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Hidden Weekend Bootroom: Super Sunday Explode-a-Thon

Posted January 8, 2012 by Outside Mid

Saturday, January 21 7:45am Chelsea vs Norwich, ESPN2, EPL 9:30am Schalke vs Stuttgart, ESPND, Germany 10:00am Everton vs Blackburn, FSC, EPL* 10:00am Fulham vs Newcastle, FSC+, EPL 12:00pm Roma vs Cesena, FSC+, Itlay Serie A 12:00pm Racing vs Getafe, GolTV, Spain La Liga 12:00pm Espanyol vs Granada, ESPN3, Spain La Liga 12:30pm Liverpool vs Bolton, […]

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The Wisdom of Kenny Shiels

Posted January 6, 2012 by Outside Mid

Sounds a bit oxymoronic, right? Considering how the Northern Irishman–who currently manages Kilmarnock–will watch his club’s haggis get handed to them on the pitch and sound like The Special One theorizing on his winning philosophy, normal conditions would suggest “wisdom” and Kenny Shiels are as compatible as oil and water. Something he said around in […]

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Looking South For a Solution

Posted December 2, 2011 by Outside Mid

The call for youth to reinvigorate a national squad every two and four years must be included in the standard guidebooks for both managers and football association officials on what to say in response to failed attempts at qualification for a big tournament. Just the previous summer after Green’s Gaffe and Germany’s show of youth […]

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That Line In Trainspotting Was Accurate

Posted November 30, 2011 by Outside Mid

Football loves its phrases. We speak of a player getting stuck in and having good feet for a big man, while saying his form is poor as he’s gone off the boil. Some squads play Route One football and others just run about.  The sports lexicon is thick with these and many other sayings that at times can remind us in short […]

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Tricky Dick Says Not in My League

Posted November 29, 2011 by Outside Mid

So, the English Premier League will not be staging that dreaded 39th game overseas any time soon, which perhaps allows some of those grassroots fans to be thankful for something while they see the rest of their game being taken away. Chief executive Richard Scudamore certainly wanted to distance himself not only from his own […]

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