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Renaming the 20 Premier League Clubs: If Hull City Owner Assem Allam Can Do It, We Can Do Better

While many of you were laughing at businessman and self proclaimed Leader Assem Allam for his views on rebranding clubs, I actually took the time to analyze his statements. All in all, Mr. Allam is correct. The world is a changing place and soon teams will have to adapt to […]

New Photos of London Taxi Cabs in Premier League Team Colors In New York City [PHOTOS]

NBC Sports last week paraded London cabs around New York City to promote its coverage of the English Premier League. Each taxi cab was decked out in the colors of Premier League clubs. In the new photographs above and below, you’ll see that most of the teams are represented. On […]

Fulham Third Shirt for 2013-14 Season: Official [PHOTO]

Fulham revealed their third shirt for the 2013-14 Premier League season today in their away match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Designed by adidas, Fulham’s third shirt is navy blue with orange and white trim. Personally, the shirt reminds me of a cross between recent Stoke City away […]

2013-14 Premier League Table Predictions: What’s Your Top 20?

Every season, for the past six years, I’ve asked you — the reader — to post your predictions of how you think the 20 teams will rank in the Premier League. The challenge every summer is that your predictions need to be posted before the season begins, which means it’s […]

NBC Poster Campaign: EPL Teams As New York City Boroughs & Neighborhoods [PHOTO]

The advertising campaign by NBC Sports to promote it’s Premier League coverage continues to win plaudits with videos, billboards in Times Square and subway cars. And now, NBC has taken to the streets of New York City with a street poster that shows many of the NYC boroughs and neighborhoods […]

How Has Your Premier League Club Fared in the Transfer Window So Far? Read Our Report Card

Only 27 days remain in the summer transfer window in England, and teams are getting close to wrapping up their pre-season friendlies ahead of the August 17 kick-off to the Premier League season. Based on the transfer signings so far in the summer window, here’s my ratings on how each […]

Will American Owners Eventually Rip The Soul Out Of English Football?

While I find David Conn’s alarmist piece in today’s Guardian excessively xenophobic and reactionary, the continued buying of English football clubs by American owners does pose larger questions long term. Having bought teams that had this most previous season just avoided relegation, Randy Lerner (Aston Villa) and Ellis Short (Sunderland) […]

Fulham On Verge Of Being Sold To American Investors, Says Report

Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed is on the verge of selling his Craven Cottage club to American investors, according to a report tonight in The Daily Mail newspaper. Al Fayed is reportedly not interested in investing any more money in the club. He bought Fulham in 1997 £6.25million, and has invested approximately £200million […]

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 15

The Week 15 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 15 117 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2006   15,853     12   14,761     14,721     100   2007   14,650   -7.59%   6   14,948   1.26%   15,143   2.87%   103   2008   18,529   26.48%   6   16,629   11.25%  […]

Arsène Wenger and Arsenal Players in Clear-The-Air Talks After Drubbing: Nightly Soccer Report

It’s been a difficult weekend for Arsenal players, fans and the manager. After Saturday’s embarrassing performance against Chelsea, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger uncharacteristically failed to turn up for his post-match press conference. And the club announced that Wenger wouldn’t be doing a pre-match press conference for Tuesday’s match against Swansea […]

Football Headlines From Italy

La Gazzetta dello Sport Balotelli: A true Italian – makes his Azzurri debut this evening against Greece (il grande momento) President Berlusconi speaks out on violence (by defending Napoli?): Napoli shouldn’t pay Zamparini, 27 sackings – From Palermo, Out goes Colantuono, in comes Ballardini _________________  Balotelli was born in Palermo and is […]

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Jose Mourinho denies rift with brooding Diego Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Diego Costa despite the striker’s unhappy reaction to being dropped to the bench for the scoreless draw at Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho admitted the pair had argued at half-time during the mid-week Champions League victory away to Maccabi Tel Aviv and Costa’s mood […]