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  1. Van Gaalogy 101

    Brian Phillips

    The first time Louis van Gaal pulled his pants down in front of his players happened in -- but hang on; let's walk that back a second. The first time Louis van Gaal pulled his pants down in front of his players that we know of happened in 2009, ...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  2. 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
  3. The contradictions of Alex Ferguson

    Brian Phillips

    The contradictions — one for each of his championships — that defined the Premier League's greatest manager.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  4. Manchester United and the EPL narrative-fatigue problem

    Brian Phillips

    The English Premier League's narrative-fatigue problem.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  5. Liverpool and the start of the EPL season

    Brian Phillips

    Can Liverpool rediscover its former glory this season?

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  6. A song celebrating Manchester City, Manchester United, and the re...

    Brian Phillips

    A celebration of the 2011-12 season. With rhymes.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  7. Brian Phillips on Manchester City's Mario Balotelli

    Brian Phillips

    The construction and deconstruction of an outsize soccer personality.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011