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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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees the need for United to improve their team

Following Manchester United's 2-0 loss to Paris Saint Germain Tuesday night Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed to conjure up the same soundtrack that's been heard after every loss at Old Trafford this season. Our squad isn't good enough, we need to improve it. This sentiment used to be heard almost weekly under Jose Mourinho. It's telling …

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Congratulations Daniele Orsato, people now know who you are

What a fucking bullshit game. I hate blaming refs, and I don't even think he cost United the match, but seriously fuck this guy. He did a horrific job. Was completely inconsistent across the board. In the first half PSG made it clear United were the better team. They were hacking and flopping every chance …

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Let’s pump the breaks on all the AAF love

(Author's note: Is this blog actually just one long sub-tweet? Maybe!) If you still don't know what the Alliance of American Football, or The Alliance, is don't worry. You haven't been living under a rock, you've probably just been... living. Anyway The Alliance is the new spring football league that hopes to fill your football …

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