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Mexican Crime Rate Drops When Chicharito is Playing: The Daily EPL

Mexico has a solution to its crime rate problem: Play Chicharito more often! According to a recent study, the Mexican crime rate drops whenever Javier Hernandez (aka Chicharito) is playing. Here are today’s Premier League news headlines: Mexican crime rate drops when Chicharito is playing — Soccerlens Michael Owen injury jinx […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 15 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Twenty two goals in eight Premier League matches is a decent return for a Premier League Saturday especially given the number of surprise results and end-to-end-action. Here are the video highlights from today’s matches (for US readers only). West Ham United vs Chelsea Video: West Ham v Chelsea Premier League […]

Premier League Giants Lose Again. Get Used To It

There’s still a long way to go this season, but like I’ve been saying before the season started, this season will be the most competitive Premier League season in a very long time. The talent from top to bottom in the league is closer than ever before. Clubs in the […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 15: Open Thread

What could be worse than West Ham United versus Chelsea? Perhaps QPR against Chelsea? Lazy jibes aside, let’s hope that the early kick-off between West Ham United and Chelsea is far more entertaining to watch than I fear. In the six matches kicking off at 10am ET/7am PT/3pm UK time, […]

Harry Redknapp Says He May Not Spend in January If QPR Are ‘Cut Adrift’: The Nightly EPL

I almost fell out of my chair today when I read that Harry Redknapp said he may not spend in the January transfer window if QPR’s survival hopes look doomed. Trust me, even though Redknapp said these words, this sounds like something straight out of the mouth of QPR owner […]

Real Oviedo: the Remarkable Story of a Club the World (including Michu and Cazorla) United to Save: The Nightly EPL

For a change, our lead story in tonight’s Nightly EPL column is a feel-good story about soccer fans from around the world, including two Premier League footballers, who went on a mission to save Spanish club Real Oviedo from going out of existence. It’s a wonderful story by Sid Lowe […]

See How Your Premier League Team is Doing After 14 Matches Compared to Last Season

I am the first to admit that comparative tables prove absolutely nothing when it comes to the EPL, but that doesn’t stop me from creating them and pondering over the results. After Wednesday’s matches, it occurred to me to take a look at last season at this time, 14 matches […]

Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 14 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

There’s something about a full schedule of midweek football in the Premier League. Night games are a completely different feel than a weekend daytime match. Some teams become more inspired. And, as you’ll see below, some footballers shirk responsibility. Here are the highlights from tonight’s matches (video highlights are available […]

Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 14: Open Thread

Today’s one of those rare days in the Premier League where we have eight matches being played at the same time. If you live in the United States, four of them will be on ESPN3.com (one of which is on ESPN2), one is on FOX Soccer and the remaining three […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 13: Open Thread

Six Premier League matches today. Four tomorrow. Most of these should be routine wins for the top Premier League clubs, or are they? Sunderland kicks things off with a home match against West Bromwich Albion, for the early kick-off. For viewers in the United States, this match will be shown […]

Fulham Owner Mohamed Al Fayed Ready to Sue Premier League Over Fair Play Plan: The Nightly EPL

Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines: Mohamed Al Fayed ready to sue Premier League over fair play plan — The Mail Tottenham and Arsenal now battling mediocrity as well as each other — The Guardian Mark Hughes goes into ‘El Sackico’ praying for Queen’s Park Rangers to click — The […]

No Rebranding In the Works for FOX Soccer; FOX Still Committed to Soccer Coverage: The Daily EPL

Fox Sports’ co-president Eric Shanks says that losing the Premier League TV rights in the United States to NBC (beginning with the 2013-14 season) is “a bummer.” The executive says that FOX Soccer will not undergo a rebranding (there have been many rumors that FOX Soccer would become FOX Sports […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 11 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

What an excellent day in the Premier League today — especially the end-to-end action in the Arsenal versus Fulham and Aston Villa against Manchester United matches. In case you missed any of the match highlights, here they are for US readers: Arsenal vs Fulham Video: Arsenal v Fulham Premier League […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 11: Open Thread

Seven matches today. No early kick-off due to teams needing more rest from the Champions League and Europa League matches in mid-week. So, instead, we have six matches being played at once at 10am, and then the late kick-off between Aston Villa and Manchester United. Arsenal against Fulham could be […]

John Terry No Longer Automatic Chelsea Pick, Says Roberto Di Matteo: The Nightly EPL

In another example of Roberto Di Matteo’s maturity and growth as a football manager, the Chelsea manager has said that “I don’t think anybody’s guaranteed a starting place [on the Chelsea team]. They all have to work and be fighting for their place in the team.” While that may not seem […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 10 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

We had a few surprise results on Saturday on a day where there were we had a change at the top of the table. Here are the match highlights from Premier League Saturday, gameweek 10 of the 2012-13 season: Manchester United vs Arsenal Video: Manchester United v Arsenal Premier League […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 10: Open Thread

Seven Premier League matches today. Each of them are excellent match-ups in what promises to be an excellent day. With the clocks changing in the UK last week, and the US not changing theirs until tomorrow, all of the games will be one hour later than usual for us today […]

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Previewing The Eagerly-Anticipated Film ‘Marvellous’

I wrote an article last season sparked by foreign ownership and community about a long standing Stoke City cult hero, Neil “Nello” Baldwin. Nello had just been awarded an honorary degree degree by Keele University in recognition of his positive impact on university life over fifty plus years in residence. […]

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