Category Archives: Premier League

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 »

COVID-19 and the Future of Football

By now, most people understand that we are in the midst of a global pandemic the likes of which we have not seen in many years. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the highly infectious virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that many people are now becoming familiar with. While I… Read More »

Where is Gerrard When You Need Him?

There are only two reasons in this world where a night owl like me might decide to voluntarily be awake at 6:30 in the morning on a weekend. The first is if I simply haven’t gone to bed yet from the night before. The second, and undoubtedly more justified reason, is to experience the mesmerizing… Read More »

The African Cup of Nations and the Eurocentricity of Football

One month ago the Cameroon Football Association confirmed that the 2021 African Cup of Nations will be held in January instead of July because the rainy weather conditions during the summer months are not conducive for playing.[i]The announcement produced severe backlash from media outlets globally who argued that this rescheduling would be disruptive to the… 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 »

PFA Team of the Year

As is often the case with teams of the year, the best team in the league will dominate. This year, both Liverpool and Manchester City dominated the PFA Team of the Year, an honor voted on by the Profession Footballers’ Association, a soccer trade union. These two teams combined to take 10 of the 11… Read More »