Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Tuesday Ten

Ten season stories summed up in a movie title. 1. True Grit (Lille) – That’s what it took to win the title. 2. Inglourious Basterds (Real Madrid) – It was never pretty, but you got the job done. 3. Up … Continue reading

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Playing Forward: Homeless Soccer in America, Part IV

“Playing Forward” is a five-part report on 2010′s Street Soccer USA Cup, a 4 v 4 tournament contested between homeless or recently homeless soccer players and held in Washington, DC from July 30 to August 1. It is being printed … Continue reading

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Match Report: Eric and Natalie Betts Wedding Cup

Disclaimer: Almost all of this happened. I spiced up some details, forgot others. Artistic license. The incredibly adorable newlyweds. The sun sweltered down upon the patchy pitch of the storied Candler Park in Atlanta, GA as two formerly distinct (now … Continue reading

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Playing Forward: Homeless Soccer in America, Part III

“Playing Forward” is a five-part report on 2010′s Street Soccer USA Cup, a 4 v 4 tournament contested between homeless or recently homeless soccer players and held in Washington, DC from July 30 to August 1. It is being printed … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Ten

Tweets about Ryan Giggs (formed into a narrative). Revelation 1) @JeremyH61: It is Ryan Giggs behind the Injunction. Satire of Revelation 2) @AngryBritain: BREAKING NEWS: Ryan Giggs named in the Commons by MP as #superinjunction footballer. And in other news, … Continue reading

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Gay Football: Progress in Stasis

George Best – there was a player. A right red-blooded bloke. Scored as many off the field as on, if you follow me, at least when the missus wasn’t looking, ha ha. Puts hair on your chest just thinking about … Continue reading

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Put Me In, Coach

A dialogue between two of our writers on coaching youth soccer. Eric: When you think about it, Wes, our coaching careers really started at the same time: two years ago during the spring of our senior year, when we were … Continue reading

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An Elegy on Ashley Young

One Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,/Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;/Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile/The short and simple annals of the Poor. –Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard I got to the Brewhouse in … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Ten

What supporting a certain club says about you, Part Two. Portsmouth: You own a rowboat, which has a hole in it you prefer to ignore than fix. Leeds United: You’ve been in a rowboat owned by a Portsmouth fan. West … Continue reading

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Playing Forward: Homeless Soccer in America, Part II

“Playing Forward” is a five-part report on 2010′s Street Soccer USA Cup, a 4 v 4 tournament contested between homeless or recently homeless soccer players and held in Washington, DC from July 30 to August 1. It is being printed … Continue reading

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