Manchester United

Good, Better, Best

The name "Best" is a big one to live up to. George Best came close for a while, but like every hero, he had a tragic flaw. Read more about Good, Better, Best

Don't Know Better

"Wayne Rooney"
Johnny Flynn
2008

Wayne Rooney is in trouble again. This time it's on the field; the English press are still debating what their team should do after Rooney was red carded in England's last qualifying game for Euro 2012, for a late and seemingly deliberate kick from behind at the shin of an opposing player. The gratuitous nature of the foul earned Rooney a ban that will see him missing the tournament's entire group stage. As actor and songwriter Joe Flynn knows, this kind of controversy is nothing new. Read more about Don't Know Better

Morrissey's Disaster

Vegetarianism. Anti-Thatcherism. Neo-Nazi hooligans. Moody introspection. Manchester United.

If one or more of these don't seem to fit together, don't tell English pop icon Morrissey. This week's song is his "Munich Air Disaster 1958." Read more about Morrissey's Disaster

A Program About Art

"Strachan"
The Hitchers
1997

Never has a song that's only half about soccer captured the excitement of a game as well as Irish indie punkers The Hitchers's ode to Scottish midfielder Gordon Strachan. Read more about A Program About Art

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