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Author Archives: Michael James

Following Premiership Players in the African Cup of Nations

Posted on by Michael James

I have to tell you all how unbelievably disappointed I am that this year’s 26th edition of the African Cup of Nations, set to kick off in Ghana on January 20, isn’t being televised on any major station here in … Continue reading

Football Manager 2008

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 Frustrated by Rafa’s rotation policy at Liverpool and think the Reds should be better? Angry that Valencia is falling apart as we speak under Ronald Koeman? Think you could lead Manchester United to another treble? Then Football Manager 2008 is … Continue reading

Premiership Teams' New Year's Resolutions

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I figured that before the Christmas and New Year’s hype ends and becomes irrelevant, I’d try to milk it for all it’s worth and relate it back to the Premiership.Twenty teams compete in the most entertaining domestic league in the … Continue reading

Premiership Midseason Awards

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 Phew. After a jampacked holiday schedule that came fast and furious, fans and players alike  now get a chance to catch their breath as the next round of games doesn’t come until the 12th. The Carling Cup semifinals and the … Continue reading

Best Week of the Year

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I know this sounds corny but in the holiday season of giving, that’s exactly what the Premiership did as this was the most exciting week of soccer, at least that I can remember, in 2007 as far as England’s top league goes.As we all … Continue reading

Shut Up, Rolando Bianchi!

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 Take a look at this article that came out today on ESPNsoccernet about Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi:ROME, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Italian striker Rolando Bianchi aims to reach double figures at Manchester City this season but does not plan … Continue reading

"Best Of" List–2007

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Here’s my “Best Of” list for the year 2007 in the Premiership.Best Game: Tottenham-4, West Ham-3 (03/04/07)Most Improved Team: PortsmouthBest Uniform: Manchester United-Away (Black)Best Manager: Arsene WengerMost Passionate Fans: LiverpoolBest Stadium: Fratton Park and Craven Cottage (tie)Most Outstanding Striker: Didier … Continue reading

Goodbye, Lawrie Sanchez

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Another Premiership manager has bitten the dust as Fulham fired Lawrie Sanchez today with immediate effect.Sanchez joins Martin Jol, José Mourinho, Chris Hutchings, Sammy Lee, and Billy Davies as managers who started the year with a Premiership club and have … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Draw

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Wow, we’ve had draws galore over the past couple days what with the Carling Cup semifinal draw yesterday and the UEFA Cup Round of 32/Round of 16 and the Champions League Round of 16 draws today. Right now I want to … Continue reading

Carling Cup Semifinals

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The Carling Cup semifinal draw was made last night after Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.The semifinal round will be contested over two legs, with the team that scores the most goals over both games advancing to the … Continue reading