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Carling Cup Final and Premier League Sunday: Open Thread


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Today marks the first English cup final of 2011 pitting Arsenal against Birmingham City in the Carling Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in London. The match is massive for both teams (and supporters). And hopefully it’ll be an entertaining two-sided affair.

But before the League Cup Final kicks off at 11am ET, there are two Premier League matches earlier in the morning featuring West Ham United against Liverpool (8:30am ET) followed by Manchester City versus Fulham (10am ET). The Hammers will be desperate for a win to lift them off the bottom of the Premier League table. Liverpool will want to continue their progress under new manager Kenny Dalglish. At the same time, Manchester City will want to push on and to try to close the gap between third place and second. Fulham, meanwhile, will want to move further away from the drop zone in the Premier League.

Before, during and after the games on Sunday, use the comments section below to post your questions, rants and observations. And feel free to vote to see if you can pick who will win the 2011 Carling Cup.


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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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