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Author Archives: Jesse Chula

The Times Online Pay-Wall Mistake

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Last April I reported on The Times and The Sunday Times implementing a pay-wall for their news articles and online content that was once free. I decided I’d allow a few months to pass in order to get an accurate read … Continue reading

Five Things I Learned From England 3-1 Switzerland Euro 2012 Qualifier

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England continued their perfect run in Euro 2012 qualification on Tuesday night with an impressive 3-1 win away to Switzerland. Before the match, a clash of world class club managers was touted as the main story line as Fabio Capello … Continue reading

A Step in the Right Direction: FIFA to Implement Video Technology to Judge Diving

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The world football governing body seems to have removed the sleep from their eyes, poured themselves a fresh cup of coffee, and in a shocking turn of events, looks to be attempting some ‘governing’ as they’ve recently stated they’ll allow national associations the … Continue reading

Real Madrid's Proposed January Transfer Bid for Gareth Bale Would be a Step in the Wrong Direction

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According to reports scoured across the Internet, Spurs boy wonder Gareth Bale is the subject of a potential Real Madrid transfer bid this January. Should the Spanish giants make a move for the Welsh winger, Tottenham and Harry Redknapp would … Continue reading

Gary Cahill's Feel Good Senior Debut Proves Passion Still Exists for England

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It wasn’t the most opportune of debuts as England center back Michael Dawson lay writhing in pain in the 56th minute of England’s eventual 4-0 win over Bulgaria. But when Bolton defender Gary Cahill’s name was called by Fabio Capello … Continue reading

Harry Redknapp's Rafael van der Vaart Dilemma: Where Will the Dutch Midfielder Fit In?

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This past week in football taught the world that Harry Redknapp is a football manager first and a ‘wheeler dealer’ last. If you missed his verbal tirade on the poor Sky Sports reporter who so mistakenly uttered the phrase in Redknapp’s … Continue reading

Euro 2012 Qualification Preview: England v Bulgaria

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The Three Lions resume meaningful international competition this Friday v Bulgaria at Wembley stadium as weary and untrusting eyes focus on equal parts Fabio Capello’s management and various members of the new look England squad. Bulgaria is the opponent and … Continue reading

Just How Difficult is it to Buy Premier League Tickets?

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I’m chucking work and heading to the UK in October. I’m putting my money where my loud mouth is. Months and years are creeping by far too fast. My twenties are oh so close to a fleeting memory in my … Continue reading

England and the Mikel Arteta Debate: An Undecided Stumble into Euro 2012 Qualification

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Just as the Premier League begins to stretch it’s legs into a stride, the ill-timed, oft-hated and much maligned international break emerges like some disease spread upon the world footballing community. I don’t necessarily dislike the break as some do, … Continue reading

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 3

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Gameweek three of the Barclays Premier League had that business as usual feel to it as it marked the first time in the young season where one or two of those marquee matches weren’t on offer. Approaching the weekend, the … Continue reading

Comparing England’s Pub Culture and America’s Tailgating Rituals

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As Fall taps on our shoulders and scatters around the corner here in the States, the impending chase to catch it can only mean one thing: College Football. I recently received another story idea from a reader of EPL Talk … Continue reading

A Look Into the English Football Hall of Fame

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Raise your hand if you knew that an English Football Hall of Fame existed. If you’re anything like me, it’s likely you didn’t have a clue about the Hall that is currently being relocated to Manchester from the National Football … Continue reading

Poll: When Will Manchester City's Joe Hart Concede a Goal?

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It’s only been two games in the Premier League and one in the Europa League, but Manchester City keeper Joe Hart has continued his dominating form and has yet to give up a goal in his first three matches. Manchester … Continue reading

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 2

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6-0, the new 1-0. Parity, maybe? Well, not really. Three Barclays Premier League matches ended 6-0 this weekend with one still left to come Monday night. As the parity debate rages on concerning the overall quality of Premier League teams … Continue reading

Goal-Line Technology Debate Surfaces Again as Stoke City Fall to Tottenham

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Stoke City lost a hard fought match on Saturday at home to Tottenham as yet more controversy surfaces concerning goal-line technology. Spurs went up in the first half thanks to a bundled goal off the face of Gareth Bale before … Continue reading

Poll: Which Bundesliga Club do you Support?

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No stranger to German football but new to writing for Bundesliga Talk, I’m interested in knowing which club readers of this site support. Take a second to vote in the poll below so the writers for this site can get … Continue reading

How Many Premier League Matches Will You Watch This Weekend?

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As the second gameweek of the Premier League descends upon football fans in the States and across the world, supporters scramble and plan how they’ll view matches and just how many they’ll be able to fit into their crowded weekends. … Continue reading

Aaron Hunt Thrives in Playmaker Role as Werder Bremen Dominate Sampdoria

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Having spent my Wednesday evening immersed in equal parts Werder Bremen v Sampdoria Champions League playoff and Jonathan Wilson’s What is a playmaker’s role in the modern game?, I find it abnormally appropriate to comment on Aaron Hunt’s man of … Continue reading