Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/22/13
The seven-day period ending Aug. 19 was downright tough on some members of the soccer world. For some, the pain was self-inflicted. Misfortune located and struck others. While there were plenty of winners last week, the good news didn’t spread itself all over the soccer world. We’ll look at some of soccer’s Biggest Losers for the week. The list includes Premier League managers Alan Pardew and Arsene Wenger for reasons outlined above. Germany’s Hamburger SV simply let their fans down, and goalkeeper Rene Adler had a priceless reaction to a shock defeat. Pawel Kieszek play-acted his way onto the list … poorly. A segment of Lazio’s fan-base is notorious for race-baiting opponents. They were at it again on Sunday, earning them the top spot on our (unranked) list of the week’s biggest losers. See the rest below. Editor’s note: Soccer season is officially under way, and we’re celebrating it with a new, recurring series called “Biggest Winner” and “Biggest Loser”. Each week, we’ll look back at the previous week’s action  (from Tuesday through Monday) and pick the biggest winners and losers. Soccer editor Marcus Kwesi O’Mard isn’t labeling anyone a “winner” or “loser.” Simply put, he thinks those who appear had a really good week or a really bad week. They appear in no particular order. Check out soccer’s biggest losers for the week ending Aug. 19>> Have a question for Marcus Kwesi O’Mard? Send it to him via Twitter at @NESNsoccer or @mkomard, his Facebook page or NESN Soccer’s Facebook page or send it here. He will pick a few questions to answer every week for his mailbag. Filed under: Arsenal FC, Opinion, Photo Gallery, Premier League, Soccer, Top Stories

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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