- FC Reading of Pennsylvania has arranged a training academy program with Everton.
- Did you know that The Telegraph newspaper has a media player on their site with a selection of audio and video clips? No, I didn’t either. Now I know what happened to The Telegraph’s Fantasy Football Podcast (it turned into a straight video clip featuring Jed Pittman, who looks a lot younger than what I imagined him looking like). Lots of good football audio clips here, too.
- In case you missed it, here’s an interesting interview with Richard Scudamore, chief executive of the Premier League, by The Daily Telegraph. In it, Scudamore discusses foreign ownership, the second tier of Premier League football and the importance of holding on to rights and battling YouTube.
- Only 45% of the players in the Premier League are English.
- The Miami Dolphins NFL team has found it too expensive to practice at Arsenal’s training ground near London in preparation for their upcoming game at Wembley Stadium. (Scroll down to near the bottom of the page to see the news item).
- Setanta will be launching Arsenal TV in the UK in December (this is in addition to Setanta launching Liverpool TV in the UK this week). What’s next? Wigan TV from Setanta? Who’s with me?
- A study predicts that Setanta will struggle trying to get new customers to sign up for their Premier League package in the UK and Ireland.
- Premier League clubs spent $1.1 billion on transfers in 2007.
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