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PHOTO: FOR LENT, SIR ALEX IS GIVING UP HAVING A FASHION SENSE. WAIT, DID HE HAVE ON TO BEGIN WITH?
Nice coat/hat combo, S’ralex. (GETTY IMAGES)
JUST SEND ME THE GAMES…AND A SYSTEM, AND I’LL SETTLE THIS ONCE AND FOR ALL. AHEM.
EA says that they’ll be having the last of the PES adherents thanks to the relaunch of FIFA Street, thank you very much. // MCV
FOOTBALL IN INDIA JUST CAN’T CATCH A BREAK.
Between fights with the Indian FA, issues with players and a shortage of proper stadiums, the Premier Soccer League is having some problems getting off the ground. Postponed. // NDTV Sports
THE ECONOMICS OF THE THING.
Whittall rips glib post comparing Rangers and Portsmouth to Greece, because it misses the point; football’s business model is broken. // The Footy Blog
IF HE WAS COORDINATED, HE’D BE PLAYING.
Here’s video of a referee getting hit with the ball. Slow reflexes on a referee? No! Who ever heard of such a thing. // Dirty Tackle
NO ONE SHOULD EVER BID FOR THE OLYMPICS EVER…HEY, THAT REMINDS ME…CAN WE GET A WORLD CUP PLEASE?
The Olympic stadium is not up to Premier League snuff, so if Tottenham or West Ham or whomever wants to use it after the games, the pitch will have to be torn up. That’s awesome. // ESPN
AHHH! JOKE OVERLOAD!
This is Lucas Podolski, all dressed up for Carnival in Cologne. I don’t even know. // Kickette
PHOTO: IT’S FOOTBALL. OF A KIND.
The annual Royal Shrovetide Football Match is ancient. It’s also only football in name. Still, if it was on TV, I’d watch. (GETTY IMAGES)
New reports say Peru threw a game in the 1978 World Cup after a political bargain was struck. Argentina went on to win the tournament. // Yahoo!
Listen to this interview with new Fox Soccer anchor Rob Stone, who used to work at ESPN and talks about working at ESPN, because it’s quality. Boom. // Bleacher Report
PLEASE, WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT GIVE UP KCKRS FOR LENT. WE’RE ONE VICE YOU SHOULD NOT SACRIFICE.
If you’re of the persuasion to give up things for Lent, of course. I myself will be giving up “Andrey Arshavin is short” jokes. Hey, you’re supposed to make it something you’ll miss. Follow us and like us.