Die Hard


Liverpool's biggest contribution: The Myth of Moneyball

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Liverpool's owners, die hard practitioners of Moneyball, pride themselves on the rigorous behind the numbers, value for money purchases that give them a leg up in the MLB. Entering the cash on steroids environment of the Premiership, they recruited Damien Comolli on the advice of Billy Beane, Mr Moneyball himself and ended up throwing £120m on transfers.

Book Review: The Smell of Football

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The Smell of Football by Mick 'Baz' Rathbone Published by Vision Sports Publishing July 2011, £12.99 ISBN: 978-1907637148 I have a regular correspondent who likes to talk football. A Liverpool die-hard, man of Shrewsbury, our exchanges normally concern the current wiles of his personal idol, Rafael Benitez, or his affection for his hometown 'Salop!

English Premier League

Rapids failure now complete

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The implosion is complete.

The Colorado Rapids face a seven-game, end of the season slog in an attempt to salvage a couple of wins and a little bit of pride before the long off season.

Where those wins will come from is in doubt with the latest evidence of the team's ineffective attack coming in the form of Friday night's 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers.

Transfer Merry-Go Round Continues at The Emirates

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The captain's armband at Arsenal is fast turning into the golden ticket to a move away from the Emirates Stadium.

A year after Cesc Fabregas stuck a dagger into all Gunners hearts, Robin Van Persie has now decided to jump ship and join fierce rivals Manchester United for £24 Million pounds.

Man in Cologne – Match Report

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As most of you will have watched highlights or even the full Köln-Arsenal match, I won't bore you with match details, and will stick to my personal view of the game, and a few bits of information picked up along the way!

Well it was certainly a gloriously day for a game – the sun shining and the wind, which had been gale force earlier in the day, dropped to a gentle breeze.

Man in Cologne – Match Report

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As most of you will have watched highlights or even the full Köln-Arsenal match, I won't bore you with match details, and will stick to my personal view of the game, and a few bits of information picked up along the way!

Well it was certainly a gloriously day for a game – the sun shining and the wind, which had been gale force earlier in the day, dropped to a gentle breeze.

Arsenal Manager Defends Club’s Transfer Policy

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Old habits die hard as is evident by Arsene Wenger's recent comments on the club's transfer policy. According to Wenger, spending insane amounts of money of players is the reason 'the whole world is bankrupt'.

Arsenal fans should be very worried right now as judging by Wenger's comments, the club does not plan on making any drastic changes to its player roster this summer.

"Never Say Die" Rooney Inspires Man United Fightback

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England striker Wayne Rooney scored 2 penalties and produced an inspiring second half display as Manchester United fought back from a seemingly hopeless position at Stanford Bridge. Trailing by a single goal at half time, even the most die hard of United supporters must have thought all was lost when a disastrous start to the second half saw early goals from Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata (who buried a stunning volley) and a deflected set piece header from centre back David Luiz treble the home side's advantage in a sequence of events that all Chelsea fan's must surely have believed would put the game to bed as a contest.

Tributes Pour In For Forest Owner

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Sad weekend for British football as Nottingham Forest Owner Nigel Doughty was found dead in his home yesterday. He was 54. According to a statement released by the club, Doughty was found dead in his gym.

"It is with enormous sadness that Nottingham Forest announce the death of the club's owner Nigel Doughty, Mr Doughty, who was 54, was found dead earlier today in his gym at his home in Skillington, Lincolnshire.

Inter Milan

Internazionale Season Preview: Boys In Blue Make The Moves

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Internazionale Season Preview: Boys In Blue Make The Moves is a post from: Serie A Weekly Internazionale Season Preview: Boys In Blue Make The Moves is a post from: Serie A Weekly If you're a die-hard Inter Milan fan like I am, you must have been disappointed by the team's season last year. It's not really hard to understand what happened last season.

Inter Milan ultras are very unhappy about their new red away jersey

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According to the Nike Store, Inter Milan's new away kit "honors" the team with "bold team colors and symbols." Fans of the Serie A champions, however, are inclined to disagree, as they can't help but notice that it's almost exactly the same hue worn by fierce rivals AC Milan.

The Curva Nord  — the collective of Internazionale's die-hard fans and ultras — are so displeased with the new strip that a representative has written to club owner and president Massimo Moratti to explain their intention to boycott it.

Mourinho Happy With ‘Minimum’ Effort, Urged Former Fans to Forget Him

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Real Madrid's coach, Jose Mourinho is in a positive mood after his team once again picked up all three points in the league, keeping their lead over Barcelona in tact and also not throwing away much energies as their win happened in a convincing fashion. Mourinho revealed that's the victory over Racing Santander was obviously important but getting it without much trouble is even more appreciated by the tactician considering Madrid are facing tight schedules ahead of them.


beIN SPORT Acquires US Rights to League Cup and Football League Championship

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Up until this week, the forthcoming launch of the new soccer channel beIN SPORT had little relevance to die-hard followers of English football in the United States. All that has changed this week with the news that beIN SPORT has ...

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sports memorabilia

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The shopping for and selling of sports memorabilia is large small business and an market that continues to draw in sports activities fanatics from all over the globe; all of whom are planning to acquire a bit of sporting background. What ever the sport, what ever the era, sports fanatics are accustomed to searching substantial and reduced for uncommon collectibles' to incorporate to prestigious collections.

