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Match of the Day: A History and Appreciation

Match of the Day is as much a part of English football culture as Monday Night Football is to that in the United States -- in some ways, even more so, as it largely stands alone in its field, and...

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From Our English Soccer Guidebook: The Standard Northern English Town Story

Paul describes his experience and knowledge of the typical northern English town. As I have travelled around, going to games and exploring random corners of England, I have seen this in every northern town I’ve visited, and you will as...

Watching Soccer: England vs Spain

I have seen more than 150 soccer games in the UK, so I think I know my way around those leagues and clubs pretty well. As I now expand my groundhopping into Spain, I am already seeing some differences. This...

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Exploring the World of #groundhopping

In 2011, when an Arsenal supporter friend invited me to a game at The Emirates, it was very much as if I had stuck my head through a portal and peered into another world -- a world, I would soon...

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Why I Prefer Watching The Championship over the Premier League

Most Americans, when they think of English soccer, naturally think of the Premier League. It’s rather hard to miss in the culture, and it is a tremendous league filled with world-class players on every club. The atmosphere is great, the...

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