Soccer Links

Stepney Guardians, 1927. Match Program
Dave's grandfather is second from the right on the sitting row.

France '98 Trip Report
Mia Hamm/Mark McGwire Page

I never comment on referees and I'm not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat.
Ron Atkinson

News: Daily Soccer - Reuters satellite feed
Nando Soccer Features  
Yahoo International Soccer
Sporting Life Scores - up-to-the minute European scores
Sites: CNNSI  ESPN  Fox Sports  MLS Net  Soccer America  Soccernet  SoccerSpot 
World Cup 98: ESPN Official Soccernet
Newspapers: Boston Globe 
LA Times 
London Telegraph 
USA Today 
Washington Post 
The Sporting News - Jerry Trecker
Organizations: FIFA
Broadcast: Soccer TV  Fox World  USA Today Listings 
Soccer on Radio
Teams: Arsenal - English Champions
Cambridge Comets U11
Leicester City - home of Kasey Keller
New England Revolution 
Some pretty good teams, but none of them have beaten Cambridge Meteors FC.
Coaching: Cambridge Youth Soccer
Soccer-coach-l - mailing list for soccer coaches
Soccer Coaching Sources
Steve Sampson's Request
Supporters: Midnight Riders - New England Revolution
Sam's Army - US National Team

Sooner or later the English will have to do what the Dutch and French (and yes, the Romanians and Portuguese) have done, which is to start thinking about football as an intellectual exercise and not something that a manager just sends 11 blokes out to do.
Paul Hayward in The Daily Telegraph

The problem with you son, is that your brains are all in your head.
Liverpool manager Bill Shankly to a young trainee.

Our research tells us around two million British football fans want to learn French. Hopefully World Cup French will fire them up, if only to teach them how to insult the ref.
Fiona Pitcher, BBC Education

So the issue of the day is whether we Americans will muster the forces to take back our culture from the un-American soccer enthusiasts. We need to channel our kids' energies into more productive activities: baseball, football, tennis, MTV -- even smoking would be an improvement.

Soccer is draining America of the next generation's talent in the sports that really matter.

"Soccer-Mom Hell", Stephen Moore, The National Review May 4, 1998. (I'm still trying to figure out if this was meant as satire or to be taken seriously. Given the source, I fear the latter.)
We have made incredible strides in part because we are Americans. It's discipline, it's expectation, it's work ethic. It is ingrained in us that we can achieve things that no one else can. One day we will prove that in this sport. One day we will win a world championship. And you know why? Because Americans won't rest until they do.
Steve Sampson, US National Team coach
If you're in the penalty area and don't know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we'll discuss the options later.
Bob Paisley
The coaches get awards when players perform and they get an Amtrak schedule when they don't.
Bob Gansler
Complaining about boring football is a little like complaining about the sad ending of King Lear: It misses the point somehow.
Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch

David Evans