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Author Archives: Johnathan Starling

Fox Soccer Plus Fails Manchester United on Final Day of the Season

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While the first forty-five minutes on Sunday were not kind to Manchester United in their hopes of winning the title, one thing was completely unexpected… If you were watching the game on Fox Soccer Plus, Manchester United’s game hadn’t even … Continue reading

Wenger’s Fear of Terrorism in Football While There is a New Twist to Possible Liverpool Sale

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An interesting story coming out of this weekend comes from the lips of Arsene Wenger. In a story that started to circulate on Saturday, Arsene spoke about his concern that after the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team … Continue reading

FA Cup Semi-Final Draw

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And then there were five. With one FA Cup Quarterfinal yet to be played (Arsenal v Hull City, to be played on either the 17th or 18th of March per the BBC), Sunday afternoon the FA Cup Semi-Final draw was … Continue reading

Early Goals See Top Two Advance to FA Cup Semi-Finals

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Thanks to early first half goals from Didier Drogba and Carlos Tevez, Chelsea and Manchester United weakened the will of their opposition and saw out relatively elementary victories to advance to the FA Cup Semi-Finals. Yea, Coventry City then Fulham … Continue reading

Ashley Cole Can’t Keep His Mouth Shut While Liverpool Is Overpriced

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So we have another Premier League footballer in trouble with the law. Chelsea defender Ashley Cole early Thursday morning decided after a night out doing charity work, that he would decide to have a little too much booze and then … Continue reading

Ronaldo v Taylor and the LMA Makes Recommendations About Refs

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So the big story that will be blown out of proportion from United’s 2-1 victory over Newcastle is the war of words at halftime between Cristiano Ronaldo and Stephen Taylor. Nothing too serious, Ronaldo calling Taylor a rubbish footballer and … Continue reading

Wednesday Premier League US TV Schedule and Preview

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Manchester City v Aston Villa (2:45 pm live on Fox Soccer Channel). This is big for both sides. Manchester City wants to keep it’s distance from the relegation zone, Aston Villa just wants to return Arsenal’s serve. Two things have … Continue reading

Tuesday Premier League Television Schedule and Preview While Chelsea Say Title Race Isn’t Over

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Tuesday and Wednesday bring a full slate of Premier League action to us as the reverse fixtures of the opening weekend are played. Tonight I’ll preview Tuesday’s action, tomorrow night I’ll preview Wednesday’s action. Remember all times are Eastern. Portsmouth … Continue reading

EPL Talk Podcast: Harry Harris

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On Episode 112 of the EPL Talk Podcast, Johnathan Starling interviews Harry Harris. Harry Harris is author of the book ‘Down Memory Lane’. In this episode, Harris answers questions with regards to how this book is different from other Tottenham … Continue reading

Rafa Benitez Fallout and Wenger’s Reaction to Fourth Nil Draw

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The two big stories this weekend not related to Manchester United’s getting the first leg of the quadruple would have to be events that transpired at the Riverside and at the Emirates Stadium. We’ll start with Liverpool because after such … Continue reading

Chelsea Win Late but Far From Impressive

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On Friday, during my game previews, Sam wondered how Wigan could score? Today, Chelsea gave us an answer, complacency. For much of Wigan’s trip to Stamford Bridge, it was Chelsea on the back foot. Completely against the run of play, … Continue reading

Weekend Premier League and Carling Cup Final Television Schedule and Preview

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Saturday 7:45 am Everton v West Bromwich Albion (Live Setanta Sports). Even with Everton’s large injury list, West Brom just haven’t shown any fight against top half of the table sides. Add the fact West Brom are away, and have … Continue reading

Arsenal Finances Paint Positive Picture While FIFA Wins Round One of the Six Plus Five Battle

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So Arsenal’s half-year finances are out and in all fairness, for being in a recession, they did pretty damn good. When you generate more match day revenue (an increase of 3.3 million to 44.4 million pounds), more television revenue (an … Continue reading

Not a Happy Guus While Rafa’s Going No Where,

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I’m happy Guus is not as thrilled about Chelsea’s 1-0 win as I am. A bit of a side bar before I get into the news tonight. Chelsea are extremely lucky they are a goal to the good heading into … Continue reading

The Return of Ranieri While Villa and Spurs Forget UEFA Cup

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Chelsea’s first leg clash with Juventus is all about one man, Claudio Ranieri. The manager who was first fired by Roman at Chelsea, after getting one season, knew he was a lame duck and insists the fact he didn’t give … Continue reading

It’s All About the Champions League While The Injuries Start to Mount

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Well the next two days will be most interesting viewing. The time has come and gone for words, the threats and promises manager and player alike have made now have to turn into results. That doesn’t mean we can’t look … Continue reading

Benitez and Mowbray’s Words Fail to Show Up on the Pitch

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You would think Rafa Benitez would have already learned his lesson. Instead Rafa is left to choke on more words, and a title dream lost. Before Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City, Rafa reacted to Arsene Wenger’s comments that Manchester … Continue reading

Stoke City Benefit From The Chest of Johnson

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For seventy minutes at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke City and Portsmouth football clubs were getting very close to contending for my ‘worst match ever watched’ title. The last twenty minutes redeemed it. When it’s all said and done we will … Continue reading