The Third Half Is Officially Back

01 April 2009

So after the announcement was made that I would officially relaunch on April 1st, a few friends went 'is this some sort of April Fool's joke?'

I can assure you this is no joke, I'm back and I don't intend on going anywhere (that is unless a major media outlet wants to hire me).

After taking a few weeks to recharge my batteries, figure out what I wanted this blog to be about, and still take the time to write about the start of WPS, the blogs will commence with full blown regularity.

So for those who have found me again, thank you. For those of you who are finding me for the first time thanks to links from The Big Lead or on Big Soccer, I hope you stick around.

My intention on this blog is to cover the Premier League, Bundesliga and US Soccer. I am leaving US Soccer open to your interpretation as I will cover a little bit of everything there. As for internationals, I will cover as many of those as well.

One thing you will notice is a lack of photos. That is being done for my own reasons. With as many pictures out there that could be copyrighted, even on photo sites like flickr or photobucket, I am not going to chance a picture I find being copyrighted.

There are so many people that I need to thank. A massive thanks goes to Juan Arango and all the Mad About Futbol gang who wouldn't accept me leaving the blog world so easily earlier this month and kept me in the mix on Mad About Futbol while I was sorting things out. Another thanks goes to Kevin Walker of Serie A Weekly and Armando Garcia (Mando) of Forza Futbol for helping me bounce ideas and for their support. I also need to thank Kartik Krishnaiyer and Jeffrey Hash for just being there when I needed someone to talk to. I didn't take setting out on my own lightly and these people all have a major part in me starting out on my own.

For now I intend to post at least twice a day. As I really get back into the groove of things, expect more daily updates.

I'll be back tonight to give my post match thoughts on the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. As always, you can follow my in game thoughts on Twitter. Don't forget to follow me.

Again, here's to the start of something special!


LS April 2, 2009 at 10:02 AM  

Glad to see you've returned to what you enjoy. All the best with it!

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