Soccer

The Sport Authority EP. 6: Evaluating the Barclays Premier League

[audiotrack title=”The Sport Authority Ep. 6: Evaluating the Barclays Premier League” songwriter=”Zikomo Smith and Simon Thara” date=”April 6, 2016″ width=”700″ height=”200″ src=”https://24f2041bb5b609d25f1a97039f71682cc9154421.googledrive.com/host/0B9rQxTeDv2duM0FmSjBSYkZFS1k/Tribune%20prem%20podcast%20%282%29.mp3″ autoplay=”on”] The Barclays Premier League is winding down, and upstarts Leicester are firmly at the top of the league. Is their 2015-16 success story instructive for other teams […]

Pep Guardiola meets the Prem

The winter transfer period ended on Jan. 31 and saw many high profile moves; however, the man to steal the spotlight was not a player, but well-decorated manager Pep Guardiola. The Spanish gaffer, who is currently guiding Bayern Munich to its third Bundesliga title since his arrival in 2013, announced […]

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Takeaways from month one of the Barclays Premier League

Month in brief August saw table-topping Manchester City kill the competition and Chelsea slump to seventeenth place. Manchester United and Arsenal overcame shaky starts to reach second and third, respectively.A mid-table team renaissance, however, saw Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester, and Swansea nipping at United and the Gunners’ heels. Storied clubs […]

Behind the bench: Mourinho, soccer’s witch doctor

Henry Winter of the Daily Telegraph once said, “When [José] Mourinho walks into a press conference, he makes Machiavelli look like an innocent schoolboy.” It’s a hyperbole, but it’s not untrue. Over the course of his illustrious career, Mourinho—the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’—has turned every team that he has coached into […]