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Premiership: Lowest Scoring League in Europe

3882071 Premiership: Lowest Scoring League in EuropePaul Wilson from The Guardian reports that the Premiership is the lowest scoring league in Europe. While teams are definitely playing more defensively, the main reason for the lack of goals is that the league has turned more continental than English. While the English style of play can still be seen with frenetic pace and lots of physical play, the continental approach has been on display more often.

Getting a goal and then holding on for a win was made famous by the Italian national team long before Bolton adopted the practice.

The Daily Mail, meanwhile, analyses Blackburn’s crowd of less than 17,000 for this past Saturday’s match against Fulham. Part of the reason for the smaller crowd than usual was the fact that Fulham only brought 250 away fans. Pitiful. But if the above story about lack of goals, plus the fact that the ticket prices are exorbitant, it’s no surprise that there are more empty seats this season than most.

Jamie Redknapp, meanwhile, picks the best 11 players in the Premiership right now from the 20 teams.

Simon Burnton from The Guardian wrote an interesting article about what it’s like to watch Premiership coverage via the Internet for free (before the Premier League shuts those sites down).

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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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One Response to Premiership: Lowest Scoring League in Europe

  1. Anonymous says:

    After today’s torture between Man City and Watford I hope both these teams go down at the end of the season(Watford most likely will).. This was anti-football. My late grandmother has more talent than all 22 players on the field. It’s a shame. The last 2 weeks have provided for some quite entertaining games(Bolton-Arsenal, Man U-Chelsea, Reading-Bolton, etc). EPL is (and will be for a while) the most popular league in the world, but the quantity of “horses” in the teams in the bottom half will prevent it from being the best league. Spain is by far the best league in the world.

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