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Know A Manager: Pal Dardai

This site has made no secret of its admiration of Hertha Berlin; it’s been mentioned a few times on the site. Recently, though, the club has seen a renaissance that has allowed it to compete with big spending clubs like Bayern Munich and not-Red-Bull-RB Leipzig. A major reason for that is Pal Dardai, the 41-year-old…

Editor’s Note: Happy Anniversary to Us!

One year ago today, I launched this site with an ambitious goal. I wanted to create a community for the “other clubs”, those soccer teams rich in history or culture that were overshadowed by the big money clubs. For every Manchester United there was an FC Manchester, and usually, you only hear about them when…

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Forest Green Rovers FC: The Most Environmentally Friendly Club in the World

In modern football, clubs often struggle to break through the noise and market their brand. Some introduce psychedelic mascots while others sign John Terry. For Forest Green Rovers FC, who will kick-off their first season in the Football League next week, their marketing ethos is more of a political ethical stand. The club’s first season…

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Celebrities and the Soccer Minnows They Love

If you watched any of the Championship Promotion Play-off match, you would have seen numerous shots of Sir Patrick Stewart celebrating Huddersfield Town’s victory and promotion. The famous actor is one of many celebrities who have served as the face of soccer clubs throughout the years. Some are well known – Elton John and Watford,…

Leyton Orient Ends 112 Year Stay in English League Football

In 1905, the Austro-Hungarian empire still existed, Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States, and the city of Las Vegas was founded. Also that year, Leyton Orient joined the Football League and would remain in the league for the next 112 years. Last week, however, what was anticipated became true as The O’s were…

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Know A Manager: Ian Cathro of Hearts

So far in this series, we have looked at managers with track records that suggest bigger and better things. Our next subject, Ian Cathro of Hearts of Midlothian, is as new as he looks. The consensus is out on the new manager. Yet it’s hard to remember the last time a 30-year-old caused so much…

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Know a Manager: Eusebio Di Francesco of Sassuolo

The tough part of being a young manager in Italy is that club owners treat managers like Kleenex. When the club uses you to a point, they dispose of you. That makes Eusebio Di Francesco’s career with Sassuolo more impressive, and a manager to watch. The 47-year-old Pescara native enjoyed a 17-year career playing career.…

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