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  1. 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
  2. Looking Back on Manchester United's Once-in-a-Lifetime Class of '...

    Graham Parker

    Ryan Giggs is gently juggling a football. He looks slight and pale, and is looking down intently at the ball through his floppy fringe. You'd think he was doing so shyly until you see how relaxed his shoulders are. Thousands of people are watching hi...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. You Are Here: Memory, Manchester, and Alex Ferguson

    Graham Parker

    I left Manchester 10 years ago, after 14 years of living in the city. Through that entire time, Sir Alex Ferguson has been the manager of Manchester United. And in a few weeks' time, he won't be. Perhaps it's that final symbolic severing of a part...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  6. Relegation, Fascism, and Paolo Di Canio: A Sunderland Fan Takes S...

    Graham Parker

    So on Sunday night I get a text from Phil about fascists. Phil is my designated friend for casual abuse around the sporting arena. We share text messages full of sarcasm and invective that may well act as a social service for those around us, by b...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  7. The Designated Player: An Introduction to Our New MLS Column

    Graham Parker

    As the European leagues get underway for their new season this week, Major League Soccer is entering the run-up to the playoffs. And with the transfer window still open, we took the opportunity to grab a European signing for a new column inspired by ...

    Blog | August 23, 2012