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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 […]


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Getting Out of a Loan Deal, the Easy Way

Loan deals aren’t always the rosiest of situations for the on-loan player. Essentially, your team wants you to get better because you’re not good enough right now, so they send you to a “lesser” side.
by The NY Kid


The Good, The Bad, The WTF

It’s that time of the week again. Time for a look at a best-forgotten monstrosity. I most say that I am a bit surprised at this week’s entry. It comes from Edinburgh’s Hibernian. Like Arsenal, Hibernian usuall...
by Jacob

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta

Super Mario Plays Gangster

Mario Balotelli has done some foolish things in his relatively short career. He has publicly feuded with management, worn rival team shirts, and thrown darts at unsuspecting youth team players. But is he really daft enough to f...
by Orr



Get Your Swoon On: Beckham’s Back

Yes, Goldenballs was taken off the disabled list by the L.A. Galaxy today. He’s available for Saturday’s match against Columbus. From the team’s news release: “Beckham was originally injured on March 14 ...
by The Stretford End

Bringing guns to a gun fight

SASIC: Guns, Drugs, and Futbol

BG’s wasting no time getting stuck in. He’s the Karl Henry to our inactivity. They have different names around the world: Hooligans, Ultras, Tifosi. Many clubs have organized groups of hardcore fans who show up for ...
by BG

Super Dan!

Super Dan, The Ball Juggling Man

Let me introduce you to Dan Magness. That’s him over there <— Dan once juggled a football for 24 hours in Covent Garden and became the ‘keepy-uppy’ world champion, but yesterday he achieved an awesome...
by Norfolk Ned