Powered by
Univision Deportes
JUL 5 12PM ET
arg1
bel0
JUL 5 4PM ET
ned4
crc3
JUL 8 4PM ET
bra1
ger7
JUL 9 4PM ET
arg4
ned2
JUL 12 4PM ET
bra0
ned3
JUL 13 3PM ET
arg0
ger1

Author Archives: Kristian Downer

Why It May Be Your Girlfriend's Fault Your Team’s Star Striker Can’t Score At Home

Posted on by Kristian Downer

It seems impossible now to go more than a few weeks without a media story breaking that exposes the alleged infidelity, criminality or immorality of a Premiership footballer. Whilst in a utopian society every individual would subscribe to the narrow … Continue reading

Support Your Local Non-League Club This International Break

Posted on by Kristian Downer

The Premier League season has ground to a halt as the first international break of the season means that there will be no Premier League or Championship fixtures this weekend. Whilst only a small percentage of fans that would normally … Continue reading

Why FIFA Must Tread Carefully When Merging Football With Technology

Posted on by Kristian Downer

The contrasting World Cup fortunes of Frank Lampard and Carlos Tevez have inadvertently re-opened up the debate around the use of video technology at the highest level of the game. In the space of one day of the World Cup both Frank … Continue reading

World Cup South Africa 2010 – Is this the Year of the Underdog?

Posted on by Kristian Downer

As the final whistle shrieked like a gunshot into the eardrums of the Italians and sent the Slovakians into delirious celebrations in Johannesburg, the second giant killing of the tournament sent goose bumps down the spines of the millions, if … Continue reading

The BBC's England World Cup Rallying Cry

Posted on by Kristian Downer

The offices, factories and roads of England will fall silent at 3pm GMT today as virtually the entire population pause to watch the national sides final group game of the World Cup. The nation will collectively hold its breath once … Continue reading

Download the FREE EPL Talk Toolbar For Latest WC 2010 News

Posted on by Kristian Downer

With all of the different news, blog, and sport sites available on the internet, sifting through the pile for worthwhile material can be a nightmare. This is why I have, in association with The Gaffer, created the EPL Talk toolbar. … Continue reading

The World Cup Summary Week One- How Is Your Team Doing?

Posted on by Kristian Downer

So the World Cup is now a week old, every team has played at least once. It is now becoming clear whether your team was a sound bet or as dodgy as a Northern Rock balance sheet. There have already been … Continue reading

World Cup Drinking Game Update

Posted on by Kristian Downer

They say that you learn from your experiences and no statement is truer than with a drinking/bingo game, sadly my original effort was not realistic enough, there were not enough points scored or drinks consumed. Therefore with the Vuvela’s cracking … Continue reading

South Africa 2010 World Cup Bingo/Drinking Game

Posted on by Kristian Downer

The World Cup is here; there is nothing better than watching the games with friends, having a few drinks and watching a game of football.  In case the football is not quite enough on it’s own to entertain you, this … Continue reading

The Power of Cabanga: Can Positive Thinking Win England the World Cup?

Posted on by Kristian Downer

It would not be a World Cup for England without a few injury problems and general chaos. However Middlesborough born football legend Chris Kamara, or should I say Chris Cabanga, has other come up with his own strategy to propel … Continue reading

The 7 Players Fabio Capello Should Drop From England's World Cup Squad

Posted on by Kristian Downer

Well the 30 players named in Fabio Capello’s England squad have had multiple trainng sessions and two games to earn their place on the plane to South Africa. Now is the time that this squad must be trimmed to 23 … Continue reading

Download the Free EPL Talk Toolbar

Posted on by Kristian Downer

The World Cup is agonizingly close, I seem to be spending all my time thinking, reading, or talking about it. However with all of the different news, blog, and sport sites available on the internet, sifting through the pile for … Continue reading

Chelsea Double Ends 16 years of FA Cup Hurt

Posted on by Kristian Downer

If taken in context this title may, I confess be a little misleading due to Chelsea’s recent success in the competition. As holders there has been little FA Cup hurt experienced by Chelsea fans in the last few years. I … Continue reading

Chelsea Win The League: A Fans View of the Final Day

Posted on by Kristian Downer

As everyone with more than a passing interest in the game will be aware Chelsea won the Premiership on the 9th of May. For this reason I have decided to tell anyone who wants to listen my match day experiences, rather than regurgitate the match reports and analysis of the mainstream media. Continue reading

The Importance of Mind Games in The Premier League: But Are They Too Predictable?

Posted on by Kristian Downer

In the cut and thrust of professional sports, athletes, coaches and clubs must use every conceivable tool available to achieve success. With the global media coverage that football receives, media management has never been so important both on and off … Continue reading

Why Being Offended is Part of Football – Chants, Banter and Root Vegetables

Posted on by Kristian Downer

In England football is a game played and watched predominantly by men. Whilst the number of women playing, watching and following the sport is rising, few can argue that the derivative culture of English Football is male orientated. Whilst I … Continue reading

Playing Your Rivals: Why Losing Is Not An Option

Posted on by Kristian Downer

As the Chelsea versus Manchester United game approaches, the office banter reminds me how many fans  come out of the woodwork around the time of the big matches regardless of the team they follow. Beating a rival or top club is about more than … Continue reading

Posted in General, Leagues: EPL | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Premier League Form XI

Posted on by Kristian Downer

The saying goes that ‘form is temporary but class is permanent’ and on many levels this holds true, however such a huge part of professional sport is the mental aspect of the game, which at the highest level can be just as, … Continue reading