Archives: Premier League

Al Jazeera Not Planning On Bidding for Premier League TV Rights In UK, Says Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Al Jazeera may not bid for Premier League TV rights in the United Kingdom and Europe after all, according to a report this week on the Football Economy website. The website quotes a source at Citigroup who revealed that: “The … Continue reading

Premier League and La Liga US TV Rights Up For Bidding In 2012

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the past few years, FOX Soccer has been accumulating an ever-growing number of TV rights deals to bring most of the best soccer leagues in the world to a US audience. FOX Sports winning the bids to broadcast the … Continue reading

A New Proposal for the Premier League’s 39th Game

Posted on by David Eykelestam

I am in a favor of the 39th game (audible gasp). By that I don’t mean each team should play an extra round of fixtures tagged on somewhere in an already congested season that would ultimately imbalance the entire league … Continue reading

Premier League Adds Its Logo To Broadcasts In Fight Against UK Pubs

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Starting today, the Premier League added a watermark in the bottom right corner of many of its TV and Internet broadcasts (see above example). Adding the Premier League logo is certainly a move by the league to protect its copyright … Continue reading

What Would Your Dream Premier League TV, Radio and Podcast Wish List Look Like?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

We all know that Premier League football is far more than the 90 minutes our favorite team plays each weekend. Throughout the week there’s plenty of programming, on television, the Internet and radio, to keep us informed and entertained about … Continue reading

Why FOX’s World Cup TV Rights Deal is a Victory For the Premier League, Not MLS

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX winning the TV rights for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup tournaments is, in a strange way, a victory for the Premier League. FOX Soccer has built its soccer empire on the success it has achieved with U.S. … Continue reading

What Premier League Essentials Can’t You Live Without?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Outside of the TV coverage of the actual matches themselves, what are the things that you can’t live without when it comes to following the Premier League? For example, what TV shows, radio shows, websites, phone apps, plug-ins, or anything … Continue reading

How to Improve the Premier League Weekend Fixtures

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I realize that what I will suggest will border on being sacrilegious in the eyes of English football traditionalists, but here goes: The weekend Premier League football schedule needs to change. Let me explain. This past weekend’s matches in the … Continue reading

England’s Win Over Spain Illustrates The Different Philosophies of Football

Posted on by Izzy Roberts

Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote “Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all”. Spanish fans echoed similar sentiments following their recent 1-0 loss to England in an international friendly. It was a brave defensive display … Continue reading

Finding the Premier League In Unsuspecting Places

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Something happened this past weekend that made my day. I decided to take a long walk Saturday. It was a beautiful day in South Florida. A picture-perfect day. Blue skies, 76 degrees fahrenheit and a cool breeze. It felt so … Continue reading

Debating the Use of Video Referees in the Premier League

Posted on by Lawrence Cohen

Talk to any football fan and chances are, they can painfully recall a weekend ruined by a bad refereeing decision. And for supporters of Premier League sides, the pain is that much greater. Thanks to the TV cameras present at … Continue reading

Premier League TV Viewing Audience Numbers In the United States, 2008-11

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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TV viewing audience numbers for Premier League matches on U.S. television have come a long in four years. From 19,000 viewers in 2008 for one game to more than 1.6 million for a recent Premier League match. Along the way, … Continue reading

Are Premier League Clubs Holding the Football League to Ransom?

Posted on by Ally Poole

The EPPP (Elite Player Performance Plan) is about to set in and is due to drastically change the way youth players are developed in England.  The changes will begin in the 2012-2013 season and it will mean that academies are … Continue reading

Plan for No Promotion to and Relegation from the Premier League Is D.O.A.

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

There was a report Monday that some of the foreign Premier League owners would start to push for the elimination of the relegation and promotion system. Any change in the in the way the Premier League handles its rules would … Continue reading

Premier League Clubs Chasing The Money: Where Will It End?

Posted on by Kristan Heneage

Off the pitch, it’s been a really poor few weeks for English football. People wanting to renegotiate TV deals, and now suggestions that relegation should be scrapped. How long before the Premier League gains a backbone and stops being the … Continue reading

5 Steps to Sacking a Football Manager: A Checklist for Premier League Fans

Posted on by Aaron Gordon

There is a lot of ardent disagreement right now regarding Arséne Wenger. As a fervent Wengerist, I dismissed the calls for his sacking as the siren call of narrow-sighted supporters.  But as the losses pile together and the hopeless future … Continue reading

7 Ways that the EU Ruling Against Premier League May Impact You

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has made a landmark ruling this morning that will have a dramatic impact on the Premier League. The ECJ ruled that it is not illegal for individuals in the United Kingdom to buy set-top box … Continue reading

Premier League Travel Tips

Posted on by Eddie Griffin

There are many who that think a prerequisite to being a ëtrue supporterí of a club is living in relatively close proximity to that club. However, there are many who donít have the luxury of watching in person week in, … Continue reading