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Author Archives: Jesse Chula

English Football Fan Journal: England at Wembley Pre Match Thoughts

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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 … Continue reading

English Football Fan Journal: Planes, Trains & Automobiles to North London

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As I type this journal entry in the smallest of one room efficiencies in Highbury, London, the time in the upper right corner reads 7:00 AM exactly. Local time just hit noon which places my brain somewhere in the realm … Continue reading

English Football Fan Journal: Last Day in the States

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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 … Continue reading

English Premier League Super Sunday Preview: Chelsea v Arsenal

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 6

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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 … Continue reading

5 Things We Learned About Manchester United During Gameweek 6

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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 … Continue reading

Manchester United's Owen Hargreaves Close to Return

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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 … Continue reading

Carling Cup Round Up: Goals Galore in Two Brilliant Nights of English Football

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Had you switched off your TV or DVR in anticipation of a dull night of useless Carling Cup ties filled to the brim with unknowns, B squads and fringe footballers, your premature condemnation of the old Football League Cup while … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 5

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

Paul Robinson's Horror Tackle on Abou Diaby Goes Unpunished as Arsenal Fans Cry Foul

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Last week on EPL Talk some discussion surfaced concerning Ryan Shawcross of Stoke City and his vilification at the hands of Arsenal supporters. Regardless of your personal opinion on Shawcross, through articles and comments, a line was drawn in the … Continue reading

Sir Alex Ferguson's Wayne Rooney Exclusion Error goes Unpunished but not Unnoticed

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Wayne Rooney is set to face Rangers on Tuesday as Manchester United open their 2010-11 Champions League season at Old Trafford. United will be favored to finish first in a group which features the Scottish champions, Valencia and Bursaspor of Turkey. … Continue reading

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 4

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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, … Continue reading

The Beginner’s Guide to the English Premier League

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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 … Continue reading