Posts Tagged ‘Manchester City’

Starting Lineups: This 2014 Barclays Premier League Is Well Worth Watching

The NFL season effectively ends this Sunday. Sure, the Super Bowl will hold our attention in two weeks’ time. But the spectacle of the event often overshadows the game. The lights will suddenly go out. Janet Jackson will flash 100 million people. Viewers will tune in only for the commercials....
January 16th, 2014 | No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

Starting Lineups: Your Barclays Premier League Holiday Viewing Guide

We are entering that time of year again. As the holiday season reaches its heights, so too does the Barclays Premier League. Each team will play four times between now and January 1. When the snow settles on New Years Day, the Premiership table will have a new look to go with the new year. Here are...
December 19th, 2013 | Columns, No Class Friday, Soccer, Sports | Read More

Goal Of The Season Candidate: Southampton’s Danny Osvaldo Finally Proves His Worth

As a Southampton fan, I’ve been on cloud nine during this Barclays Premier League season. After enduring the nervous battle against relegation a year ago, the Saints thrust themselves into the top four early in this campaign. When they took on Arsenal in November, Southampton was in third place. That...
December 9th, 2013 | No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

Barclays Premier League: What To Make Of Manchester’s Teams

The city of Manchester has dominated the Barclays Premier League the last two seasons. Manchester City won its first title in 2012 at the expense of cross-town rivals, and long time tormenters, Manchester United. Last year, the Red Devils returned the favor and then some, virtually securing the league...
November 25th, 2013 | No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

NBC Launches The Barclays Premier League: Where Every Game Will Be Televised

Football season begins Saturday. I don’t mean American football, but football football. The kind you actually play with your feet that we narrow-minded Yanks like to call soccer. In truth, the European season is already underway. Germany’s Bundesliga, home of Champions League finalists Bayern...
August 16th, 2013 | No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

Goal Of The Weekend: Edin Dzeko And Manchester City Welcome Back David Silva

Before we get to the soccer, we’d be remiss if we didn’t dedicate a paragraph to our veterans, both American and foreign. The beautiful game, international as it is, benefits more than any other sport from the sacrifices of soldiers. Appropriately enough, Arsenal kicked off the weekend with a French-German...
November 12th, 2012 | No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

Goal of the Weekend: Carlos Tevez Puts Man City On His Back While Controversy Reigns

A series of contentious refereeing decisions in the biggest matches marred a weekend of great soccer. The men with the whistles were featured prominently in Liverpool at Everton as well as Manchester United at Chelsea. The former ended 2-2 when it should have been 3-2. The latter ended 3-2 when it should...
October 29th, 2012 | Soccer | Read More

Starting Lineups: The 2012-13 Premier League Season Starts Tomorrow, You Ready?

The beginning of football season is upon us on Saturday. Folks….relax. I’m talking about what you Americans disrespectfully call “soccer.” Everyone else in the world knows this great game as football. (Wait….what? I’m American? I am? Oh….) Anyway, the beginning...
August 17th, 2012 | Ed The Sports Fan, Soccer | Read More

Mario Balotelli: The Most Hated Man In The World, My New Favorite Soccer Player

Every sports fan has a penchant towards supporting certain types of players. One friend in particular always likes the same kind of athletes. Quiet, humble, hard-working, disciplined. If I could just add one more adjective to this, I’d add boring. I, on the other hand, seem to be the polar opposite...
June 19th, 2012 | Ed The Sports Fan, Soccer | Read More

Starting Lineups: Manchester City Wins The Premiership In Preposterous Fashion

On Sunday, Manchester City won their first Premier League title in over 44 years by defeating Queens Park Rangers 3-2. Just on the simple fact alone that a team hoisted the gold for the first time in over four decades makes what transpired in Ethiad Stadium impressive. Of course, we’re just getting...
May 14th, 2012 | Ed The Sports Fan, Soccer | Read More