With the FA Cup final between Wigan and Manchester set for noon Saturday, American fans will descend upon pubs through the country to watch England's most important annual football game. It can be a daunting scene for newcomers, which is why we pulled together a brief guide for fans looking to fake it effectively.
New York City may be about to get its own MLS team, courtesy of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour. But it won't be the New York Cosmos, in name or coolness or spirit or any other sense, and that's a pity.
The system that governs free agency in football came into being in 1995 and in the subsequent 17 years, we've seen the rise of "player power", superpowers and worst of all, Manchester City. Can Arsenal keep up?
Mario Balotelli provided the title-winning assist this weekend for Manchester City. In a typical redemption story, we would claim that Balotelli had learned his lesson and proved his mettle as a real professional. The truth is a little messier, because the other incidents of the day suggest Balotelli is the same person he was in April when Roberto Mancini said he’d never play for the club again.