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  1. EA Sports 'FIFA 15' is an amazing, addictive game - review for Xb...

    James Martin

    Let's start with the obvious: Calling EA Sports' FIFA franchise a game is kind of like saying Lionel Messi is just a footballer. It's a ubiquitous, and at times, scary phenomenon, a multimillion-dollar enterprise that gains more fans with each passin...

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Tottenham Hotspur stage one of the season's biggest comebacks

    James Martin

    For 75 minutes, Chelsea and Arsenal must have been loving what they saw. Manchester City was in cruise control, leading 1-0 over Tottenham while the sun-drenched pitch at White Hart Lane betrayed the sense of gloom among the home fans. With just one ...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  4. Man City, Chelsea put on a great Cup semifinal

    James Martin

    After watching Stoke City sink ever closer to the relegation zone earlier in the day -- their turgid 2-0 loss at the Britannia to Manchester United was a welcome sight for some -- the FA Cup semifinal between Chelsea and Manchester City was the perfe...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  5. Man City 2, Chelsea 1: Rapid react

    James Martin

    After watching Stoke City sink ever closer to the relegation zone earlier in the day -- their turgid 2-0 loss at the Britannia to Manchester United was a welcome sight for some -- the FA Cup semifinal between Chelsea and Manchester City was the perfe...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  6. Manchester City restores a bit of pride with win over United

    James Martin

    Right before kickoff between Manchester United and Manchester City, Sir Alex Ferguson said that derby games can turn out to be stinkers. He was stating the obvious, as they often do fail to live up to our expectations. But given the attacking intent ...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  7. Stoke City and the existential crisis of the Potters

    James Martin

    On Saturday night, after watching a bunch of football matches, I sat down to have some beers and finally watch "Skyfall." I'd always meant to see it in the theaters, but football viewing tends to monopolize your time during the arduous nine...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  8. Dark times for Arsenal after loss to Spurs

    James Martin

    In rock 'n' roll, hitting rock bottom is straight forward. Booze, drugs and reckless behavior of all manner conspire to send the ailing star to the brink. Paint-by-numbers self-destruction, it was immortalized to hilarious effect by John C. Reilly in...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  9. Arsenal's loss to Tottenham equals more dark times for Gunners

    James Martin

    In rock 'n' roll, hitting rock bottom is straight forward. Booze, drugs and reckless behavior of all manner conspire to send the ailing star to the brink. Paint-by-numbers self-destruction, it was immortalized to hilarious effect by John C. Reilly in...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  10. Ruthless Man United dent Everton's European dreams

    James Martin

    Is this where the dream ends? Was the result at Old Trafford on Sunday the final reality check in this quickly dwindling season? Can the points be made up with only 12 matches left and a rather difficult fixture schedule ahead? No, this has nothi...

    Blog | February 10, 2013
  11. Ruthless Manchester United put a big dent in Everton's European d...

    James Martin

    Is this where the dream ends? Was the result at Old Trafford on Sunday the final reality check in this quickly dwindling season? Can the points be made up with only 12 matches left and a rather difficult fixture schedule ahead? No, this has nothing...

    Blog | February 10, 2013
  12. Theo Walcott inspired Arsenal to a 2-2 draw against Liverpool

    James Martin

    When Liverpool went up 2-0 at Arsenal, the thought crossed my mind that Brendan Rodgers might not use those infamous envelopes (you know, for the three players he will cut from Liverpool Football Club at the end of the season, realty show-style) and ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  13. Chelsea stay 'relevant' in London derby vs. Arsenal

    James Martin

    Chelsea versus Arsenal was billed as a battle for relevance. Not for the Premier League title race, mind you, as that's all about the two Manchester clubs, but a shot at finishing in a Champions League spot at the end of the season. Rafa Benitez ca...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  14. Manchester United win a tale of two halves against Liverpool

    James Martin

    When Manchester United lost the league title on goal difference last season, people criticized them for not being a "vintage" United team. This time around, from some quarters, the verbal barbs have been sharper -- to the point of saying th...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  15. Manchester United win thriller over Newcastle

    James Martin

    Manchester United's 4-3 win against Newcastle at Old Trafford was a microcosm of the Red Devils' season: Shocking defending, goals galore, uncertain goalkeeping and an irate Sir Alex Ferguson. For the 11th time this season, United went behind, but fo...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  16. Nani looks set to leave Manchester United

    James Martin

    In "Back to the Future," that classic '80s flick, our protagonist Marty McFly had to find a way to change the past or he'd cease to exist in the future. We knew this because poor Marty, who had time-travelled back to the 1950s, had a pictur...

    Blog | December 11, 2012