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Archives: Premier League

A Few Thoughts About Hope and Sunderland FC

Posted on by Matt Duncan

That most alluring of feelings is what football fans breathe. The hope that this season might be the one, the hope that today we might just beat them. It is the reason we all get so excited in the middle of August and on the first weekend of January. Hope is the reason that we keep following our team, even though all logic suggests that we have no chance. Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips – Gameweek 10

Posted on by Stuart Webb

Hello and welcome to EPL Talk’s new weekly Fantasy League tips column. If you are constantly experiencing selection problems ahead of the weekends fixtures this is the column for you (hopefully!). Every week I will do my best to not … Continue reading

A Summary of the Liverpool Sale to N.E.S.V.

Posted on by Gaz Hunt

The sale of Liverpool from the grips of Hicks and Gillett was always going to be a messy one but no one could have foreseen the events that took place in the last few days of this sale. The excellent Guardian web … Continue reading

How Will The Glazers Leave United?

Posted on by Chris McQuade

Today Liverpool FC went through a complicated court procedure to resolve their ownership. Their biggest rivals, Manchester United, have not had the problems that have engulfed the beleaguered Anfield club but nevertheless have issues with their ownership. The Glazer takeover … Continue reading

Is it Heskey’s Time To Shine Under Houllier?

Posted on by Thomas Flower

Frozen out towards the end of Martin O’Neill’s reign at Aston Villa one man who would have been delighted to see Gerard Houllier return to the Premier League is former England international Emile Heskey. The Frenchman took Heskey to Merseyside … Continue reading

The Rebirth Of Johan Elmander

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When Bolton paid a club record fee of £8.2 million for the Swedish striker Johan Elmander, a few eyebrows were raised. Yet, the former Toulouse striker had been one of the most consistent players in the French league during his … Continue reading

Is Steve Bruce The New Premier League 'Wheeler-Dealer'?

Posted on by Chris McQuade

Yesterday’s result at Anfield has seen a lot of chatter around this and other Blogs, mostly negative and mostly about Liverpool. However, two teams played yesterday and after an odd set-back (for my money you kick a ball when it’s … Continue reading

Can West Brom Now Establish Themselves As A Top Flight Side?

Posted on by Thomas Flower

In recent years West Brom have picked up the tag as the ultimate yo-yo team, proving too good for the Championship and not quite strong enough for the Premier League. This season under the guidance of Roberto Di Matteo the … Continue reading

Top 7 Things We Loved About the Premier League This Weekend

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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There were so many highlights from this past weekend’s Premier League matches that it was hard to narrow it down to seven. There was Tim Howard’s wonderful kick save against Manchester United, Asamoah Gyan’s beautiful debut goal for Sunderland, Scott … Continue reading

The Top 5 Premiership Transfer Flops

Posted on by Chris McQuade

As the summer transfer season comes to a close Premiership teams are registering up to 25 players to compete until January. Some have spent big, some barely spent at all but the movement of players is a key in any … Continue reading

Dimitar Berbatov Continues To Improve

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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For some players, it can often take a season to settle in to a new club, especially when you arrive with a £30 million price tag around your neck. Sometimes, other aspects can slow the adaption to new surroundings. For … Continue reading

Are West Ham Set For More Relegation Heartache?

Posted on by Thomas Flower

After three consecutive league defeats the last thing West Ham players, fans and staff will want is a clash with in form London rivals Chelsea, but that is the task that they face after the international break. If they lose … Continue reading

The Curious Case Of Asmir Begovic

Posted on by Paul Bestall

It’s often a question that football fans can never really answer, but why do certain players seem quite happy to sit on the bench? More often than not players are always wanting to play, so transfers to clubs where the … Continue reading

Ashley Cole: Chelsea's Difference-Maker

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

Love him or hate him, Ashley Cole is the best at his position in England, and arguably the world. While this has been the case for many years (although I’m sure the Evra family might object), under Carlo Ancelotti Cole … Continue reading

Can Martinez Stop The Rot At Wigan?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Last season, the one team who no-one was surprised to see to go down were Hull City. The dreadful run that began in November 2008 saw them go the rest of that season with just two wins, against Middlesbrough and … Continue reading

Will Arsenal Fans Finally See The Best Of Tomas Rosicky?

Posted on by Josh Pedley

Theo Walcott’s hat-trick against Blackpool on Saturday assured that the young winger would grab the majority of the headlines, and rightly so, but Arsenal’s demolition of Blackpool was far from a one-man show. Pulling the strings quietly and with an … Continue reading

Liverpool Have Been Destroyed By Hicks & Gillett

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well Liverpool have certainly continued where last season finished for them, despite the removal of the dismal Rafa Benitez. Now, I’m not going to lie to you, I simply couldn’t stand Benitez, his abysmal tactics and his continual blaming of … Continue reading

Gallas Crosses The North London Divide

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So William Gallas joins a very rare club indeed of players that have swapped Arsenal for Tottenham. I was stating the same to a friend the other day that I can’t remember it happening in my lifetime as a Spurs … Continue reading