Monday, December 31, 2007

Hull In The Prem?

Square Football has a nice post about Hull and Plymouth. They're the 2 largest cities in England to never have a team in England's Premiership. If the season were to end today, which it is far from with 17 games remaining, Sturrock's Plymouth would be in the play-offs. Hull would miss out by a point. It could happen but with 17 games left a lot of things could happen. Will we see either of them fighting for a playoff spot come March? Or will they have already faded by then?

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Kirovski Retired?

Thanks to Class VI ( for catching this one. Did Jovan Kirovski retire from playing in the MLS and for the Colorado Rapids? The way this article is worded one has to wonder.

For the past 15 years, Jovan Kirovski has traveled the world playing soccer. And while the former San Pasqual High star, now with Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids, has traveled all over the world to play soccer, he never forgot where he came from. Even when his home was elsewhere, Kirovski always returned to Escondido to spend time with family and friends during the offseason and holidays. But this year is different. For the first time since Kirovski left high school at the age of 16 to play for Manchester United's youth program, he finally has his own home in Escondido -- and the 31-year-old is making the best of it. "It is great to be home," he said, "and to have my family around has been wonderful."