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Instant replays not the solution after poor weekend of Premier League officiating

The case for some sort of instant replay in the Premier League was made by Jose Mourinho on Sunday’s surprising appearance on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday program. Following Kevin Friend’s shocking first half performance in Southampton’s loss at St Mary’s to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, Mourinho’s calls for replay […]

Scudamore: Premier League is Not to Blame For England’s Failures: Nightly Soccer Report

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has gone on the attack against the Football Association, and has expressed frustration that the league is being blamed for England’s failures at European Championships and World Cup tournaments. According to The Guardian newspaper, Scudamore said: “It frustrates me enormously because it is so palpably not […]

Why The FA’s Respect Campaign Is A Waste Of Time

The Respect campaign is five years old this season, so how’s that going? Well, it depends on how you judge such things. The view of the players, as voiced by players union head Clarke Carlisle is that behaviour of players has improved and that there is simply more focus on those […]

The FA, Paul Gascoigne and Help

A Lion who’s seen better times. Will it all end in tears? Yet again, Paul Gascoigne has been in the English media headlines in recent weeks for all the wrong reasons. The 42 year old midfield maestro of yesteryear who looks the worst part of 60 was arrested twice in a week, […]

FA Cup 5th Round Recap

Seven out of the eight FA Cup 5th Round ties were settled this weekend, with only the Middlesbrough-Sheffield United pairing in need of a replay. That match will come at the Riverside on the 26th, but both teams will be in the hat for tomorrow’s quarterfinal draw. Two surprise teams […]

Road to Wembley: FA Cup Third Round Replays

A big day of FA Cup action and the team I’ve been following for this round, League Two strugglers Bury, pulled off a big upset by knocking out Championship side Norwich City with a 2-1 win in their 3rd round replay at Gigg Lane. The win sets up a fourth […]

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5 Observations From Jordan-Palestine Game in 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Both Jordan and Palestine needed a result Friday morning to give themselves a chance of qualification for the knockout phase. Of the pair the Jordanians came in with pressure on their shoulders.  They had lost their previous six international matches and had not won in 11. If that wasn’t enough […]

Who Would You Start If You Were Fabio Capello?

You’re Fabio Capello and it’s the night before one of the biggest games of your career where your name is on the line and you have millions of England fans putting the pressure on you to make the correct decisions. But who would you start for England against Slovenia tomorrow? […]

Is ITVN in Serious Financial Trouble?

ITVN, the company that provides Setanta Sports via an IPTV set-top box to subscribers in the United States, appears to be in serious trouble. In what is typically a bad sign in business, ITVN is no longer accepting new subscribers. According to ITVN, “[we are] currently going through a corporate […]

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