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Three Games That Show Why English Soccer Isn’t About the Big Six Clubs

November 19, 2018

Really, the title of this post should be something more like, "Why insisting on seeing the big Premier League clubs in London, Liverpool and Manchester makes you miss so much that's great about English soccer." Here's why you should go beyond the big six. I was reminded of this once again when, while researching a…

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A Game at Aston Villa: Rain, Lines, A Great Stadium, and a Mr. Harry Kane

September 24, 2018

(A post from early in my travels, a November 2014 visit to Aston Villa) As it usually does, the singing started on the train. Spurs fans were singing how much they hate Arsenal, though they were about to play Aston Villa, and Villa fans were singing how much they hate Birmingham, even though they were about…

QPR and Aston Villa players lining up for a free kick at Loftus Road Stadium.

Watching English Soccer: Queens Park Rangers

September 22, 2018

This post was written in October 2014, when QPR were Premier League, but I don't think the experience of seeing a game there has changed a whole lot! One of the most amazing things about seeing soccer in England is that stadiums which host top-flight players in one of the world’s greatest leagues are often…

Touring Villa Park

August 27, 2018

Paul has been to more than 100 games at 60+ English soccer stadiums and toured about a dozen of them, and Villa Park, home of Aston Villa Football Club, is definitely one of his favorites. That’s even more true now that I’ve toured it. It’s big, it’s old, and it’s classy. I like their colors.…

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