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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. On the Brink of Survival, Remembering Sunderland's Heartbrea...

    Graham Parker

    On Wednesday, Sunderland will play West Bromwich Albion in a bid to secure their Premier League status. This comes after the most unlikely series of results, including a 1-0 defeat of Manchester United at Old Trafford, a thrashing of Cardiff...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Modern Management Is Rubbish: Manchester United Move On From Davi...

    Mike L. Goodman

    In the wake of the incredibly short, incredibly strange, not altogether unpredictable tenure of David Moyes at Manchester United, two things are clear. First, the obvious: David Moyes failed spectacularly. Tactically, he was unable to adapt to his...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  8. About Last Night: Dubs Demolished

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy seeing what happens if you mix some facts in with your "facts," here are the six things you need to know from sports on Monday: The Clippers thrashed the Warriors, 138-98, to even up their series at a game apiece whil...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, and Two Goals, at the (Almost...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's really hard to watch two soccer matches at the same time. All of the things that make soccer a distinct sport - the lack of stoppages in play, the fluid transitions from attack to defense - also make it completely i...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Men in Blazers: With Special Guest Tim Cahill!

    Michael Davies and Roger Bennett

    Rog and Davo marvel at Manchester United's capitulation to Liverpool, salivate over Julian Green, and welcome Tim Cahill to the pod. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  14. Champions League Viewing Guide: 2014 Manchester United Are Not 20...

    Spike Friedman and Mike L. Goodman

    What to watch this week in the Champions League, and why. Mike L. Goodman: Chelsea hosting Galatasaray is high drama. It's a match with compelling story lines and characters galore. It's a match that has enough interesting subp...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  15. Men in Blazers: With Special Guest John Green!

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    The gents celebrate Wigan shocking Manchester City again and launch a search for a U.S. World Cup song. Nerdfighter John Green returns to guest. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcast...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  16. Champions League Viewing Guide: Stop What You’re Doing and ...

    Mike L. Goodman and Spike Friedman

    With so many of the second legs of the Champions League round of 16 seemingly foregone conclusions, we're doing a Pass and Move preview this time around. Here's a quick guide to which games will be worth watching this week and why...

    Blog | March 11, 2014