The Guardian’s Jonathan Wilson is best known for his knowledge of Eastern European football and his tactical and formation analysis. On this episode of the EPL Talk podcast, the author of Behind the Curtain and Inverting the Pyramid joins us to talk about his writing, the prospects for Eastern European sides in the World Cup, and the impending travels of former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink.
The Guardian’s Jonathan Wilson is best known for his knowledge of Eastern European football as well as his tactical and formation analysis. On this episode of the EPL Talk podcast, the author of Sunderland: A Club Transformed (uk, us), Behind the Curtain (uk, us), Inverting the Pyramid (uk, us) joins us to talk about his writing, the prospects for Eastern European sides in the World Cup, and the impending travels of former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink.
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Carlo Ancelotti expects Chelsea to keep faith in manager Jose Mourinho and has ruled out returning to work this season. Former Blues boss Ancelotti has seen the London side struggle in the early stages of their Premier League title defense. Chelsea have won just two and lost four of their opening […]
I read somewhere on one of the internet’s dependables that Mexico’s back line is looking pleasantly settled ahead of this weekend’s Rose Bowl biggie. Must be nice. The United States’ back line is … well … let’s go with “ongoing work in progress.” Settled? If it were any “less settled” it would […]
FIFA’s ethics committee has recommended a 90-day suspension for president Sepp Blatter, according to Wednesday reports. The recommendation will now go to FIFA’s adjudicatory arm where, if accepted, Blatter could be banned until early January. Hans-Joachim Eckhart, the German judge who will render the final decision, is expected to make […]
Germany, the current reigning World Cup champions, will be wearing new home and away jerseys during the Euro 2016 tournament in France next summer. Similar to the leaked designs of Spain’s jerseys, Germany’s shirts for 2016 are a mixture of the classic and the experimental. The classic is the home […]
The rivalry between the USA and Mexico on and off the soccer field is unprecedented. Even when it’s an exhibition game, it’s never a friendly. But this time, it’s a do-or-die game. The winner qualifies for the 2017 Confederations Cup. The losing US manager could get fired. With the game […]
Ever since I started watching soccer on English-language U.S. television regularly in August 1994 (as a replacement for Major League Baseball, which had a player strike and had to cancel the World Series that year), I have always believed that the development of home-grown North American sportscasters is one small […]
Today’s Soccer Morning features interviews with Eric Gomez (about CONCACAF Cup) and Ross Dunbar (about the Bundesliga). You can listen to Soccer Morning live via the World Soccer Talk LIVE page at www.worldsoccertalk.com/live. During the show, you can tweet your questions or observations live to @soccermorning Or better yet, you […]
Spain’s home and away jerseys for their games in Euro 2016 are a contrast between classic and experimental. The home shirt for Spain that they’ll wear in France next summer is a classic Spain shirt with very few surprises. The red shirt features a red v-neck, blue trim on the cuffs and […]
Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]
José Mourinho is a fantastic coach. His record speaks for itself. He’s a winner. He’s won all over Europe, in many competitions, with several different teams. Everywhere he’s gone, titles and trophies have followed. His time managing in the Premier League has been no different. In his first spell as […]
This coming Sunday, two of Germany’s biggest teams will clash once again. When Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have gotten together lately, the match has been called der Klassiker, a nod to Spain’s true rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Notice the word “true” in the last sentence. Madrid and […]
After MLS scored an excellent August with TV ratings far exceeding the norm, MLS viewing audiences this past weekend took a big hit. Out of the two nationally games on English-language TV, the average viewing audience was 77,000 (63,000 for the Toronto-New England game on ESPN2, and 91,000 for Orlando-Sporting Kansas City […]
There were plenty of parallels to draw between the fortunes of Everton and Ross Barkley last season. They were each jaded, tepid and lacking confidence. Fanatical supporters lost patience with both and were more than happy to make those feelings heard. The result was an underwhelming campaign; foreboding feelings of promise would […]
How to watch Champions League online; Roma-Barcelona, Dinamo-Arsenal, Chelsea-Maccabi, Olympiacos-Bayern, etc
In today’s Champions League matches, several heavyweights are in action with Barcelona, Arsenal, Chelsea and Bayern Munich playing across the European continent. Whether you’re at work, on the road or at home, you can watch almost all of the games live on television or streaming. For viewers in the US, […]
A solitary goal from Karim Benzema spared Real Madrid’s blushes as the Spanish giants moved to the top of La Liga with a nervy 1-0 win over Granada on Saturday. Atletico Madrid remain just a point behind their city rivals as Fernando Torres came off the bench to inspire Diego […]
Barcelona are attempting to further delay the departure of Pedro to Manchester United, following yesterday’s confirmation that Neymar will be sidelined for two weeks after being diagnosed with parotitis (mumps). The Brazilian forward is set to miss tomorrow’s UEFA Super Cup versus Europa League winners Sevilla, as well as both […]
Sevilla coach Unai Emery has been one of the hottest names in football management in recent years. Since returning to Spain in January 2013, the 43-year-old tactician has guided Sevilla to back-to-back Europa League titles, while helping his side become the only club in the history of the competition to secure the […]
Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has confirmed to Spanish television that Pedro has asked to leave the club. The Spain international was subsequently left out of Luis Enrique’s starting eleven for today’s UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla. Earlier today, reports emanating from Spain speculated Pedro’s transfer to Manchester United was […]
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When Real Madrid President, calls a meeting about transfers heads usually turn as to who will be shown the back door next at the Bernabeu in exchange for a large check. Perez, who first became Real’s President in 2000, is of course infamous for creating the so called ‘Galactico’s’, buying a […]