Author Archives: Todd Shenk

About Todd Shenk

Todd Shenk is a fan of the EPL and runs the blog Premier Soccer Chat He works full time as a children's therapist and spends his free time watching soccer and playing sports such as soccer and volleyball. In addition he is a Manchester United supporter and enjoys watching baseball and attending games throughout the summer. He can be found on Twitter @Todd_Shenk

How Southampton Has Turned Into This Season’s Surprise Team

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Southampton has become the biggest surprise of this Premier League season. After being promoted just last year, they have catapulted themselves into third place after the first 11 matches. Even more amazing, they have the chance to go top of … Continue reading

The Race for Europe: Which EPL Clubs Will Qualify for the Champions League?

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As it the Premier League table stands at the moment, Manchester United are looking set to snatch back the trophy from the blue half of Manchester. Twelve points clear with 12 matches to play is a rather large hurdle, but … Continue reading

Which 3 Premier League Clubs Will Be Relegated This Season?

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As an American, when I was first introduced to the Premier League I was intrigued by the idea of relegation to a lower league along with lower tier teams moving up. I will admit that it took me a bit … Continue reading

Defending David De Gea: 3 Reasons Why Manchester United Should Keep Him

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The amount of hostility that David De Gea receives each week is somewhat bemusing to me. I know he’s made mistakes, but so have many other world class goalkeepers. In a way, it is part of the job, and especially … Continue reading

NFL Fans Hate Soccer But We Don’t Care

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“It’s too boring.” “There’s never any scoring.” “They’re all pansies.” “They’re always rolling around on the ground pretending to be hurt.” These seem to be the standard arguments I get from my American football loving friends and acquaintances whenever soccer … Continue reading

Why the Lack of Defending is Good for the Premier League. Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the EPL

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Pretty much every pundit of the Premier League has bemoaned the lack of defending in the league this season. This may seem like a bad thing for the Premier League, but I’m going to make the case that it doesn’t really … Continue reading