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British Soccer Commentator Tony Gubba Dies Aged 69

Tony Gubba, one of the most recognizable voices of British football, died today of a short illness, aged 69. The Match Of The Day commentator joined BBC Sport in 1972 replacing David Coleman as the presenter of the Sportsnight program. He was also a stand-in presenter on BBC’s Grandstand. This […]

Nancy Confirm Deal with Newcastle for Full-Back Massadio Haïdara: The Daily EPL

Newcastle United are on the verge of signing a much-needed new defender. The deal for full back Massadio Haïdara is expected to be finalized today with Haïdara moving to Newcastle from French Ligue Un side Nancy. Meanwhile, Newcastle are also expected to complete the £7m signing of central defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from […]

Chelsea is Close to Agreeing Deal to Sign Metalist Kharkiv Midfielder Taison: The Daily EPL

It’s been a busy morning for transfer news as Sky Sports are reporting that Chelsea is close to signing a new midfielder named Taison from FC Metalist. Meanwhile, West Ham have signed a Brazilian on loan, while Sunderland has signed a French midfielder. All of the news is below. Here […]

Bacary Sagna Joins Theo Walcott on Waiting List to Leave Arsenal as Pay Talks Stall: The Nightly EPL

Arsenal supporters could be in for more headaches next summer if both Theo Walcott and now Bacary Sagna leave the club. Talks to renew the contract for popular Arsenal defender Sagna have reached an impasse after the Gunners have only offered Sagna a one-year extension. Not surprisingly, Sagna wants a […]

Sam Allardyce Open to Nicolas Anelka Deal to Bring French Striker to West Ham United: The Daily EPL

Big Sam is open to bringing Nicolas Anelka under his wing. The West Ham United manager gave Anelka a new lease of life when he managed the mercurial striker at Bolton Wanderers. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see Anelka playing in the Premier League again as […]

BBC Unveils Incredible TV Promo for 2010 World Cup

Some of the words that come to mind when I view this video are stupendous, incredible and goosebumps. It’s BBC’s promo video for the 2010 World Cup that it’ll be airing across its television channels to get everyone excited about the Beeb’s coverage of the tournament. And, as usual, it’s […]

BBC Debuts Female Commentator on MOTD

BBC’s Match of the Day this weekend will feature a first when female commentator Jacqui Oatley will cover the Fulham against Blackburn match. She will be the first female commentator for MOTD in the 43 year history of the show. Read the article in The Daily Mail newspaper for some […]

Vote to Add "Match of The Day" to BBC America

BBC America has a form on its web site where you can vote for programs you’d like to see added to their network. One of them includes BBC’s “Match Of The Day.” I wouldn’t think that BBC would have the rights to show the highlights show in the U.S., but […]

Interview with BBC Radio Five Live

If you’re free at 9:30pm ET tonight (2:30am UK time), tune in to BBC Radio Five Live! They’ll be interviewing me and playing some excerpts from the EPL Talk Podcast interview with Sean Wheelock. The interview will be immediately followed by a piece on Ricky Gervais from The Office fame.

Recap of interview with BBC World

Just completed an interesting interview this morning on live TV for BBC World’s “My World Cup” show. The host, Adnan, asked me about the US performance in the Italy match, how the coverage has been thus far on TV, and whether there are a lot of immigrants who play for […]

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Good For You, Steve Bennett

I don’t want to hear Liverpool fans criticize referee Steve Bennett for dismissing Javier Mascherano late in the first half today. I just don’t want to hear it, simple as that. It’s about time that a referee stood up for himself and didn’t take any BS. I’ve complained all year […]

Roundup of News from EPL Talk

While the football world has been quiet this week, EPL Talk has been “under the cosh” as the Brits would say (i.e. insanely busy). First, congratulations to Aaron Fennimore for being the lucky recipient of the World Soccer Shop T-shirt for correctly answering the question posed on the EPL Talk […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]