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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 […]


Hot-blooded Inter fans don't care about Wesley, as long as Mrs. Sneijder sticks around.

Serie A Matchday Preview: Goin’ Old School

Serie A returns and with it, I return to my roots. OK, so I’ve only been doing these previews for a little over a year, but it seems like a long time since I produced a post with quick hits and predictions on all of the ...
by Orr

Another sterling example of "Barton Think."

Barton Think

Another New Year treat with a return of the Ned. A glorious if somewhat brief return. It is a good Ned special too. You all should enjoy it. Footballers have a reputation for being, well let’s just say, not the smartest guys....
by The Fan's Attic

This is the best team photo for the "mid-level" club Senator James could provide.

Possible Corruption Leads To Government Sponsorship Of Amateur Soccer Club

In July 2010, the U.S. Virgin Islands introduced a unique marketing and tourism endeavor for the islands when it was announced the U.S. territory would begin sponsoring the local soccer club in Montescudaio, Italy this Septembe...
by The Fan's Attic


Trying to fit in requires smoking on the touchline.


In the name of a “name”, Qatar Sports Investments sacked Paris Saint-Germain manager Antoine Kombouare.
by The NY Kid

Don't bite, but you can haze.

You Never Forget the One(s) Who Popped Your Cherry, and on Dealing with Newbies

This post is a blast from the past because it is from one of the original Unprofessional Foul contingent–Spinachdip NY–who was with us for only a short amount of time. Many of you will probably have no recollection ...
by The Fan's Attic


Neymar Hates Women’s Soccer, Futsal

Brazilian giants Santos shocked the footballing world in November when they announced that they had managed to renew Neymar’s contract through 2014, ending speculation about his European future (for now). However, news is...
by BG