1. EPL Review: Man City-Arsenal

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    Andre Barrinha Written by Andre Barrinha about almost 5 years ago 344 reads 2 comments

  2. EPL: An Analysis of the First Four Weeks

    Four matchdays into the English Premier League and there are already some clear signs about which teams are best equipped to mount a title challenge, who is going to struggle to stay ...

    Andre Barrinha Written by Andre Barrinha about almost 5 years ago 309 reads 3 comments

  3. Arsenal: Visiting the Emirates

    I've always wanted to go to Highbury Park. Maybe because of Fever Pitch, or just because it was the stereotype of a real English football ground. Four straight stands, very close to to the pitch filled by supporters eager to make their voice heard...

    Andre Barrinha Written by Andre Barrinha about almost 5 years ago 425 reads 10 comments

  4. MLB: Why I Love Baseball

    It's not common for a Portuguese sports fan to like baseball. Even though there is a National championship, a National team, and now even a proper baseball park, it still is a largely forgotten sport in Portugal...

    Andre Barrinha Written by Andre Barrinha about almost 5 years ago 168 reads 1 comments

  5. Portuguese League: A Platform for South American Players

    In a recent report published by the Portuguese Football Players' Union, Portugal's First Division had, last season, a higher number of players born abroad (55%) than those of Portuguese origin (45%)...

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  6. EPL Preview: The Big Four Ready For Combat

    Now that the new English Premier League (EPL) season is about to begin, it's time to look at how the Big Four (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United) did in the transfer market, ...

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  7. The EPL and Ronaldo's Departure: Still The Best League In Europe?

    And so Ronaldo is gone. It only seems right, particularly after United's latest performances showed that Ronaldo was no longer playing for the team, and the team was no longer playing for Ronaldo...

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  8. World Football: Qualifying Rounds, Change Is Needed

    While watching Albania-Portugal yesterday I could not help but have the same feeling I often have when watching qualifying matches, be it for the Euro or the World Cup: 'what a waste of time!' ...

    Andre Barrinha Written by Andre Barrinha about 5 years ago 286 reads 5 comments

  9. CL Final: Manchester United From Men To Boys Again?

    A few weeks ago Patrice Evra, from the top of his over-confidence, declared that the clash between Arsenal and Man Utd had been about boys playing against men...

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  10. UEFA Champions League: Amazing Final, Amazing Football?

    When Manchester United and Barcelona meet in Rome for the Champions League final on May 27th, the whole world will be eagerly watching, what could be, the best final ever...

    Andre Barrinha Written by Andre Barrinha about 5 years ago 349 reads 2 comments

  11. Britain Loves Basketball

    I was not sure about what to expect. Among all the international sports, basketball is arguably the one that deserves less coverage in the UK...

    Andre Barrinha Written by Andre Barrinha about over 5 years ago 210 reads 0 comments

  12. Chelsea Vs Man Utd: Worth The Money?

    English Football is no longer a domestic affair in which teams play every week for the happiness of the locals. No, the English Premier League (EPL) is a global brand, in the same style as the NBA or the NFL...

    Andre Barrinha Written by Andre Barrinha about almost 6 years ago 256 reads 0 comments

  13. Manchester City and The Beauty Of The Beautiful Game

    The recent acquisition of Manchester City has attracted the headlines for the amount of money the new owners are willing to invest in the club. For the City fans this goes even beyond fiction...

    Andre Barrinha Written by Andre Barrinha about almost 6 years ago 368 reads 1 comments

  14. Is Carlos Queiroz the Right Man for the Job?

    After beating Malta 4-0, Portugal put its qualification for the next World Cup at risk by losing at home against Denmark 3-2, in what was a great football match for the neutral (and Danish) fans...

    Andre Barrinha Written by Andre Barrinha about almost 6 years ago 367 reads 1 comments

  15. Fast and Furious

    In a remarkable article on contemporary quarterbacks, Sports Illustrated columnist, Joe Posnanski argues that Brett Favre is the last 'old-time quarterback', the guy that defies numbers, ...

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