James Bridget Gordon

James Bridget Gordon

I'm a writer.

I'm a writer based in Chicago. I write primarily about art, sports, queer politics, and pop culture.

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Bob Bradley Claims Anti-American Bias Is Already Undermining His Position At Swansea

"If some people want to criticise— there were some who had me out the door from the first day because of my accent"

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Throwback Thursday: Milton Keynes vs AFC Wimbledon (December 2nd, 2012)

This week we look back at the first meeting between Milton Keynes and AFC Wimbledon, and a drama as close to Shakespeare as anything you’d find in English football.

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FIFA Is Moving Ahead With Plans For A 48-Team World Cup

News broke today that, while not particularly surprising, still represents a sea change in international football.

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WATCH: Swansea Legend Lee Trundle Hits A Sneaky Penalty In A Charity Match

At 40 years old, Lee Trundle is still at it.

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The Third Round FA Cup Draw Was Decisively Meh

Unless you have a clear rooting interest, or you’re quite enamored with the history and romance of the competition, there’s a good chance you’ll end up doing something else with your weekend.

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5 Big Stories from the Premier League: Week 14

City vs Chelsea ended in a huge fight. Slaven Bilic looked like he wanted to murder someone near the end of his side’s clash with Arsenal. And Liverpool players likely had a very uncomfortable ride.


“Normal Guy” Emre Can Got A Haircut, Still Looks Gorgeous

The German midfielder had his hair trimmed by a local barber who’s also a Reds fan


Jamie Carragher To Ben Woodburn: Great, Kid! Don't Get Cocky

The former Liverpool defender and current Sky Sports pundit says he knows exactly what it’s like to be in Woodburn’s position— and urges caution


Origi Says He’s Motivated By “Painful Memories” Of Last Season’s League Cup Final

The Belgian forward says that heartbreaking loss on penalties to Manchester City is driving him on in this season’s run

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WATCH: A Beautiful, Heartbreaking Rendition Of "Ave Maria" In Honor Of Chapecoense

Football goes on, even after terrible tragedy.

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Throwback Thursday: Real Madrid vs Barcelona (June 13th, 1943)

This week, we look back at the 1943 Copa del Generalísimo semifinals— proof that sports and politics are incontrovertibly linked.

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Darkness, depression and the Dons

No one tells you how to keep going when your life falls apart.

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Julia Roberts Met With Manchester United Players, Gave Paul Pogba A Kiss

Julia Roberts, the Oscar-winning actress whose resume makes her one of the most accomplished Hollywood performers of her generation, is apparently a huge Manchester United fan.

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The Football Community Comes Together In The Wake Of An Unspeakable Tragedy

As fans mourn and the country tries to make sense of what just happened, the football community is coming together for support and solidarity.