1. Serie A's Breakout Scorers For The 2010/11 Season

    Who’s going to score all the goals this Serie A season? If I knew for sure, I could easily get Juventus to cough up 50 million euros...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about almost 4 years ago 492 reads 1 comments

  2. Ronaldinho Leaving Milan at the Right Time?

    It’s only been a few short seasons since Ronaldinho’s over-hyped arrival at Milan. He arrived with a lot of fanfare at a club that needed to sell tickets and jerseys...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about almost 5 years ago 1,488 reads 17 comments

  3. Italy vs Slovakia World Cup 2010 Live Blog: Results, Scores, and Analysis

    Ciao, I'm Ryan and I'll be your live blogger for the Italy-Slovakia match. Hopefully I can provide some insight for you throughout the game, especially for those that aren't getting a chance to watch it live...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 1,927 reads 14 comments

  4. FIFA World Cup 2010: Pass on Heskey, England Need a Scorer

    With England getting ready to put their World Cup hopes on the line against Slovenia, they are obviously searching for answers in their squad selection...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 335 reads 13 comments

  5. Argentina vs. South Korea World Cup 2010 Live Blog: Results, Scores and Analysis

    Final Thoughts: It's no surprise to anyone that Argentina have the best collection of forwards in the tournament. I mentioned below the analysis showing 5 of the best 20...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 2,167 reads 5 comments

  6. Chile vs. Honduras World Cup 2010 Live Blog: Results, Scores and Analysis

    Final Thoughts - Chile got their first World Cup win in almost 50 years. Congratulations to the squad and all their fans; that is a very long wait. Chile are a team to watch throughout the tournament, as they epitomize attacking play...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 1,778 reads 8 comments

  7. World Cup 2010 Preview: Italy's Strengths and Weaknesses

    The World Cup starts in less than 48 hours. As usual, Azzurri fans will be wringing their hands, having hushed conversations about Italy’s chances and sweating the team’s poor form leading up to the tournament...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 1,567 reads 9 comments

  8. 2010 FIFA World Cup: The World Cup's Most Efficient Forwards - by the stats

    Inevitably, as we start to get excited about the World Cup being just around the corner, the arguments arise as to who will win the Golden Boot or score the nicest goal of the tournament...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 822 reads 3 comments

  9. Italy's Great Forward Debate: Who SOARed the Highest?

    It’s a topic we all love discussing, and one about which we all have different opinions. Some of us would rather see a pure poacher in the lineup while others believe that target men are the most effective...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 557 reads 10 comments

  10. Champions League Final: Five Players to Lead Inter Milan to Victory

    It seems like a foregone conclusion that Inter will beat Bayern for the UEFA Champions League title this Saturday. While no game is ever a sure thing, there are five players who will play key roles for Inter in the match...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 941 reads 19 comments

  11. An Italian World Cup Hero: Fabio Grosso

    Ever since the World Cup in 2006, there has only ever been one name I would have had stitched only my Italy jersey...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 1,601 reads 14 comments

  12. NHL's Western (and Stanley Cup) Champ: 'Hawks or Sharks?

    If you missed my predictions for the Eastern Conference Finals, go take a look . The East Finals will be flooded with stories about which Cinderella has the more dainty glass slipper...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  13. Who's Luckier, the Montreal Canadiens or Philadelphia Flyers?

    We’ve just hit my favorite part of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the conference finals. We’re down to only four deserving teams and it’s now possible to watch every game left without ending up in a divorce...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 323 reads 0 comments

  14. Palermo vs Sampdoria: A Race for the Champions League

    While all eyes are on the Scudetto race, there’s another Serie A battle brewing this weekend that will be much more entertaining. In most of the major European leagues, there are the sharks and the minnows, with a few barracudas in between...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 296 reads 1 comments

  15. Marcello Lippi's Bias Leaves the Azzurri Living in the Past

    With the World Cup fast approaching, the national teams of the participating nations are eagerly anticipating the announcements of their final squads...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 604 reads 17 comments

  16. Can Inter Milan Rescue Serie A?

    Serie A is in serious need of a makeover and Inter Milan may be able to help in more ways than one. With Inter’s resounding defeat of Barcelona, they’ve already restored some of Serie A’s lost prestige...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 644 reads 14 comments

  17. How to “Fix” Juventus

    Unfortunately for the Old Lady, it hasn’t been a season to remember. After an offseason that made Tiger Woods look restrained, it appeared that Juventus had spent their way to the Scudetto...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about 4 years ago 509 reads 5 comments

  18. General Manager Analysis – Darryl Sutter

    For those that are frequent visitors to this site, you’ll know that I like to evaluate player performance and especially compare it with the money they make or the playing time they’re getting...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about over 4 years ago 81 reads 2 comments

  19. Champions League Preview: Arsenal vs Barcelona

    The first leg of the Champions League clash at the Emirates Stadium was phenomenal. Barca were at the mercy Manuel Almunia’s stellar string of saves early on and eventually went up 2-0 early in the second half...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about over 4 years ago 3,154 reads 0 comments

  20. Soccer: Italy's Wasted Talent

    For those who are less familiar with Italian football, the peninsula has a strange habit of wasting some of their best talent for odd reasons...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about over 4 years ago 1,521 reads 12 comments

  21. A Statistical Look at the Calgary Flames

    For those that read any of my analysis columns during the NFL season, you’ll know that I trust offensive & defensive statistics such as DVOA and DYAR as created by the Football Outsiders...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about over 4 years ago 36 reads 0 comments

  22. A Tactical Approach Needed for Milan to Defeat Manchester United

    With the Champions League clash against England’s Manchester United ahead, Milan’s manager, Leonardo, has a few tough choices to make...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about over 4 years ago 145 reads 0 comments

  23. Hockey's Golden Finish Makes Canadians Proud

    Yesterday’s epic gold medal clash between Canada and the USA in men’s hockey had a bigger impact on Canada than most casual fans realize. This won’t shock you, but Canadians LOVE hockey...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about over 4 years ago 71 reads 0 comments

  24. In Canada, IOC stands for I'm Old & Crusty

    Friday was a big day for Hockey Canada in more ways than one.  The men held off a late-game push by the Slovaks and the women were criticized for an “inappropriate” celebration after their 2-0 win over the USA to secure the gold medal...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about over 4 years ago 34 reads 0 comments

  25. Is It Juventus' Turn to Try The 3-man Defense?

    As I wrote about a few months ago, I was supportive of Rafa Benitez’s decision to use a 3-man back line against Sunderland. I also thought he might have been on to something with a 3-4-3 formation rather than a 3-5-2 or 3-4-1-2...

    Ryan Popilchak Written by Ryan Popilchak about over 4 years ago 311 reads 5 comments