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Author Archives: Matt Hackenmiller

Final Reminder: Play Euro Manager, the Free Euro 2012 Fantasy Game From ESPN

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

This is the last chance to experience Euro 2012 in a whole new way.  Head over to ESPN and play Euro Manager.  A group named Fans of EPLTalk.com has been created and can be accessed here: All that is required … Continue reading

Play Euro Manager, the Free Euro 2012 Fantasy Game From ESPN

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

Looking for another way to enjoy Euro 2012? Then head over to ESPN and play Euro Manager. A group named Fans of EPLTalk.com has been created and can be accessed here. All that is required to play is a free ESPN … Continue reading

Manchester United Needs to Find Its Killer Edge Again

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  The last month of the Premier League season has been one of disappointment for Manchester United supporters.  An eight point lead in the title race dwindled into a second place spot based on point differential.  As rivals Manchester City … Continue reading

Which Premier League Clubs Near the Bottom Will Avoid Relegation?

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As the Premier League season comes to a close, much of the attention is placed upon the title race between Manchester City and Manchester United.  But at the other end of the table there is an equally fascinating battle to … Continue reading

5 Key Observations from the Manchester City vs Manchester United Derby

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The most recent Manchester Derby gave fans an intense, action packed match. The derby provided even more importance and both clubs are competing for the Premier League title. In the end, Manchester City showed its championship mettle as the noisy … Continue reading

Is This Manchester Derby The Biggest In Premier League History?

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“Fact Or Fiction” is an infrequent series on EPL Talk. In this series, an assertion will be made regarding an impacting topic in the Premier League. EPL Talk writers Matt Hackenmiller and Earl Reed each offer their views on whether … Continue reading

Predicting the Final Premier League Table of The Season With 7 Games Remaining

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After spending some time going through the remaining fixture list, I have begun the process of projecting the final standings for the 2011-12 season of the Premier League. Now, obviously, with any type of projections, injuries and dips in form … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur Supporters, Beware The Ides Of March

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At this point of the season, Tottenham Hotspur sit firmly entrenched in the third spot of the Premier League.  They boast one of the best attacking squads led by Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Aaron Lennon while their defense has … Continue reading

Random Thoughts From Premier League Gameweek 26

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1. Arsenal fans can exhale and begin chanting, “All is well”. Yes, the Gunners played much better Sunday, but this is still the same club that was routed at the San Siro recently so it is difficult to get a firm … Continue reading

Aston Villa Underachieving and Unattractive Under Alex McLeish and Randy Lerner

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For the past few season, Aston Villa has been a club on the fringes of crashing the “Sky Six” party. Coming into the 2011-2012 season, despite the appointment of Alex McLeish as manager, many supporters had hopes that Villa could challenge … Continue reading

Fact or Fiction: With Manchester City’s Dip in Form, It’s Time for Citizens to Get Nervous

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“Fact Or Fiction” is a weekly segment on EPL Talk. In today’s column, an assertion will be made regarding an impacting topic in the Premier League. EPL Talk writers Matt Hackenmiller and Earl Reed (and sometimes The Gaffer) each offer … Continue reading

What Are The 20 Premier League Clubs Wishing For in 2012?

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Here is what the Premier League clubs are wishing for in 2012: Arsenal: Gunner fans are wishing that scoring machine Robin van Persie continues his torrid streak. Aston Villa: That Alex McLeish has a method to his “managerial tactic” madness. … Continue reading

Premier League Gameweek 17: Cheers and Jeers

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Here’s a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week seventeen of the Premier League. Note: Readers can follow Matt on Twitter @thehackreport Cheers 1.  Russell Martin: Norwich’s center back was all over the pitch against … Continue reading

Fact Or Fiction: Spurs Are Second Best Team In Premiership

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“Fact Or Fiction” is a series that will be run every Friday. In this series, an assertion will be made regarding an impacting topic in the Premier League. EPL Talk writers Matt Hackenmiller and Earl Reed each offer their views … Continue reading

Premier League Gameweek 16: Cheers and Jeers

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Here’s a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week sixteen of the Premier League. Note: Readers can follow Matt @thehackreport Cheers 1.  Michael Carrick: Perhaps his best match in a United uniform. 2.  Radek Cerny:  … Continue reading

Fact Or Fiction: Video Replay Will Solve Refereeing Problems in the Premier League

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

“Fact Or Fiction” is a series that will be run every Friday. In this series, an assertion will be made regarding an impacting topic in the Premier League. EPL Talk writers Matt Hackenmiller and Earl Reed each offer their views on whether … Continue reading

FIFA 12 or Football Manager 2012: Which Is Better?

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Like most soccer fans, I have enjoyed playing the FIFA game franchise for the past several years. The game has made many improvements over the years in hopes to bring fans a real life game experience. There has been much … Continue reading

Premier League Gameweek 15: Cheers and Jeers

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Here’s a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week fifteen of the Premier League. Note: Readers can follow Matt @thehackreport Cheers 1.  Nani: The Manchester United winger netted two goals and an assist in the … Continue reading