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Author Archives: Jake Islas

The Premier League Has a Hold on Me

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Of all the top leagues around the world, I have always been partial to the English Premier League. I am not sure quite sure how it started, but once I go into it, it was love at first sight and … Continue reading

New Updated ESPN "Power of 10" TV Spot for World Cup

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A couple months before the World Cup, ESPN released a series of 4 TV ads in their “One Game Changes Everything” campaign. If you don’t remember the ads, there was “Robben Island”, “United”, “Power of 10″ and “Passion”, and they … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney Has Words For England Supporters

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Wayne Rooney has never been one to hide his personality. His temper on the field has been scrutinized for years, but most Rooney and Manchester United fans chalk it up to the passion and heart he has for the game … Continue reading

ESPN "Fan Rant Challenge" – Who is the World Cup's Best Player So Far?

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ESPN’s proclaimed “footy fanatic”, Josh Elliot has called out all World Cup fans. Sportscenter wants to know who you think is the best player in the 2010 World Cup so far. The ESPN anchor picks Gonzalo Higuain, the convenient choice … Continue reading

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7 Things to Fill Your Soccer Void Until the World Cup

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The Premier League season has ended, FA Cup Final is over, Europa League has a champion, the other big leagues of Europe have also finished. With just the Champions League final left, there is an unpleasant empty feeling that comes … Continue reading

ESPN Releases "Power of 10" World Cup Ad

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ESPN has released its third commercial for its “One Game Changes Everything” World Cup Campaign.  The video above titled “Power of 10″ has hit the airways today showcasing all the best players to have ever worn the number, as well … Continue reading

EPL Talk Network Forums Have Moved

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Good news everyone. In the build-up to the World Cup, we’ve decided to move the EPL Talk Network forums from Ning to www.epltalk.grou.ps. Don’t worry if you were already a member of our previous network, you have already been migrated … Continue reading

Tottenham Star Admits to Being Premier League Mercenary

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In a recent interview with The Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur star Benoit Assou-Ekotto has proven himself to be a very honest man. If you read the interview, Assou-Ekotto talks about how football is a job for him, not a passion. That … Continue reading

5 Reasons World Cup South Africa Will Be the Best

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The 2010 world cup in South Africa looks promising to be the best yet.  There’s huge quantities of talent spread out across the Groups.  In addition to the football being played on the pitch, here are five reasons this summer’s … Continue reading

Do I Have To Hate My Team's Rival Premier League Club?

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With the North London derby approaching, I want nothing more than for Arsenal to destroy Tottenham and get all three points, just like I do every week no matter who they play. Except, that is, the days that Arsenal is … Continue reading