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  1. Left Brain–Right Brain: Is Diego Costa a Ticking Time Bomb ...

    Mike L. Goodman and Ryan O'Hanlon

    Yesterday, Chelsea beat Liverpool, 1-0, in extra time of the semifinals of the League Cup. Branislav Ivanovic scored the winner, Thibaut Courtois continued to be the best octopus Stamford Bridge has ever seen, and Diego Costa stomped on two ankles an...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  2. Boro Beat City and the Bantams Take the Bridge: How the FA Cup Lo...

    Mike L. Goodman

    In theory, the FA Cup gives England's minnows a chance to upset their big Premier League brethren, but that's so rarely the case. In reality, small teams give their fans a chance to watch their favorite club play host to...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  3. The Midseason Missing: Will the Africa Cup of Nations or Asian Cu...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Although we're clear of the depth-testing festive period, thanks to some unfortunate scheduling the Africa Cup of Nations and the Asian Cup take place this month during the Premier League season. Have a key player from South Korea...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  4. Messrs. Brightside: The Superstar Promise of Tottenham’s Ha...

    Mike L. Goodman

    What happens when you combine an expensively average roster with two budding stars and an outstanding goalkeeper? You get a midtable team that lurks around -- but never particularly challenges for -- the Champions League places. In...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  5. Premier League Winners and Losers: ‘Arsenal Really, Serious...

    Mike L. Goodman, Jason Concepcion and Ryan O'Hanlon

    Yesterday, Arsenal -- yes, that Arsenal -- scored a comprehensive 2-0 road victory over Manchester City. It's the most impressive win of this Premier League season, and, well, we're still not sure it actually happened. Here's a ro...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  6. Why Did Manchester City Just Spend $40 Million on a 26-Year-Old B...

    Mike L. Goodman

    You might not know it, but Manchester City host Arsenal at the Etihad this Sunday. With City just two points behind Chelsea at the top of the table and Arsenal in fifth, only a point behind Manchester United, both teams have a ton to play for. But ag...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  7. System of a Breakdown: Manchester United and Everton Show Us How ...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Defending is hard, and it's often oversimplified. Blame frequently gets heaped on whoever is standing closest to the shooter when the ball happens to go into the net, when it should really be shared among the players responsible for two, th...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  8. How the Bottom Half Lives: Five Tales From the Depths of the Prem...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Let us spare a thought for the little guys. These denizens of the bottom half of the Premier League table don't get much pub. And when they do, it's always as a foil for one the big boys. Burnley's back-to-back draws aga...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  9. Pardew, Pulis, and Poor Alan Irvine: What to Make of the Premier ...

    Mike L. Goodman

    After a couple of surprisingly prudent months of collective patience from Premier League higher-ups, the managerial merry-go-round has finally started spinning. Crystal Palace axed Neil Warnock and replaced him by hiring Alan Pardew away from Newcast...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  10. Premier League Winners and Losers: Special Boxing Day Edition!

    Mike L. Goodman and Ryan O'Hanlon

    It's been a busy few days in the English Premier League, with every side - except for Liverpool and Swansea City, who face off later today - playing two matches since Christmas. Here's a roundup of everything good, bad, and Ashl...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  11. An Ideological Stalemate: When Will Arsenal Being Arsenal Not Be ...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Adjust to your opponent or make them adjust to you - it's one of the central conundrums in all of sports. But what happens when both sides are so myopically invested in playing their own way that they prioritize style, at the expe...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  12. Season’s Greetings From the Premier League! Now Go Play Fou...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Welcome to the holiday season, when most of Europe's soccer world takes a few weeks off to avoid the cold, celebrates Christmas with your standard "guy on a stage pumping a leaf blower into his own face" Advent tradition...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  13. The Year in Holy S#!t: Steven Gerrard Lets Liverpool’s Cham...

    Mike L. Goodman

    This week, the Triangle will be looking back at the players, games, and moments that singed our eyebrows and blew our minds in 2014. Buckle your seat belts; it's the Year in Holy S#!t. Liverpool were extraordinarily unlikely title conten...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  14. A Season of Failed Balance: Why Liverpool Can’t Have It All...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It took Manchester United all of 12 minutes to score against Liverpool. Goals change games no matter what, obviously, but conceding an early goal on Sunday was a particularly difficult pill for Liverpool to swallow. The Reds were desperately t...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  15. Why Are You So Bad, Tottenham?

    Mike L. Goodman

    Tottenham just seem like they should be a better team. The club has a ton of players who were very good before they came to North London, in addition to a manager who's a proven commodity in England. Spurs aren't Liverpoo...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  16. The Ponytail Returns: Everything’s Coming Up West Ham

    Mike L. Goodman

    It was a weekend of disappointment for almost everybody in the Premier League. Chelsea lost for the first time. Tottenham and Liverpool -- with their scoreless home draws -- continued their incredibly lifelike impressions of mediocre mid-table sides....

    Blog | December 08, 2014