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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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U.S. v. Germany Liveblog: Hashtag LET’S DO THIS

OK, people. This is the day we’ve all been waiting for. No, not the soccer game. It’s New York Kid’s birthday. And it’s a big one. But enough about that. Today is the day we’ve been dreading/waitin...
by The Stretford End

I need some first aid!

DAY 14 BOOTROOM: The Day Before The Day We All Care About

Being a zombie website is fun. We have literally no expectations, so getting 500-1,500 views per day doesn’t bother us. We had a discussion on the e-mail thread the other day about how we failed (or sabotaged ourselves) i...
by The Stretford End


Day 13 Bootroom: Unlucky for Italy or Uruguay

It’s a battle royale of two former champions. Two teams enter, one team goes on. England isn’t one of those teams. They go home regardless. But in the early games Italy take on Uruguay, and with Costa Rica already a...
by Precious Roy


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Bootroom Day Whatever: Still Attempting to Un-Crush Our Souls

I don’t know how to recover from yesterday. I feel like we need a national mourning period. In the abstract, we’re still in good shape with 4 points. In reality the likely scenarios, given our group opponents, are n...
by Precious Roy

Her flag is backwards. Bet you didn't notice.

DAY 11 BOOTROOM: Do YOU Believe That We Will Win?

Better late than never right? What do you expect from a third-rate zombie blog? The World Cup rolls on with Group H action followed tonight by a pretty straightforward proposition for the USMNT. Win and they are into the knocko...
by Orr

Football loves you.

DAY 10 BOOTROOM: Safe for Weekend Edition

Can you believe it has only been ten days? We’ve reached just the second weekend of the tournament and already we’ve had what seems like a whole World Cup full of goals, upsets, and excitement. And bewbz. Don’...
by Orr