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Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 13

Southampton against Manchester City was the showpiece game of the weekend, following the home side’s superb start to the season. Mike Jones was the man in charge at St Mary’s and had a strange first 45 minutes. The most bizarre decision was to punish Sergio Aguero for a dive, when […]

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 12

Jack Wilshere was lucky to escape a red card, let alone a yellow on Saturday against Manchester United at the weekend. The midfielder fouled Marouane Fellaini, then showed dissent towards Mike Dean, in an aggressive manner, which warranted a yellow card I felt. Wilshere then turned to Fellaini and leaned […]

Best and the Worst Premier League Shirt Designs of 2014/15 Season

Like it or loathe it, soccer teams are into the fashion of changing kits every season — even third shirts, which 75% of the teams in the Premier League currently wear and sell. In today’s world of instant social media and commercialization it’s just as important to look good as being successful, so here is […]

Latest Premier League Odds On Who’ll Get Relegated

Typically, the approach to predicting the Premier League’s relegation candidates in pre-season goes like this: One, include the three newly promoted sides. Two, nclude three other teams that were just above the drop the previous season. And three, choose your least favorite mid-table team and assume they will have a […]

Hull City August-September Progress Report

Team strengths: Strength in depth, Hull City have a very impressive squad as a whole, something that would’ve been a necessity if their European adventure was as successful as they would’ve had hoped. Bringing in players with the skill and experience of Hatem Ben Arfa, Gaston Ramirez and Michael Dawson […]

Premier League Tactics Corner – Round 6

Through wide areas, Hull City has found a lot of its success, and Steven Naismith has become the centerpiece of Everton’s alternative system of play. Hull Raids The Flanks When Ahmed Elmohamady went on trial with Steve Bruce’s Sunderland in 2009, the Egyptian flank-raider changed his career. The Wearside club […]

Premier League Clubs Are Benefiting From Influx Of South American Players

European clubs have been increasingly snatching up South American players over the past few seasons. This summer, some of the most expensive player transfers involved South American footballers: James Rodriguez to Real Madrid (£63.2m), Luis Suarez to Barcelona (£65m) and Angel Di Maria to Manchester United (£59.7m). Players from this […]

Tom Huddlestone: England’s Untapped Midfield Resource

With the exception of a few die hard soccer fans, most viewers will not be rushing to the television to watch today’s Premier League encounter between Hull City and West Ham. Under Sam Allardyce, the Hammers have staggered to the start of the season with two losses in their opening three BPL fixtures. While […]

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Dempsey and Dolan On Song for Setanta Sports

This past Saturday was a perfect example of the gulf between the pundits on Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports. During the pre-match, half-time and post-match of the Derby County against West Ham United game, pundits Paul Dempsey and Pat Dolan (pictured) from Setanta Sports asked pointed questions about the […]

James Rodriguez believes Real Madrid are ready for the final run

James Rodriguez returned to action on Sunday after being sidelined for two months with a broken foot. The Colombian midfielder started and assisted two goals – his tenth and eleventh of the campaign – while playing just over sixty minutes during his side’s 9-1 win over nineteenth place Granada. Following the contest, James was buzzing about […]

Listen to Soccer Morning from 9-10:15am ET with Andrew Gibney

Today’s Soccer Morning features an interview with Andrew Gibney, a French soccer expert. You can listen to Soccer Morning live via the World Soccer Talk LIVE page at www.worldsoccertalk.com/live. During the show, you can tweet your questions or observations live to @soccermorning Or better yet, you can call in with […]

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