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More Entertaining Off The Pitch Than On It

sexy socce fans More Entertaining Off The Pitch Than On ItIn a week like this, it’s easy to see how the Premier League is sometimes more exciting off the pitch than on it. Of course, that depends which club you support.

Here are my picks of what’s more exciting off the pitch than on it:

  • Jose Mourinho. The manager that everyone loved to hate is now more popular off it than on it thanks to his series of videos on Setanta Sports.
  • Newcastle United FC. First Joey Barton goes to jail, then Big Sam gets the sack, followed by King Kev riding in to save the Toon Army. Far more entertaining than their current football side.
  • Liverpool. Other than Fernando Torres, the most interesting aspect of Liverpool FC this season has been their apparent decline. High expectations haven’t matched up with poor performances on the pitch, a co-owner who opens his mouth too much, a manager who is spinning out of control and a team that’s far too inconsistent and already 12 points off the pack.
  • Derby County. On the pitch, the first half of the season has been dreadful. Off it, the club had talks with Disney about a potential takeover, Billy Davies got the heave-ho after the club chairman said the Scot would be around for the remainder of the season, and the fans have been entertaining to watch and hear.

Who are your picks for clubs or players that are more entertaining off the pitch this season than on it?

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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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8 Responses to More Entertaining Off The Pitch Than On It

  1. BillE Shears says:

    I think that Chelsea should be included in that list.

  2. Kartik says:

    It’s tough to say a team headed for 4th is in apparent decline when they have finished as high as second only once since the Premier League began. Liverpool finishing 4th or lower is like the sun rising and setting. It’s not a decline, it’s like an annual rite of passage.

  3. timmyg says:

    Its got to be Derby. The Savage and Ghaly combination is going to be volatile.

    And anyone remember the sex romp with the Portuguese triumvirate of Ronaldo/Nani/Anderson?

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  5. gaffer is a dumbshit says:

    you really must be a dumb fat brit to imply that the setanta clips making FUN of mourinho are “his series of videos”. u really that is him? get your head checked you fat racist brit!

  6. The Gaffer says:

    Nice one cyril.

    Of course it’s not “his” videos. Sheesh.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  7. I liked reading about Liverpool’s Jermaine Pennant and his alleged crack smoking hoare father.

    I used to laugh at the US footballers who went off the rails -now it seems there are more and more Premiership players facing their own problems.

  8. Llewellyn says:

    Newcastle United! With all the speculation of turmoil with the club/players and firing Big Sam to Joey Barton’s legal problems and the hiring of Kevin Keegan (maybe Shearer is on the way despite being #2)… Newcastle’s action off the pitch is far more entertaining than it is on it… Where is Santiago Munez & Gavin Harris when you need them (ok.. bad Goal! joke)

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