Viva La Futbol, Football, and Soccer!

It is not the goals.  It is not the fouls.  It is not the penalties.  It is not the saves.  It is not the effort.  It is certainly not the referees.  It is the stories of soccer that pull us in.  It is what each player, manager, supporters, and referee does that make this a never ending cycle.  From the lowliest club to Barcelona, from the tiny nations like San Marino to the mightiest country like Spain, from the birthplace of the sport in England to the continent of South America where it became an art form, there is more to the game than just the game itself.

Over the next few days I will be building up a repertoire of stories and hopefully other bloggers, who will help to examine the game in broad new ways.  This will not just be blogs about match reports, game analysis, player transfers, but rather a larger scope on what these things mean to a larger culture.

From Jurgen Klinsmann coming to America, to Stoke City looking like a competitor.  From the rebirth of the West Ham-Millwall derby, to the growing soccer culture in Russia.  The stories will be here, but more importantly there will be an analysis of what exactly those stories mean.

In the meantime if you are interested in blogging about the beautiful game in all it’s various facets, email[at]gmail[dot]com, and hopefully we can grow from there.  Until then follow my current writings at Front Office Blogs or on Twitter @AChamberlainSC.


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