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Author Archives: Rory Tevlin

Pele’s Thoughts On World Football

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

Yes, international football is off the agenda for the time being as we dig in for the weekly grind of club football over the winter. I thought however,  EplTalk readers would be interested in what Brazil’s finest had to say about … Continue reading

The Hand Of Henry: An Irish Perspective

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

I thought I should jump in on this issue while the water is still warm and explain an Irish view of Wednesday’s larceny. In Ireland we do not do football dramas in small measures, Roy Keane’s walkout at the 2002 … Continue reading

Top 5 Premiership Flops That Shone Elsewhere

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Working as a freelance journalist has its perks but one of the drawbacks is having free time when the rest of the world is out there earning a crust. This time must be filled somehow and today I found myself … Continue reading

Will The Real Tottenham Hotspur Please Stand Up?

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

What on earth is going on at White Hart Lane? Two games into the new Premier League season and Spurs have put together two convincing performances on the trot and have two wins secured. Liverpool were put to the sword … Continue reading

Birmingham’s Fahey Looks Set To Claim His Chance

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

As Manchester United and Birmingham City took to the Old Trafford turf on Sunday afternoon few eyes would have settled on the figure of Keith Fahey, Birmingham’s Irish midfielder. It has been a long journey for the former Arsenal and … Continue reading

New Season But Arsenal’s Problems Persist

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This season promises to be a pivotal one in the reign of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. Wenger has been one of the most influential managers in Arsenal’s history but for the first time last year there were rumblings of discontent from … Continue reading

5 Youngsters To Watch This Season

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

The start of the new season brings with it hope and expectation for everyone, fans, managers and players alike. It does not matter what happened last season or in the summer, the slate is wiped clean come August and we … Continue reading

Premier League All Time: English XI vs Foreign XI

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There is nothing football supporters enjoy more than a talking point, something to stir debate, boil the blood and argue about. In honour of this noble pursuit I decided to compile two teams made up from the best English players … Continue reading

Iconic Premiership Stands

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

Since the outlaw of standing areas English stadia have undergone huge changes. From the crumbling relics of the 1980s the Premier League now boasts some of the finest stadiums in the world. The names Old Trafford, Anfield and Stamford Bridge … Continue reading

Karim Benzema Transfer A Blow To Manchester United’s Summer Plans

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

Just when you thought Real Madrid had sated their appetite for extravagant attacking ability in the transfer market, with the signings of Ronaldo and Kaka, they swoop for one of French football’s most prized assets in a deal reported to be worth … Continue reading

Howard Webb In The Eye Of The Storm At Confederations Cup

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

The life of a top level referee is a tough one. Before the age of blanket coverage of the beautiful game referees could go about their job and to a certain extent slip into the background when the work was done. … Continue reading

What Does The Future Hold For Dimitar Berbatov?

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

I think it is safe to assume that Alex Ferguson is a keen follower of all things football, to remain at the top for as long as he has you need to keep your finger on the footballing pulse. I … Continue reading

The Great Escape: 5 Relegation Escapes To Remember

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

  For most of the season in the Premiership all the attention is focussed on the major issues at the top of the league. The race for the title and the battle for the big prizes grab the majority of … Continue reading

Benitez’s United Comments Wide Of The Mark

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

So the race is run and we football enthusiasts are left to pick the bones out of a season that had many twists and turns but concluded with a very familiar outcome. Yes, once again, for the the third time in … Continue reading

Manchester United v Arsenal: Five To Remember

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After Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Wigan last night Alex Ferguson’s men require just one more point from their last two games to retain their Premier League title. On Saturday they take on Arsenal at Old Trafford and will be … Continue reading

Young English Players Need Time To Mature

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The life of Theo Walcott must be a peculiar one, thrust into the limelight in 2006 as a 17 year-old when picked for the England World Cup squad, the glare has been on him ever since. When he scored a … Continue reading

Technology In Football: Common Sense Must Prevail

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The fall out from Chelsea v. Barcelona on Wednesday night continues unabated today as PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has called for the use of technology in football to assist referees. Speaking to the BBC, he said: “We are putting … Continue reading

Top 10 Dramatic European Encounters

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

Following last night’s drama between Chelsea and Barcelona in the Champions League I felt it was an appropriate occasion to dwell on memorable European encounters involving English teams in the past. The Champions League/European Cup has at different times proved a hugely … Continue reading