Rise and Fall

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Real Oviedo needs you

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by Tom Barnett

It's injury time minute and a plucky,unfanciedside is holding on to a slender lead against a Barcelona side heralded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, club sides of all time. Only the venue is far removed from Glasgow and LionelMessiisn't even four years old yet; instead we're in North Western Spain on January 13th1991 and Real Oviedo are enjoying victory in a memorable encounter on the way to their best ever LaLigafinish.

Dissecting the disappointment: 4 key reasons for Barcelona’s failure this season

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Dissecting the disappointment: 4 key reasons for Barcelona's failure this season is a post from: Just Football

The first thing to point out here is that this is no obituary piece.

Barcelona are not in crisis, this is not intended to imply that Barça are a crumbling empire or spent force (let's see what Pep Guardiola decides regarding his future first) and this is not meant to be an overly critical sharpening of the knives.

English Premier League

Art on the streets: the beauty of futsal

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By Caleb Cousens

"Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art." – Frederic Chopin

Throughout the history of this beautiful game we have seen the rise and fall of many magnificent and effective playing styles.

Defending the Defensive Midfielder

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During the excellent world cup coverage on my home channel RTÉ, two ex-footballers decried the rise in the defensive midfielder. Johnny Giles and Liam Brady are two certified legends of Irish football both won multiple trophies at club level and Brady is currently the director of Arsenal's famed youth system.

ESPN2 EPL TV Ratings: August ‘09 to February ‘10

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It's been several weeks since I've shared the Nielsen Ratings with you for the latest Premier League games televised live on ESPN2, so there's plenty of news to cover.

Overall, what is very evident is that the 10am ET timeslot on ESPN2 garners much higher ratings than the 7:45am ET one.

Vote For The Best Of The Premier League, 2008/2009 Season

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It's been a long but very exciting Premier League season. In some ways, the season has flown by. The close title race between Manchester United and Liverpool has been incredible to watch. There have been so many scandals off the field. On it, we've seen some wonderful goals and brilliant play. We've seen Hull City rise and fall.


Links 19.05.11

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  • Augsburg looking forward to its' first and last Bundesliga season? (Deutsche Welle)
  • The best place for a soy bratwurst in the Bundesliga. (The Local)
  • Some fresh Bundesliga kits to thumb up or down. (DBUK)
  • And some 2. Bundesliga kits for good measure. (DBUK)
  • The tactics behind Hertha's Bundesliga promotion.

The most important win?

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A great player whose life was tragically cut short

A couple of months ago, I watched "The Two Escobars", ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary on the lives of Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar and Drug Cartel leader Pablo Escobar. It was recommend to me by a non soccer fan as one of the best documentaries he has ever seen.

ESPN to release “The Two Escobars” June 22

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Over the past few months ESPN has been rolling out documentaries from prolific filmmakers as part of their "30 for 30″ series. On June 22 ESPN will air The Two Escobars, a documentary surrounding Andres Escobar's infamous own goal against the United States in the 1994 World Cup and his subsequent murder upon his return home.

Could Martin Tyler Be Joining the ESPN 2010 World Cup Team?

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It's just a rumour right now, but it's one which will have most football fans salivating. Is Martin Tyler in talks with ESPN to become one of the network's commentators for its coverage of the 2010 World Cup?

In an interview with Sports Illustrated published today, ESPN's executive vice president for content John Skipper said that ""we will have international talent.


The rise and fall of the Liverpool Boot Room

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The rise and fall of the Liverpool Boot Room is a post from: Just Football

by Roger Domeneghetti

The Boot Room; three legendary words infused with success and soaked in nostalgia. It was an institution which provided the foundation for Liverpool's domination of English and European club football in the Seventies and Eighties.

Why England will beat Germany

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So a potential world cup classic looms on the horizon with the old enemy, and all the other cliches and jingoistic clap trap that will undoubtedly emerge in the tabloids to obfuscate and emotionally charge the match in entirely the wrong way.

Of course, the standard reaction in this country has been one of fear, i.

Why England will beat Germany

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So a potential World Cup classic looms on the horizon with the old enemy, and all the other cliches and jingoistic clap trap that will undoubetedly emerge in the tabloids to obfuscate and emotionally charge the match in entirely the wrong way.

Of course, the standard reaciton in this country has been one of fear, i.

News: England arrives for the FIFA World Cup – Fifa.com

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Times Online England arrives for the FIFA World Cup Fifa.com The 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa (OC) would like to welcome the national team of England, who arrived in the country this morning ... FIFA World Cup 2010: England 23 Players Soccer team Squad Announced Daily TV and Anime Buzz (blog) 2010 FIFA World Cup : England's Formation Bleacher Report FIFA World Cup 2010: Rise and Fall of Arsenal Winger Theo Walcott Newspost Online Buzzy Sports (blog) - Xinhua - CaughtOffside (blog) all 2,256 news articles

Newcastle United silence critics as Geordie stock gains flavour

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Did you hear the one about Newcastle United and Knorr?

"Knorr have released a special edition black & white striped Oxo cube to celebrate Newcastle United's Premier League season. It's called the Laughing Stock."

The above was one of the most en vogue jokes around the country this time last year, as Newcastle United plundered almost comically into The Championship.

Carolina Railhawks

The Anti-Power Rankings: Week 23

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#5 - A Fascinating Read: Take a few minutes and read Neil Morris' article, "An inside look at the rise and fall of the Carolina RailHawks: From Game Day to eBay". It's an interesting look at the dysfunction that surrounded the team and how the rights to the franchise ended up for sale on eBay.

