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More MLS Ranting
by Ed Bottomley

It is highly frustrating, I flew back to the UK for 2 weeks and during that time ALL the major football news was happening in LA on the side of…read more…

Everton, where has all the money gone?
by Ed Bottomley

Everton Where has all the money gone? The past few weeks, and the ones to come are going to be vital for the start of Everton’s season. In our only…read more…

Vomit Inducing Spurs
by Ed Bottomley

I have an irrational disgust for Tottenham Hotspur, bolstered by the fact that everyone from Mourinho to my obese cousin are tipping them to “break into” the Top 4. Nick…read more…

Everton’s Wide Boy Needs A Purple Patch
by Ed Bottomley

Whenever I meet up with my Spurs-supporting cousin, we always play a game. We rattle off name upon name of comically and chronically bad players — Vinny Samways (in his…read more…

Phil Jagielka: Footballing Swiss Army Knife
by Ed Bottomley

We did it! After stalking his quarry for an inordinate amount of time – the Moyesiah has finally snared Phil Jagielka, the man that the Guardian wittily describes as a…read more…

Mephitic Lumpen Soporiphic
by Ed Bottomley

There has been an explosion of writing on the subject of US soccer ever since Becks decided to join the LA Galaxy. A constant stream of articles from the Guardian…read more…

Fame in sixty seconds
by Ed Bottomley

With one minute remaining, an anonymous youngster shuffles on. His smooth cheeks glow an embarrassed vermillion. Fans sigh. The boy touches the ball just twice. He traps the ball dead,…read more…

Searching for our "sonofabitch"
by Ed Bottomley

The story goes that when someone presented U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt with the disgraceful abominations of his ally, the Nicaraguan dictator Somoza, he reportedly said: “He may be a…read more…

LA Galaxy: Premiership Football Is Worse Than The MLS
by Ed Bottomley

Alexi Lalas obviously has a huge chip on his shoulder, perhaps replacing the iridescent orange facial hair he used to have. A few weeks ago Alexi caused a stir, by…read more…

RE:How Can Everton Ever Really Catch Up To Liverpool?
by Ed Bottomley

Let’s start off with a correction – Everton are not the younger brother – Everton are older than Liverpool – in fact Liverpool came out of Everton, so any filial…read more…

Police & Thieves – AC Milan 2-1 Liverpool
by Ed Bottomley

AC Milan 2-1 Liverpool I have always had a soft spot for the Rossoneri, my dad and I used to watch Italian football on lazy languid Sundays – and AC…read more…

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Desert Island Kicks

You’re stranded on a desert island, what footballing memories would you take with you?

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Next Fixtures

Premier League: Saturday 12 Aug (TBC); Stoke City at Goodison

Saturday 19 Aug (TBC); Manchester City at Etihad Stadium 

Goodison Raw

Focus on the facts not the rhetoric

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