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Bob Bradley, former US and Egyptian national coach

"James Dorsey’s The Turbulent World of Middle Eastern Soccer (has) become a reference point for those seeking the latest information as well as looking at the broader picture."
Alon Raab in The International Journal of the History of Sport

“Dorsey’s blog is a goldmine of information.”

Play the Game

"Your expertise is clearly superior when it comes to Middle Eastern soccer."
Andrew Das, The New York Times soccer blog Goal

"Dorsey statement (on Egypt) proved prophetic."
David Zirin, Sports Illustrated

"Essential Reading"
Change FIFA

"A fantastic new blog'
Richard Whitall of A More Splendid Life

"James combines his intimate knowledge of the region with a great passion for soccer"
Christopher Ahl, Play the Game

"An excellent Middle East Football blog"
James Corbett, Inside World Football


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Egypt Blocks Independent Media, Allows Soccer and Illegal File Sharing


The embattled Mubarak regime may have selectively shutdown various news and communication outlets, but soccer news sites and illegal sharing sites are not among them, according to Gaza comedian Hani Almadhoun.

“So you might not be able to express your opinion, but you can still download pirated copies of Black Swan,” Almadhou says.

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