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  1. Premier League, Week 4: Handing Out Credit and Blame for City, Un...

    Mike L. Goodman

    What a weekend. Manchester United won, 4-0! Alan Pardew personally ensured that Newcastle lost, 4-0! Arsenal's beautiful attack scored two goals! Arsenal's woeful defending gifted Manchester City two goals! Liverpool lost! So many...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Previewing Arsenal-City and Chelsea-Swansea

    Mike L. Goodman

    Way back in the middle of June, when the Premier League's fixture list came out, it was pretty apparent which game this weekend would have top-of-the-table ramifications. Sure, you'd have to endure a dumb early-season internationa...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  3. Get Familiar: Manchester City Crush Liverpool With Continuity

    Mike L. Goodman

    Big games this early are weird. Does anybody remember last year, when Jose Mourinho went into Old Trafford and turned the game into mud in Week 2? He was happy to walk away with a road point against mighty Manchester United. A month later, Uni...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  4. 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
  5. An Arsenal Fan and a Manchester City Fan Walk Into a Bar

    Jason Concepcion and Jared Dubin

    The Premier League season is almost upon us. But before the actual matches start on August 16, we sent our biggest Arsenal fan, Jason Concepcion, and our newest (and biggest) Manchester City fan, Jared Dubin, to an Arsenal bar to watch the annual sea...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  6. About Last Weekend: All About Johnny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out doing your best to return the Community Shield to the community from whence it came, here are the top five stories you missed in sports last weekend: According to head coach Mike Pettine, Johnny Manziel asserted himself in the...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  7. The Problem With Summer Soccer Friendlies in the USA

    Noah Davis

    Of the 49,653 fans who watched Manchester City play Liverpool in Yankee Stadium last Wednesday night, about 40,000 of them were wearing red. "I can't believe this many people would come out," a man with a thick cockney accent said beh...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  8. Men in Blazers: Europe's American Summer Tour, Transfer Wind...

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo discuss European clubs' American summer tours and transfer window winners and losers. Plus, an interview with Manchester City and New York City FC CEO Ferran Soriano. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to t...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  9. Requiem for the Ghost Goals

    Joseph Neighbor

    Every so often there is a strange moment in soccer in which no one can tell if the ball has crossed the goal line or not. Everyone looks at the referee. The referee looks at his assistant. The players swarm both officials, gesticulating wildly, shout...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  10. Samir Nasri Was Manchester City's Secret Weapon

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    If you watched any part of Manchester City's title-winning season, some things stood out: how frequently David Silva made defenses look like they've never played together, the number of bad haircuts on their backline. You probably...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  11. Manchester City and the Incredible, Vanishing Premier League Titl...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It seems to be a sign of our fast-paced media times that Manchester City's title win is only 24 hours old and already feels like it was totally inevitable. Nowadays things are obviously going to happen, until they don't, and then...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  12. Liverpool Lost the Premier League Title Just Like They Almost Won...

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    They finished last season in seventh place and came into this year with something like 33-1 odds of winning the Premier League. After back-to-back losses to Manchester City and Chelsea to end 2013, they found themselves in fifth place. But since the...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  13. Premier Pass & Move: City Have the Inside Track, Fulham Are G...

    Mike L. Goodman

    And then there were four. Four games left that mattered. This weekend, the status quo ruled throughout most of the Premier League. That meant the final nails were put in the coffins of a couple teams in the various races up and down the league, leavi...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  14. Men in Blazers: MiB Passover Special!

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo revel in the emotional magic of Liverpool-Manchester City. Haim jump on board for the MiB Passover special. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page. To sub...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  15. Baby Turtles on Fire

    Brian Phillips

    It was a goal, one of many. Vincent Kompany took the ball out of the center circle. Jesus Navas was loitering ahead on the right wing, totally unmarked. No man is an island, John Donne says, but Donne never saw Navas play against Southampton. Kompany...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  16. Premier League Pass & Move: Can Liverpool Do This?

    Grantland Staff

    A look back at the weekend's Premier League action. Mike L. Goodman: Liverpool can win the title if they win their remaining six games (which, it should be noted, includes games against Chelsea and Manchester City). They've stormed the...

    Blog | March 31, 2014