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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

Butler: London goals met, though none in the back of the net

Starting out at the Canadian Consulate in rather exquisite Grosvenor Square, my day Tuesday concluded with a visit to one of the most unique football settings there is in all of English football. On a London Tuesday evening, Craven Cottage played host as Canada took on a World Cup Finals bound Australia. Noel Butler has more. ...more

Butler: Fergie's shadow looms as large as ever

For an individual who managed, controlled, manipulated, banned [including the BBC] and in some cases outright bullied members of the media - after months of radio silence, Sir Alex Ferguson has finally lifted the lid. Noel Butler has more. ...more

Butler: United's immortalized George is simply the Best

As TSN Radio 690 soccer analyst Noel Butler writes, Wayne Rooney isn't anywhere close to being what George Best represented at Old Trafford. But there are some interesting comparisons to make between two of Manchester United's most iconic players. ...more

Butler: Impact's Saputo discusses success off the field

Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo discusses club success off the field of play, anoints Nesta the club joker and confirms Marco Di Vaio wants to extend his Impact career but has a tough decision to make at season's end. Noel Butler of TSN Radio 690 in Montreal has more. ...more

Butler: Di Vaio's future hangs over Impact's present

Just as the late season perfect storm takes shape for the Impact, Marco Di Vaio's possible departure at season's end casts a foreboding shadow down Stade Saputo way. With his wife and children back in Italy due to a family illness and no timeline for their return, there is a serious chance that Di Vaio, a potential MLS MVP, will not extend his career with the Impact. ...more

Butler: Quite a soccer week for Canada, EH?

Take a high level firing and a reported match fixing scandal, throw in a possible BMO Field ground share and a long-term extension for the head coach of the Canadian Women's National soccer team and you have a wild week of soccer news. TSN Radio 690 soccer analyst Noel Butler breaks down all of the latest news from the Canadian soccer world. ...more

Butler: Looking back at English Football's original £1M man

As Tottenham prepares to cash in on Gareth Bale for a reported 100 million euros, TSN Radio 690 soccer analyst Noel Butler looks back on Nottingham Forest's £1 million acquisition of Trevor Francis and how it relates to the dealings being done between Spurs and Real Madrid. ...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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