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  1. What I'll Miss About Fergie's Time

    David Hirshey

    As someone who has been following English soccer since Vinnie Jones grabbed Paul Gascoigne in a place that is generally considered impolite, I can't help but admire Sir Alex Ferguson's staggering achievement as the manager of Manchester United: 26 ye...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  2. Wigan saved the FA Cup from further indignity, but now it's City'...

    David Hirshey

    Not to get all misty-eyed, but it did seem like the FA Cup went from "Zombie Apocalypse" -- courtesy of some charming Millwall knuckle-draggers -- to English soccer heaven within 24 hours. Following Saturday's harrowing glimpse into the sport's da...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  3. A fit after being tied

    David Hirshey

    My heart bleeds for Sir Alex. First, that mean old Turkish referee failed to get the memo about how when you're officiating at Old Trafford you're not allowed to send off a United player -- especially when it's clearly not a red card offense anywhere...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  4. Hey, Mancini, why don't you quit while you're behind?

    David Hirshey

    I'll give Roberto Mancini credit. The Manchester City scarf model is surrounded by math majors who look at the Premier League table and ask, "Why don't you quit while you're behind?" Yet he isn't about to back away from a fight. The defending cha...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  5. 21 mustache-scratching questions to ponder

    David Hirshey

    Can we all agree that with a nine-point gap and 13 games left to play, the title is Manchester United's to lose? Of course, you might have said that last season, and we all know what happened in the final seconds at the Etihad. And who can forget th...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  6. A bloody good game

    David Hirshey

    Remember back in the good ol' days of L.A. gang wars, when some guy would foolishly get lost in a neighborhood controlled by the Bloods wearing a blue T-shirt that represented the Crips and the locals would beat a fashion lesson into him? Well, I ...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  7. The Magician of Manchester

    David Hirshey

    You would think between coping with a Biblical storm in New York, the fear of a power outage and wondering whether my seafood dinner would float through my second-floor window, I'd have enough things to worry about. But, no, I still fret over the hea...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  8. 22 questions to ponder

    David Hirshey

    The Arsenal chant at Old Trafford said it all: "Ivan Gazidis, what do you [expletive] do?" The 3,000 Gooner once-faithful who had traveled to Old Trafford were barely in their seats when Judas van Pricey (my man crush formerly known as Robin van Pers...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  9. Rob of the green

    David Hirshey

    There was no better place to be in New York on Super Sunday than inside the roiling cauldron of the Football Factory nestled in the shadow of the Empire State Building. For one thing, the pub is below ground and has that Montana feeling of an end-of-...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  10. A Mata of class

    David Hirshey

    Others might find it a bit premature to start handing out seasonal awards two months into the campaign, but as my luxurious manstache attests, I've always set the trends far in advance of less hairy mortals. It certainly looks increasingly likely tha...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  11. Welcome back, United

    David Hirshey

    Of all the myriad explanations for Barack Obama's sleepy debate performance in Denver, why has no one mentioned the West Ham connection? Obama is a fan of the East London club, a relationship memorialized in song: Barack the West Ham fan He hates...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  12. No win, no cry for the USMNT

    David Hirshey

    What a game that was on Friday night, full of white-knuckling tension, frayed tempers and a glorious set-piece goal that nearly caused the home stadium to spontaneously combust. I'm speaking, of course, of No. 1 ranked UConn's 1-0 overtime win ver...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  13. The curse of RvP

    David Hirshey

    It was May 15, 2011, when I last saw Irish Dave. He was dancing, deliriously, atop the Kinsale Tavern bar after his beloved Manchester United had just drawn 1-1 with Blackburn to clinch the league title for a record 19th time. Giddily anticipating Un...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  14. Good riddance, RvP

    David Hirshey

    Twenty-four hours after Robin van Persie took the money and ran to Manchester United, I keep asking myself one question: Why doesn't it hurt more? Why doesn't losing your best player and team captain to a despised rival and its smug, blowhard man...

    Blog | August 16, 2012