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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 […]



DAY 9 BOOTROOM: In Which England Roots For Italy

It’s about perfect that nobody watched or cared about the Japan-Greece match last night. Clearly, the UF audience knows that, when Greece plays, it ain’t gonna be the beautiful game. Today should help make up for th...
by The Stretford End

Will Kagawa and Co. Have More Success Than the Vapors?

DAY 8 BOOTROOM: The Safe For Work Version Part II Electric Greece-Are-Poo

Not a lot to say on this one. Even with the opening game loss, just a draw against Japan keeps Greece very much alive. One point here and a win against Cote d’Ivoire and they’d be through (assuming Colombia don̵...
by Precious Roy

No wonder that empire crumbled.

World Cup Liveblog: Uruguay v. England

Still a whole lot to play for in Group D (also known as Italy’s group). England fans will have been disappointed by the result against Italy in their opener in the jungle, but many were encouraged by the early attacking i...
by Orr



DAY 8 BOOTROOM: The Safe For Work Version Part I

Welcome to Colombia v Cote d’Ivoire. Yeah, yeah. So you like boobs. I know. but some of you are at work at I don’t want to discourage you from slacking just because of fear it’ll look like you’re perusin...
by Precious Roy

Dutch oven

DAY 7 BOOTROOM: In Which Spain Could Crash Out

First, I have to apologize to the 17 of you who have been reading UF during our little pseudo-comeback. Originally, I was going to liveblog the Netherlands match this morning, but a client needs me more, and clients pay the bil...
by The Stretford End

Breast Korea. I mean, best Korea.

DAY 6 BOOTROOM: In Which Group H Appears

Well we’ve seen almost every team at this World Cup so far, with only Group H yet to take the pitch. That all changes Tuesday as hipster pick Belgium make their 2014 debut along with hopefuls Russia and South Korea. Alger...
by Orr