Arsenal's Eduardo got on to the field in the 79th minute of Saturday's game against Manchester United. His entry was greeted by shouts of "Cheat!" from the Man U fans, and Eduardo was duly booed each time he played the ball.
Ivan Gazidis: From MLS to Arsenal CEO
Posted by Paul Gardner on Aug. 26, 5:25 p.m.
LONDON --Ivan Gazidis stands on the wide terrace outside his Arsenal office and points vaguely to the northeast -- "I used to live just over there."
Super-capitalists aim to run game their way
Posted by Paul Gardner on Aug. 23, 6:19 p.m.
It seems to me most likely -- indeed, inevitable -- that a European league will be part of soccer's future. We do already have the UEFA Champions League, which could be seen as such a league.
'Bloodgate' takes pro sports to new low
Posted by Paul Gardner on Aug. 20, 2:21 a.m.
LONDON --This time I'm talking about football. No, not soccer -- but the other football that they play here, rugby football. A sport that has always maintained a rather superior attitude to soccer, a sport that has always presented itself as the sport for the middle and upper classes. A cut or two above the demonstrably working-class sport of ...
The leniency of English referees
Posted by Paul Gardner on Aug. 16, 8:49 p.m.
LONDON --The first games of the new EPL season have been played. The scorelines are in, implacable and unarguable; along with them come dozens of coaches' statements, which are anything but unarguable.
English youth tourney brings world to Darwin's town
Posted by Paul Gardner on Aug. 10, 12:16 a.m.
SHREWSBURY, England --The journey -- it is a soccer journey -- starts with a bunch of lovely names: Marylebone, Wrexham and Shropshire. Marylebone is the London railroad station where you board the train run by the Wrexham and Shropshire railway -- a train with the atmosphere of the good old days when rail travel was the way to go. ...
Searching for meaning in pre-season results
Posted by Paul Gardner on Aug. 2, 11:36 p.m.
So I'm following all the pre-season scores that are coming in from these various little tournaments and exhibition games that the European clubs are playing. Well, you have to, don't you?