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  1. 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
  2. Premier League Preview: Changes at the Top of the Table

    Mike L. Goodman

    Real, competitive European soccer kicks off this weekend. And while Spidermayang and Germany's Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A may still be a bit off, the Premier League starts on Saturday. We can stop pretending that things like the Inter...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  3. The Rebuilding of Liverpool

    Bill Barnwell

    The long wait to win a Premier League championship might finally soon be over for Liverpool. After standing as English soccer's marquee club for generations - including winning a record 18 titles in the old First Division - Liverp...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  4. Premier League Pass & Move: Human Sacrifice! Dogs and Cats, Livin...

    Grantland Staff

    What Is Even Happening? Chris Ryan: December is not April, as Everton manager Roberto Martinez and Newcastle boss Alan Pardew made sure to mention over the weekend. Big results against Arsenal and Manchester United saw the Everton and Newcastle mana...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  5. Premier League Pass & Move: Uh-Oh, It's Magic

    Grantland Staff

    A look back at the weekend's Premier League action. Just Like He Drew It Up Chris Ryan: I was going to say something here about how Arsenal are everything that Liverpool aspire to be. Slick, young, full of flair, incredible in possession with...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  6. Who Is This Man? And What Has He Done With Fernando Torres?

    Mike L. Goodman

    Now well into his third season at Chelsea, some are still waiting for the time when Fernando Torres goes back to being the player he was at Liverpool. And with three goals and an assist over two games last week, including a stunning late poached goal...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  7. Premier League Pass & Move: Wonder Boys

    Chris Ryan and Mike L. Goodman and Ryan O'Hanlon

    A review of the weekend's Premier League action. Young Guns Chris Ryan: We're going to look back on this time, people. We're going to look back and remember, "That was the time dozens of British football pundits and announcers bravely tried to pr...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  8. Premier League Pass & Move: One-Horse Town

    Grantland Staff

    A look at this past weekend's Premier League action. The Tortoise and the Hare Mike L. Goodman: Ahh, the Manchester derby, where championships are won and lost, seasons decided, the fates of coaches and managers alike resting on the razor's edge....

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  9. Where Have All the Premier League Goals Gone?

    Mike L. Goodman

    It hasn't exactly been a scintillating start to the Premier League season. With 40 games played, there have been a grand total of 78 goals scored. That average of 1.95 goals per game is significantly behind last year's average of 2.80, and also below...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  10. Is Arsenal's Olivier Giroud Getting Better or Getting Luckier?

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's been a pretty good month for Olivier Giroud. The Arsenal striker's main identity when the season kicked off in mid-August was as the guy who Arsenal supporters really wish had been replaced by Gonzalo Higuain. Now, three games later, Giroud is t...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  11. The Outsiders: Understanding Tottenham Hotspur's Daring Rebuildin...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Soccer is a world of haves and have-nots. The richest teams in the world, by and large, are also the most successful. For the Real Madrids, Manchester Citys, and Chelseas, the summer transfer window has become a time for almost ritualistic restocking...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  12. Boring, Boring Man United (and Chelsea, Too)

    Mike L. Goodman

    The reason so many people write so beautifully about soccer is that sometimes it's only in the writing that a game as dull as yesterday's Manchester United–Chelsea match, which ended in a 0-0 draw, can live up to its potential. The sad fact of ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  13. Sheer Counterattack: Christian Benteke and Aston Villa's Surprisi...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Aston Villa have certainly started the season with a bang. Going to Arsenal and winning, and coming within a few controversial no-calls from drawing at Chelsea to start the season is certainly a great way to make fans sit up and take notice. Villa ha...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  14. How Two Scottish Men in Glasgow Talking About Soccer Explains the...

    Graham Parker

    Scene: The writer is stuck in Glasgow for a day, waiting for a flight back to New York. He goes to a café for breakfast. He reads the paper, sips his coffee, and starts to plan the day. Two men sit down at the table next to him. The two men ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  15. Under Pressure: Why Does the Premier League Play So Fast?

    Mike L. Goodman

    Over the past five years or so, the Premier League has become almost uniformly focused on playing fast-paced soccer. It may be the legacy of Jose Mourinho's first Chelsea teams, which dominated through staunch defense, brute force, and physical trans...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  16. The New Michus: Premier League Strikers That Could Make Noise Out...

    Mike Goodman

    Did you know that the English Premier League actually has 20 teams in it? It's hard to remember sometimes. Especially this summer, with the never-ending stories of Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez, and Wayne Rooney taking up most of the world's collective so...

    Blog | August 02, 2013