30 Dec 2013

View From Across The Pond

My wish for the new year … I’m sure you guys missed your favorite ranty American over the Christmas break. The week off has made me think about what needs to happen in the sport next year, but surprisingly it won’t happen. Unlike Neymar getting every call when he trips

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16 Dec 2013

View From Across The Pond

Neutering your fan. I’m pissed! Without getting too political here, the world has become way to PC (politically correct) for anyone. Gone are the days where you could say something on television, in the papers, and appearing in public that is controversial. We are too busy nowadays trying to be

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09 Dec 2013

View From Across The Pond

Where have all the player managers gone? This title is inspired by me falling asleep to a nineties station on Pandora a couple nights ago, and that Paula Cole song “Where have all the Cowboys Gone” was on. She is the same lady who did the ‘Dawsons Creek’ theme (I’m a

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03 Dec 2013

View From Across The Pond

We’re in a great time for football. At what other time in the span of footy-dum would it be possible for an American to write a weekly column for a team in London, albeit a smaller club, and be able to watch the old League Two in said country? Only

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25 Nov 2013

View From Across The Pond

It is a big thing for America to have Orlando City SC. For those who have listened to my show (Vuvuzela – Tuesdays on Blog Talk Radio 6.30pm est) you will know that I have been advocating Orlando City for a while. I’ve also said for a while that the next

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18 Nov 2013

View From Across The Pond

Yawn, Another International Break. We are on an international break worldwide and in the most part for friendlies. As I’ve said before on my radio show on blogtalk (Vuvuzela on Tuesday nights), these are pointless. It’s not that matches that are pointless or even club friendlies. Just friendlies for national teams that have just clinched

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11 Nov 2013

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The Mystery That Is Freddy Adu There was a hope by Americans that in January of 2004 there was a savior, a the man who would bring the US game to the masses. Or so the hype machine said about Freddy Adu. Now almost a decade later, he’s on the

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04 Nov 2013

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Has Football Manager Ruined Us? I’m sure most who visit the website have played either Championship Manager or one of the many versions of Football Manager. I have Football Manager 12 on right now while I’m writing. My main thought with Football Manager 14 coming out is have management simulation games ruined our enjoyment of

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28 Oct 2013

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Who Cares What Footballers Say In light of Sir Alex Ferguson, releasing another autobiography, this writer ponders the question again, why should we care what footballers and managers say? Couldn’t they leave that to the real journo’s. Oh wait, all of them are ghost written by great journo’s. We won’t

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21 Oct 2013

View From Across The Pond

With his weekly view from afar, Stephen Brandt  takes his shot at an Arsenal midfielder. You can catch Stephen as the host of Vuvuzela on Blogtalk radio … Wilshere Just Doesn’t Get It So Jack Wilshere thinks that only people born in England should be playing for England. All hell broke

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