One of my fascinations is with alternate history. I appreciate a well thought-out, well written alternate history that forces me to think through what actually happened in the past and what could have happened under certain circumstances. About seven months ago, I saw that author Garrett Graff was publishing a new book on the U.S.… Continue reading We’re All Going to Die – A Review of Raven Rock by Garrett Graff
Well, I am still here. It has been a while on this site, but believe me, I've been busy. If you don't follow me on social media, you probably missed my myriad articles on a number of topics, mostly soccer. I've been moving away from posting individual articles as posts on this site, as it… Continue reading End of April Update – Miss Me?
From where I was sitting, I could experience all my favourite parts of the match. When the whistle blew, the chanting started. And continued. And continued. At an American soccer match, the home team supporters’ section cheers for most of the game. I’m a member of the DC United Screaming Eagles but this experience –… Continue reading An American in Vicarage Road – BFTGT Post
I am excited to share that I will now be contributing to a great site Back Page Football, which focuses on the wide world of soccer. I will be contributing regularly on a wide variety of topics but here is my first article on improving Scottish soccer: Modern football and Scotland are forever tied together.… Continue reading My First Article for Back Page Football on Improving Scottish Football
One of the greatest aspects of sports is the underdog taking on the favoured team. There’s no greater thrill than watching a smaller club take down a favourite. If you are rooting for the favourite, there is a special thrill in rooting for the favourite club, as you have a large community to draw energy… Continue reading Angst Over the Bundesliga Title Race – Article for @ByFarBlog
Emery’s line-up was a bit of a gamble in a few senses. Marco Verratti was just coming back from a calf injury, but he held up long enough to be a vital distributor for the goal scorers. His tandem partner Adrien Rabiot was the man-of-the-match, playing a stifling defense to protect a good but shuffled… Continue reading How PSG Overran Barcelona – Latest From the Touchline Column on @ByFarBlog