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The Importance of Lucas Leiva

This writer must confess, Lucas Leiva has never been his favorite Liverpool player. The Brazilian is articulate, tidy, and one of the best holding midfielders in the world. Still, my eye is shallowly drawn to flashes of genius, readily shown by those who have the luxury of playing high up […]

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FA Could Turn to Retrospective Action to Ban Game’s Divers: The Daily EPL

Hopeful news this morning for one of the most annoying facets of the professional game — diving. The FA could turn to retrospective action by the end of this season to ban the game’s divers by tweaking the disciplinary code. Hopefully the FA will move ahead with this since it’s […]

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Premier League Sunday Gameweek 16 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

What a simply sensational day in the English Premier League today despite the unfortunate scenes near the end of the Manchester derby. Here are all of the highlights from the Sunday edition of gameweek 16 of the Premier League: Manchester City vs Manchester United Video: Manchester City v Manchester United […]

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Sporting KC’s Kei Kamara Training with Stoke City for One Week: The Daily EPL

Sporting Kansas City has announced that their star striker Kei Kamara is training with Stoke City. Typically these sort of trials don’t result in anything, but it’s a golden opportunity for Sierra Leone striker to show what he’s capable of in front of Stoke manager Tony Pulis. Do you think Kamara […]

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Bacary Sagna Joins Theo Walcott on Waiting List to Leave Arsenal as Pay Talks Stall: The Nightly EPL

Arsenal supporters could be in for more headaches next summer if both Theo Walcott and now Bacary Sagna leave the club. Talks to renew the contract for popular Arsenal defender Sagna have reached an impasse after the Gunners have only offered Sagna a one-year extension. Not surprisingly, Sagna wants a […]

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Goal-line Technology to Make Debut at Club World Cup: The Daily EPL

The turtle that is FIFA has decided goal-line technology will make its debut at this month’s Club World Cup tournament in Japan, where Chelsea will be representing England. The technology is long overdue (terribly long, in fact; this has been an age-old problem). And don’t be surprised to see FIFA […]

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Fabrice Muamba Puts Collapse Down to Intensive Training: The Daily EPL

Fabrice Muamba, the Bolton midfielder who collapsed on the pitch at White Hart Lane last season, has blamed his collapse on intensive training he was doing at the club. If true, it makes you wonder how closely Premier League clubs are keeping an eye on how much their players train, […]

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Arsène Wenger Loses His Usual Cool as Fires of Unrest Rage at Arsenal: The Nightly EPL

Arsene Wenger is under pressure at Arsenal and the cracks are beginning to appear after an unusually edgy and confrontational press conference in advance of Tuesday’s Champions League match against Olympiakos. The Guardian’s David Hytner reported that Wenger was unusually testy in England (before the team’s flight to Greece) and […]

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Sir Alex Ferguson Backs José Mourinho to Manage Manchester United: The Daily EPL

In this morning’s British newspapers, many journalists are salivating over the rumors in the Spanish press that Jose Mourinho has reached an agreement to leave the club in June. While there hasn’t been any official announcement from the Spanish giant, the timing of the rumor may possibly be manufactured to […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Lucas Leiva Returns to Liverpool Squad for Visit of Southampton: The Daily EPL

After a three month absence due to injury, Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva returns to Liverpool’s squad for this weekend’s match against Southampton. Anyone who watched the documentary Being Liverpool should feel a pinch of affection for Leiva, as he raced back to full recovery only to limp off in a match early […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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