long after it is over.

Sports In Translation (4): Advice for Soccer Players Going Abroad

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It's often said that 80% of our worries never come true. Unfortunately, it is easy for your imagination to run wild if you don't have the exact answers to the questions that many people may ask you about your trip.

• Where will you be staying?
• What will you eat?
• What is the crime rate like there?

Sports In Translation (2): Advice for Soccer Players Going Abroad

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Remember all of the hours, hard work, and determination that it took for you to receive this sports opportunity? Well, you will need to use this formula to guarantee success with your cross cultural experience.

The moment, that you accept the invitation to take your athletic endeavors abroad, is the moment that you have set into motion your pre-trip planning.

Sports In Translation (1): Advice for Soccer Players Going Abroad

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I have made the decision to begin offering full excerpts of my electronic report, Sports In Translation. Here is the first installment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message via Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter!

When I embarked upon my dream to become a professional soccer player, I knew that my journey would include international training and playing experiences.

The Rest

Disappointment For Singaporeans

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It's not been a good week for Singaporeans. Liverpool lost again while a whole heap of folks who have just discovered football found that Manchester City couldn't beat Sunderland last weekend.
To cap it all LionsX11 are top of the Malaysia Super League having defeated Negeri Sembilan 4-2 last night.

Of Sugar, Spice, Soccer … and Mud

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It's been interesting seeing the culture shock in some of our area high school soccer programs as more players with travel/club experience arrive and join the sizable group of players who are athletic, but did not play travel soccer growing up. I'm proud that many of my older travel team players have a 'warrior' mindset.

Stockport County’s Critical Run-In

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Saturday afternoon's match against Cambridge United could be classified as a missed opportunity for Blue Square Premier club Stockport County. A crowd of 5,957 turned out at Edgeley Park to see the team beaten by a single goal, with the crowd swollen well above its usual levels by a reduced ticket price offer of just five pounds for adults and one pound for children.

Deltras Players Unpaid

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It is being reported that players from Indonesia Super League team Deltras, them specialists of last minute penalties at home, haven't been paid for nine months. Which is just about the whole bloody season!
Deltras, from Sidoarjo, have even lost their last two home games, a real culture shock down their way, against Pelita Jaya and Semen Padang, teams hardly known for their success on the road and they are now second bottom in the ISL nine points clear of bottom club Bontang.

Time To Change Leyton’s Orientation..

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C'mon you Arsenal..

Turn back the clock to Wednesday night and Arsenal had just beaten Barcelona 2-1 in the Champions League, arguably the Gunners' best result in the biggest match of the season. Fast forward to Sunday afternoon where the same team are travelling across London to play League One side Leyton Orient in the FA Cup.

Sports In Translation (3): Advice for Soccer Players Going Abroad

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In the event, you have put the word out for your upcoming trip, and it has not yielded any referrals as of yet. You do not need to panic. There are people who are in close proximity to you who are more than happy to be of service. The members of Meetup, ExPat Exchange, and Couch Surfing are in your corner.

Is It Real 'Cos I Feel Fake

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Apologies for the title taken from a Robbie Williams song. I would have preferred another song, more earthier, more direct but there you go.
Questions are being raised about the authenticity of a fax allegedly sent from FIFA to the Indonesian FA, PSSI, calling on the Indonesian body to impose sanctions on the breakaway Liga Primer Indonesia.