Rory Smith

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A Super League Plan, but No One to Defend It

The organizers of a European soccer league didn’t believe in their idea enough to defend it.They must have known those they had abandoned would cry havoc. No matter how wealthy or out...

Tottenham Hotspur Fires José Mourinho

The Portuguese coach’s 17 months in charge at the North London club failed to deliver the successes that marked his career at teams like Chelsea and Real Madrid.Tottenham Hotspur said on Monday...

Rage About Europe's Super League Is Muffled by Our Cheers

A breakaway league would remake European soccer to benefit a few rich teams, but we will watch it anyway.Real Madrid’s players pumped fists and exchanged hugs. A scoreless tie at Liverpool on...

The Moral Case for Buying Erling Haaland

Manchester City or another wealthy club might need to sign Erling Haaland, if only to save soccer from financial calamity.As the danger bubbled to the surface, there was an audible intake of...

Rory Smith

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