It’s Always St. James’ Park To Me
It’s Always St. James’ Park To Me

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 Shore.” Newcastle supporters are among the most loyal in football, […]

Download the Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City Wallpaper
Download the Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City Wallpaper

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 the Carling Cup and now prepare to face them again […]

David De Gea Gets Nabbed For Stealing Donut From Tesco
David De Gea Gets Nabbed For Stealing Donut From Tesco

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 Manchester where they each selected a tasty treat from a […]

Michael Owen Shows His Brilliance Again, Maturing With Age
Michael Owen Shows His Brilliance Again, Maturing With Age

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 league games, and now watching a Premier League legend my […]

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

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 by the longing for domestic action to resume, it’s evident that […]

England vs Wales Euro 2012 Qualifier: Preview
England vs Wales Euro 2012 Qualifier: Preview

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 a favour with their 2-1 win over Montenegro in Cardiff […]

Bulgaria vs England Preview: Euro 2012 Qualifying Match
Bulgaria vs England Preview: Euro 2012 Qualifying Match

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 usually met with indifference and worse by supporters just getting […]

MLS: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby
MLS: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

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 back then. Every facet of the game is immensely more […]

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

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 not reflect the views of EPL Talk; So that was […]

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

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 it’s still a jolt every summer. Particularly this year as […]

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

“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 comfortable.” Norwich City, Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City join […]

AFC Wimbledon and the Superiority of the Pyramid System of Promotion and Relegation
AFC Wimbledon and the Superiority of the Pyramid System of Promotion and Relegation

The Boston Braves, St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Athletics, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Braves, Montreal Expos, Baltimore Colts, St. Louis Football Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers, Minnesota North Stars, Quebec Nordiques, Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Grizzlies and Seattle SuperSonics. Just some of the American and […]

What Are Your Thoughts On West Ham’s Move to the Olympic Stadium?
What Are Your Thoughts On West Ham’s Move to the Olympic Stadium?

While Tottenham Hotspur readies for the resumption of European nights, West Ham United drowns deep in the relegation zone. But West Ham have at least trumped Tottenham’s bid for London’s Olympic Stadium after the Olympic Park Legacy Company’sunanimous decision Friday. The Hammers’ bid, led by their brain trust of David Gold, David Sullivan […]

Denmark vs England Friendly: Preview
Denmark vs England Friendly: Preview

“I don’t want to change the world, I’m not looking for a new England” – Billy Bragg, A New England England travel to Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium today to battle Denmark for their first international of 2011. The side and its supporters will be eager to turn the page on 2010; a year of […]

Does England Have What It Takes to Win the 2018 World Cup Bid?
Does England Have What It Takes to Win the 2018 World Cup Bid?

Last week, the United States dropped out of contention to host the 2018 World Cup, deciding instead to concentrate its efforts on beating out Australia, Qatar, Japan and South Korea for 2022. This ensures that Europe will host in 2018 and emboldens England’s chances. Also vying for 2018 are Russia, a […]

Can You Name 6 Sets of Famous Brothers Who Play English Football?
Can You Name 6 Sets of Famous Brothers Who Play English Football?

The United Kingdom’s Labour Party held their annual conference recently. Top of the agenda was selecting a new leader to take charge of the party as it begins to rebuild in the shadow of the ruling Conservative/Liberal-Democrat coalition government. Intriguingly, the race came down to two brothers, David and Ed Miliband, with the younger […]

Latest Developments in Liverpool FC Ownership Saga
Latest Developments in Liverpool FC Ownership Saga

Here are the latest developments regarding the Liverpool ownership saga: -The Premier League has blessed New England Sports Venture’s (NESV) attempted purchase by stating that NESV meets the criteria of the league’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test. Read the statement here. -More worrisome news comes as NESV could walk away from the deal […]