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Neil Ashton's a nice guy, decent reporter. But this is just stupid. Precious Roy

Of Course He FJM’d Something

So this was super low-hanging fruit. So much so that I really considered not doing it. Instead I was going to FJM the comments on the same piece, because that’s even lower-hanging fruit. But this piece from October sent the Soccerlytics world into a shit fit, which is about the easiest thing in the world […]

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We wrote a lot of words, some of them alright

Unprofessional Foul has been a beautiful thing in my life for a long time. I have a lot of friends as a result of our communal comment-sectioning in David Hirshey’s columns on Deadspin — and then the ‘stache ended up being one of the groomsmen in my wedding some years later. UFers have an almost […]

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L’Affaire Valbuena

Although the story broke a while ago, everyone is still talking about “L’Affaire Valbuena.” Need to catch up? Confused from the start? Simply here for the titillation? Let’s run through things so we’re all on the same page. Back in June 2015 as Les Bleus were preparing for friendlies against Belgium and Albania, rumors began […]

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Divorce, Anger, Sadness: The Manchester United Story

  None of us would be here if not for the journey, and none of us knows where the journey will lead us from here. As I look back at the time since Unprofessional Foul shut its doors, I see a roller coaster of emotions, changes left and right, new love and massive sadness. The […]

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The Good, The Bad, The WTF

Let’s not kid ourselves. We don’t really get to do these anymore. As such, I am dispensing with any notion that we might present a “good” or “bad” here and going straight to the WTF. That is what you want, right? Actually, I don’t care. Here we go. Welcome to Unprofessional Foul’s new venture, the […]



Saturday Bootroom: Ginger God Edition

HOORAY!!!! Finally things are back where they should be. The world has returned to a natural order. The sun is in the sky, the birds are chirping and the pancakes taste extra good. Not because we finally get real football today...
by The Stretford End

Blues Clues.  What's the gimmick/

Saturday Bootroom: Blues Clues Edition

I have no idea what Blues Clues is because I have no children. But, I do know that today’s marquee matchup between the royal blue of Chelsea and the sky blue of Manchester City will give all of us some clue as to how the ...
by The Fan's Attic

The Derby Breakfast of Champions

Your North London Derby Liveblog

I’ve been a mess the last few days. Between insane long days working for the Man, coupled with the inability to spend time getting any thoughts together for today’s match, and then losing my Internet, it’s bee...
by Moonshine Mike


She could play striker for Spurs.

Saturday Bootroom: Comely Costume Edition

So it’s Halloween weekend. I have no life and, therefore, no plans to go out dressed like Spongebob or anything like that. Luckily, there are 30 soccer matches on various outlets today to keep me happy. The biggest of the...
by The Stretford End

It's the boot room, but no booting in it.

The Bootroom: Welcome Back La Liga

European football is back to full strength this weekend as La Liga finally strolls onto the stage, fashionably late as always. This will be the first real look at Galacticos 2.0 and a Blaugrana Zlatan. But, that may be overshad...
by The Fan's Attic

If you believe, he might score a goal!

Sunday Bootroom: Magic Pixie Edition

So here it is. Chelsea and Arsenal. Yay, I guess. Once again, the meteor isn’t going to come through. I can just feel it. So after Saturday, there are only two of 20 EPL teams that are undefeated. Can you guess who they a...
by The Stretford End