1. A Chilly Eurpoean Night Freezes Chelsea's Chances To Qualify.

    A late fall evening in the south of France froze the beleaguered legs of Chelsea on their way to the knockout round of Europe's premier club competition on Wednesday night...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 45 reads 0 comments

  2. Why I Love This Beautiful Game, Part Five: How Football Explains the World

    This article has been a long time coming. I didn't want to jump right on it and hammer out a piece of dribble...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 293 reads 5 comments

  3. Hull City: The Sleeping Tiger Of The Premiership?

    Hull City A.F.C are certainly something. The Tigers, who defeated Tottenham on Sunday, moved into the third place spot in the table ahead of Arsenal...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 186 reads 7 comments

  4. Hi, My Name Is Bela and Like Michelle, I'm an Addict As Well

    Not to try and one up Michele Alves's article on being a football addict but I thought I'd share my own experiences as well. I can remember a time in my life when the color blue was just the color blue...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 335 reads 8 comments

  5. Fabio Capello to Snub Michael Owen Yet Again

    I can remember back when my cousin Kevin was playing football. He used to rant and rave about Michael Owen. So, a few years later, when I started to watch football more, the first name I flocked to was Michael Owen...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 604 reads 8 comments

  6. Why I Love This Beautiful Game Part 4: League Structure

    Ah, Derby County. As one of the twelve founding members of the Football Association, one may expect them to be at the height of the English game. Well, I would hope that those people wouldn't get their hopes up to high...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 262 reads 5 comments

  7. Texas Youth Mistaken For Magpie Owner

    While on a school sponsored field trip to New York, Texas teenager, Bobby Hill, was mistaken for Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 337 reads 11 comments

  8. Why I Love This Beautiful Game Part 3: Year Round Play

    I will be the first to tell you that I am not a huge fan of the MLS. I started watching the beautiful game and saw nothing but European teams to start out with. This spoiled the hell out of me...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 212 reads 9 comments

  9. Euro Championships Expand By 2016: Scotland Says, "We Are Doing It For Everyone"

    The UEFA Eurpoean Championships are set to expand to 24 teams by the year 2016. This move, which will be officially put into play when UEFA meets on 26 September, will likely see the addition of two groups during the actual competition...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 127 reads 7 comments

  10. The Ball Is Round and It's Also Black and White

    When I think about what a soccer ball looks like, I think of the image displayed here. A black and white ball...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 475 reads 11 comments

  11. Why I Love This Beautiful Game Part 2: Matchday Atmosphere

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDgN_sVMGdY I remember the first time I saw a Champions League match. I forget who Liverpool were playing because I was utterly enthralled by the unanimous voice of Anfield...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 242 reads 5 comments

  12. Why I Love This Beautiful Game Part 1: Commentators

    When looking for a version of "Ole" on youtube a couple of weeks ago I came across a video of the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final. It shows the two goals that Manchester United scored in extra time to beat Bayern Munich...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 385 reads 7 comments

  13. Nigeria To Come To England Or Why This Might Be The Best Thing For The Magpies

    "Hello, my name is Mike and I thought that I could run a football club." "Hello, Mike," the group at PCOA or Premiership Club Owners Anonymous, will recite back in a likely a few weeks...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 111 reads 5 comments

  14. The Old Boys' Club in Manchester: Giggs, Scholes, and Neville

    I think I was a fan of Manchester United for about two months. That was, of course, until I actually started to watch games and it was brought to my attention that Chelsea were a far better team...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about almost 6 years ago 310 reads 2 comments

  15. World Football: Why Money Is Not Ruining The Game

    *It should be noted at the outset of this article that I am playing devil's advocate. I am not a fan of any of the foreign owners. Nor am I fan of how some of the players extort the clubs for transfer fees...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about 6 years ago 685 reads 10 comments

  16. Bela's Top 10 Football Commercials

    We all love watching the game when it comes on the television but what's even better is when they decide to throw on commercials related to football...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about 6 years ago 888 reads 6 comments

  17. From Sluming to Scoring: The Homeless World Cup

    I will be starting my next-to-last trimester of graduate school in December. I have an extremely hard class to take. I also have a thesis to write, jobs to interview for, and a social life that will need a good breath of air...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about 6 years ago 245 reads 4 comments

  18. Capello Craves Caravaning to Croatia: Why England's Boss Loves to Play Away

    England are set to take on Croatian in Zagreb on Wednesday and Fabio Capello is excited for the away fixture. In football home advantage is an important aspect, not only to the general atmosphere of the fans, but to the opposing team as well...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about 6 years ago 221 reads 3 comments

  19. Will Manchester City's Youth System Ultimately be its Saviour?

    Look at that smile. Isn't it nice when you can confidently rattle off a list of players that you want that will cost upwards of 400 million pounds? Sure it is...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about 6 years ago 410 reads 3 comments

  20. Hernan Crespo To Not Start For Inter Milan In Champions League Play

    When Inter Milan start the group play portion of the Champions League next week they will be without a familiar face, Hernan Crespo...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about 6 years ago 473 reads 3 comments

  21. The New and Improved Wayne Rooney: He's Not Just For Scoring Goals Anymore, Kids

    "Remember the name, Wayne Rooney," these words have been spoken countless times as the small thwack of the ball hitting the back of the net has been drowned out by hoardes of fans...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about 6 years ago 331 reads 7 comments

  22. Northern Ireland Fans Assulted in Slovakia

    This is more proof that Italy is not the only nation on earth where fans get attacked. Two fans of the Northern Ireland national team were attacked in Bratislava ahead of their team's qualifier there on Saturday...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about 6 years ago 340 reads 6 comments

  23. Why Manchester United Do Not Have To Worry About City

    "We have been working for years to build the team we have got." Sir Alex Ferguson told this to the BBC today when asked about if he was worried over Manchester City. He also went on to say that, "I can't be worried, there's always challenges in football..

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about 6 years ago 111 reads 1 comments

  24. Who Will Mend The Hammers? The Managing Crisis At West Ham United

    Alan Curbishley turned over his control of the mighty West Ham United on Wednesday of this week, over allegations of a lack of control over the team's transfer policy...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about 6 years ago 366 reads 0 comments

  25. "I'm Fired? I Mean, The Press Is Saying I'm Fired" The Manager Tango Continues.

    I thought teaching high school kids this past summer was a strain on my heart but being a manager in the Premiership, or world football in general, has to be enough to give someone a coronary...

    Bela Trimmel Written by Bela Trimmel about 6 years ago 72 reads 0 comments