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Butler: Hit the players where it hurts most: the wallet

A weekend off from BPL allowed us a chance to catch our breaths and look back at the season to date. And while there have been many captivating moments, most regrettably the dark art of diving has been rampant and is distorting and destroying the beautiful game. TSN soccer analyst Noel Butler calls it a league-wide epidemic. ...more

Butler: Boxing Day abiding memories; upholding tradition

Not that he counts, but TSN's Noel Butler is rigidly opposed to any form of a winter break. What's the point? So England's richest clubs can fare better against their footballing superior European counterparts? English clubs seemed to be holding their own. ...more

Butler: Oh come all ye Impact faithful

It was the Impact's inaugural Members Assembly and Joey Saputo had just been formally introduced to 500 plus newly minted IMFC members. As Saputo walked to the podium to welcome all, to a man and woman they got to their feet and gave their club President a rousing standing ovation. Noel Butler of TSN Radio 690 has more. ...more

Butler: Fergie's ghost past looms large for Man United

In his latest blog, TSN Radio 690 soccer analyst Noel Butler looks at the on-field disaster this season for Manchester United and wonders if Sir Alex Ferguson's shadow has loomed too large over manager David Moyes. ...more

Butler: Brazil 1950 revisited... and all that

Will Brazil be able to exorcise the ghosts of their last turn hosting football's premier event? Will the Americans be able to turn in another "shock the world" performance, or will they be too jet-lagged? TSN Radio Montreal's Noel Butler looks ahead to 2014 by looking back to 1950. ...more

Butler: Montreal to host the soccer world once more

Montreal is preparing to host the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 and they will not disappoint. As Noel Butler of TSN Radio 690 in Montreal writes, the city of Montreal has enjoyed past success when hosting international soccer events. ...more

Butler: Why can't we all live together?

I first covered the most unsavoury subject on planet futbol in a February 2006 blog, and at the time thought like all other pre-civilized diseases on mother earth the authorities would do all they possible could to ensure it would soon be eradicated. How foolishly wrong I was. TSN Soccer analyst Noel Butler has more. ...more

Butler: Rising performances and crushing heartache

"Marco Who?" was likely trending heavily on Montreal area social media networks back on the morning of January 6. Just as Montreal was settling into the first full working week of a new year, the Impact announced the appointment of their new head coach. TSN Soccer Analyst Noel Butler has more. ...more

Butler: Impact pay dearly for playoff opportunity costs

As TSN Radio 690 soccer analyst Noel Butler writes, the Montreal Impact let everyone down. From their hard sacrificing supporters, club partners, employees, legends and right on down to their legion of match day volunteers. ...more

Butler: De Guzman bleeds red for hometown club and country

Canadian veteran Julian De Guzman has ratified new national men's coach Benito Floro and revels in his methods, but asks the fans for patience as "Generation Russia" prepares for Canada's next great push. The 32-year-old does, however, deliver a most damning verdict on his hometown club, Toronto FC. ...more

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Noel Butler

Noel Butler


Noel Butler is an analyst for TSN's soccer coverage and his blog can be read on TSN.ca. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/TheSoccerNoel and listen to his radio program oranges@halftime on TSN Radio 690 Montreal.

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