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My Writing to Date During the Euros and Copa America

First, you may have noticed that my writing has been rather light during one of the busiest soccer times of the year. You are right, but it is for a good reason. Recently we had a recent addition to the family that has taken my focus away from my writing (and sleep) and more towards family… Continue reading My Writing to Date During the Euros and Copa America

World Soccer Talk

My Review of “Soccer Travels” on WST

Drew Farmer is a soccer journalist I have long admired. For the record, I have worked “with him” at World Soccer Talk and Forza Italian Football, so I have a familiarity with his work and am a long-time fan. I share that as a way to set-up that when I received a copy of his… Continue reading My Review of “Soccer Travels” on WST

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Why My Man-Crush Antonio Conte Will Thrive at Chelsea

Paolo Bandini at The Guardian has up the kind of piece I have always wanted to write, an excellent breakdown of the new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. I have long been a Conte fan for a number of reasons: he managed by beloved Bari to their most recent promotion, he's a smart tactical manager, and he's not… Continue reading Why My Man-Crush Antonio Conte Will Thrive at Chelsea

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A Different View on the Passing of Antonin Scalia

Much ink will be spilled in the coming days on the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  The man's legacy, for better or for worse, will reverberate throughout American history for years to come.  But instead of writing about his written decision on this topic or his impact on the Court, I… Continue reading A Different View on the Passing of Antonin Scalia

World Soccer Talk

World Soccer Talk – Euro 2016 article on Belgium and Wales

For two nations recently ascended to the upper echelons of the sport, this tournament is an opportunity to show that their recent success is not a fluke, but rather the beginning of placing their name near or alongside Spain, Germany, and Europe’s other continental powers. Read more at: https://tr.im/MibOV

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Introduction

If you have stumbled across this empty-looking site already, welcome!  You have reached the professional page of one Robert Hay Jr.  Who is this person who has the audacity to believe a website should be created about him? I am many things, but for the purposes of this site I am a writer who aspires… Continue reading Introduction