Sign up for the free World Soccer Talk daily email newsletter for TV schedules, news and more »

THURS, 1PM ET
CAG
JUVE
THURS, 2PM ET
ATL
HOS
THURS, 3PM ET
NAP
PAR
THURS, 4PM ET
ELC
VAL
THURS, 4PM ET
MAL
COR
FRI, 2:45PM ET
VIGO
ALM

Author Archives: Jesse Chula

Is Owen Coyle's Attacking Style at Bolton a Sign of Things to Come for Other Premier League Clubs?

Posted on by Jesse Chula

It’s no secret that Bolton have played some fine football this season as their current fifth place position proves. While Bolton were once a side under Sam Allardyce who played anything but beautiful football, Owen Coyle has done wonders at … Continue reading

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 14

Posted on by Jesse Chula

If you read last week’s post and failed to believe me, then just maybe because of this weekend’s matches and results you’ll start to realize that this league isn’t one that falls into the cliched colloquialisms that tend to surround … Continue reading

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 13

Posted on by Jesse Chula

The funny thing about the Premier League is that you never quite know how things will turn out until matters play out on the pitch. Before the weekend, many were waxing poetic on Chelsea’s very realistic chance of thrashing Sunderland … Continue reading

Aston Villa 2-2 Manchester United: Five Key Observations

Posted on by Jesse Chula

In arguably the weekend’s marquee match, undefeated Manchester United traveled to Birmingham to take on undefeated at home Aston Villa to open Premier League play on Saturday. The match itself placed 10th against 2nd in the league while it saw … Continue reading

Poll: Who Will Win This Season's First Manchester Derby?

Posted on by Jesse Chula

The first installment of this season’s Manchester Derby takes place on Wednesday at Eastlands. Manchester United are coming off of a dramatic win at home where South Korean midfielder Ji-Sung Park bagged a brace with the winner coming very late … Continue reading

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 11

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Trying Something New, & A Brace For Your Thoughts? Authors Note: Due to the fact that I’m not as much of an ego maniac as some might think, this week on the Footballer of the Week, I’m going to let … Continue reading

Adam Johnson Should Start in the Premier League for Manchester City, Not Europa League

Posted on by Jesse Chula
adam-johnson

Manchester City have now lost three games on the bounce after Thursday’s Europa League match v Lech Poznan away. Losses to Arsenal at home and Wolves at Molineux in the Premier League have seen a few eyebrows raised in the … Continue reading

Has The Times Online Been a Success or Failure?

Posted on by Jesse Chula

In the ongoing saga that is The Times online and its red headed stepchild that is the paywall, some concrete numbers are starting to emerge pertaining to the overall success of the experiment. First, the good news. According to TechCrunch, … Continue reading

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 10

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Saturday in the Premier League was eclipsed by the top three clubs in the table while Sunday witnessed two massive local derbies play out to incredibly different results. Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United survived their respective matches to gain three … Continue reading

Manchester United v Spurs Preview: Three Key Match Ups to Watch

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Saturday’s late game features Tottenham’s visit to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in arguably the weekend’s most entertaining contest. Manchester United are coming off a decent enough week which saw them finally win away in the Premier League … Continue reading

Michael Owen Continues His Unfortunate Slide Into Football Obscurity

Posted on by Jesse Chula

While his most recent revelation has proved, one in which Michael Owen expressed his desire to languish on Manchester United’s bench instead of pursuing first team football elsewhere, the story of Owen’s decline into English football obscurity, while often times … Continue reading

Carling Cup Fourth Round Poll: Who's Watching?

Posted on by Jesse Chula

While the Carling Cup begins again today and tomorrow, a lot of talk is being brandished around about the relevancy of the actual existence of the tournament itself. While I believe the League Cup has enjoyed a resurgence over the … Continue reading

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 9

Posted on by Jesse Chula

As much as I do enjoy the off the field entertainment associated with football in England, early Saturday kickoffs are always a welcome relief to the insanity of contract negotiations, rumors and managerial master classes. While topics concerning the week … Continue reading

10 Interesting Observations From My Trip To England

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Upon my return back home, The Gaffer asked me to share some more thoughts and observations concerning my trip to England. Although our trip had to be cut slightly short, it’s incredible just how much we were able to see, … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney Has Disgraced Himself to Manchester United Fans

Posted on by Jesse Chula
wayne-rooney

While the lot of the Internet waxes poetic on the Wayne Rooney saga from various corners of the globe, I’ve remained oddly quiet on a matter concerning the club I support and a player I’ve held in incredibly high regard … Continue reading

English Football Fan Journal: United Draw West Brom at Old Trafford

Posted on by Jesse Chula

As good as United were in the opening twenty minutes of the match, so too were they awful in the second half when they allowed West Brom to equalize through a myriad of mistakes. Many of United’s gaffs were easily … Continue reading

English Football Fan Journal: Manchester and Old Trafford

Posted on by Jesse Chula

I’m liking the vibe of Manchester. Really cool town with a bit less of the fuss involved with London. Manchester, what an important city as it pertains to my life. The bands that have emerged from this area have touched … Continue reading

English Football Fan Journal: Post Match Observations from Wembley

Posted on by Jesse Chula

It wasn’t the result I broke the bank and traveled across the Atlantic Ocean for, but Tuesday’s 0-0 between England and Montenegro was the experience I so desired as months of planning and patience finally paid off. Beautiful Wembley stadium, … Continue reading