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Opening Day Fixtures for 2008/2009 Bundesliga Season

The fixtures for the opening day of the 2008/2009 Bundesliga season have been announced. All of these matches will be played on Saturday, August 16: FC Bayern v Hamburg Schalke v Hannover Wolfsburg v Cologne Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund Eintracht Frankfurt v Hertha Berlin Karlsruhe v Bochum Energie Cottbus […]

German (In)discipline: The Bundesliga’s Most Booked

Football is not always a beautiful game; sometimes bookings are necessary. This season was no different in Germany, even if statistically player discipline was comparatively better than in the past several seasons. While goal scorers have the Torjägerkanone (awarded by the magazine kicker) to shoot for, no comparable trophy exists […]

Season Finale

The 45th season of the Bundesliga has come to an end with comparatively little drama or theatrics. Bayern all but guaranteed itself the title with a busy summer in the transfer market, spending 70 million Euros on Luca Toni (the league’s top scorer), Franck Ribery (world class playmaker) and the […]

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Drogba Delights Fantasy Football Managers

If you’re playing EPL Talk’s Champions League Fantasy Football, you’ll be a happy man today if you have Didier Drogba on your team as captain. After his hat-trick for Chelsea against Levski Sofia, the Ivory Coast striker earned 28 points alone. The latest top five out of the 20 teams […]

Transfer window update: Shine on you crazy diamond

The transfer window activity had been quite up to this point and the sacking of Sam Allardyce had been the big story. However, with the Anelka move to Chelsea that should kick off some action. Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko has revealed he is close to securing a move to Italian […]

Premier League & FA Cup Semi-Final Saturday: Open Thread

As a mark of respect and remembrance for the 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough Disaster 25 years ago, all English football matches this weekend will kick off 7 minutes after the hour (the Liverpool-Nottingham Forest game was stopped at 3:06pm). Here is today’s TV/Internet […]

Midland Masters Indoor Soccer On UK And US TV

Bring up the topic of indoor soccer and you’re bound to get several opinionated viewpoints on it. Many soccer fans love it. Many hate it. But no matter which side of the Atlantic you live on, the fact of the matter is that both the United States and, to a […]

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Coca-Cola, Budweiser demand Sepp Blatter’s resignation; McDonalds calls for ‘meaningful changes’ to FIFA

Amid the scandals that have become routine surrounding FIFA, fans and experts have wondered: What of the sponsors? With more pressure needed to reform what multiple jurisdictions are investigating as corruption, couldn’t the body’s biggest backers help motivate change? As of today, we may begin seeing answers to those questions. […]

Vincent Kompany’s calf injury will keep him out of Belgium’s next Euro 2016 qualifiers

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told Belgium their captain Vincent Kompany will not be fit for their final Euro 2016 qualifiers. Kompany has been named in the Belgium squad for their upcoming fixtures against Andorra and Israel despite missing City’s last four games with a calf injury. The 29-year-old has also […]

Spurs’ Dele Alli was left ‘speechless’ by his quick England call-up

Tottenham’s Dele Alli was left “speechless” by his maiden England call-up, just five months after playing in League One. This has been a remarkable year for the highly-talented 19-year-old midfielder, having secured a £5 million move to Spurs, achieved promotion with MK Dons. Now he has earned his first senior […]