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::: FistedAway welcomes a guest post from Elliott,
editor of the rather lovely Futfanatico :::

Grantland. The Classical. The FCF. Plenty of wonderful new sites have popped up in the last few years. However, none can match the uncanny and perceptive gaze of former Liverpool coach Rafa Benitez’s own blog. And it’s about to take a familiar, star-stunted turn.

Many fans will remember Rafa for his European Cup winning Liverpool side that famously came back from three goals down against AC Milan in Istanbul. Spanish fans will recall his famous quips about the club owners while at Valencia, stating at a press conference “Pedi un sofa y me trajeron una lampara” [I asked for a sofa and they brought me a lamp].

Rafa’s blogposts have flowed at a steady pace, including such topics as “blending traditions & trends“, “a football club’s structure” and even some thoughts on MLS. His site has good traffic stats and has a decent staff of writers, but Rafa has set his eyes on a pricey blockbuster columnist acquisition: Alberto Aquilani.

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FistedAway are pleased to welcome back the influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology, Ashley Jung. Ashley previously psychoanalysed the goal celebration of Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka in an attempt to help us understand the deep rooted psychological reasoning behind it. Refreshed by a move to Manchester United, Ashley has decided to focus on new LA Galaxy signing Robbie Keane:

Upon completing a score Mr Keane will canter towards the nearest corner flag, executing a half cartwheel, half forward roll before playfully spraying fans with a hailstorm of imaginary bullets. Is Mr Keane suggesting, as I did, that:

“Nobody, as long as he moves about among
the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble”

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::: FistedAway today welcomes a guest post from Elliott, editor of the rather lovely Futfanatico :::

By all accounts, the recent MLS cup was a success as both a soccer match and a sporting event in North America. However, the suckerpunch goal that led to Colorado’s victory pales in comparison to a recent menace to First Amendment expression: an anti-defamation lawsuit against the NYTimes. Why? Allow me to pug in the details.

The game’s MVP, American striker Conor Casey, will not be winning any beauty awards lately. Tall, broad-shouldered, and known for a rough-and-tumble style of play, his game tying goal scored from a seated position exemplified a grit associated with now retired Brian McBride and the American game. So it was unsurprising that the NYTimes referred to Conor as “pugnacious.” But should it be?

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Retired American defender Eddie Pope was pleased to report that his recent visit to the United Kingdom went off without a hitch. Defiant in the face of protesters calling for him to leave, an observer in the Heathrow departure lounge on Sunday evening reported that Pope said his visit to Britain “went fine, thanks”.

Pope, pictured above taking in a matinee performance of Ghost Stories, spent three days in London last week and admitted that he was pleased, if bewildered to see all the people who had come out to see him. “Sure, the whole thing was great – seeing all those fine people lined up with their colourful banners and chants”, mused the twentieth most-capped USMNT player. “Admittedly I didn’t get a chance to read all of the banners, and the chants were a bit muffled, but I’m sure that they were all wishing me well. British people are sooo polite”.

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::: FistedAway today welcomes a guest post from Elliott, editor of the rather lovely Futfanatico :::

MLS commissioner Don Garber went from talking with European bigwigs to a dose of cold reality with this MLS Cup weekend, in which the eleven men of Real Salt Lake beat an undermanned David Beckham. Yes, ESPN stopped short of legal action, but did issue a heated written reprimand on most major outlets against “the Don.” What’s the problem, you ask? Why is the Seattle rain falling down on the MLS parade? Television broadcast rights.

And piracy.

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