Carlton Cole and West Ham Flying Under the Radar
Carlton Cole and West Ham Flying Under the Radar

At just over 6 feet 4, it is hard to imagine West Ham’s target man Carlton Cole easily fitting under anything.  But in recent weeks Cole and his West Ham team mates, under the guidance of first year manager, Gianfranco Zola have been quietly putting in some solid performances and […]

Finding the FA Cup Fourth Round Upsets
Finding the FA Cup Fourth Round Upsets

The weekend calendar takes a scheduled break from league action with the oldest domestic cup tournament in the world taking centre stage, as the 128th tournament continues.  With the field of competitors narrowed to 32 teams here is the weekend menu: Jan 23 – Derby V Nottingham Forest Jan 24 – Chelsea […]

A Weekend of Drama in the English Premier League
A Weekend of Drama in the English Premier League

Fans of the English Premier League need little reassurance that the English top flight consistently provides excitement and interest that is matched by no other domestic league.  Any dissenters or doubters just had to tune into some EPL coverage over the weekend to be rewarded with a full slate of action […]

Are Hull City Destined to Stay or Slide in the English Premier League?
Are Hull City Destined to Stay or Slide in the English Premier League?

Hull City have been a breath of fresh air for the EPL this season as, on their first foray in the English top flight, they took the Premier League by storm.  Almost every football expert, and non-expert, had the Tigers pegged as certain relegation fodder before a Premiership football was […]

English Premier League Ranked Number One by the IFFHS
English Premier League Ranked Number One by the IFFHS

First of all, a quick, somewhat belated, Happy New Year to the readers of EPL Talk, my fellow writers, and, of course, The Gaffer, to whom I’d like to express my gratitude for inviting me to be a member of his 2009 squad.  I look forward to sharing news, opinions, […]

Tottenham Keeper Gomes Denies Man United
Tottenham Keeper Gomes Denies Man United

Heurelho Gomes has grabbed his share of the headlines this season mostly for reasons that I am sure he and Spurs fans alike would rather not relive.  In the first 3 months of the season it seemed a match week did not go by without the White Hart Lane faithful grimacing and groaning at […]

Reviewing the Rookie Managers of the English Premier League
Reviewing the Rookie Managers of the English Premier League

The English Premier League provides the biggest stage in the world for players, managers, and coaches alike to showcase their various skills and talents.  Audiences in the millions around the world watch teams and players, as fans tune into whatever TV or Internet coverage is available on a daily basis.  […]

Drogba Suspended for Missile Attack
Drogba Suspended for Missile Attack

Now there’s a headline that you might not usually associate with the Premier League but after an ugly exchange during Chelsea’s Carling Cup match with Burnley last week, Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will be spending a bit more time on the bench.  Injuries have already limited the Chelsea hit man […]

Diego Maradona Returns to the International Football Scene
Diego Maradona Returns to the International Football Scene

As Diego Maradona prepares to return to the forefront of international football it is quite fitting that he will make his managerial debut of the Argentine national squad in the cauldron of all English hatred, Hampden Park.  Anyone that can somehow contribute to the demise of the England national football […]

The Portsmouth Offside Trap
The Portsmouth Offside Trap

Remember the scene and line from the Full Monty when the ex-boss, Gerald was trying to get the lads to lineup and Dave the pie man finally figures it out by proclaiming it’s the “Arsenal Offside Trap”  “The Arsenal offside trap. Lomper ‘ere is Tony Adams right? Any bugger looks like scoring, […]

English Premier League – Most Competitive in the World?
English Premier League – Most Competitive in the World?

This is my first submission to EPL Talk, so I would like to extend a big thanks and cheers to the Gaffer for inviting me to join the team.  I’m excited to be a member of a top notch network of football enthusiasts and commentators.  I hope I can help […]