English Football Fan Journal: England at Wembley Pre Match Thoughts
English Football Fan Journal: England at Wembley Pre Match Thoughts

Tonight will mark my first real live experience with English football, and what better way to jump in head first than with the National team at Wembley in a meaningful match. Better yet, why not rub shoulders with some of the top English journalists currently writing for the best papers […]

English Football Fan Journal: Last Day in the States
English Football Fan Journal: Last Day in the States

Bloody Exchange Rate So this is it, my last day Stateside for some time. Months of planning and preparation have led to one final day in Lexington before an overnight flight delivers me and the Mrs. to Heathrow and the United Kingdom. It’s sure to be an incredible journey, one of […]

English Premier League Super Sunday Preview: Chelsea v Arsenal
English Premier League Super Sunday Preview: Chelsea v Arsenal

Another weekend in the Premier League brings another mouth watering clash as London big boys Arsenal and Chelsea meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. A Chelsea win would see the Champions go seven points clear of Arsenal in the first week of October, a comfortable distance early on. While the two teams stand […]

Football Tactics: Thom Yorke's Role in Radiohead's 4-5-1
Football Tactics: Thom Yorke's Role in Radiohead's 4-5-1

In our ever evolving online community, where any Joe, Tim or Reba can start a blog, post, pontificate or reminisce, the lost art of responsibility can evade even the most keenly trained eye. As budding young bloggers dressed all in their khakis attempt the fine art of emulation, a shout […]

EPL Talk Player Profile: The Search for the League's Best Left Back
EPL Talk Player Profile: The Search for the League's Best Left Back

As important to a side’s balance – attacking and defending – as the right back is, so too is his not so distant cousin, the marauding (at times) left back. If you missed Football Formations 101 in school, just keep in mind that what the right back does in regards to his footballing […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 6
Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 6

Emphatic Wins in their Infancy While two massively different matches played out to identical score-lines on Saturday, the meaningful implications associated with those 1-0 wins by Manchester City and West Ham United may go somewhere over the rainbow in defining the seasons of the victors. While Roberto Mancini got his […]

5 Things We Learned About Manchester United During Gameweek 6
5 Things We Learned About Manchester United During Gameweek 6

As the Premier League wraps up its 6th Gameweek, the league table begins to take a familiar yet still somewhat open shape. Manchester United failed to take advantage of the losses suffered by Chelsea and Arsenal when they made the short journey to Bolton and came away with only a […]

Manchester United's Owen Hargreaves Close to Return
Manchester United's Owen Hargreaves Close to Return

In the ongoing saga that is the life, career and knees of Owen Hargreaves, an end to the dramatic and heart-wrenching setbacks the England international has experienced over the last few years may finally have an end in sight. It’s not as if United supporters haven’t had good news on Hargreaves’ progress […]

EPL Talk Player Profile: The Search for the Premier League's Best Right Back
EPL Talk Player Profile: The Search for the Premier League's Best Right Back

Whether they’re man marking the opposition’s left sided attacking winger or bombing up and down the flank conducting intelligent overlapping runs in support of their right sided midfielder, the modern day right sided full back is an integral part of a team’s make up. Although not a glamour position like that of his brother the […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 5
Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 5

A truly great weekend of football was witnessed during Gameweek 5 where football fans saw enough goals, controversy, late drama and skill to once again prove the Premier League as the world’s most exciting domestic league. Manchester United v Liverpool will steal most of the headlines, yet there was some […]

Is Bebe Destined to be the Premier League’s Next Flop?
Is Bebe Destined to be the Premier League’s Next Flop?

Manchester United reserves were beaten emphatically by Aston Villa reserves on Thursday night while United new boy Bebe made his debut finishing out the full 90. Bebe stole most of the headlines due to his high profile summer transfer and has been rumored as cover for the now injured Antonio […]

As Liverpool Approach, What is Manchester United's Best Starting XI?
As Liverpool Approach, What is Manchester United's Best Starting XI?

Sir Alex Ferguson made ten changes from Saturday’s 3-3 draw away to Everton in hopes what was essentially his Carling Cup squad could see off Scottish champions Rangers last time out. A dour 0-0 draw at home is what played out on Tuesday night to open Champions League group stage play while those […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 4
Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 4

Power Outage & a Blow Up Doll Just a few moments before my Saturday looked set to be a brilliant day of football, a pursuit of all things leisurely, and with Manchester United up 3-1 away to Everton at Goodison, my power suddenly and mysteriously went out. Upon its recommence, […]

The Beginner’s Guide to the English Premier League
The Beginner’s Guide to the English Premier League

If you’re new to the Premier League this season or new to EPL Talk, we’re glad you found us and even more excited you’ve been drawn into the Premier League, easily the most entertaining and exciting domestic football league in the world. Maybe you caught some recent matches during the […]