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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 […]


They're all Orange to support Blackpool.

Saturday Liveblog-Bootroom: Tangerine Dreams Edition

Yes, I hope Blackpool can make the Gooner brigade around here unhappy. Do I think it’ll happen? Ummm…
by The Stretford End

I'd put my money on Dallas but I'm not betting so I want them to lose.

MLS Cup Final Liveblog: FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids

The stage is set at BMO Field in Toronto, the fans are expectant and the two teams that represent the best the MLS currently has to offer are primed and ready.  I’m not there.  I’m in downtown L.A. in front of the...
by AlexBaker

It is what it is, because it can't be what it ain't

Your Wednesday Manc-Infested Bootroom

It’s all about that northern town today, folks, as the twin terrors of Sir Alex “Drunk and Gum-chewing” Ferguson and Roberto “Beleaguered Fashionista” Mancini do battle. Their teams, Manchesters Un...
by James T


Mancs of the World, United and Takeover

Manchurian Derby Bootroom

(Before you get mad at me for the title, that’s a Bretos-ism!) Two big fixtures on the schedule today as the Premier League (suck it, Barclays!) winds down: Citeh v United, then Spurs v Spartak Moscow. Both matches will p...
by spectator

'Arry (art from Chrismoolay - http://chrismoolay.wordpress.com/)

CL Bootroom: ‘Arry in Italy

No offense Spurs fans, but every now and then I have to pinch myself to realize that this is not some kind of weird, unsettling dream that has Harry Redknapp trolling the sideline at the San Siro of his own volition. No no, Spu...
by James T

Bootroom Is Bored with Today's Fixtures

Post-Interlull Boot Room

Real football is back!!! With all due respect to those who enjoyed the past couple weeks, but dull USMNT matches and an Engerland drubbing of Croatia doesn’t hold a candle to this weekend’s fixtures. (For my money, ...
by spectator