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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 30: Open Thread

One of the many reasons why I love the Premier League is that practically every match during the course of a 38-week season is meaningful. There’s always so much on the line. That’s true, of course, with today’s fixtures which include: The London derby between Chelsea and Spurs (early kick-off; […]

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 29

It’s amazing what a couple of weeks can do. Week 27 saw City ahead of United, but Week 29 not only sees the order reversed, it’s seen United open up a bit of a gap. Manchester United’s demolition of a very poor Wolves team saw them score very handsomely, and […]

Wolves 0-5 Manchester United: Dances with Wolves

It was billed as a ‘David vs Goliath’ contest in the build-up; unfortunately Wolverhampton Wanderers failed to adhere to their part in that Biblical contest as they shipped five goals for the third time in four games and flopped miserably to the foot of the English Premier League. After a […]

Adventures in the Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 28

Playing Fantasy Premier League each week, you begin to look at the actual games in different ways. Here are some of my findings from this past weekend’s action: 1. Nikita Jelavic- It’s always risky to praise a player after just one game, but Jelavic’s Goodison Park debut warrants immediate excitement. He scored the […]

It’s Time to Abolish Mandatory Handshakes at Soccer Matches

Mandatory player handshakes at soccer games should be abolished. Voluntary player handshakes should be encouraged. It’s nice that soccer stadia are more family oriented. As a youngster I braved the terraces to watch Crystal Palace play Millwall at Selhurst Park, fearing I might get my head kicked in by notoriously […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 28: Open Thread

Bolton Wanderers against QPR kicks off the action today in a relegation battle near the bottom of the Premier League. Djibril Cisse, the brilliant striker for Queens Park Rangers, should make his return to the team. He’s certainly one who can add a spark to this game. At 10am ET/3pm […]

Goal-line Technology in England: A Retrospect from 2032

Editor’s note: The following is a fictitious look into the future to see what impact the introduction of goal-line technology may have on English football: 2012 On July 25 2012, FIFA introduced goal-line technology in a new regulation covering all professional leagues throughout Europe. In a bid to win the next […]

Adventures In The Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 27

1. Resurrection- Two games, two deficits, two wins. Suddenly Arsenal have fight, suddenly Arsenal have character. With Andrey Arshavin gone, the media must identify a new scapegoat. Thus far, the Gunners have denied them. Rosicky is approaching his Dortmund form, Walcott is scoring goals and Robin van Persie continues to avoid […]

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 27: Open Thread

In today’s matches in the Premier League, Manchester United plays away at Tottenham Hotspur, while the early kick-offs featured the Tyne-Wear derby between Newcastle and Sunderland, and the mid-morning clash (US time) of Fulham against Wolverhampton Wanderers. As always, post your rants, raves, questions and observations in the comments section […]

EPL Talk Podcast Weekend Review Show: Open Thread

Every single Premier League weekend there are always so many different talking points, and this one was certainly no different. From the Carling Cup Final to the thrilling north London derby and so many other incidents in gameweek 26 of the Premier League, we want to hear from you to […]

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 26: Open Thread

Today features two massive games, and two other very important ones. The north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur could have big ramifications on the rest of the season for both clubs. Can Tottenham push for second place? Can Wenger regain the trust and faith of the Arsenal fans, […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 26: Open Thread

The big matches in English football are tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean that today’s matches are meaningless. Chelsea, for example, take on Bolton at Stamford Bridge. Andre Villas-Boas is like a ticking time bomb, and today The Guardian reported that Villas-Boas warned Chelsea fans that it may get worse before […]

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Inter to Face Barca in Champions League

Serie A’s lone representative in the Champions League advanced to the semi-finals with a 2-0 aggregate win over a feisty CSKA Moscow club.  Their reward: facing probably the best team in the world, a Barcelona club that obliterated Arsenal yesterday at Camp Nou. Inter did what it needed to do to […]

Rapids Sign Osorno

A potentially season changing signing for the Colorado Rapids today as they reached an agreements with Daniel Osorno the former Mexican National Team forward who has scored 12 goals for the Senior National Team including the winning goal versus Brazil in 2003 Gold Cup Final. Osorno has played most of […]


DDDWDDLWLLDDLLWL No, this isn’t the code to unlock the hidden levels on Angry Birds. It’s Arsenal record in the league after their Carling Cup Final collapse in February against Birmingham City. The wins for Arsenal came against Blackpool, Manchester United and Swansea City. Despite the impressive win against Man United, […]

Crystal Palace Appoint Tony Pulis As Manager

Crystal Palace have appointed Tony Pulis as the club’s new manager. Pulis has signed a 2.5 year contract. He’ll be in the crowd for their away match against Hull City, but he won’t be managing the side today. That’ll be the responsibility of caretaker boss Keith Millen. If a report […]

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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 […]