2010-11 Bundesliga Preview: Bayern Munich v Wolfsburg
2010-11 Bundesliga Preview: Bayern Munich v Wolfsburg

The 2010-11 German Bundesliga begins again Friday with a more than mouth watering fixture to start a season which promises to again be one of the most competitive in Europe. The league itself is set to receive added attention stemming from the success of the German national team and various Bundesliga based […]

Premier League Miss Out on Mesut Ozil as Madrid Secure German Playmaker
Premier League Miss Out on Mesut Ozil as Madrid Secure German Playmaker

Mesut Ozil has officially signed for Spanish giants Real Madrid as Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester United miss the chance to secure the talents and play-making abilities of the 21 year old German international. At a bargain, Real Madrid payed somewhere in the realm of £12m to Bundesliga side […]

Fox Soccer Channel in HD on DirecTV Opening Weekend Observations
Fox Soccer Channel in HD on DirecTV Opening Weekend Observations

This past weekend was the weekend many Premier League fans have been waiting on for quite some time now, at least here in the States. FSCHD went live for DirecTV subscribers last Wednesday which was a great way to enter into the opening weekend of the 2010-2011 Premier League season. The […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 1
Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 1

I Hart the Premier League Did you ever see the movie Office Space where they guy makes the ‘jump to conclusions’ mat? His idea was to craft something similar to the pet rock which made some guy named Gary Dahl a cool million+ in the 70′s. Such it was that […]

Which Premier League Side has the Best Home Support?
Which Premier League Side has the Best Home Support?

That’s the question I want readers of EPL Talk to pay special attention to over the course of the next few weeks as each club will get a chance to open up a new season at home. As the new campaign starts, every club has ambitions and feel like world […]

Open Letter to Sir Alex Ferguson Concerning Mesut Özil
Open Letter to Sir Alex Ferguson Concerning Mesut Özil

Dearest Alex, Oops! Apologies in assuming we’re now on a first name basis. I do in fact know a few other individuals named ‘Alex’, I should have distinguished you from them, or should I have said them from you?  Let’s see, there’s Alex Turner (another hero of mine), Alex DeLarge (nothing but trouble), Alex […]

Music, Media and Manchester: The Search for North West England's Best Band
Music, Media and Manchester: The Search for North West England's Best Band

If you’ve ever read any of my writing previously you’ll know I’m prone to mention various elements of pop culture, music, film or television as references in my writing, sometimes even how they coincide with each other. Along with football, writing and the occasional book, those few entities make up the majority of […]

Four Top Four Players to Watch This Premier League Season
Four Top Four Players to Watch This Premier League Season

After a long, hot summer filled with plenty of football, we now stand between what’s left of the work week before the Premier League returns with guns blazing, before Arsenal look like world beaters for four months on all those pristine green pitches before the weather turns, and before your […]

Fabio Capello Names New Look England Squad
Fabio Capello Names New Look England Squad

England boss Fabio Capello has named his 23 man squad that will face Hungary on Wednesday at Wembley, England’s first match since their defeat at the hands of Germany in the World Cup. In the squad, Capello has shuffled fourteen players from the England team who featured and ultimately underwhelmed […]

Four Non Top Four Players to Watch This Premier League Season
Four Non Top Four Players to Watch This Premier League Season

As the Community Shield approaches this weekend to officially kick off another ten months of Premier League football, here are a few non big four yet solid and exciting players to watch this season. For those more interested in big four teams, watch this space for more preview posts to come […]

Who Should be First Choice Goalkeeper at Manchester City this Season?
Who Should be First Choice Goalkeeper at Manchester City this Season?

City boss Roberto Mancini has a pretty nice problem on his hands come the start of the Premier League season as he has arguably two of the league’s best keepers both vying for a starting position at Eastlands. Joe Hart and Shay Given, both full internationals and fit to start […]

Sky 3D to Feature Premier League Available October 1st in Homes
Sky 3D to Feature Premier League Available October 1st in Homes

Sky+HD customers will soon have a new way to enjoy Premier League matches in the UK from the comfort of their own homes when the television giant launches Sky 3D in a few months. It was announced today that the previously-only-available-in-pubs 3D channel will launch in homes at the beginning of October […]

Manchester United 5-2 MLS All Stars: Five Star United Shows Class
Manchester United 5-2 MLS All Stars: Five Star United Shows Class

Mexican new boy Javier Hernandez joined up with his new team as Manchester United continued their American exploits, this time in Houston, Texas as the MLS All Stars stood in wait. Sir Alex elected for another young squad with old boy Ryan Giggs thrown in for good measure. An impressive […]

Did Soccer Grow in the US this Summer?
Did Soccer Grow in the US this Summer?

As Premier League football fans languish in the desert of meaningful matches and as we’ve now reached a sort of middle point between the end of the World Cup and the beginning of the Premier League season, I can’t help but to wonder if soccer grew, stayed about the same, […]

Manchester United 1-2 Kansas City Wizards: United's American Tour Hits Snag
Manchester United 1-2 Kansas City Wizards: United's American Tour Hits Snag

Having reported on United’s earlier stop in Philadelphia last week to mixed results, I feel the need to continue my so called ‘following’ of the club as they continue their trek across America before ending it in Mexico. Don’t call this a match report or match analysis, outside circumstances kept […]

The Valuation of James Milner: A Transfer Market Comparison
The Valuation of James Milner: A Transfer Market Comparison

Yesterday I had a short conversation on Twitter with EPL Talk’s very own Laurence McKenna that went something like this: lozcast: Mascherano = £25m? Milner = £25m+? Discuss JesseChula: @lozcast Milner=versatile, can play either wing or in the middle, young. Masch=solid, likes to kick people. Ya know, get stuck in.Seems […]