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Author Archives: Aram Gyan

What if the Team GB Olympic Football Shirt Actually Looked Like the Union Jack?

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There hasn’t been much that has been “united” about the United Kingdom’s Olympic football team effort. The football associations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been vociferously against the idea of a squad uniting the four home nations ever … Continue reading

What March Madness Can Teach Euro Fans About Watching MLS

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MLS fans put up with a lot in America. The soccer ignorant and the soccerphobic. Flipping through offseason NFL news, spring training news, NASCAR news, NBA trade rumors, hockey news, and golf news in their local papers before getting to … Continue reading

256 Days With Chelsea: Was Andre Villas-Boas Given Enough Time At Chelsea?

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Jose Mourinho came to Chelsea in 2004 fresh from an European conquest with Porto. His protege, Andre Villas-Boas, came to Chelsea in 2011 fresh from European conquest with Porto. Mourinho won two league titles, two League Cups and an F.A. … Continue reading

Umbro Prepares for Launch of England’s New Shirt, But Who’s Buying?

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England’s new shirt, to be worn during this summer’s European Championship, drops on February 29. The new shirt’s arrival angers some supporters who feel compelled to replace their current shirt, worn by England for all of eight matches, while outraged … Continue reading

Celebrating David Moyes’ 150th Premier League Win

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Deserved congratulations to Everton manager David Moyes on his 150th league victory Wednesday, earned in emphatic fashion as brilliantly summarized here at EPLTalk. Moyes, 48, is the third-longest tenured head honcho in the prem, behind only Arsene and Sir Alex; … Continue reading

LA Times Take Cheap Shots At David Beckham While Circulation Numbers Plummet

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In the waning days of print media, an old sports columnist for a major metropolitan daily shakes his fist limply at soccer to remind readers exactly why they left newspapers behind in the first place. The Los Angeles Times is … Continue reading

It’s Always St. James’ Park To Me

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As discussed here at EPL Talk last week, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has decided to rechristen St. James’ Park, the club’s venerable home since 1892, as Sports Direct Arena. Predictably, the move has gone over as well as an episode of “Geordie … Continue reading

How a Proposed UK Law Will Impact TV Viewing Habits Of Soccer Fans In the USA

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Early this past Saturday I woke with a bewildered start to answer the phone. Confusion swiftly became anger; who was calling me at this inhuman hour? Anger turned to realization. It was my alarm. I lay there for a few … Continue reading

Download the Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City Wallpaper

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The frenetic pace of the season sometimes robs supporters of the chance to properly bask in the afterglow of a famous victory. Since their 6-1 evisceration of Manchester United on Sunday, Manchester City have already put down Wolverhampton Wanderers in … Continue reading

David De Gea Gets Nabbed For Stealing Donut From Tesco

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MMMMMMMM……..forbidden donut. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, whose shaky start in the Prem has supporters nervously munching on their prawn sandwiches, was caught scarfing a doughnut without paying for it.  De Gea and two pals allegedly entered a Tesco’s outside … Continue reading

Michael Owen Shows His Brilliance Again, Maturing With Age

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Signs, signs everywhere the signs of my advancing age; a receding hairline balanced by a protruding gut, drinking wine instead of whiskey, a fine familiarity of the full line of muscle balm products, wheezing to keep up in my Saturday … Continue reading

Poll: Would You Prefer Your Club to Win the Title or England to Win Euro 2012?

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Some greeted this past weekend’s international break, which saw England brutalize Bulgaria but wiggle past Wales, as an unwelcome intrusion on the new Premier League season. We’ve often read about the tension players feel in prioritizing club or country duty, but, as evidenced … Continue reading

England vs Wales Euro 2012 Qualifier: Preview

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Euro 2012 Qualifying Group G, England v. Wales, Wembley Stadium, ITV1/Fox Soccer (19:45 BST/2:45 EST/11:45 PST) Today, the Welsh can either win at Wembley or wait for 2014 World Cup Qualifying to play their next meaningful game. Gary Speed’s changes did England … Continue reading

Bulgaria vs England Preview: Euro 2012 Qualifying Match

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Euro 2012 Qualifying-Group G, England v. Bulgaria, Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia. Sky Sports 1/Espn3.com; 19:15 BST/2:15 EST/11:15 PST, “Always leave ‘em wanting more.” After a madcap first two weeks, the Premier League steps aside for an international break that’s … Continue reading

MLS: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

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The North American Soccer Almanac, an impressive introspective on MLS history, continues to drop fascinating content chronicling the game’s growth in America and America’s hat. The year 1996 may seem like eons ago, but Major League Soccer has since scaled heights thought impossible … Continue reading

Talk Of The World: The Latest Rumors and Scandals from the Premier League

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In the first of a possible new series, EPL Talk offers the rash, abrasive and mostly ignorant views of a tabloid publication from the far-flung reaches of Rupert Murdoch’s empire, Talk of the World. Rest assured, the views expressed below do … Continue reading

How Do I Love Thee Premier League? Let Me Count The Ways

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I’m not ready. The 20th Premier League season begins this weekend but I’ll likely be at the beach rather than watching Liverpool battle Sunderland in the Europa League qualification derby.* While the season has begun in mid-August for decades, now … Continue reading

Poll: Will it be Norwich, QPR or Swansea to Survive the Drop?

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“Norwich, Q.P.R., Swansea! Come in, come in.” “Well, this is rather nice.” “It is, isn’t it?” “May we take our coats off? And could we trouble you for some seats, we’ve come a long way.” “Erm, I wouldn’t get too … Continue reading