Opinion

I’ve Watched Some Godawful Newcastle Teams Over The Years, But This One Is The Worst

The writing’s on the wall for Newcastle United under the direction of Steve Bruce: 2021-22 will mark the third time in 13 seasons that Newcastle finds itself in the Championship. 

Tuesday’s 2-1 home defeat to Leeds United marked a fifth straight league defeat for Newcastle, a feat that even Kevin Keegan/Chris Hughton/Joe Kinnear/Chris Hughton again/Alan Shearer couldn’t match in 2008-09, nor could Steve McClaren/Rafael Benítez in 2015-16. 

Definitely Maybe: Forecasting Breakout Teams For 2021

Few things in sports are as difficult as predicting results of future games. According to Chris Anderson and David Sally, authors of The Numbers Game, soccer is 50 percent luck and 50 percent skill. Add in an overwhelming number of professional leagues and players and the low-scoring nature of matches, soccer is one of the most unpredictable sports. 

We Need To Talk About That Absurd Soccer Scene In Cobra Kai Season 3

Note: The following article contains minor spoilers for Cobra Kai Season 3.

Cobra Kai is a ridiculously fantastic TV series. Based on the same characters from the beloved Karate Kid movies of the 1980s, the third season came out on Jan. 1 and I personally binged through it in just a couple of days. The over-the-top antics and rivalries wonderfully mirror the original films while also providing just enough nostalgia with old characters and cameos. 

The Copa Libertadores Final Will Be Brazilian

We now have the two teams that will play the final of the Copa Libertadores, two great teams of Brazil: Palmeiras and Santos.

The Greatest Underdog Sports Stories That Won’t Get The Disney Treatment

Occasionally sport coughs up the sort of matchup that you cannot tear your eyes from — not so much a David vs. Goliath battle as it is a 50-car pileup on the highway. We’re talking “how the hell did they find themselves here?” sort of situations. 

These were the games that stayed with you, the games that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. 

The Best Underdog Stories In Sports History 

The Korea women’s ice hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics

18 Of The Most Underrated Songs From FIFA Soundtracks

One element the FIFA videos games have the edge on compared to any other video game series is their soundtracks. Over the past two decades the soccer video game series has been paired to the tunes of endless bangers. The sheer volume of hits means there are also a plethora of underrated FIFA songs dying to be played.

Dani Alves Hints At LaLiga Return

Dani Alves, a player that LaLiga fans know very well, hinted at a possible return to Spain in a tweet that made Sao Paulo supporters very scared. The tweet is in Spanish, and translated to English it reads: “As the saying goes: THE GOOD SON ALWAYS COMES BACK HOME!”

Are Liverpool's Recent Struggles Just A Poor Run Of Form Or A Sign Of Deeper Problems?

It's not very often that a team can have a disappointing campaign but still find themselves at the top of the table. With the competitiveness of the Premier League, a struggling season means at best mid-table misery, at worst, relegation. 

Liverpool is currently even with Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table, but given the exceptional performances of last season, the club's form this year is below Jurgen Klopp's lofty standards.

Barcelona's Three Big Mistakes With Luis Suárez

At the end of September, Luis Suárez left Barcelona on a free transfer amidst tears and sadness. The Culés needed a renewal of players and a cleaning of the locker room after a nightmare 2019-20 season that closed with that 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

¿Boca-River de nuevo en la final de la Libertadores?

La final de la Copa Libertadores 2021 se acerca, y con ella, la esperanza de millones de fanáticos del fútbol en volver a ver un Superclásico Boca-River en la máxima instancia del fútbol sudamericano.

Para que se cumpla esta final, cada uno debe vencer a un fuerte equipo brasileño: Boca se enfrenta a Santos y River a Palmeiras, dos grandes obstáculos para la final soñada de los argentinos.

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