Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea: Spotlight Match Review
Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea: Spotlight Match Review

An important London derby took place on Monday, with Chelsea visiting Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal. The Gunners looked the sharper squad this day, and a big second half breakout sent them to a 3-1 victory against the struggling champions. The home squad started in a 4-2-3-1 formation, manager Arsene […]

Sunderland 1-0 Bolton: Spotlight Match Review
Sunderland 1-0 Bolton: Spotlight Match Review

One year ago here in the Midatlantic United States, we had a rather unwelcome storm system come through and dump a couple of feet of the white stuff on the ground. The same thing has happened this year for much of England, and most of the matches scheduled for today […]

Tottenham Hotspur 1:1 Chelsea: Spotlight Match Review
Tottenham Hotspur 1:1 Chelsea: Spotlight Match Review

On Sunday, a battle took place in London, as two league powerhouses played an intense match in front of a lively crowd at White Hart Lane. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, as Chelsea squandered a wonderful opportunity to go ahead in stoppage time. Tottenham Hotspur began the match […]

Chelsea 1-1 Everton: Spotlight Match Review
Chelsea 1-1 Everton: Spotlight Match Review

Everton travelled south on Saturday to face reigning champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Toffees have struggled this season, only two spots out of the relegation zone. Chelsea has been on a poor run of their own, ceding the lead of the Premier League to Manchester United in the process. […]

American Intrigue: Promotion/Relegation
American Intrigue: Promotion/Relegation

I was listening to the EPLTalk Podcast Weekend Review this morning on the way to work (and it probably isn’t said enough, thank you to Richard, Laurence, Kartik, and the Gaffer for this valuable resource!). Richard and Kartik discussed an impact game this weekend in the nPower Championship between Queens […]

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool: Spotlight Match Review
Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool: Spotlight Match Review

An intriguing meeting of current and past Top 4 football clubs in England took place Sunday, as Tottenham Hotspur edged Liverpool in the waning minutes to continue their push towards the top. Tottenham and Liverpool both assembled 4-4-2 formations. Peter Crouch and Rafael van der Vaart were Tottenham’s strikers from […]

Aston Villa 2-4 Arsenal: Bonus Match Review
Aston Villa 2-4 Arsenal: Bonus Match Review

Seeing that tomorrow’s Spurs/Reds game was David The Yank’s 4-star selection of the weekend, this will be the Bonus review. On a cold day in Greater Birmingham, UK, Arsenal visited Aston Villa looking to reverse the fortunes of the past week, including a home collapse against Tottenham and a Champions League […]

Bolton Wanderers 5-1 Newcastle United: Bonus Match Review
Bolton Wanderers 5-1 Newcastle United: Bonus Match Review

On Saturday night, I launched a themed series that will be called  “Spotlight Match Review.” I’m hoping these reports will be discussions of tactics and analysis that will engage our community. I’m not an authority; I’m a football fan who loves the game and wants to gain expertise in match […]

Arsenal 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur: Spotlight Match Review
Arsenal 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur: Spotlight Match Review

The latest renewal of the North London Derby was held at Emirates Stadium between bitter rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. A 17 year drought for Spurs at Arsenal set the stage for an intriguing comeback that saw the race for the League trophy open up even more. For Arsenal, manager […]

Sporting Kansas City: What’s In A Name?
Sporting Kansas City: What’s In A Name?

One of the announcements that fluttered out during the buildup to the MLS Cup was that the Kansas City Wizards would christen their new stadium with a new brand name for their franchise. The name they picked? Sporting Kansas City. “Our mission is to connect Kansas City to the premier […]

South Africa 0–1 United States: Game Decided By Youngsters
South Africa 0–1 United States: Game Decided By Youngsters

A friendly match in Cape Town brought together the recent hosts of the FIFA World Cup, South Africa, and the United States, a team still looking to take the next step in international competition. On this day, the Americans brought a team filled with youth and inexperience, and in the […]

Wigan 1-0 West Brom: Positive Substitution Makes The Difference
Wigan 1-0 West Brom: Positive Substitution Makes The Difference

Saturday’s match that sent West Bromwich Albion north to DW Stadium against Wigan Athletic provided an entertaining match of two clubs looking to assert themselves, albeit in different ways. Albion has been riding a strong first month, and wanted to continue to maintain real estate in the top half of […]