Report: Everton to Appoint Ronald Koeman as Head Coach

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According to Sam Wallace and Julian Bennetts of the Telegraph: Current Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has rejected a contract extension with the club, and agreed to be Everton’s new manager. While compensation between the clubs is not yet agreed, it is not expected to be a major stumbling block. The 53-year-old joins up with the Blues after […] READ MORE


Simple Planning: Chicago Fire Preseason Recap

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The Veljko Paunovic era is officially in full swing.  A tumultuous pre-season featured some of everything: trialists, controversial trades, surprising standout players, even a trophy.  The only thing not featured this pre-season for the Chicago Fire was a loss.  And that’s just fine with everybody involved. Much has been written about the results, and the […] READ MORE


Eredivisie Clubs Struggling in Europe

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There is no denying it, Eredivisie clubs are struggling in European competition. The Champions League is the pinnacle of club football; the team that wins it each year will widely be considered the best club team in the world. Unfortunately, lately it seems like Dutch clubs cannot even advance out of the group stages, whereas […] READ MORE




Deila Still the Right Celtic Manager

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Since the start of the season, Celtic fans have been less than pleased with their team’s inconsistency. Ronny Deila’s head has even been called for the sack at times. Understandably, the performances in Europe have been painful to watch. But to get rid of a man who’s made Celtic play such attractive football in an […] READ MORE


Ajax 2-2 Celtic – Turning point for Celtic

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Celtic yet again managed to shoot themselves in the foot this season after surrendering the lead twice against Ajax to earn their first point in the Europa League campaign. On the same night that saw fellow group challengers Fenerbache lose 3-1 at home to Molde in their opening game, Celtic will have been annoyed to have […] READ MORE



Billy Beane: Is he the modern day Jesus? Helping Dutch Soccer Team

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In the movie Moneyball, the general manager of the Oakland A’s, Billy Beane, played by Brad Pitt, had a life-changing epiphany:  Baseball was operating in an all too conventional, all too defective manner. With access to the tightest of budgets, Beane was expected to perform a miracle, to perform a modern day ‘water into wine’ […] READ MORE


Ajax: The Blueprint for Success

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Phil Neville, the Luigi to brother, Gary’s, Mario, recently stated that a generation of English talent is disappearing down the toilet. Why? It’s all due to a lack of opportunity. FA chairman, Greg Dyke, aims to raise the profile of English players in the Premier League. Neville and Dyke both agree that the majority of […] READ MORE