Bird Is the Word

Louligan and American Outlaw Matthew Bird shares his thoughts and views.

5 lads from Saint Louis.

I get it. The irony isn’t lost on me. I’m English, the England team are about to play another CONCACAF minnow in Belo Horizonte. The story of 1950 and the USA’s unlikely win against England is well known, but i...

Qatar 2022

Let me for a minute, take my American cap off, and don my citizen of the world cap instead for just a moment and play some devils advocate. Qatar.... the world cup, man, you guys are pissed! the world cup i...

Friday Night Lights

My, isn't the Itap in Central West End very nice, almost too nice for the likes of me, wearing my USA home golf shirt among the business suits. It's Friday, 6pm and I feel kind of out of place, until I see Chr...

The Season

I am beside myself with excitement and anticipation. We all are, writing this the Thursday evening after the Thursday afternoon. Facebook likes and shares, retweets and favorites abound. We're in. All in. ...
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Random Musings

When I was first on the podcast, I was asked a question via Keith Mayfield asking about the differences of supporter culture over there and over here. The question took me by surprise to be honest, I kind of st...

Dual Nationality

Having a child with two passports is awesome. first of all, there is something very James Bond about it. Second of all. I imagine him sitting down with Roy Hodgeson and Jurgen Klinsmann having them duke it out ...
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Let’s Go Outdoors…….

I've written a lot of dross recently that really wasn't relevant to the game here in St. Louis, it's the time to get back on the local soccer train for things seem to be heading in the right direction. I am try...

February 6th 1958 ~ 3:04pm

It's not a tragedy that was exclusive to my team or my hometown. I was speaking to an older Scottish man in Spain who said, back when it happened, when people realized you were from Britain, they were gutted...

Man in the Middle

I was fully intending to write something about local soccer. I still am, just in a roundabout way. Referees. They're crap aren't they? I mean seriously. Just humanly interpreting laws with their own opinions l...