Champions League Groups

Similar to the World Cup, here are my pre­dic­tions for each group of this year’s Champions League. Some of these were quite dif­fi­cult, but my picks for the teams to advance are bold­ed. After the team list­ings I share my thoughts on the groups. Let’s see how wrong I end up being. Group A Atletico Madrid Dortmund […]

Watch These Matches for the Week of 8/27

Here is a look at the best match­es of the week from around the world. Monday, Aug. 27 Tottenham vs. Man. United (EPL) — Two of the leagues biggest teams meet up for a (for me) mid­day bat­tle. Tottenham are unde­feat­ed after two, while Manchester had split their results. For me this is much see soc­cer. Roma vs. […]

From Pogba to Mbappe: Why Greater Paris is the world’s top tal­ent pool by Simon Kuper. A look at the Parisian ama­teur and youth foot­ball orga­ni­za­tion that has gen­er­at­ed a large num­ber of mar­quee play­ers in recent years.

Bradford of Birmingham City, ref­er­ee Mr Crew, and Clay of Tottenham, before the kick off at White Hart Lane. All three had played togeth­er on the same team as ama­teurs before achiev­ing pro­fes­sion­al sta­tus. Boxing Day, 1925. Photo: Getty — The Antique Football (@AntiqueFootball) December 26, 2017