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Forget the Premier League: Check Out These London-Area Lower League Teams

November 2, 2023

Seems everybody in the world is trying to get tickets to a Premier League game, but here is some advice I wish more people would follow: Forget the Premier League and check out the lower leagues. Why? Here are some starters: Tickets are a whole lot easier, as in "Walk up to the ticket office…

Match Night in Oxford:
Two Points Dropped, Two Blokes Bantering

September 17, 2017

If my book accomplishes one thing, I hope it’s that Americans who have only heard of the top six clubs in the Premier League will read it and wind up in places like Oxford United. It isn’t that Oxford is a particularly special club -- you can get to know them a bit here --…

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Back on the Road:
Another English Soccer Tour Begins

September 14, 2017

Getting back on the road for another soccer tour of England: a series of moments, some familiar, some refreshingly new, some worrisome, but all more interesting than the alternative. I look back at my apartment and think, “Well, if I don’t have it now, I’ll have to go without it.” There’s that little rush of…

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