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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,…

Cathro

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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USMNTer Perry Kitchen Named Captain of Hearts

Hearts of Midlothian manager Robbie Neilson named former DC United midfielder and US Men’s National Team player Perry Kitchen as the team’s new captain. If Kitchen is selected for the Scottish side’s starting XI, he will be the club’s first ever American captain. Kitchen spent his career in MLS with DC United until he made…

Dundee

Video – Dundee Keeper Saves 3 Penalties in Scotland

While Celtic was grabbing headlines in Scotland for its demolition of Rangers, another notable accomplishment occurred in Scotland miles and a division away. Dundee keeper Cammy Bell saved not one, not two, but THREE first half penalties in the Tangerines 3-1 victory over Dunfermline. The victory helped Dundee move to fourth in the table and keep…

champions league

FC Rostov Surprises Ajax, and Other Champions League Playoff Results

Leg one of the Champions League playoffs is in the books and save one result the favorites all got positive results. Of the three match-ups we identified as possible minnow upsets, only one tie realistically could in the end result in an upset. The biggest surprise result was Ajax drawing 1-1 with Russia’s FC Rostov.…

Edinburgh hearts

Guide to a City’s Soccer Clubs – Edinburgh

Edinburgh and Glasgow are Scotland’s largest cities, and both have their own claims as to how they influence Scottish society. Edinburgh is more stately, the capital city steeped in history and the reminders of the power of Scotland through its past. Glasgow tends to be seen more as the future, trendy city with its modern…

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Which Minnow Could Pull the Upset in Champions League Playoff

On Friday, UEFA held the draw for the Champions League playoff, the final round before the famous group stage. The draw was divided into two pots – one for league champions and one for teams who qualified through other routes. While many people start paying attention to the Champions League after this round, the playoffs…

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