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Warren Smith

A British and J.League soccer enthusiast, now local to Yokohama, Japan. A keen Arsenal supporter. Has been known to play the game every once in awhile, once likened to Xherdan Shaqiri. 


Total articles: 295

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Non League
Notts County Not Adjusting to Non-League football
12:00 Tuesday 24th September 2019

Ranking among football's founding clubs is a big enough responsibility without any added pressure. Notts County bears that labour of love every single day. Not exclusively on match days when the fans let them know, but every millisecond.…

Afc Champions League
Xavi already crafting his management legend
13:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

Xavi Hernandez. The Catalan-born made the midfield his own personal possession throughout his Barcelona days. He personified tika-taka. In his own words, “I look for spaces. All-day. I’m always looking.” Consistently…

Premier League
David Luiz isn't as funny in person
09:01 Wednesday 18th September 2019

Brazilian defenders don't gain the legendary status of their attacking counterparts. "Remember the time Thiago Silva..." just doesn't come up in conversation like references to Pele, Ronaldo or Neymar. Defenders are…

Premier League
Quique Sanchez Flores, Javi Gracia, What's the difference?
12:01 Sunday 15th September 2019

Four games, zero wins. You don’t get into the chairmen’s good books with such results. Especially when the chairman is named Pozzo. A winless start cost Javi Grazia his job after being talked up as last season's Premier League…

Champions League
Women’s Champions League R32 2019/20 Preview
08:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

The Champions League Round of 32? If you think that sounds wrong, you may be more sexist than you thought. The women do things a little differently than the men. The group stage takes place in the qualification stage. Ten groups of four clubs…

International
Can Kosovo walk out of St Mary’s unbeaten?
09:01 Saturday 7th September 2019

You’d be forgiven for not knowing the finer details about Kosovo. With the country’s official status granted only 11 years ago, there’s been precious little time to understand the nation or truly appreciate its culturally…

Womens Football
2019/20 WSL Preview
19:00 Friday 6th September 2019

The FA Women’s Super League is the top-flight for women’s football in England. The 12-team division comprises clubs who enjoy the financial backing of established men's clubs. It has expanded by one team this season. Last term,…

Womens Football
What can Manchester United women expect in the WSL?
17:00 Friday 6th September 2019

Fourteen years ago, Manchester United as a corporation decided that women’s football was not profitable. They disbanded the team to avoid taking a loss. Over time, attitudes as well as trends, change. Now, women's football is a potential…

Chinese Super League
Elkeson: Meet the newest Chinese footballing hero
19:01 Monday 26th August 2019

International identity and/or citizenship is a fluid concept when considering contemporary footballers. No longer is it a necessity to be raised solely on fish and chips to represent England. Nor apple pie America, or even a Maple Syrup-based…

Italy
2019/20 AS Roma Serie A preview
17:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

Juventus seek a ninth successive Scudetto in 2019/20 and are favourites to do so. Happily, though, Serie A isn’t all about who wins the title. For honours, there are also the Coppa d'Italia and the battle for Champions and…

Championship
What can Eddie Nketiah bring to Leeds United?
14:01 Saturday 17th August 2019

Arsenal player goes on loan. The player comes back. Goes back on loan. The player comes back again. Arsene Wenger sells them. The Frenchman's era was typical of that process. When a loan had been agreed it was rare that Wenger actually…

Championship
No Rooney turn; All roads lead to Derby
09:00 Saturday 10th August 2019

If it isn’t the man Premier League fans love to hate. Wayne Rooney, having left English football last summer to join MLS, has agreed his next destination once contract terminates at DC United. Do not adjust your monitor;…

Rest Of The World
How can Daniele De Rossi influence Boca Juniors?
09:00 Thursday 8th August 2019

Legends are not simply named, but rather forged over time. Daniele De Rossi gave AS Roma 18 years. A hometown lad, born in Rome, he fought to make his club the best in Italy. The 36-year-old tasted some success, winning two Coppa…

Spain
Colour blind? Fekir turns up at Betis rather than Liverpool...
12:00 Sunday 4th August 2019

Deuteranopia is more commonly known as Red-Green colour-blindness. Sufferers display an inability to differentiate between certain shades belonging to the two colours, often leading to confusion with palettes. Most cases are not severe or life-threatening.…

Chinese Super League
How has Rafael Benitez started in China?
12:01 Friday 2nd August 2019

Dalian Yifang. That doesn’t really roll off the tongue like the other prestigious positions Rafa Benitez has held, does it? Valencia, Liverpool, Napoli, Real Madrid, even Newcastle United has more allure than Dalian Yifang. The Chinese…