An Indepth Look Inside the Carolina RailHawks

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Neil Morris of Indy Week.com and who posts RailHawks articles on the sites Triangle Offense blog has written a very nicely crafted piece giving you an exclusive inside look at the RailHawks. The piece is entitled, An inside look at the rise and fall of the Carolina RailHawks From Game Day to eBay.

Manchester City

PICTURES: The Rise and Fall of Carlos Tevez

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Carlos Tevez has handed in a transfer request to Manchester City after just 18 months at the club. He has claimed it is being homesick that has caused his depression and repeated talk of retirement, but if that was the case, why was he trying to negotiate his contract at City? Despite being the best paid player, he was looking for a pay rise, which the club refused to give him.

Poll: How Should We Spend the Money?

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Well, Adebayor has apparently passed his physical and received his work permit, so all signs seem to point to Adebayor leaving Arsenal for Manchester City. I'm sure Travis and I will have more thoughts on this in the days to come once the move is confirmed, but for now, let's jump straight over the reasoned, thoughtful retrospective of Adebayor's brief time at the club and his rise and fall in the estimation of Gunner fans, and dig right in to the wild, uninformed speculation.

The Rest

Serie A Champions: The Rise And Fall Of Scudetto Winners

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Serie A Champions: The Rise And Fall Of Scudetto Winners is a post from: Serie A Weekly Serie A Champions: The Rise And Fall Of Scudetto Winners is a post from: Serie A Weekly Was it all down to Antonio Conte? Did signing Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal make all the difference? Could the contribution of the Juventus Stadium have been the key?

Scouting, statistics and rice: the rise and fall of Arsène Wenger - FT.com

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Scouting, statistics and rice: the rise and fall of Arsène Wenger - FT.com: I don't think any of the themes about Arsene Wenger that Simon Kuper covers in this article will surprise any of the readers of this blog. I'm mostly posting this link (free sign-up required) because one of the most (the most?

Survey: Biggest Union Game Changers

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As the season draws to a close, we have seen the fortunes of the team rise and fall. We've seen missteps and triumphs, heroism and fuck-uppery alike. All the while, the season has felt very much like an audition for each of the men given the honor of rocking the blue and gold. Some have [...]

RoM Reads

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Paddy Crerand gives his reaction to the Bolton draw.

Dirty Tackle has the latest column on Dimitar Berbatov, The Continental.

United Rant looks at the tactical dilemma caused by the away draws.

The United Religion argues the defenders aren't the only ones to blame.

Caught Offside looks at the rise and fall of Alan Smith.

Diego Maradona Blog on: abhisays.com: The rise and fall of Diego Maradona

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abhisays.com The rise and fall of Diego Maradona 43 minutes ago from AbhiSays.com - Comment - Like Yesterday, Argentina's national football team coach Diego Maradona told a local newspaper that his "it's done, my chapter has ended, I gave everything I had." However according to the spokesperson for the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Maradona had not officially resigned.

Nike’s Write the Future Commercial, Re-edited

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It's already been well noted that the players involved in Nike's Write the Future campaign have had horrible World Cups: Didier Drogba, Fabio Cannavaro, Franck Ribery, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo are all out of World Cup 2010 after enduring various misfortunes. Poor Ronaldinho didn't even make the Brazil squad.

A question about the NFL model

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Thanks Clayton The reference is 'In a league of its own: America's National Football League offers a business lesson to other sports' The Economist 27 April 2006. Among other things the article compares the financial performance of gridiron clubs to EPL clubs.
It found that: "The teams' owners share roughly 70% of their revenues with each other; and they stick to a strict salary cap that limits the amount each team can spend on players' salaries.

MLS Needs to Credit NASL for Its Success

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On Thursday night in Philadelphia, MLS Commissioner Don Garber was interviewed on the Fox Football Fone-In show by Eric Wynalda and Nick Webster. There was one particular statement that Garber said that peaked my curiosity. It was in context of MLS and how the league has been in business for 15 years.

AZ Alkmaar Fall Back Down To Earth

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Heading out - Bolat adds to AZ's agony

When Standard Liege goalkeeper Sinan Bolat fired a bullet header past opposite man Sergio Romero in the dying seconds of his club's final Champions League group game against AZ Alkmaar to snatch a 1-1 draw, it automatically became one of the season's most memorable moments.

The Rise, Fall and Rise of Clydebank FC

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As a footballing metropolis, Glasgow and its environs more or less have it all. Â There is Celtic, Rangers, Partick Thistle, Hampden Park and Hamilton Crescent, where the first ever international match was played. Not far away are clubs like Motherwell, St.Mirren and Hamilton Academical. Â Glasgow has had its European champions, its fan tragedies, glories and financial disasters and, as we'll look at today, clubs who have come, gone and returned again such as Clydebank FC.

Pisa Come Crashing Down Again

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Britain isn't the only country in which football clubs are prone to occasional financial collapse. Paul Grech, from the Italian football blog Il Re Calcio, writes on the rise, fall, rise and fall again of the Italian club Pisa AC.

For a city that has been made famous by its gravity defying leaning tower, there's a bit of irony in Pisa AC's penchant for tragic and spectacular crashes.

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WINNER OF THE CHELSEA FANCAST AWARD REVEALED - THE CHELSEA FANCAST 78The Boys are back in town after a two week break and are joined by Chelsea author, Mark Worrall, to review the season. We discuss the best and worst moments from the season and what went right and what went wrong.In a season of ‘3 halves!

End to End: Casey On The National Team Mapp

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Two former U.S. internationals, Conor Casey and Justin Mapp, see their chances of future callups rise and fall. Goal.com's Noah Davis runs the rule over the fringe national team players.