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  1. Football, punk as a way of life

    James Martin

    We all come to football for different reasons. It may be as simple as geography: You support your local club. Or perhaps your maddening devotion is passed down through generations in your family. The equation takes on a layer of complexity if you gr...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  2. Welcome to ESPN FC

    James Martin

    Welcome to ESPN FC, your new home for comprehensive soccer coverage. This is not the place for someone who can't tell the difference between a full back and a running back. This is the place for fans to get their fix of club football. The place to fo...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  3. Welcome to ESPN FC

    James Martin

    Welcome to ESPN FC, your new home for comprehensive soccer coverage. This is not the place for someone who can't tell the difference between a full back and a running back. This is the place for fans to get their fix of club football. The place to fo...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  4. Champions League -- Chelsea exorcise ghosts of Moscow -- James Ma...

    James Martin

    Chelsea exorcised the ghosts of Moscow by defeating Bayern Munich on penalties to win its first Champions League, writes James Martin.

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2012
  5. Dream Team -- Picking the best starting XI in football -- James M...

    James Martin

    Pop Quiz: What's your best starting XI in football? Before you answer, remember one key caveat -- you can only pick one player per team. Here are some thoughts.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  6. Manchester United -- Antonio Valencia impresses again -- James Ma...

    James Martin

    Forget Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez. Winger Antonio Valencia is Manchester United's MVP this season, as he proved again against Blackburn, writes James Martin.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  7. Manchester City stays in the title race with pragmatic win over C...

    James Martin

    Manchester City stay in the title race with a come-from-behind victory that proved, yet again, pragmatism trumps principal in modern-day football, writes James Martin.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  8. Manchester City's and Manchester United's Europa League adventure...

    James Martin

    Both Manchester clubs crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday, but while United were outplayed by Bilbao, City showed great heart against Sporting, writes James Martin.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  9. Are Rangers too big to fail? Scottish Premier League -- James Mar...

    James Martin

    One of Scotland's institutions, Rangers, has filed court papers signaling its intention to go into administration. We chatted with ESPN's SPL expert, Derek Rae, to see what the future might hold for one of Scotland's two legendary clubs.

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  10. Manchester United defeat Liverpool amid tensions between Luis Sua...

    James Martin

    Manchester United defeated Liverpool 2-1 amid ugly tensions between Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez, writes James Martin.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2012
  11. Fabio Capello resignation is another sign of a footballing cultur...

    James Martin

    From Fabio Capello's resignation to Harry Redknapp's trial and John Terry's controversy, English football has taken a dark turn this season, writes James Martin.

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  12. The Premier League's real crisis team -- James Martin

    James Martin

    The word "crisis" is thrown around too easily in the Premier League. But there's one team in particular that truly is staring into the abyss, writes James Martin.

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  13. The ultimate footballing bucket list -- James Martin

    James Martin

    Rangers vs. Celtic is one of many matches you'll want to experience firsthand in your footballing lifetime. Here, then, is our football bucket list.

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2011
  14. Tottenham Hotspur -- Best team outside of Manchester in the Prem ...

    James Martin

    Tottenham Hotspur is delivering the most entertaining football in the Prem, but Spurs are also primed for a fourth-place finish, writes James Martin.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  15. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea resume their winning ways in l...

    James Martin

    La Liga powers Real Madrid and Barcelona -- along with Chelsea of the EPL -- regained their winning ways with lopsided victories in domestic league action, writes James Martin.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2011
  16. Manchester City's first taste of Champions League football is bit...

    James Martin

    Manchester City's first taste of Champions League football was bittersweet, as Sergio Aguero & Co. ended in a 1-1 draw with Napoli, writes James Martin.

    Blog | Conversation | September 14, 2011