Several months ago, Awful Announcing had a great post about the "code words" used to describe most white NBA players. What's most interesting about these terms is not that they are per se inaccurate, but rather that they gloss over and take for granted societal perceptions and assumptions. One was to ask: why do we focus on certain traits as exhibited by one race of athlete and ignore others?
It's been months since Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League final. And now the competition starts all over again, in the group stage, to determine which team will eventually become the 2014/15 champion.
For viewers in theUnited States, the games will be shown across several channels.
Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against Schalke - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea get their Champions League season off with a potentially-tricky home tie against German side Schalke on Wednesday. Jose Mourinho's men will be keen to avoid an opening day defeat like last season, when the Blues were shocked at Stamford Bridge by Swiss outfit Basel.
Arsenal need to stick with Ozil by Sam P I am not going to sit here and tell you that Mesut Ozil has not been a bit disappointing for Arsenal at times, or that his performance against Man City at the Emirates on Saturday was another one of those frustrating days for the fans. But [...]
The best club tournament in the world returns this week, as Real Madrid will begin defence of their Champions League trophy on Tuesday.
The competition kicks off with an array of enticing fixtures, including Arsenal's trip to Borussia Dortmund, the first of three showdowns between the Premier League and Bundesliga, as Manchester City also play Bayern Munich and Chelsea meet Schalke.
The Chronicle is reporting that a group of Newcastle United supporters will protest during Saturday's league match against Hull City so the atmosphere will certainly not be conducive to Newcastle winning the game but maybe that's the point. Alan Pardew protests against him on Saturday during game We have mentioned before how [.
There's news that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to sign Newcastle United's Dutch International goalkeeper Tim Krul in the January transfer window. Tim Krul - in action at Aston Villa And it seems there are a number of clubs interested in the Newcastle 26 year-old goalkeeper, who was a hero for Holland in [.
Even AlanPardew knows that he must be close to the sack at Newcastle, if he cannot get some good results on the board in the next game or two particularly the next game against Hull at home on Saturday. Alan Pardew getting close to the sack The 53 year-old Londoner has been close [...]
Journal columnist Don Hutchison talked yesterday about Tim Sherwood being very interested in the Newcastle manager job, should it become available in the near future, and Alan Pardew is fired. Tim Sherwood would jump at chance of managing Magpies Who wouldn't? This is what Don Hutchison said in the Journal yesterday: "I was working [.
We don't expect Alan Pardew to step down as Newcastle manager and resign, and there are at least a couple of good reasons for that. Alan Pardew will never resign from Newcastle First of all on a personal level, you never want to quit a job just give up and walk away and [...]
It certainly seems the Gods are against us at the moment, as the news today is that Rolando Aarons will be out for six weeks with his hamstring injury, and when the news was announced last week we thought it may be quite a few weeks out for the 18 year-old. Rolando Aarons in action [...]
Hull City manager Steve Bruce has a perfect opportunity today to put himself more into the "shop window" for his chances of becoming the next manager at Newcastle United. Of course, this is all conjecture, but if Hull City beats West Ham United today and then defeats Newcastle this weekend, Bruce could end up being the favorite to replace Alan Pardew if the manager is sacked.
Newcastle have not made a good start to the seasonin the first four games, and we are currently bottom of the league, tied with three other clubs but of course we hit rock bottom because our goal difference is already -6, and it looks like that figurewill not be good for the third season [...
It looks like Alan Pardew will still be in charge for the Hull City game on Saturday, but we expect Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley to be sorting out who Alan's replacement will be,in case we lose the Hull City game too. Carver and Pardew on the bench on Saturday Dropping points like this at [...]
We are just four matches into the Premier League season, so the words sample size must be kept in mind, but Erik Lamela has been a revelation for Maurice Pochettino's men so far. After a lost season last year under the bumbling management of Andre Villa-Boas and Tim Sherwood, in addition to a difficult transition to England and flagging health, the future was not looking bright for Lamela, who was supposed to be the biggest and brightest of the players purchased with the Gareth Bale windfall.
Tottenham Hotspur have revealed a statement illustrating the amount of shares in the club's portfolio. The north London club announced, "In accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the "Code"), THFC confirms that, as at the close of business on 12 September 2014, it had 213,102,209 ordinary shares of 5 pence each in issue.
Wilshere, Blind, Hazard.... Names of the Premier League, week 4 is a post from: Just Football
Theinterminable international break has mercifully ended marking the return ofPremier League.And with it, so too, doesNames of thePremier League- a weekly column onJust Footballwhere we offer you the best performers of the week.
Fandom is such a fickle business. The EPL season rages on after a month of action, so we've read yet another glut of "Pick your team" stories and podcast anecdotes. Some say follow your heart. Others say pick a winner. Yet, of course, fans find ways to put other fans down. If you're from the US or another non-England country, then that's a knock against you.
The 10 Series 2014/15: Keeping tabs on the best young players in Europe, Week 1: Kovacic cruises, Kane calamity is a post from: Just Football
The 10 Series on Just Football aims to give the inside track on the 60 best young players in Europe, with stars of the future from England, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands picked out.
The rumors of Cristiano Ronaldo'spossible return to Manchester United refuse to die down in England and Spain.
It has beenwell publicized that the Portuguese forward openly questioned the decision of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to sell histeammates specifically, Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso before the start of the season.
When Gabriel Agbonlahor first stepped on the grass of Goodison Park at the age of 19 for his Aston Villa debut against Everton great things were expected from the Birmingham-born striker. His lightning pace and direct runs coupled with his physique and agility made him a nightmare for opposition defences.
Diego Costa has taken all the plaudits for his first Chelsea hat-trick this past weekend and deservedly so. However for me, there were two others that deserved the credit and the fact we are conceding goals is a concern.
Costa is different class up front and has really made a difference to last season.
Arsene Wenger: What does he do with Mesut Ozil's insipid displays? by SE Match Review Arsenal played out an entertaining 2-2 draw against Manchester City at home in the Premier League last Saturday, as both sides went hammer and tongs at each other, to show for a just a point apiece in the end. Players [.
Jordan Henderson: Liverpool's irreplaceable 'moral compass' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jordan Henderson has been appointed as Liverpool's vice-captain following the departure of Daniel Agger to Brondby. This extra responsibility bestowed on him only reflects his rising influence for both club and country.
We didn't have long without football this summer did we? Perhaps that's why it's caught us cold this season and we are only all back on the BackPageBanter sofa now, the first time since that glorious day at Wembley last season. But back we are. Nodeparturesyou'll be pleased to hear, just a few wage increases that have tied our handsin the transfer market.