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  1. Premier League Pass & Move: Human Sacrifice! Dogs and Cats, Livin...

    Grantland Staff

    What Is Even Happening? Chris Ryan: December is not April, as Everton manager Roberto Martinez and Newcastle boss Alan Pardew made sure to mention over the weekend. Big results against Arsenal and Manchester United saw the Everton and Newcastle mana...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Boring, Boring Man United (and Chelsea, Too)

    Mike L. Goodman

    The reason so many people write so beautifully about soccer is that sometimes it's only in the writing that a game as dull as yesterday's Manchester United–Chelsea match, which ended in a 0-0 draw, can live up to its potential. The sad fact of ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Will the New Noise at Old Trafford Make a Difference?

    Michael Bertin

    When this slipped out late last week, it barely picked up much traction because, well, it seemed weird. Plus it surfaced on Friday, and Friday is where news goes to die. Manchester United has hired a sound engineer to improve the atmosphere at its...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  14. 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
  15. We Went There: Real MadridManchester United at the Santiago Bern...

    Pete L'Official

    "No hay mas que hablar." This was the cabdriver's response to my friend, who upon entering the taxi had given our destination simply as, "Al estadio, por favor." I laughed to myself as we settled in for the ride, partly because I had spent most of th...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  16. Men in Blazers: Special Guest Gus Johnson

    Men in Blazers

    After dispatching Everton 2-0 over the weekend, Manchester United may now have the Premier League title safely in hand. But as for the rest, nothing is decided. The table is all wheels within wheels, battles within battles. The Premier League isn'...

    Blog | February 13, 2013