Major League Soccer

I Want Shiny Things

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This started out with different intent. I was going to push myself into a kind of humorous hyperbolic demand for huge name Designated Players signed in this Summer Transfer Window. The set-up was going to be an either/or situation revolving around shiny DPs or shiny trophies.

Here's the thing.

NTR: MLS Needs Female Fans, Not Simon Borg

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We've already covered this a bit when we quoted and linked to our fellow SB Nation colleague, Alicia Ratterree, and her editorial on the whole Simon Borg fiasco, but I really, really wanted to add my two cents.

In a new relatively young league that trends toward youth, the last thing that MLS needs is an MLSsoccer.

MLS employee says female superfans are ‘a turn off,’ gets publicity for league’s podcast

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If you've never heard of ExtraTime, MLS's official podcast (a thing where people pretend they're on the radio and then put it on the Internet), you're not alone. But writer for MLSsoccer.com and panelist for ExtraTime Simon Borg did all he could to change that at the end of Monday's edition.

Philadelphia Union Fun Facts

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Whether a seasoned die-hard or a brand new fan, everyone can benefit from a little erudition. A knowledgeable fan base, as they say, is a winning one.  Actually, we're not sure anyone says that. But being entirely made up doesn't make the phrase any less true. It is for that reason, and in the interest of the public betterment, that we present this brief collection of Union facts, trivia, and general knowledge.

Montreal Impact Express Interest In Juventus Legend Del Piero

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MLS side Montreal Impact are considering signing Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero, this is according to their coach Jesse Marsch. Marsch revealed that he is looking for a player who can score goals and thinks that eithr Del Piero or Louis Saha would be good acquisitions.

From what i have been reading online, not too many people are happy with MLS club's signing players that "past their prime".

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona to face Chelsea as expected in Champions League Semi-Final

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When the draw was made last month in Lyon, everyone expected a Barca vs Chelsea match up in the semi-final. Now with both the teams winning their respective Quarter Final ties, that expectation has turned into reality. In normal circumstances players try to underplay past issues, results and other facts into the build up to one of the most important matches of the season.

Don´t bother....

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Tonight is the Spanish Copa de Rey semifinal between Valencia and FC Barcelona. FC Barcelona defeated Real Madrid in the semifinal, after which it has been widely proclaimed that FC Barcelona will now win the tournament. Only the most die-hard Valencia fans believe otherwise. I don´t believe otherwise.

The Rest

Andre Villas-Boas Convinced Harry Kane is Up to Leading Spurs Attack: The Daily EPL

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas says that youngster Harry Kane is up to leading the Spurs attack. Unless you're a die-hard Tottenham supporter, or if you watched Tottenham's matches on their US summer tour, you may not be familiar with...

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POTD : Brazil Through To Olympic Football Semi-Finals Despite Shaky Performance

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The Selecao Brasileira (regardless of the competition they're in) have the inexplicable gift of playing well, simultaneously conceding careless goals and coming away with a win in the end. As such, watching them is the equivalent of watching Die Hard 1,2,3 and the 100 trilogies that Bruce Willis has yet to star in.

Five Things We Learned: Revolution at Union

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Old habits die hard indeed.

In game they could have won, the Revolution fell into their usual routines of poor finishing and tentative defending to hand over a 2-1 win to the Union on Sunday.

To their credit, they didn't back down. Not after the penalty, not after the Union threw numbers forward, and not even after Jack McInerney beat Matt Reis in the 90th.

The Calm Before The England Storm

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If this summers European Championships have felt a little unusual so far, with the rain and the old school hooliganism and all Fighting stewards inside a ground! How quaint! then perhaps the most uncharacteristic aspect of it all has been the lack of hype surrounding the England team.

Euro 2012: Group A Preview

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With the European Championships just a day away, it is time to start looking at the tournament's teams, players and match-ups. SBI will offer you a group-by-group overview to help you get ready for the tournament.

If you are a die-hard who has already digested multiple previews and have a wall poster with the tournament schedule already mounted in your home, then you're probably not going to find anything new here (other than a few opinions).

One Very Famous Soccer Ball

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At Friday's public training session in Jacksonville James Cumiskey and Rob Larkin from St. Augustine, Fla. were two of hundreds of fans seen holding a soccer ball. It's a pretty typical sighting at a public training, with most fans bringing their ball in hopes of getting it signed by members of the Men's National Team.

Blogging the World Cup 2006

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If you are a sport aficionado then by now the World Cup Mania will have you in its grip. The World Wide Web has changed the way people view sports and now even a fan staying many oceans away can have a say and be heard by millions across the world.

With the events drawing close, the excitement is building up to high levels.

A fan’s tribute: I say hello you say goodbye

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Guest writer and die-hard AC Milan fan, Anmol Ali, expresses her sadness to see such greats like Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso, Clarence Seedorf and Filippo Inzaghi depart Milan. Revealing what many Rossoneri fans will be feeling around the world in this week of great change, Ali lays her heart out to bare, especially for her favourite man, Nesta.

Union Freekicks: Suspensions, Upbeat Attitudes, Fun Facts

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Union's Nowak waiting for league's verdict on suspension - delcotimes.com
"I don't want to really go into details before the situation (arrives) with the verdict," Nowak said Wednesday during his weekly meeting with the media. "We want to see what happens. Going into details won't change that.

Football and Smoking: Past and Present

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Football and Smoking: Past and Present - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When you look at many of football's top talents, both past and present, many of them were/are gifted athletes, blessed with natural gifts that enable them to live the dream, to be idolized, immortalized, and imitated.