Kristen Smothers

Author Archive: Kristen Smothers

Kris is the first female to be published on SWOL. Originally from Winston-Salem, NC Kristen now calls Greenville, SC home. As her interest in the beautiful game is growing her other sporting loves include volleyball, NASCAR, NFL, college basketball, and MLB. She is a Serie A supporter, but the remainder of her house is divided between Liverpool and Manchester United. Needless to say, things get interesting on game day.

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Liverpool: What Luis Suarez ‘Garra Charrua’ banner means

Liverpool: What Luis Suarez ‘Garra Charrua’ banner means

Luis Suarez has become an icon of the Liverpool faithful since his arrival from Ajax several seasons ago. He has been hammered by controversy season after season and match after match, but one thing is for certain. That is that he will never give up his fight to be the best he can be. During [...]

Manchester United: RVP to change his number?

Manchester United: RVP to change his number?

When Robin Van Persie first joined Manchester United he took the number 20 kit that had once been worn by Fabio da Silva before he went out on loan prior to the arrival of RVP. However, the departure of Dimitar Berbatov has left the number nine kit available for the Dutch striker that has more [...]

Arsenal star busted for drunk driving

Arsenal star busted for drunk driving

While he may be on loan to Juventus and be a distant memory to some, Nicklas Bendtner is still very much as Arsenal player. Despite his ever lasting desire to get off of the books at the Emirates, he is still tied to the club and their reputation. Reports from Italy over the weekend have [...]

SWOcial: Wayne Rooney designed custom motorcycle sells for $66,000 to raise money for KidsAid foundation

SWOcial: Wayne Rooney designed custom motorcycle sells for $66,000 to raise money for KidsAid foundation

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is known mostly for his footballing talents on the pitch for the current English Premier League leading Reds Devils. However, it appears that the skilled English international forward also has a few other hidden talents stored away from a rainy day. Earlier this week the player unveiled a custom designed [...]

Arsenal’s Big Diary Fluke with Pictures of Robin van Persie

Arsenal’s Big Diary Fluke with Pictures of Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie left Arsenal for Manchester United during the 2012 Summer Transfer Window. However, pictures of the striker with his ex-teammates appear in Arsenal’s 2013 diary/agenda. Many fans were highly disappointed when they went to open their agenda and happened to see the face of RVP clad in his Gunners kit celebrating with fellow [...]

Give the Man or Woman in your life Newcastle United Nightwear for Christmas

Give the Man or Woman in your life Newcastle United Nightwear for Christmas

  It’s typical to ponder what to get a guy for Christmas. If you ask most respond with “I don’t care” or “whatever.” Well guys always need pajamas right? Typically they will wear a pair out before they buy another (that is if they even have a pair). So if they happen to be a [...]

Give Your Tottenham Hotspur Fan a Different Kind of Game this Christmas

Give Your Tottenham Hotspur Fan a Different Kind of Game this Christmas

Sometimes it is so hard to think of the perfect gift to give at Christmas; especially if you have a fan that seems to have all the game day attire they could dream of. Well instead of giving the Tottenham fan in your life just another scarf or pair of gloves to wear when they [...]

Give your Toffee Fan a Personalized and Autographed Everton Photo for Christmas

Give your Toffee Fan a Personalized and Autographed Everton Photo for Christmas

Most fans dream of getting their favorite footballers autograph, but few ever get such an opportunity. Well gonedigging.co.uk has an easy way to give the fan in your life just what they have been hoping for. Your Toffee enthusiast will be stunned when they open their framed photo on Christmas Day. Especially once they notice [...]

Give an Aston Villa Travel Mug to your Villan Fan for Christmas

Give an Aston Villa Travel Mug to your Villan Fan for Christmas

Who doesn’t enjoy a great cup of coffee or some hot tea? Exactly, many people drink coffee or tea daily, and with the busy lifestyle of today we’re always on the go. So what would be the perfect gift for someone on the go all the time, that needs a daily pick-me-up? If they’re an [...]

Arsenal FC Xbox 360 Skin the Perfect Gift for Your Gaming Gunner

Arsenal FC Xbox 360 Skin the Perfect Gift for Your Gaming Gunner

FIFA 13 was released earlier this year and all the football loving gamers were amped with excitement. But since the game is released before Christmas more than likely the fan you have to buy for has already purchased the game and has been enjoying the past couple months. So are you stumped as to what [...]

The Ultimate Christmas Gift for a Liverpool Fan

The Ultimate Christmas Gift for a Liverpool Fan

Watching countless matches, pouring their heart and soul into the game and sticking with their club through the good and the bad might make one a Liverpool fan. And after watching Being: Liverpool this year, such a diehard fan is probably itching more than ever to get a taste of Anfield and experience a day [...]

Give your Manchester United Fan a gift of Historical Meaning

Give your Manchester United Fan a gift of Historical Meaning

What is a perfect gift to get a true football fan; a fan who loves not only the game itself but the history of the game and the history of their choice club? Gonedigging.co.uk has a history filled, keepsake gift that is perfect for the historical loving fan in your life… a Football Book. The [...]

Chelsea Christmas Gifts for the Four-Legged Football Fan in your Life

Chelsea Christmas Gifts for the Four-Legged Football Fan in your Life

  Christmas time isn’t just for Humans: Christmas is about family time and of course pets are an important part of our lives. We can’t forget to buy gifts for those special four-legged members of our family. My dog happens to be a Red Devil supporter. He will literally watch every Manchester United game and [...]

Give the Perfect Christmas Gift to the Barcelona Fan and Car Enthusiast in your Family

Give the Perfect Christmas Gift to the Barcelona Fan and Car Enthusiast in your Family

Some people are just so hard to buy for at Christmas time. I know I spend hours just thinking of ideas for some people in my family. Well here’s an idea if you have any FC Barcelona fans on your list, that also have a car(or may be getting one for Christmas). WorldSoccerShop.com has a [...]

West Ham United Christmas Gift Idea

West Ham United Christmas Gift Idea

  It’s that time of year…Christmas: the time to go out in the hustle and bustle of the shoppers hitting the malls and stores; time to guess what your friends and loved ones would want; time to stress about buying gifts…it’s Christmas time again. If you have a friend or family who happens to be [...]

Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel to help tattoo dedicated fans to raise money for the 96 families of the Hillsborough Tragedy

Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel to help tattoo dedicated fans to raise money for the 96 families of the Hillsborough Tragedy

  The Liverpool Echo stated that ninety-six fans have pledged to receive tattoos on December 16, 2012. The fans are joining together on this day to raise money for the families of the Hillsborough Tragedy. Tattooist Will Holmes of Royal Ink in Anfield organized the fundraiser and posted his idea on Facebook.  And dozens of [...]