1. FC Barcelona 4-0 AC Milan: Was Milan's Defense Their Undoing?

    Expecting to hold FC Barcelona at home on defense alone, AC Milan was always juggling hand grenades. And the fireworks were impressive. Within five minutes, Barcelona had opened accounts...

    Darren Rudham Written by Darren Rudham about almost 2 years ago 2,690 reads 5 comments

  2. Luis Suarez: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

    When the darling buds of May are out, someone will likely make an offer for Luis Alberto Suarez Dí az . A sum no doubt that will cause Midas’ fingers to blister and bleed—as well they should...

    Darren Rudham Written by Darren Rudham about almost 2 years ago 1,721 reads 11 comments

  3. Liverpool Football Club and the Two Edges of Success

    As sweet as an elixir success can be when it flows, it is equally as toxic when it stops. And the chalice at Anfield is poisoned...

    Darren Rudham Written by Darren Rudham about almost 2 years ago 1,275 reads 0 comments

  4. Sir Alex and the FA: Plenty to Chew on

    Is impunity implied in hypocrisy? Ask the man steering the ship at Old Trafford . In 2011, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed "it is not an issue for me...

    Darren Rudham Written by Darren Rudham about almost 2 years ago 2,757 reads 18 comments

  5. Luis Suarez Reinforces the Need for a Handy Villain

    As a polarizing lightning rod of public opinion, whatever would we do without bad guy Luis Suarez ? From sympathy to slander, the mere whisper of Luis Alberto Su á ...

    Darren Rudham Written by Darren Rudham about almost 2 years ago 1,843 reads 4 comments

  6. Stoke City Football Club: There's Something in the Clay

    What is it about this West Midlands club that defies the odds year after year? For one, it is has become a stingy team. The 17 goals conceded in the current campaign is the league’s lowest...

    Darren Rudham Written by Darren Rudham about almost 2 years ago 1,654 reads 3 comments

  7. Steven Gerrard Coming to the End of the Anfield Road

    Steven Gerrard has started and finished all 17 EPL matches this year, playing one less game than he did in the whole 2011/12 season. He’s played all 1,530 minutes, won 55 percent of his duels on the ground and 55...

    Darren Rudham Written by Darren Rudham about 2 years ago 1,743 reads 4 comments