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  1. Premier League Pass & Move: Blood Sport

    Chris Ryan and Brett Koremenos and Ryan O'Hanlon

    A look back at the action in the Barclays Premier League. What Happened? Chris Ryan: Arsenal benefited from a truly based Artur Boruc goalkeeping error and beat your annoying soccer fan friend's favorite team, Southampton, 2-0. The Gunners had th...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  2. 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
  3. How Bayern Munich Dismantled Manchester City

    Spike Friedman

    Let's marvel at the first 75 minutes of football that Bayern Munich put together on Wednesday en route to a dominant 3-1 win over Manchester City by breaking down their three goals. (Apologies for those of you outside of the U.S., for whom I would re...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. NYC FC and Other Great Moments in Manchester-U.S. Relations

    Graham Parker

    I used to live on Horton Road in Manchester. The back alley of the terraced house backed onto Maine Road, Manchester City's former home in Moss Side. On game days I used to enjoy the time delay of hearing a muffled roar through the window, followed a...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  9. Scoring With Soccer: Analytics Come to MLS

    Noah Davis

    The Seattle Sounders boast Major League Soccer's strongest fan base, with an average of more than 43,000 packing into CenturyLink Field for the team's home games. Soon, they might have one of the strongest analytical units as well. Over the past ...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  10. Liverpool and the start of the EPL season

    Brian Phillips

    Can Liverpool rediscover its former glory this season?

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  11. Grantland Network Podcast: Men in Blazers

    Men in Blazers

    Entering the final weekend, Manchester City's Roberto Mancini is poised to win both the battle of the minds with Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson and the Premier League title, even though he's loath to admit it. A storybook ending for "The Littl...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  12. Grantland Network Podcast: Men in Blazers

    Man in a Blazer

    What an uneventful weekend of football it was. Nothing to see here. Particularly not Tottenham's latest lapse against Everton, and definitely not Manchester City handing pole position to crosstown rivals Manchester United following their 1-0 loss to ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  13. Grantland Network Podcast: Men in Blazers

    Men in Blazers

    The Premier League race is blown wide open thanks to the defeat of Manchester City at the hands of America's Team, and Michael Davies and Roger Bennett couldn't be happier. This latest turn in the EPL's made-for-TV script features An MLS's St. Landon...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  14. Brian Phillips on Manchester City's Mario Balotelli

    Brian Phillips

    The construction and deconstruction of an outsize soccer personality.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  15. Grantland Network Podcast: Men in Blazers

    Men in Blazers

    Story lines abound as the English Premier League enters the sharp end of the season. On Monday, Americans everywhere feigned illness to slip out of work and into the nearest Irish pub to watch the seismic Manchester Derby. City's victory nudges them...

    Blog | May 02, 2012