September 18, 2018

EPL FREE KICKS: Reds and Blues headed towards clash of 100-percenters

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

Can you feel that? It’s the anticipation building for a true clash of the titans in two weeks’ time.
September 29: Liverpool at Chelsea.
Here’s hoping that both teams will keep their 100% records intact next week and we get a true battle for the top of the table.
This weekend we saw Liverpool pass its first true [...]

September 11, 2018

EPL CORNER KICKS: Who’s the best bargain in the Prem?

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

So often during the transfer window, we here about the biggest stars going for the biggest sums of money we’ve ever seen.
But rarely do we hear about the small deals for veterans; the smart deals that really help a team on the margins.
It’s rare to hear about the big-money players becoming great values for what [...]

September 4, 2018

EPL FREE KICKS: Wat the heck is going on with Watford?

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

As we head into the first break of the English Premier League season, the top of the table looks sort of how we would expect it.
1. Liverpool
2. Chelsea
3. Watford
Wait, what?
Yes, the Hornets have surprised many by jumping out of the gate and picking up four wins in four games. They’re out of first place by [...]

August 29, 2018

EPL FREE KICKS: The big reason why Liverpool could win it all

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

Mohamed Salah.
Sadio Mane.
Roberto Firmino.
Take your pick. If you try to focus on the Reds’ stellar attacking trio, one of the other two will likely use the extra space to carve you up.
But, here’s the thing: It’s not Liverpool’s attack that has given it a legitimate chance to come away with a first league title in [...]

August 21, 2018

FREE KICKS: Let’s not pile on Man United yet

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

As many are wont to do after seeing a high-priced squad underperform against an underdog, there are questions being asked about Manchester United after its loss to Brighton & Hove Albion.
But we say, relax.
While there is a little cause for concern, let’s just remember that this was just one game. And for anybody that is [...]

August 14, 2018

FREE KICKS: So much has changed, yet so little has changed

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

If you look at the Premier League table, you’ll see very few surprises after the first round of games.
The top five teams from last season all won, each looking fairly impressive doing so. Of those five teams, only Manchester United and Tottenham even conceded a single goal.
While Liverpool sits on top after demolishing West Ham, [...]

August 8, 2018

2018-19 English Premier League preview: The 10 contenders

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

It’s called the best league in the world for a reason: The teams that make up the top of the table are some of the most talented out there, ready for the 10-month grind towards potentially hoisting the trophy come next May. Here are the Premier League’s 10 best teams.
Manchester City
2017-18: First place, 100 points.
The [...]

August 7, 2018

2018-19 English Premier League preview: The 10 pretenders

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

Not every team has a chance at playing for a European spot in the Premier League and many will be happy to just survive in the top flight for another season. Here are the teams that should be closer to the relegation zone than the top of the table.
Burnley
2017-18: Seventh place, 54 points.
The skinny: Manager [...]

June 16, 2018

You can’t top World Cup excitement

by Dan Bilicki In: Picks, Soccer

It has only been two days and the games, aside from Portugal-Spain, haven’t been the most exciting affairs, but you just can’t top the feeling that settling down to watch the biggest tournament in the world gives you.
We’ve seen a blowout, some late-game heroics, an upset and a top-class thriller between two contenders. What more [...]

May 16, 2018

FREE KICKS: Our Premier League Best XI + more

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

The marathon that began last August has reached its conclusion and, while we’ve know the victor for a while, the final week of the season offered some intrigue.
We saw Arsene Wenger say goodbye to the team that he has managed for a generation, three Premier League mainstays get relegated and last year’s champion slump into [...]

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