Salary Caps regulate finances not sporting fairness

I'm in the midst of reading the original version of Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski's Soccernomics, which let me tell ya, is an absolutely fascinating read 10 years later. Anyway, they dive into a chapter about whether it's good or bad that Manchester United win every year (remember, it's 2009). They remind us that back …

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All’s quiet on the Paul Pogba front

Last week you couldn't look at any English publication without seeing headlines about Paul Pogba going to Real Madrid. The way the newspapers were speaking, it almost seemed inevitable (hyperbole is one of the English media's strong suits after all). Over the past five days there's been almost nothing written about Paul Pogba. That's weird. He's …

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CONCACAF releases dates for Nations League fixtures: Cool?

CONCACAF released the dates for the first round of Nations League fixtures on Tuesday. I guess that's cool? The USMNT will have the month of September off, before taking on Canada and Cuba in October and November. The US's group, as well as almost the entire rest of the Nations League isn't going to turn …

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How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handles Paul Pogba will determine expectations

There's been a lot made of Paul Pogba recently. I laid out my thoughts on the matter last week. Pogba is United's best player by far. If he left the team would objectively be worse. He's also being covered extremely unfairly by the media and the fans are seemingly trying to run him out of …

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Manchester United’s rebuild has no chance if the owners and coaches can’t get on the same page

The Daily Mirror: Anthony Martial's Manchester United future is secure – because the forward is viewed as the club's "Pele" by co-chairman Joel Glazer. Martial's focus and commitment have been called into question by current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his predecessor Jose Mourinho. Both expressed concerns about the France striker's attitude in training …

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Manchester City getting a one year ban from the UEFA Champions League would have zero effect

On Monday The New York Times reported that UEFA investigators were seeking to ban Manchester City from the Champions League for a year for breaching Financial Fair Play laws. I'll skip the nitty gritty here. City are guilty of doing this. You don't need to read the documents. I know it, you know it, everyone …

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Deadspin apparently has no idea what the word “tight” means

Deadspin: Manchester City crowned champions of tightest Premier League title race ever: Considering that Deadspin is a website that has been around (and bankrupt) for several years I would think they know the definition of simple words like "tight." In case they, or you, don't, here's the definition. Tight: (when used as an adverb) very …

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