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The rowdy roots of British football

The Times Online has a review of the book Uppies and Downies: The Extraordinary Football Games of Britain by Hugh Hornby. The book is a fascinating look at Atherstone Ball Game and other ancient contests that still take place in Britain. Hornby’s take on the history of football is that […]

What’s Your Saturday Premier League Routine?

Listening to the excellent radio program This American Life recently on National Public Radio, I became deeply enthralled by a segment they played about an improv group from New York that often played mind games (which, for some bizarre reason, is something I love to do at times). In this […]

Join the 2009/2010 Fantasy Premier League

Great news. The Premier League has opened the doors to its 2009/2010 Fantasy Premier League, and on behalf of EPL Talk, I’d like to invite you to join our private league. To play for free against hundreds of football fans from around the world, here’s all you have to do: […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]

US TV viewing figures for MLS, Liga MX, Premier League and other leagues for Oct. 2-4

Four out of the top 25 most-viewed live soccer games on US television last weekend were shown on NBC Sports, with the number one most-viewed game being Chelsea against Southampton, which netted 948,000 viewers on NBC (Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm ET). On the heels of Chelsea-Southampton, 866,000 watched Arsenal against Manchester United […]