Category Archives: Premier League

February 2018- Recent interesting articles

Recent interesting articles – February 2018     Bids to carry the English Premier League soccer games are in the making. What’s the deal with Amazon? https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/08/facebook-google-netflix-not-ready-to-enter-premier-league-tv-rights-battle     What about the soccer rights in China? https://www.reuters.com/article/wuhan-ddmc/ddmc-grabs-china-epl-soccer-rights-in-500-mln-deal-for-super-sports-idUSL4N1K33YU     And finally, “Saudi Stars Arrive in Spain, With One Eye on Russia”, an articles on Dawsari… Read More »

Farewell, Tinkerman: Looking back at the Claudio Ranieri sacking one year later

Last Spring, I wrote a research paper for Professor Ed Tiryakian’s Business of Sport class here at Duke that focused on the source and implications of rampant managerial turnover in the English Premier League. I had become passionate about the topic after Leicester’s February 2017 sacking of prolific Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, who had defied all… Read More »

Özil renouvelle son contrat avec Arsenal pour 3 ans

Özil renouvelle son contrat avec Arsenal pour 3 ans. Jeudi 1er février 2018 Mesut Özil, 29 ans,  joueur pour l’équipe nationale allemande annonce son renouvellement de contrat avec Arsenal jusqu’à l’été 2021. Dans un post Instagram le joueur de milieu de terrain offensif décrit l’évènement comme « une des plus importantes décisions de sa carrière de… Read More »

Aston Villa’s Imminent Relegation: What Comes Next?

Aston Villa’s match yesterday against Watford pretty much sums up the season they have had this year. With Aston Villa leading the match 2-1, they were subject to the harshness of the referee when one of their defenders, Cissokho, was sent off for supposedly denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity, even though replays showed that he… Read More »

The Beauty of the Underdog

I can’t say that I have been a soccer fan for long. Growing up in Texas, most of my childhood was focused on football, basketball, and baseball. As a result, those were my favorite sports, both to watch and play. Throughout my childhood, I realized that there are teams that seemed like everyone disliked. These… Read More »

Les Tirages au Sort de La Ligue des Champions et Les Deux Finales possibles : Une Confrontation entre Les Employeurs Actuels et Futurs pour Pep Guardiola ou Madrid Derby II?

Après une série de quart de finale palpitante,  la Ligue des Champions entre sa pénultième phase avant le final au stade San Siro, Milan. Un regard en arrière sur les quarts de finale, les deux puissances de Madrid, l’Atletico Madrid et le Real Madrid ont remporté leurs places en la demi-finale en surmontant des déficits… Read More »

[Europa League] The amazing comeback of Liverpool

Gooooooooaaaalllllllll!!! Liverpool scored at the 90 +1 minute as Milner crossed the ball from the right wing to the far post headed in by Dejan Lovren. This goal has led Liverpool to the semi-final of the Europa League. The king of comeback has done it again! Both Liverpool and Dortmund has scored 1 goal in the first quarterfinal… Read More »

What If? An Exploration of Kobe Bryant’s Soccer Roots

    Despite a lackluster 17-65 farewell season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant capped off a stunning NBA career with authority on Wednesday April 14th. In front of a sold-out Staple Center crowd against the Utah Jazz, the Black Mamba ended the 1,346th and final game of his 20 year career (1) with 60 points… Read More »

La Racha Improbable de Leicester City

El verano pasado, Leicester City había ninguna garantía de permanecer en la Premier League. El presidente le dijo al gerente Claudio Ranieri, “Claudio, this is a very important year for the club. It is very important for us to stay in the Premier League. We have to stay safe.” Leicester City necesitaba 40 puntos para sobrevivir,… Read More »