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Author Archives: Matt Hackenmiller

Chicharito, the Unmarked Man From Mexico

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

For Javier Hernandez, the 2010-2011 season was one of the most unexpected seasons in the history of the Premier League.  The little known striker came from Mexico with minimal fanfare and an even smaller transfer fee.  But once the season … Continue reading

The Dying Art Of A Footballer’s Loyalty To His Club

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

Loyalty in sports is often a one sided affair.  Fans seemingly will always remain loyal to their favorite club no matter how many losing seasons or failed signings occur.  But loyalty on the part of the club and the players … Continue reading

The Transfer Rumor Game

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

With all league competition complete, the summer months give way to the most important season, some say, which of course is the summer transfer season. This is a time when any team with money in their bank account has an … Continue reading

FIFA 12 Wishlist: 5 New Features That The Game Needs

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

The EA Sports FIFA series is one of the best selling games among the sports genre.  For over a decade the game has brought the soccer playing experience to living rooms around the world.  Each updated version introduces new aspects … Continue reading

Should the Premier League Adopt an Amateur Draft?

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I already know that some of you will read the headline and scoff with disdain at the thought of a draft. And that there are traditionalists out there that will consider this blasphemy.  However, the point of this article is … Continue reading

What Are Your Expectations for Your Favorite Premier League Club?

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With the continuing separation between the have and the have nots in the Premier League, I think that it is curious to ask fans about what they expect from their clubs.  Obviously, every fan wants their club to win and … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney’s Impact On Manchester United’s Winning Season

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Wayne Rooney is one of the most well-known football players in the world, but it’s fair to say that he has been through a lot in the last calendar year.  There was the World Cup disappointment along with issues on … Continue reading

Arsenal Supporters Have Great Expectations for Their Club and Wenger

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I am not an Arsenal supporter.  Let me just get that out of the way.  So I do not have any rooting interest in whether Arsene Wenger stays on as Arsenal’s manager or not.  This is not another article debating … Continue reading

What Statistics Say About Tottenham Hotspur’s Season

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There have been many reasons to cheer for Tottenham Hotspur this season. They have played competitive football in the Premier League and they made a deep run in the Champions League as well. But for all of the recognition Tottenham … Continue reading

Why Chicharito Should Win PFA Young Player of Year Award

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

Last week the nominees for the PFA Young Player of the Year were announced.  That list includes such names as Jack Wilshere, Seamus Coleman, Joe Hart, and Gareth Bale.  This list sparked quite a debate on the EPL Talk website … Continue reading

Why Manchester United Deserve Some Praise This Season

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I keep hearing from media types that this version of Manchester United is not one of the “greats” of all time or even one of the best teams in Europe. There are those in the media that equate United’s current … Continue reading