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The horror, the horror: Suarez getting Skrteled (h/t meninblazers

The horror, the horror: Suarez getting Skrteled (h/t meninblazers

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[Issue 02 Cover] Our new cover boy, Andrea Pirlo, continues his ruthless reign at Juventus. Il Maestro ceases to amaze despite his age.  Illustrated by Nigel Buchanan.
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[Issue 02 Cover] Our new cover boy, Andrea Pirlo, continues his ruthless reign at Juventus. Il Maestro ceases to amaze despite his age.  Illustrated by Nigel Buchanan.

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The Holiday Gift Guide for Football Fans
If there’s anything we learned from Arsenal fans after Mesut Özil moved to North London, it’s that buying nice things is the key to happiness. With the holiday season fast approaching, we’re just days away from that time of the year where people rush to malls and shove strangers. As much as you may enjoy that pastime, you could do better than that gift card.
To make the hunt for gifts a bit more digestible, we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favourite things. From art prints to books and gear, if you can’t find a present here, well, you might be tough out of luck.

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via afootballreport:

The Holiday Gift Guide for Football Fans

If there’s anything we learned from Arsenal fans after Mesut Özil moved to North London, it’s that buying nice things is the key to happiness. With the holiday season fast approaching, we’re just days away from that time of the year where people rush to malls and shove strangers. As much as you may enjoy that pastime, you could do better than that gift card.

To make the hunt for gifts a bit more digestible, we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favourite things. From art prints to books and gear, if you can’t find a present here, well, you might be tough out of luck.

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Champions League Matchday 5

Champions League Matchday 5 already in progress, though with 7 of today’s 8 matches kicking off in 20mins.
The Group of Death (i.e., F) fixtures are Arsenal-Marseille and Dortmund-Napoli. Dortmund will be needing a win at home to catch up with Napoli (and possibly Arsenal, if somehow the Gunners manage to lose at home to a Marseille side that’s already eliminated and might be playing youngsters)
Also of interest is Group H: with 2nd place (behind Barcelona) up for grabs—any of Ajax, Milan, or Celtic could take it. Ajax hosts Barcelona—perhaps they could get a point at least. Milan visits Celtic today, a must-win for Rossoneri in crisis?  They’re currently sitting 13th in Serie A.
US TV: looks like Arsenal-OM is on FS2, with FS1 going with Basel-Chelsea. Sort of tricky fixture for Mou’s little eggs? Fox Deportes/FSN/MSG+ carrying Ajax-Barcelona, Fox Soccer Plus has Celtic-Milan. 
Ideally would like to get a seat with a view of both Group F matches—although looks like Dortmund-Napoli isn’t televised live in the US?  Nice work again Fox.
Early match in the far east already in the books, with Atletico dropping points for the 1st time, drawing 1-1 in St. Petersburg vs Zenit.
UEFA Champions League Matchday 4 kicking off in 45 minutes (2:45pmET). The better set of fixtures go to Wednesday this time around (the reverse of last matchday’s Tuesday fixtures: Dortmund-Arsenal, Barcelona-Milan, Chelsea-Schalke all on tap tomorrow). 
The good one today is Juve-Real Madrid (which Fox has shunted to Fox Deportes and FS2). It’s a must-win for the bianconeri, given that they only got a measly two points from the first 3 matches (draws at Kobenhavn and at home against Galatasaray, followed by a loss at the Bernabeu a couple weeks ago). 
Real Sociedad-ManUtd (FS1) could also be interesting, given that Sociedad are belatedly coming into form this fall.

UEFA Champions League Matchday 4 kicking off in 45 minutes (2:45pmET). The better set of fixtures go to Wednesday this time around (the reverse of last matchday’s Tuesday fixtures: Dortmund-Arsenal, Barcelona-Milan, Chelsea-Schalke all on tap tomorrow).

The good one today is Juve-Real Madrid (which Fox has shunted to Fox Deportes and FS2). It’s a must-win for the bianconeri, given that they only got a measly two points from the first 3 matches (draws at Kobenhavn and at home against Galatasaray, followed by a loss at the Bernabeu a couple weeks ago). 

Real Sociedad-ManUtd (FS1) could also be interesting, given that Sociedad are belatedly coming into form this fall.

“Racism in Soccer: A Discussion with Lilian Thuram" - hosted by the NYU Institute of African American Affairs:

Lilian Thuram, one of the most-capped players in the history of the French National Team, winner of World Cup Champion in 1998 and European champion in 2000)
In conversation with Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated – Senior Writer& Fox Sports TelevisionIntroduction by Jeffrey Sammons, Professor of History, NYU, author of Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society
Friday, November 8th / 6:30 pm
NEW LOCATION:New York University School of LawTishman Auditorium , Vanderbilt Hall (first floor)40 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012
With co-sponsors Institute for Public Knowledge andLa Maison FrançaiseRSVP at 212-998-IAAA (4222)

ABOUT LILIAN THURAM
Born in Guadeloupe in 1972, Lilian Thuram has had a distinguished career as a famous professional soccer player and world-class French athlete: FIFA World Champion in 1998, European champion in 2000, Vice-Champion in 2006, as well as numerous club titles. He held the record of the most-selected player of the French National Team until 2008. That same year, he created the Lilian Thuram Foundation, Education Against Racism using the idea of “there is only one race: the human race” as one of its most important cornerstones. The foundation jointly works with an extensive network of structures, associations and NGOs that continue to fight xenophobia and racism on a daily basis. It sponsors and monitors many educational antiracism projects in the arts, sciences, culture and sports.

Racism in Soccer: A Discussion with Lilian Thuram" - hosted by the NYU Institute of African American Affairs:

Lilian Thuram, one of the most-capped players in the history of the French National Team, winner of World Cup Champion in 1998 and European champion in 2000)

In conversation with Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated – Senior Writer
& Fox Sports Television
Introduction by Jeffrey Sammons, Professor of History, NYU, author of Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society

Friday, November 8th / 6:30 pm

NEW LOCATION:
New York University School of Law
Tishman Auditorium , Vanderbilt Hall (first floor)
40 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012

With co-sponsors Institute for Public Knowledge and
La Maison Française
RSVP at 212-998-IAAA (4222)


ABOUT LILIAN THURAM

Born in Guadeloupe in 1972, Lilian Thuram has had a distinguished career as a famous professional soccer player and world-class French athlete: FIFA World Champion in 1998, European champion in 2000, Vice-Champion in 2006, as well as numerous club titles. He held the record of the most-selected player of the French National Team until 2008. That same year, he created the Lilian Thuram Foundation, Education Against Racism using the idea of “there is only one race: the human race” as one of its most important cornerstones. The foundation jointly works with an extensive network of structures, associations and NGOs that continue to fight xenophobia and racism on a daily basis. It sponsors and monitors many educational antiracism projects in the arts, sciences, culture and sports.