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Author Archives: Chris Moore

About Chris Moore

Prior to joining the writing team at World Soccer Talk in the summer of 2014, Chris was a freelancer for the Yahoo Contributor Network. While at Yahoo, he published over 100 soccer-related articles and was a regular in the website’s monthly “Hot 100” list. Chris also wrote Baltimore Orioles minor league reports and game recaps for the Maryland Sports Blog during the 2014 season.

Newcastle United considering US summer tour

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Premier League club Newcastle United is said to be considering a United States tour during the upcoming summer.  While no specific cities or dates have been revealed just yet, it is thought that the club from northeast England are assessing … Continue reading

GolTV acquires Scottish Cup TV rights through 2015-16 season

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scottish-cup

US TV network GolTV has acquired rights to air Scottish Cup matches effective immediately.  The bilingual soccer network will start by broadcasting the upcoming semi-finals of the prestigious Scottish competition on April 18 when Hibernian faces off against Falkirk, and one day … Continue reading

Promising Arsenal teenager joins Nottingham Forest on loan

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Arsenal Under-21 vs WBA Under-21

19-year-old Arsenal starlet Chuba Akpom has joined English Championship side Nottingham Forest on loan for the rest of the 2014-15 season.  The U-20 England international is seen as one of the most promising young forwards in the country, perhaps all … Continue reading

Olivier Giroud is proving why he’s among best strikers in Premier League

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Olivier Giroud

Following an extremely underwhelming Champions League performance against Monaco on February 25th (a match that could have been Olivier Giroud’s worst match in an Arsenal kit), Arsenal have gone on an absolute tear, winning six straight games in all competitions. … Continue reading

Arsenal, Barcelona and Liverpool in race to sign Hakan Calhanoglu

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firo Hamburg-Hannover 24.11.2013

While most hardcore Bundesliga fans know who Hakan Calhanoglu is by now, the 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder is still under the radar for many casual soccer fans around the globe.  The German-born Calhanoglu’s stock is rapidly rising since his switch … Continue reading

Arsenal set to give new contract to Héctor Bellerín

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hector-bellerin

News surfaced this week that 19-year-old right-back Héctor Bellerín has agreed to a contract extension with Arsenal.  Gunners manager Arsene Wenger confirmed this rumor during his customary Friday press conference.  The deal is expected to keep the young Spaniard at the … Continue reading

Real Madrid playmaker Isco is on the road to greatness [VIDEO]

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At just 22, Real Madrid’s Isco is already rapidly climbing the ladder to become one of the best midfielders on the planet.  While his rise certainly isn’t a shock considering his €30 million move to Los Blancos in 2013, Isco … Continue reading

Palermo midfielder Franco Vazquez beginning to make a name for himself

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paler

Franco Vazquez is not necessarily a household name in the soccer world.  After all, the 26-year-old midfielder was previously buried in Palermo’s depth chart my ex-manager Gennaro Gattuso during last season’s Serie B campaign.  In fact, Vazquez was not even … Continue reading

Louis van Gaal prefers Premier League top four to FA Cup triumph

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VanGaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has recently declared that he would rather see his club finish in the top four of the Premier League standings, and subsequently qualify for next season’s Champions League, than win the FA Cup trophy. … Continue reading

Much-maligned Mesut Özil is anything but a failure at Arsenal

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Arsenal and German midfielder Mesut Özil certainly has his fair share of doubters.  Following a £42 million move from Real Madrid on the final day of the 2013 summer transfer market, many expected the German superstar to take the Premier … Continue reading

The conundrum that is German striker Lukas Podolski

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When Lukas Podolski arrived to Arsenal from FC Köln in 2012 there were high hopes surrounding the German international.  Following the sale of Robin van Persie in August of 2012 to rivals Manchester United for a fee of around £25 … Continue reading

Predicting the race for the Premier League top four

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LFC

With less than three months left of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season, time is running out for clubs to climb up the table into one the top four spots in the standings and qualify for next season’s Champions League. … Continue reading

Arsenal players more to blame for AS Monaco loss than Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal was dealt a major blow in the knockout phase of the Champions League on Wednesday night, as the Gunners were thoroughly beaten by Monaco 3-1 in London.  With the Arsenal team not looking right the entire night, who is … Continue reading

Palermo president reportedly threatened to kill Sampdoria’s president over player inquiry

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Sampdoria’s president Massimo Ferrero has revealed to Sky Sport Italia that his Palermo counterpart, Maurizio Zamparini, recently threatened his life.  The threat supposedly occurred over the potential transfer of Palermo midfielder (and captain) Edgar Barreto. On the subject, Ferrero has stated, … Continue reading

When was the last time an Englishman scored for your Premier League club?

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Milner

Listed below are the last English goalscorers for each Premier League club.  Perhaps surprisingly, Aston Villa, Everton, Hull City, Southampton and Chelsea round out the top five clubs that have gone the longest without an English player scoring a league … Continue reading

How to watch La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and more online with KlowdTV

Posted on by Chris Moore
bein-sports-goltv

If you’re like many soccer fans who want to watch La Liga games on beIN SPORTS and Bundesliga matches on GolTV, but can’t find the networks anywhere on your television guide, there is now a solution to the problem. GolTV, which … Continue reading

Arsenal receive a welcome boost with Jack Wilshere returning to normal training

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jacky boy

With Aaron Ramsey set to be sidelined for at least another two weeks with his third hamstring injury of the season, the Gunners need someone to step up in the central midfield role.  Coinciding with the disappointing injury news about … Continue reading

Arsenal fans hopeful that midfielder Aaron Ramsey can find his best form again

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aaron-ramsey

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey took a significant leap forward in his progress as a player last season.  The Wales international scored 16 total goals (10 during Premier League play) from a central midfield role, and not only supplied the Gunners with … Continue reading