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Neal Thurman

  • joined Apr 11, 2011
  • last login Oct 05, 2013
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Management consultant, Philadelphia native, Northern Virginia resident, and co-founder of Never Manage Alone, a fantasy soccer blog at SBNation.com.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Philadelphia Phillies
  • NBA Philadelphia 76ers
  • NFL Philadelphia Eagles
  • NCAAF Penn St. Nittany Lions
  • NCAAB North Carolina Tar Heels
  • NHL Philadelphia Flyers
  • FIFA USA
  • EPL Arsenal
  • MLS DC United
User Blog

The Big NMA Transition

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Our apologies for not being terribly communicative recently but there's been a lot going on. Here's the inside scoop and what to expect next here at the blog.

MLS Fantasy Insider: Player to Add, Drop and Watch

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MLS Fantasy Week 12 starts early this week with a midweek clash between the LA Galaxy and the homestanding Philadelphia Union who both have two matches this weekend. The Montreal Impact are off....

MLS Fantasy Insider: Player to Add, Drop and Watch

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MLS Fantasy Week 12 starts early this week with a midweek clash between the LA Galaxy and the homestanding Philadelphia Union who both have two matches this weekend. The Montreal Impact are off....

MLS Fantasy Insider: Player to Add, Drop and Watch

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MLS Fantasy Week 12 starts early this week with a midweek clash between the LA Galaxy and the homestanding Philadelphia Union who both have two matches this weekend. The Montreal Impact are off....

The Barn Door Live

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Chatting Sir Alex's last day at Old Trafford live.

The Barn Door Live: FA Cup Final Edition

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Chelsea and Aston Villa are the early under card as Manchester City and Wigan prepare to contest the FA Cup Final. Will Chelsea be able to continue their strong run of form against an equally hot...

The Week Ahead: Fantasy EPL Player Picks Week 37

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Here we are headed into the penultimate weekend of the Premier League season. There are only a few items still up in the air meaning that only a few teams REALLY have anything to play for.

MLS Fantasy Insider: Player to Add, Drop and Watch

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Our MLS Fantasy Insider Ben Jata is back with his players to watch headed into a two match week for many MLS teams. As a reminder, the match week starts today so make sure your changes are in.

270 Minutes of Premier League Agony

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The important games weren't very entertaining and worse yet, they played out in a torturous way for your favorite blogger (well, hopefully one of your favorite bloggers at least). Here's how it all...

The Barn Door Live: Chatting Fantasy EPL Week 36

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Arsenal, Spurs, Lloris, Dawson, Bale, Kompany, Kone, Long and McManaman all did their parts early in the two match week. Aguero, Lukaku, and Defoe not so much. How will your Chelsea players do...

The Barn Door Live: Chatting Fantasy EPL Week 36

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We kick off the two-game week for Chelsea, Spurs, Manchester City, Wigan, West Brom and Swansea and an absolutely critical week in the race for 3rd/4th. Amazing that the Liverpool Derby barely even...

Late Fitness Check: Injuries &Suspensions Week 36

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Injury and suspension analysis is always difficult when you're focusing on teams with two matches because you never get the full picture. Still, we do our best not to make sure you know as much as...

The Week Ahead: Fantasy EPL Player Picks Week 36

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There are double matches all over the place - but no triple for Chelsea despite earlier listings on the Yahoo game - as the season winds down. For me, it's all about match-ups and the motivation of...

The Barn Door Live: Chatting Fantasy EPL Sunday

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Arsenal hosts Manchester United, Chelsea try to avoid a Spurs-like trip-up and apparently Reading and QPR play too. Let's chat!

The Barn Door Live: Chatting Fantasy EPL Week 35

I'm still making changes but there is the bonus of City having to announce their line-up before the deadline. Here's hoping Aguero is starting but I'm not counting on it.

Late Fitness Check: Fantasy EPL Injury Analysis

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With extra focus on Manchester City (vs. West Ham) and Tottenham (@ Wigan) where the best match-ups are.

The Barn Door Live: Chatting Fantasy EPL Monday

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Will Manchester United's inevitable coronation happen today? If so, which players will feature and who do you need to pick up for next week's matches? Find out here.

The Barn Door Live: Chatting Fantasy EPL Sunday

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Today is a huge day in the race for 3rd and 4th with Spurs and Chelsea facing opposition capable of taking points from them. I'll be wearing my sky blue and looking for BD bargains at the same time...

The Barn Door Live: Chatting Fantasy EPL Week 34

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With all of today's matches bunched in the traditional 3 PM (UK time) timeslot, we look ahead to next week where we find Manchester City, Everton, and Spurs with particularly enticing match-ups....

Late Fitness Check: Fantasy EPL Injury Analysis

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The big news is that Spurs will risk Gareth Bale in their critical match against Manchester City this weekend. The results, and his ongoing health, will be critical to both fantasy managers and the...

The Week Ahead: Fantasy EPL Player Picks Week 34

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We're back to a week where everyone plays one match and we find Manchester United, Arsenal, and West Brom with attractive match-ups - at least on paper - as we look ahead to Match Week 34.

Barn Door Live: Chatting Mid-week Fantasy EPL

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The final day of gameweek 33 kicks off with three matches. Let's chat.

The Barn Door Live: Chatting Fantasy EPL Week 33

There's only one Premier League timeslot as the league makes way for the FA Cup semi-final. The upside is that we get to see 4 of the 5 two-gamers in Arsenal, Everton, Fulham and the Hammers.

Fantasy MLS: Friday Extravaganza Week 7

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It was a good week for player picks last week with 2 goals and 1 clean sheet from 4 players (one at each position). Here's hoping I can keep the good times rolling.

Late Fitness Check: Fantasy EPL Injury Analysis

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Injury news is always difficult for two-gamers because you have to project further into the future. What should you do about a player like Rosicky who could play anywhere between zero and 180...

The Week Ahead: Fantasy EPL Player Picks Week 33

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Week 33 features some teams with no matches, some teams with one match and a few teams with two matches. Sounds like it should be easy but then you have to figure in injuries and rotation which...

The Barn Door Live: Manchester Derby Edition

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We've made it through 9 out of the 10 matches for this week but the Big One is still to come. Just as important for fantasy managers, we may learn something about how United will deploy over the...

The Barn Door Live: Chatting Fantasy EPL Sunday

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Yesterday's matches were a mixed bag. Southampton showed they have risen above their early season ups and downs. Stoke fell further into the mire. And Arsenal nearly gave me a heart attack. What...

The Barn Door Live: Chatting Fantasy EPL Week 32

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We kick it off with Reading and Southampton and stay with you through a fairly sparse Saturday schedule that includes Norwich vs. Swansea, Stoke vs. Villa and WBA vs. Arsenal. Why so few matches...

Fantasy MLS: Friday Extravaganza

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We have league leaders, schedule analysis, helpful links and some player picks for you here in one big ball of Fantasy Major League Soccer fun.

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