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The Uncomfortable Middle: Our 2015-16 Premier League Preview, Pt. 2

For the American sports fan, following soccer means a reorientation about what constitutes success. With the success of the top teams reinforced by Champions League appearances and an enhanced global profile, there is a virtuous cycle to being good that makes it even harder to break into the top. At the other end,… » 8/06/15 5:47pm 8/06/15 5:47pm

Here Are Some EPL Hooligans Brawling, Because That's What They Do Best

"OY, AN' WOT 'ID I 'EAR YOU SAY ABOUT ME MUM?!" one West Ham fan presumably asked the Sunderland fan across from him. Squaring up, the Sunderland hooligan probably said, "YOU 'EARD ME, MATE. ME AN' ME LADS GAVE OL' MUMSIE A GOOD BOFFIN', BUT YOU'RE GONNA LOOK EVEN WORSE THAN THAT OL' HAG WHEN WE'AH DONE WIF YOU!" » 3/23/15 2:06pm 3/23/15 2:06pm

This Louis Van Gaal-Sam Allardyce Long Ball Beef Is Really Stupid

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal shrugs off most criticisms with a sneer and a reminder of his groaning trophy shelf. "What can you possibly tell me," his look says, "Louis the Great?" But don't, for the love of God, impugn his tactics. For that offense, he will pull out all the stops to prove you wrong. » 2/10/15 11:43am 2/10/15 11:43am

West Ham Players Get Naked To Remind You To Feel On Your Balls

Not, like, in a sexual way—though that's good, too. It's part of The Sun's November "Feel 'em Friday" campaign to encourage men to rub around down there for evidence of testicular cancer. We're awaiting next week's step-by-step diagrams where Kevin Nolan demonstrates proper technique. » 11/07/14 1:43pm 11/07/14 1:43pm

Plane Banner Insults Are Now Played Out In English Soccer

Last Sunday, West Ham played Wigan away in a battle to avoid relegation. Things didn't work out so well for the Hammers. Rival fans from Millwall chose the very moment that Wigan sealed West Ham's fate to fly a plane over the stadium with a mocking banner. Avram Grant, by the way, is the West Ham manager who was fired… » 5/19/11 3:50pm 5/19/11 3:50pm