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Five Best Mainstream Football Bloggers Of 2008

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It's 2008: the blogging revolution has been absorbed by the establishment press and propped up as a new 'form' of journalism.  Just read Andrew...

Barry Glendenning: Modern Football’s Loving Sceptic

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"In most ways I am content not to know such information, and to think of sportswriting not as a real profession but more as...

Is Gerrard v Lampard Really England’s Biggest Problem Right Now?

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The result read England 3, Belarus 1, with Steven Gerrard on the score sheet, and yet like night following day, the pundits were still...

England Will Always Lose Because Its Players Cannot Adapt

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I can't help but think that the Guardian's Rob Smyth said it best the other day when he blamed overly-high expectations for England on...

Shoud the transfer window close before the season starts?

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Few noticed last week when Juande Ramos called for a shortening of the transfer window, but the nuclear fallout from Monday's race to the...

Among the Hugs: Is Cuddly MLS Really Turning Violent?

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West Hammered: MLS Learns from the Pros While English cynicism used to be a cherished import in the all-too-earnest hinterland of soccer-loving North America, the...

Is Sepp Blatter a Marxist?

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For all those enraged by the hundreds of millions of pounds in inflated transfer fees flying between the stadia of Europe this summer: there...