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Author Archives: Phillip Badger

Dear NBC: Take My Money For NBC Sports Live Extra, Please

Posted on by Phillip Badger
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Like many other Americans who follow the Premier League closely, I’ve been reading the news about NBC’s plans for their coverage next season with great interest. For the most part, it sounds like a great improvement over what FOX Soccer … Continue reading

England’s Squad For Euro 2012: Our 23 Picks

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So Roy Hodgson will be naming his preliminary squad for this summer’s Euro 2012 tournament tomorrow at 8am ET/1pm BST. Here’s a comprehensive list of all the likely players considered, as well as who I think should be in the … Continue reading

Manchester City Wins the Premier League Title

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Who could have predicted an ending like this for the 2011-12 Premier League season? Join the live chat now with soccer fans from around the world. EPL Final Sunday!

What Did Dimitar Berbatov Do Wrong?

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Dimitar Berbatov was joint top scorer in the Premier League last season, along with Carlos Tevez, scoring 20 goals in 32 matches. This season he’s only managed just seven league goals for Manchester United, but has only appeared in 10 … Continue reading

Ledley King, The Most Valuable Player in the Premier League

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Tottenham Hotspur has played 12 matches thus far this season, winning 9, drawing 1, and losing 2. Ledley King has ushered the Spurs defense through 8 of those games, with one other in which he was taken off after the … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 4: Live Blog

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Kick off the discussion of today’s Premier League action with a live blog, which will be open from 9:30am to Noon ET. It’s pretty rare that you’ll have Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Spurs and Liverpool all playing at the same … Continue reading

Live Blog: February 2 Matches

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Have a day off and stuck under a few feet of snow that seemingly won’t be cleared out until the middle of next week? Just need a place to chat during the matches while pretending to work? As yesterday, join … Continue reading

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Live Blog: February 1 Matches and Transfer Talk

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Join me LIVE at 2 PM this afternoon for a live blog of the four Premier League matches being played today, including a possible Fernando Torres Chelsea debut. Also a short discussion of yesterday’s transfer sagas beforehand to whet the … Continue reading

Premier League Live Blog: Arsenal v Man City and 6 Other EPL Matches

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Hi all EPL Talk readers, Join me at 2:30 PM ET for a live blog of the seven matches being played this afternoon, highlighted by the Arsenal v Manchester City match on ESPN2. Other matches include: Aston Villa v Sunderland … Continue reading

Live Blog: Premier League December 28

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Will Manchester City top the table for a moment (however briefly)? Will Chelsea be knocked out of the top 4 for a day (at least)? Will Blackpool actually play a match? Join me for a live blog for the seven … Continue reading

United at Old Trafford: Lucky, Good, or Something Else?

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Full disclosure: I’m a Spurs fan.  Have been for round about six years, which just so happens to be just before the last time Mark Clattenburg took charge of a Manchester United v Spurs fixture at Old Trafford.  For any … Continue reading

Dear Fox Soccer Channel(s): an Open Letter For the New Season

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Within the last 12 months, you’ve done a lot to enhance your product and the growth of the game. The launch of the HD channel and Fox Soccer Plus, while not by any means perfect, have been a major plus. … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Kits 2010-11: Photos

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Here is a preview photo of the new Tottenham Hotspur kits which will be worn in the Premier League this upcoming season.  The sponsor here, Autonomy, is an enterprise software company based in the UK.  However, in a departure for … Continue reading

Man United v Spurs: Why Change a Winning Side?

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That’s the question I was asking as soon as the team news came out and we saw Harry Redknapp had moved Benoit Assou-Ekotto from left back to right back; Gareth Bale from left midfield to left back, and Luka Modric … Continue reading

Top 4 Anti-Bias

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When I first started watching English football as a Yank six years ago, I was drawn to the best clubs and star players, like anyone would be.  But then I quickly realized that being a fan of one of the … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Plus and FSCHD: Latest Developments

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It’s been three weeks since the launch of the new Fox Soccer Plus channel, and almost three months since the launch of Fox Soccer Channel in HD. But what progress has there been thus far and what do we still … Continue reading