Since the last English soccer game I attended, Fulham at Bolton, was in some ways quite a bummer, I spent the time making notes on the various characters one encounters in the stands at a match. And so, my (mostly) American friends, allow me to introduce you to the many faces of the English soccer […]
Why on Earth is mighty Manchester United having to play in front of 9,000 people at Yeovil Town? It’s all about the magic of the FA Cup, for me the best competition in English soccer.
As I watch soccer games in England and work on my book about the subject, I keep collecting terms and sayings that I find entertaining, or that I think Americans would do well to understand.
As I watch English soccer games on TV and in person, I am constantly taking note of words and expressions that I don’t hear anywhere else – phrases that you might wonder about, if you didn’t think about this stuff as much as I do. I am writing a book about the game, and one […]
My fellow Americans, here are some terms which you might want to know if you’ll be watching English football, aka soccer. This has been months in the making but really took shape during the recent first round of my English Soccer Tour. Not all of these are “footy”-related, but you’ll run into them, anyway, as […]