Thomas Atzenhoffer

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Thomas Atzenhoffer is the Managing Editor of SWOL leading the writing team and is the director of SWOL University, a one of a kind internship for college sports journalists passionate about the beautiful game.

He is a happily engaged freelance sports journalist in Charlotte, NC and is also a regular contributor to multiple English Premier League sites and blogs.

His articles have been featured on CBSsports.com, BBC Sports, The Daily Mail and The Liverpool Word along with numerous EPL and soccer websites.

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Roy Hogdson Labels Liverpool Veterans the “Spirit of Shankly”

Roy Hogdson Labels Liverpool Veterans the “Spirit of Shankly”

When Roy Hogdson was the manager of Liverpool he had the chance to work with both Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard. In an interview with Liverpool’s official television station, LFC TV, the former Red turned West Brom and England manager paid tribute to the retiring veteran and his former club and now national team captain. [...]

Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Chasing Schalke Defender and Out-of-Contract Citizen

Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Chasing Schalke Defender and Out-of-Contract Citizen

Reports from the Daily Mirror are claiming that Liverpool are preparing a bid for 21-year-old Greek international defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos of German Bundesliga club Schalke 04. Rodgers has been looking to add youth and talent to the club, but Papadopoulos has a unique chance to make an immediate impact due to his experience if he indeed [...]

Locked and Loaded: Liverpool’s Andy Carroll Dilemma

Locked and Loaded: Liverpool’s Andy Carroll Dilemma

Andy Carroll came to Liverpool football club on the back of one of the most expensive deals in English Football history. The former Newcastle striker made his presence felt at times at Anfield, but in all reality not enough to warrant a place in the first team on a regular basis. His outstanding performance against [...]

Manchester City and New York Yankees Joint Venture to Form Future MLS Club NYCFC

Manchester City and New York Yankees Joint Venture to Form Future MLS Club NYCFC

Reports have surfaced that Manchester City Football Club and the New York Yankees have joint ventured to form a future Major League Soccer club, that will join the league in 2015. In what looks to be a landmark move in both combining two major brands across sporting lines and developing a revolutionary new business model [...]

Manchester United: Goalfest Sends Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Scholes Out in Style

Manchester United: Goalfest Sends Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Scholes Out in Style

On May 19, 2013, Manchester United and the world of football said goodbye to living legend, Sir Alex Ferguson. In what was the manager’s 1500th match in charge of United, his charges delivered a send off that was worthy of the 71-year-0ld. Likewise veteran midfielder Paul Scholes also saw what is believed to be his [...]

Red Bulls vs Galaxy: Projected Lineups as NY Host LA in Battle of Biggest Payrolls

Red Bulls vs Galaxy: Projected Lineups as NY Host LA in Battle of Biggest Payrolls

Less then an hour stands between a battle of the two highest paid clubs in Major League Soccer, the New York Red Bulls and Los Angeles Galaxy. The Red Bulls are riding high on a five match unbeaten run that have pushed them to the top of the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile the Galaxy have been [...]

Arsenal vs Tottenham: EPL Race for Fourth Down to One Falf of Football

Arsenal vs Tottenham: EPL Race for Fourth Down to One Falf of Football

Arsenal and Tottenham went into this afternoon’s matches looking for three points and the hope that their rival would fail to get the job done. The Gunners have a one point lead and currently hold fourth place in the Premier League. However, Tottenham have to win regardless as one point is not enough to see [...]

Paolo Di Canio Takes Full Credit for Black Cats Avoiding Relegation

Paolo Di Canio Takes Full Credit for Black Cats Avoiding Relegation

Sunderland face their final match of the English Premier League campaign this afternoon of May 19, 2013, when they travel to Tottenham’s White Hart Lane (see the projected lineups) but a few months ago the side looked less than thrilled to face the end of the season as relegation was looming. The Black Cats looked [...]

Wantaway Striker Wayne Rooney to Miss Ferguson’s Final Match

Wantaway Striker Wayne Rooney to Miss Ferguson’s Final Match

According to reports from ESPN on the morning of May 19, 2013, Manchester United have announced that Wayne Rooney will not participate in today’s match against West Bromwich Albion. Rooney has been on a mission to see if the grass is greener on the other side as his ill-timed transfer request already upset enough people [...]

Tottenham vs. Sunderland: Projected Lineups as Spurs Chase European Qualification

Tottenham vs. Sunderland: Projected Lineups as Spurs Chase European Qualification

Tottenham face off against Sunderland at White Hart Lane the afternoon of May 19, 2013, as Spurs try and make up enough ground to overtake Arsenal and claim fourth place in the English Premier League. Sunderland are safe from relegation after Arsenal defeated Wigan Athletic this past Tuesday, but the Black Cats would love nothing [...]

Liverpool vs QPR: Projected Lineups as Reds Look to Send Jamie Carragher Out with a Win

Liverpool vs QPR: Projected Lineups as Reds Look to Send Jamie Carragher Out with a Win

Liverpool and Queens Park Rangers meet at Anfield in Liverpool on May 19, 2013. Both clubs have had quite frankly seasons well beyond either of their board’s and owner’s expectations. Queens Park Rangers spent big in the market in hopes to ensuring they would finish in the mid table to top half, Liverpool projected themselves [...]

Manchester City vs Norwich City: Projected lineups

Manchester City vs Norwich City: Projected lineups

Manchester City host their final match of the campaign this afternoon of May 19, 2013, with much uncertainty surrounding the future of the squad and the direction of the club. The sacking of Roberto Mancini has been looked upon as rather harsh after the manager had delivered the 2011 FA Cup and the 2011-12 English [...]

Chelsea vs Everton: Projected lineups for Benitez and Moyes final matches

Chelsea vs Everton: Projected lineups for Benitez and Moyes final matches

Chelsea looks to have already clinched third place in the English Premier League as of the morning of May 19, 2013, but a crazy last day could potentially see them forced into a playoff with Arsenal for their place in the league table. Rafael Benitez is set to conclude his interim period at Stamford Bridge [...]

West Brom vs Manchester United: Projected Lineups for Sir Alex Ferguson’s farewell match

West Brom vs Manchester United: Projected Lineups for Sir Alex Ferguson’s farewell match

On Sunday May 19, 2013, Manchester United will take the pitch for the last time under the leadership of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson. After celebrating having already won the English Premier League last weekend after the club’s final home match of the season, the club will look to send their retiring leader out on [...]

Wayne Rooney: Latest Rumors on Manchester United Striker’s Future

Wayne Rooney: Latest Rumors on Manchester United Striker’s Future

Transfer rumors continue to fly hot and fast for Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney. As of May 18, 2013, the want-away forward has been linked all over Europe and continues to increase the amount of speculation around his future in England. The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson came hand and hand for United with [...]

Manchester City: Summer Exodus to Start with Edin Dzeko

Manchester City: Summer Exodus to Start with Edin Dzeko

Reports from TalkSport on May 18, 2013, are suggesting that the first major name set to leave Manchester City following the departure of manager Roberto Mancini could be star forward Edin Dzeko. Dzeko was brought to the club in January of 2011 for the price tag of £27 million from German club Wolfsburg as he [...]