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Author Archives: Alex Muller

Arsenal Set to Sign £25 Million Shirt Deal With Adidas; Fulham Deal Close Too: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Arsenal are on the verge of signing a £25 million-a-year kit deal with Adidas, according to The Daily Telegraph tonight. Arsenal’s deal with Nike ends after the 2013-14 season, so a new deal for Gunners would be a welcome boost … Continue reading

Maribor vs Spurs, Liverpool vs Anzhi, Newcastle vs Bruges: Europa League Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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It’s another day of European football, and hopefully this time the English clubs can do better than their counterparts who play in the Premier League (Manchester United excepted, despite their shaky performance on Tuesday). We have three matches in store … Continue reading

Arsenal Can Compete With World’s Best ‘Within Two Years’ Says Gazidis: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Most of the major news this morning is a result of today’s annual meeting with Arsenal shareholders and football supporters. Not surprisingly, supporters are upset over Arsenal’s focus on generating money over winning trophies. There were many hecklers in the … Continue reading

Willian Hoping Shakhtar Donetsk Will Grant His Wish for Chelsea Move: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Anyone who watched Shakhtar Donetsk’s victory against Chelsea mid-week would have been impressed by the display of Willian, the Brazilian attacking midfielder. It’s no surprise therefore that Willian is rumored to be interested in a move to moneybags Chelsea FC. In other … Continue reading

Ajax vs Manchester City and Arsenal vs Schalke, Champions League: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Well the good news for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tonight is that he doesn’t have to fly his team on a private jet for a 15-minute trip. Arsenal is playing at home tonight against a Schalke team who are fresh … Continue reading

PFA Announce Six-Point Plan to Tackle Racism in Football: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The Professional Footballers’ Association has today revealed a six-point plan to tackle racism. The six points are: 1 Speeding up the process of dealing with reported racist abuse with close monitoring of any incidents. 2 Consideration of stiffer penalties for racist abuse … Continue reading

Manchester United vs Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk vs Chelsea, Champions League Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chelsea and Manchester United both are hoping to continue their good form in the UEFA Champions League with victories today against Shakhtar Donetsk and Braga respectively. But both teams will face difficult matches — especially Chelsea in front of a … Continue reading

Rio Ferdinand Downplays Reports of Black Footballers’ Union: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Rio Ferdinand has rubbished Daily Mail reports that he’s planning on creating a black footballers’ union to rival the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA). Ferdinand has told his Twitter followers to not believe everything they read, which — knowing The Daily … Continue reading

Hillsborough: Police Chief ‘Boasted’ of Role in Smearing Fans: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Here are tonight’s main Premier League news headlines: Hillsborough: police chief ‘boasted’ of role in smearing fans — The Guardian Anger at Terry’s lenient ban led to Kick It Out T-shirt protest — The Guardian Rio Ferdinand leads breakaway by … Continue reading

Manchester City Hopeful David Silva Could Return for Ajax Clash: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Will he or won’t he? Manchester City midfield maestro David Silva was originally ruled out of Wednesday night’s Champions League match against Ajax. But now the Manchester Evening News is reporting that he could indeed return from injury. It’s going … Continue reading

Premier League’s Impact Overseas – 900,000 Fans Traveled to Britain Last Year: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Premier League’s impact on tourism has been written about today in The Guardian, who explain that almost one million soccer supporters traveled to Britain last year. According to the report, more than 60,000 alone came from the United States. It … Continue reading

Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck Confirms John Terry Will Remain Club’s Captain: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Sky Sports were hounding Chelsea FC and its manager Roberto Di Matteo in yesterday’s press conference, asking the pointed question whether John Terry would remain Chelsea captain. Not satisfied with the answer, Sky Sports continued to barrage Di Matteo, who … Continue reading

Rio Ferdinand Will Wear Kick It Out Campaign T-Shirt, Says Alex Ferguson: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Despite contrary reports, Rio Ferdinand will wear a Kick It Out campaign T-shirt in the pre-match warm-up this weekend for Manchester United, says Sir Alex Ferguson during today’s United press conference. There were reports that Jason Roberts, Anton Ferdinand and … Continue reading

Serbian FA Release Smear Video on YouTube Challenging Danny Rose’s Racist Chant Claims: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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You have to see this video to believe it. Unbelievably, the Serbian FA has released what appears to be a doctored video showing how wonderfully well behaved their supporters were during the mid-week Serbia against England u21 match. They’ve carefully … Continue reading

John Terry to Miss Next 4 Matches After Deciding Not to Appeal Against Racial Abuse Judgement: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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After one year of trials and tribulation, we can finally put the John Terry racist allegations story to bed after the Chelsea captain today decided not to appeal against the racial abuse judgement. Here are today’s Premier League news headlines: … Continue reading

Poland vs England, Part Dew: World Cup Qualifying Match Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Ok, let’s try this again. After yesterday’s farcical postponement of the Poland vs England game due to a waterlogged pitch inside a stadium that had a roof (that wasn’t used because of the heavy rain), the rescheduled match will now … Continue reading

Serbian FA Deny Any Racism at England U21 Match; Danny Rose Blamed & UEFA Back Them Up: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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After the disgraceful scenes in Serbia yesterday near the end of the u-21 match between Serbia and England, where England footballers were subjected to racial abuse, as well as being the target of stones being thrown by the crowd plus … Continue reading