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Author Archives: Morgan Green

In Defense of Defense: Why Chelsea’s Champions League Final Tactics Should Be Lauded

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While reading the article about Chelsea not winning any admirers from their Champions League victory over Bayern, I found it interesting that the author made several points about how Chelsea failed to play with “style,” employing “negative tactics” that aren’t … Continue reading

A Premier League Season Finale That We Will Never Forget

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It’s hard for me to put into words what I witnessed on Sunday in the Premier League without sounding like a child trying to describe my first ever trip to Disney World. I’m usually against throwing out the usual clichés … Continue reading

Arsenal and Liverpool Fans Taunting ‘You’ve Got No History’ at Chelsea Are Living In The Past

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After watching those final nervy minutes at Wembley and confirming that Chelsea had their hands on yet another FA Cup, I was completely overjoyed. After the season that Chelsea have been through any form of silverware is more than welcome. … Continue reading

Play the EPL Draft! Which Players Would You Pick for Next Season?

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UPDATED: As some of you may or may not know, the NFL Draft has commenced here in America. All the teams in the National Football League descend upon New York and spend the next several days drafting the best college … Continue reading

Reader Mailbag: Questions Answered About Guardiola, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea

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It’s another installment of the EPL Talk Reader Mailbag, and this week we have several excellent questions. So, let’s jump right in. Question from Ahmed: After the past couple of months Arsenal have been in a rich vain of form. … Continue reading

Reader Mailbag: Evaluating the Chances of Suarez and Balotelli Staying in the Premier League

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Welcome back to another edition of the EPL Talk Mailbag. Before we get into the questions, I celebrated my birthday yesterday and after all the dinners with family and such was done, the best present I got by far was … Continue reading

Why I Don’t Blame Ashley Young For Diving

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Ashley Young has been earning himself quite the reputation the past few weeks, but it’s a reputation that will ultimately come back to haunt both him and Manchester United in the future. There is a reason that he is allowed … Continue reading

Reader Mailbag: Clint Dempsey Transfer Speculation, and the Next Chelsea Manager

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Have you ever had a soccer-related question that you’ve always wondered, but have never asked? Now’s your opportunity to put your questions to me, Morgan Green — and The Gaffer. Here are this week’s questions and answers: Q: Dave asks … Continue reading

Mario Balotelli Faces Crossroads In His Career

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Mario Balotelli is back in the headlines again this week. In other news, the sun has risen in the east to reveal that the sky is in fact blue. These are things that should surprise no one. It’s been written … Continue reading

Newcastle United Within Grasping Distance of Champions League Qualification

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Newcastle United has come a long way over the past several seasons. Since relegation in 2009, the team has fought its way back to becoming a contender for Europa League qualification and an outside shot at a the fourth Champions … Continue reading

How I Became a “Bandwagon” Chelsea Fan

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My name is Morgan Green and I am an American who has been a fan of soccer for the last 7 years. Throughout that time I’ve seen and heard a lot about my love of soccer and about the teams … Continue reading

Reader Mailbag: We Answer Your Questions About Team GB, SPL And English Managers

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In this week’s Reader Mailbag column, we have several excellent questions from you, the readers. But first, a rant. I spend a large portion of my life paying attention to sports — probably an unhealthy portion if you ask some … Continue reading

Bold Prediction: Aston Villa Will Be Relegated This Season

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Aston Villa has had a very lackluster season and it’s a season that in my mind is going to end in relegation. They are a side that is in serious trouble. After announcing near £54 million losses last month, the … Continue reading

Welcome to Reader Mailbag: Questions about the Premier League and English Football

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Today starts a new regular feature at EPL Talk — a weekly mailbag where you can post questions, and we’ll pick the best ones out to be answered in future columns. All your comments and opinions are greatly appreciated and … Continue reading

Fabrice Muamba Story Reveals The Humanity of Sports

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I’m not the first person to say it and I probably won’t be the last, but what happened to Fabrice Muamba was terrible. A 23-year-old isn’t supposed to suffer a cardiac arrest. A 23-year-old isn’t supposed to be laying in … Continue reading

The Secret Behind Roberto Di Matteo’s Success at Chelsea

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What is Roberto Di Matteo doing at Chelsea that Andre Villas-Boas wasn’t doing? The pundits can analyze it until they’re blue in the face but the answer is quite simple. Di Matteo is using common sense. While AVB tinkered and … Continue reading

QPR: The Losing End of a Big Gamble

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Before the start of the Premier League season, things looked fairly promising for QPR. They were on the verge of getting a new owner, Neil Warnock had his list of players he was ready to buy, while their promotion brethren … Continue reading

Leeds United’s Ken Bates and Neil Warnock: A Match Made in Purgatory

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Kenneth William Bates is a man Leeds United fans have unfortunately come to know very well over the past several years. Even the highest profile of owners has drawn the ire of their fans for various reasons. But no one … Continue reading