In case you missed it earlier this week, I was the guest co-host on the Soccer Shout Podcast alongside Phil McThomas. You can listen to the March 13th episode via SoccerShout.com or from the ‘About Us’ page at EPL Talk under the ‘In The Media’ section.
One of the topics of discussion was the arrest of 34 fans after last Sunday’s Chelsea vs Spurs FA Cup quarter-final match. If you blinked, you probably missed it in the news, as many fans did. And the story was conveniently sweeped up the carpet.
I’ll be the guest co-host of Soccer Shout every Monday night/early Tuesday morning, so be sure to subscribe to the Soccer Shout podcast today via iTunes.
Jurgen Klopp held his first training session as Liverpool manager with a reduced squad, but there was some early good news for the German. International duty meant just nine first-team players, supplemented by three youth team goalkeepers, were present at Melwood as the former Borussia Dortmund boss began work proper […]
Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista recently spoke about his difficult childhood growing up in south Sao Paulo. The 24-year-old revealed that seeing his mother live in problematic conditions in his native country motivated him to help give her a better home. “She lived in a shack in a favela,” Gabriel told […]
Vincent Kompany could feature for Belgium in Tuesday’s Euro 2016 qualifying clash with Israel in Brussels. The center back has missed the last five games in all competitions for Manchester City due to a calf problem, and prior to the current international break, Blues manager Manuel Pellegrini’s verdict on Kompany, with regard […]
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has no plans to poach any of his former players from Borussia Dortmund and insists he is not interested in what money is available in the January transfer window. The German has reiterated his desire to work with the squad he has inherited from predecessor Brendan Rodgers […]
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury, the club have confirmed. Assessments have revealed the 27-year-old ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Holland's Euro 2016 qualifier in Kazakhstan on Saturday. A club statement added […]
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has already earned himself an army of disciples among Reds fans, but what he really wants are believers. The charismatic German swept into Anfield for his presentation press conference on Friday and over the course of 26 minutes charmed and entertained a huge media gathering. […]
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in Argentina's 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Ecuador. The 27-year-old, fresh from plundering five goals in City's 6-1 Barclays Premier League win over Newcastle last Saturday, was carried off on a […]
Sam Allardyce has returned to club management after a short sabbatical by accepting an offer to manage Sunderland. Ellis Short, the reclusive American-based billionaire who owns the club stated the obvious when he said “Sam was the obvious best choice for the job.” Clearly Allardyce, whose record speaks for itself, […]
After a brief courtship that began after the resignation of Dick Advocaat, Sam Allardyce, unemployed after leaving West Ham United at the end of the 2014-15 Premier League season, has been hired as the new manager of Sunderland. The former Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn boss has joined the club on […]
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]
Son Heung-min is facing a spell on the sidelines after injuring his foot in Tottenham’s defeat of Manchester City. The 23-year-old has settled impressively at White Hart Lane after making the B£22million move from Bayer Leverkusen last month. The South Korea forward has netted three goals in five Spurs appearances […]
Sunderland chairman Ellis Short has launched the search for a seventh head coach in as many years following Dick Advocaat's departure. The Black Cats confirmed what had become an open secret on Sunday afternoon, announcing that the 68-year-old, who was persuaded to sign a year-long contract during the summer after […]
Right knee injured on Saturday after foul by Palace’s Dann Silva, Sterling expected to be available Fernandinho, Nasri miss training, expected to play Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero will miss Manchester City’s Champions League opener at home to Juventus on Tuesday due to a knee injury, manager Manuel […]
Brendan Rodgers' sacking at Liverpool leaves owners Fenway Sports Group looking for their fourth manager in five years. Here Press Association Sport looks at the contenders. JURGEN KLOPP Undoubtedly the fans' favourite, the out-of-work former Borussia Dortmund manager's philosophies are seen by many as the perfect fit at Anfield but […]
Contrary to most media attention, there have actually been two recent Premier League managerial vacancies. The same day as Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool departure, Dick Advocaat of Sunderland resigned from his post, saying the tools he was given to work with weren’t enough to keep the Black Cats in the Premier […]
What happened to José Mourinho? He was always arrogant and crass, but at least he was entertaining. He hasn’t always produced teams that were enjoyable to watch, but at least he won things. Whatever entertainment value he had disappeared somewhere in Madrid, and even though this season is still in […]
No matter whether you call them shirts, kits, jerseys or uniforms, the experts at The Football Attic, True Colours and Design Football have compiled a comprehensive list of the 50 greatest soccer jerseys ever. The experts, which include John Devlin, Chris Oakley, Rich Johnson and Jay (from DesignFootball.com) went through […]
Manchester City may well become Premier League champions for a third time this season, and they are playing great football on their quest to do so. But it is, of course, coming at a cost. The club is currently pushing through a deal with Wolfsburg to sign Kevin De Bruyne. […]
Liverpool Football Club has announced that it has officially parted company with manager Brendan Rodgers, after the club drew 1-1 away against Everton in the Merseyside Derby. In a joint Fenway Sports Group statement, Principal Owner John W Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President Mike Gordon said: “We would like […]
While most Champions League previews focus on individual clubs, the leagues’ positions could also be changing this season. The Premier League is in danger of losing its fourth Champions League spot. One of three leagues that qualify three teams directly into the group stage, with a fourth given its chance through […]