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Picking a Football Club – Finals

We’ve reached the end. What started as a journey to football fandom has morphed into something else, and I am perfectly okay with that. I have read more about English football this week than almost any other subject in a very long time. As an American, it’s hard to move away from the way sports …

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Picking a Football Club – Semifinals

I am days away from figuring out who I am going to dedicate my Premier League fandom. It’s been quite a journey, and as way of review, here’s how we reached this point: Eliminating 12 clubs to get to my Final 8 and seeding protocol Quarterfinal 1 featured West Ham United’s upset over Burnley Quarterfinal 2 …

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Picking a Football Club – Quarterfinal 4

In this final matchup, 4-seed Crystal Palace is going against 5-seed Everton. First, a tale of the tape (most information from this wonderful post): Crystal Palace Nickname: The Eagles Founded: 1905 Location: London Team Colors: Red / Blue Kit Manufacturer: Puma (since 2018) Primary Kit Sponsor: ManBetX Ground: Selhurst Park (capacity 26,309) Manager: Roy Hodgson …

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Picking a Football Club – Quarterfinal 3

Today’s matchup is between the 3-seed Leicester City and the 6-seed Newcastle United. First, a tale of the tape (most information from this wonderful post): Leicester City Nickname: The Foxes Founded: 1884 (as Leicester Fosse FC) Location: Leicester Team Colors: White / Royal Blue Kit Manufacturer: Adidas (since 2018) Primary Kit Sponsor: King Power Ground: …

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Picking a Football Club – Quarterfinal 2

Today’s matchup is between the 2-seed AFC Bournemouth and the 7-seed Southampton. First, a tale of the tape (most information from this wonderful post): AFC Bournemouth Nickname: The Cherries Founded: 1890 Location: Bournemouth Team Colors: Red / Black Kit Manufacturer: Umbro (since 2017) Primary Kit Sponsor: Mansion.com Ground: Vitality Stadium (capacity 11,360) Manager: Eddie Howe …

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Picking a Football Club – Quarterfinal 1

Today’s matchup is between the 1-seed Burnley and the 8-seed West Ham United. First, a tale of the tape (most information from this wonderful post): Burnley Nickname: The Clarets Founded: 1882 Location: Burnley Team Colors: “Claret” Red / Blue Kit Manufacturer: Puma (since 2010) Primary Kit Sponsor: LaBa360 Ground: Turf Moor (capacity 21,994) Manager: Sean …

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