Category Archives: England

London is Red. And Blue and White.

The major football clubs in London are not particularly fond of each other. Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham are the Premier league clubs to all call London home, and the hatred that these clubs’ supporters have for one another is real. This phenomenon is not exclusive to London, however. Many cities have multiple clubs… Read More »

Soccer’s Pre-emptive Public Holiday Curse

Soccer can sometimes feel like an alternate reality, an escape. On a hard-earned weekend, a manual laborer and his friends might be able to gather for a couple of hours and kick the ball around.  Sheltered children shuttled in minivans from their identical suburban houses to florescent-lit schools can find release on the pitch. A… Read More »

English Premier League: We Have a Title Race!

Does anybody else miss the drama we saw at the Etihad at the end of the 2011-2012 season? It was Aguero’s strike that sent ripples through Manchester and the rest of England, as Manchester United were forced to stop their celebrations as news of a late extra-time winner meant they were no longer the champions.… Read More »