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Is Chelsea Reverting to Dirty Tricks?

Some interesting news of note:

The Sun newspaper has the exclusive story and pictures of Chelsea dumping sand on their Stamford Bridge pitch 12 days before their important home leg against Barcelona in the Champions League. The move is bound to cause controversy and will add to the tense nature of the Barca-Chelsea matches of previous seasons.

Amazingly, The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Premier League bung inquiry may result in zero illegal payments have been made to club officials, according to Premier League insiders.

Thanks to a tip-off from The Tokyo Toffeeman, BBC Sport has announced that they’re shutting down their sport message boards. One of the main reasons for the change is the online wars and abuse thrown at fans on the boards. We saw a glimpse of that recently on the EPL Talk Blog when irate Villa and Chelsea fans responded with adult language against the EPL Talk correspondent. Let’s hope the forthcoming EPL Talk message boards will be devoid of this type of abuse and language.

The Soccer Mad In America blog includes a clip of a forthcoming documentary about the German World Cup team. Although it’s in German, the trailer gives a fascinating insight into the German World Cup team.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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