The Fit and Proper Person Test is a Joke
The Fit and Proper Person Test is a Joke

Leeds United, one of the great football institutions, have been in the news a lot lately – more through off the field need than on. I was at their game on Saturday against Birmingham City when they brought their usual healthy and loyal following to a 12.15pm kick off. I’m glad […]

Dutch Coach Louis Van Gaal Understands The Fine Lines That Decide Fate
Dutch Coach Louis Van Gaal Understands The Fine Lines That Decide Fate

In the 2010 World Cup, Netherlands went with the intention of playing winning football. Tired of the “beautiful defeat,” the squad set out on a mission to do what was necessary to win and ended up within an inch of claiming the ultimate prize. This time, Louis van Gaal has […]

England’s Performances at World Cup 2014 Are Still Better Than 2010
England’s Performances at World Cup 2014 Are Still Better Than 2010

One hundred and eighty minutes is all it takes to send a nation into despair. Watching England against Uruguay was a confusing experience. Knowing you are watching some very good players but feeling there is something missing, something not quite right. Just like everybody else, I’ve been enthralled by this […]

England’s Positive Performance Against Italy Reveals Unanswered Questions
England’s Positive Performance Against Italy Reveals Unanswered Questions

Last night’s defeat against Italy leaves England with a must-win next game against Uruguay but there were many positive things to take from this for the next match and for the future. The “Pirlo question” — a player who causes England so many problems — was still not fully dealt with. […]

Dutch Delight: Marveling At Netherlands’ Masterclass Performance Against Spain
Dutch Delight: Marveling At Netherlands’ Masterclass Performance Against Spain

Historic. Shocking. Amazing. Unbelievable. It’s no exaggeration that all of these words are applicable when talking about the Netherlands-Spain game especially because the whole of the Netherlands had virtually written off their chances of even getting out of the group. Soccer. This wonderful, crazy and inexplicable game turns on moments. […]

Oscar Wilde and the Importance of Being Honest in English Football
Oscar Wilde and the Importance of Being Honest in English Football

Editor’s note: This is the first article for EPL Talk written by former professional footballer Mark Burke. Mark played for several clubs in England, most notably Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Plus he played overseas in the Dutch Eredivisie, J2 League and has the distinction of being the first English […]