Ethan Dean-Richards

Soccer Contributor


Penalty Shootouts: The Ultimate Football Experience

A penalty shootout to decide between Manchester United and Barcelona wouldn’t be a disappointing ending. Forget the tactics, penalties are the ultimate experience for anyone who loves football.

The Champions League Final Is A Farce

The Champions League final is a farce. Forget the game. The world’s biggest annual sporting event is about convincing 200 million people to part with their cash.

FC Porto: For The Idealists?

Modern football is no place for idealists and Andre Villas Boas’ FC Porto are a long way away from representing how football would ideally work, but amongst the big boys of European football, they're closer than most.

Manchester United: The Beatable Champions

Manchester United are the beatable champions – or will be later this week. It’s not a catchy maxim, but, in fact, it’s probably the best thing to happen to the Premier League for a few years. In their own way, they have proved that there’s still room for enjoyment amongst all the result-centric seriousness in football.

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