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Premier League Boxing Day, Gameweek 19: Open Thread

If you had to pick one day out of the year that’s the best day to watch Premier League soccer, today is it. The next best day is the final day of the season. But today there’s everything to play for on a festive day just one day after you […]

Premier League Saturday Gameweek 18 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Freezing weather and pouring rain didn’t make England a perfect environment to play exciting, free-flowing football today. So, not surprisingly, most of the matches were very tense, close games with very little scoring. For readers in the United States, here are the match highlights from all of the Premier League […]

Does January Window Transfer Spending Help Premier League Clubs?

With the transfer window coming up, we can all count on one thing for certain. There will be non-stop chatter about what teams must do if they are going to “push for the top” or “avoid relegation”. Rumors and arguments will be rampant. The blogosphere will be on full hype […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 18: Predictions

Here are my predictions for today’s matches in the Premier League: Wigan Athletic v Arsenal The Gunners are the favorites on paper but their recent struggles don’t invite a lot of confidence. Wigan are once again in a fight to avoid relegation but are much better at home than on […]

Alex Ferguson Rules Out Any New Signings in the New Year: The Daily EPL

Either Sir Alex Ferguson is playing mind games leading up to the January transfer window or he’s trying to manage the expectations of the fans. Either way, the Manchester United boss has come out today and ruled out any new signings in the January transfer window, saying there is no […]

Premier League Saturday Gameweek 17 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

If you missed any of the highlights from Saturday’s version of gameweek 17 from the English Premier League, here are the videos so you can catch up. Newcastle United vs Manchester City Video: Newcastle v Manchester City Premier League Highlights 12/15/12 Manchester United vs Sunderland Video: Manchester United v Sunderland […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 17: Open Thread

Today’s Premier League action kicks off with a match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James’s Park. Unfortunately, very few people are giving United much of a hope in this match. And understandably so, given Newcastle’s injury crisis (Hatem Ben Arfa is now injured as well) in addition […]

Everton Loan Move for Landon Donovan Unlikely to Happen in January: The Daily EPL

Watching Landon Donovan suit up for Everton during the winter months has been one of the highlights of the past few years in the Premier League, but unfortunately it looks very unlikely that Donovan will be returning to Goodison Park on loan this season. Here are today’s Premier League news […]

Premier League Saturday Gameweek 16 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

While the biggest match of the weekend is tomorrow, there were plenty of highlights and goals to keep us entertained today. For readers in the United States, here are today’s match highlights from Premier League gameweek 16 (Saturday): Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion Video: Arsenal v West Brom Premier League […]

Mexican Crime Rate Drops When Chicharito is Playing: The Daily EPL

Mexico has a solution to its crime rate problem: Play Chicharito more often! According to a recent study, the Mexican crime rate drops whenever Javier Hernandez (aka Chicharito) is playing. Here are today’s Premier League news headlines: Mexican crime rate drops when Chicharito is playing — Soccerlens Michael Owen injury jinx […]

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 […]

Premier League Giants Lose Again. Get Used To It

There’s still a long way to go this season, but like I’ve been saying before the season started, this season will be the most competitive Premier League season in a very long time. The talent from top to bottom in the league is closer than ever before. Clubs in the […]

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 […]

Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 14 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

There’s something about a full schedule of midweek football in the Premier League. Night games are a completely different feel than a weekend daytime match. Some teams become more inspired. And, as you’ll see below, some footballers shirk responsibility. Here are the highlights from tonight’s matches (video highlights are available […]

Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 14: Open Thread

Today’s one of those rare days in the Premier League where we have eight matches being played at the same time. If you live in the United States, four of them will be on ESPN3.com (one of which is on ESPN2), one is on FOX Soccer and the remaining three […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 13: Open Thread

Six Premier League matches today. Four tomorrow. Most of these should be routine wins for the top Premier League clubs, or are they? Sunderland kicks things off with a home match against West Bromwich Albion, for the early kick-off. For viewers in the United States, this match will be shown […]

Sir Alex Ferguson Claims Liverpool Halted Michael Owen’s Potential: The Nightly EPL

Here are the Premier League news headlines tonight: Sir Alex Ferguson claims Liverpool halted Michael Owen’s potential — The Mail Mark Hughes insists he has no intention of resigning as QPR boss — BBC Sport Hillsborough police accused of sexually harassing survivor — The Guardian Everton’s Phil Neville will be missing […]

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Sky Sports Not Making Life Easy for Setanta in UK

EPL Talk reader Tokyo Toffeeman wrote in to say how “coincidental” it was that Sky Sports decided to broadcast its live Championship coverage for the 07/08 season at the same time that Setanta will be broadcasting its package of matches. Seems like Sky is already trying to make life difficult […]

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Fan zones maintained for Euro 2016 despite security fears

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (above) confirmed Tuesday that fan zones will be maintained but with increased security during Euro 2016 despite recent terrorist attacks which left 130 dead in France. The attacks included three large explosions caused by suicide bombers outside the Stade de France — where the Euro […]

Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial passed fit for Manchester United’s visit from PSV Eindhoven

Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have been passed fit for Wednesday’s Champions League home game with PSV Eindhoven, manager Louis van Gaal revealed on Tuesday. The two players missed United’s 2-1 win at Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, captain Rooney due to illness and Martial […]

Traveling through Bali in search of soccer

Editor’s note: World Soccer Talk writer Oliver Huddlestone is currently traveling throughout Asia and is sharing travelogues with us from the countries he visits. So far, he’s shared his observations regarding trying to watch or play soccer from Hong Kong and Malaysia. Today’s post is on Bali. Bali quickly found its […]