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Adnan Ilyas

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Bradley Wright-Phillips and England

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Hi, I'm a contributor over at Three Lion Roar, SBNation's English national team blog. I recently wrote a post on Bradley Wright-Phillips and whether or not he should be given a shot with the English national team. Since you guys watch him week in, week out, I thought you might like the chance to take a look. Don't worry, I said nice things!

Frank Lampard Hangs up his (International) Boots

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Frank Lampard, at the age of 36, has announced his retirement from the English National Football team.

Who is Bradley Wright-Phillips?

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In versatility's post on Hodgson's statements regarding English players abroad, an English striker plying his trade in New York by the name of Bradley Wright-Phillips was mentioned. Who is he? And...

Should England Switch to a 3-5-2 System?

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David Wyatt offered an interesting suggestion for England to try and improve a few weeks back. However, I disagree a bit on whether the proposed 3-5-2 formation would be of best interest to the...

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Glossary 2013-14

The Short Fuse Glossary 3.0 Here at The Short Fuse, we decided it would be a good thing to put together a short glossary for members both new and old to refer to when the jargon and the...

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Request for Suggestions for TSF Glossary 3.0

Hi everyone. I have a polite request. The Short Fuse has developed quite a fun commenting culture. A couple of years ago, Ted Hardwood, one of our splendid writers/moderators took a collection of...

Ashley Cole: English Players Scared to go Abroad

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After Chelsea did not extend his contract, Ashley Cole joined Roma in Italy, making him one of the few active players capped by England to play abroad.

World Cup Rivalries: Brazil vs. Uruguay

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For Brazil, this World Cup stands as a great opportunity to finally dispel the ghosts of their past. But a possible meeting with an old enemy threatens, not only bring those demons back, but to...

World Cup Rivalries: Brazil vs. Uruguay

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Today, the first round of knockout games will begin. There isn't a pair of famous international foes lined up for the round of 16 this time, but that may well not apply for the next round, assuming...

USA vs. Germany Rivalry

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Over in Three Lion Roar, I will be writing pieces on rivalries for the World Cup. The first one was for tomorrow's game between Germany and the US.

World Cup Rivalries: Germany vs. USA

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It really should come as no surprise when one states that a team is a rival with Germany. But this one between Deutschland and the United States came into existence in probably the most unique of...

Who's Hot, Who's Not; Form Going to the World Cup

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The World Cup is mere hours away. With the World Stage so close, nearly all of the teams have finished their preparatory games. Here's a brief look at how they did and what form they will be in...

Do You Know The Enemy? - Andrea Pirlo

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England's first match of the World Cup against Italy is just days away. But, how can you beat the enemy if you have no clue who they are? Here's an over view of Italy's most important player -...

Should Defoe Have Made the World Cup?

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Hey guys. I published something over at Three Lion Roar, SB Nation's blog dedicated to the English national team, about your star striker, Jermaine Defoe. Thought you guys might be a little bit interested. Cheers.

Canadian Exile

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In January 2014, Jermaine Defoe set out to blaze a trail to the World Cup in the wilds of Toronto, Canada. He failed. Roy Hodgson called him up, but only to the reserve list. Now, was that fair?...

Edu is going to the World Cup! .... With Iran

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Former Arsenal player, Edu, will be going to the World Cup in Brazil with Iran this summer. The hitch? He's a capped Brazilian, so he cannot play. Instead, he will serve as an analyst for the team. Shout out to the Three Lion Roar, where I picked this link up.

The Premier League and the Lack of English Keepers

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There currently aren't all that many options between the sticks for the English national team. Here's a review of who is getting the games in England's top flight and comparing that to other...

Manaus Weather Report

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The World Cup is only a few months away and it is coming up to that time when one must asking the really important questions: What is the weather going to be like overt there? For those traveling...

The Best Players Come From the Longest Odds

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We've all heard of the stories of how legends like Pele and Maradona learned their craft playing street soccer in some of the poorest areas of their countries. Well, what do you do if you don't even have a street?

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Arsenal to Announce Josip Drmic Shortly

Well, that escalated quickly. Just yesterday, we had Jospi Drmic himself saying that he wasn't headed to Arsenal. However, since then, news has broken out from various different publications that A...

Someone Important Signs new contract

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No, it's not Sagna, but it might actually be even better...

How Kolo Toure joined Arsenal

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Ray Parlour was there the day that Kolo Toure went on trial at Arsenal. Only, it was unlike any trial Wenger had seen before.

Ribery to Miss Champion's League tie due to Butt Surgery

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Due to some health problems with his, ah, posterior, the French winger has gone under the knife and will miss at least the first leg of Champion's League.

Rhett Harty, former MLS player and Another Face in the Timber's Army

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Rhett Harty has quite the story, from the first ever MLS trade, to a starter with NY, to retirement and travels abroad, to PTFC fan.

The Travels and Tales of Rhett Harty

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MLS's website has a series titled "What Ever Happened To..." where they explore the lives of former MLS players. The latest piece has been the story of Rhett Harty, the NY defender who went out to find the world after retiring in his late twenties.

Americans and the Bias in Europe

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We've all said something along these lines before: Americans are not appreciated in Europe. Americans are not given a fair shot in Europe. Americans are not given a chance in Europe. Here's some viewpoints from a few people, from Klinsmann, to American players, to the European technical manager with the NY Red Bulls.

Arsenal Loanee Heading to Colorado on Trial

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Samuel Galindo probably isn't a name you know particularly well. He's a Bolivian kid who Arsenal picked up a few years ago. He's been bouncing around Spain and Bolivia on loan for the past few years and it looks like he might be heading to America. Stan Kroenke owns both Arsenal and the Colorado Rapids and this could very well be the first sign of cooperation between the two clubs.

U-17 wins Aegean Cup

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Standouts in the friendly tournament include Haji Wright of the LA Academy and Joe Gallardo of Monterrey.

Interview with Patrick Barkley, Herbert Chapman Biographer

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The BBC recently interviewed Barkley on Chapman and how he changed both Arsenal and the sport of football forever.

Berhalter talks back 3

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The new coach has mentioned his interest in Juventus and how he admires their defensive style and formation.

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