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Fan Diary #17 – Skrtel

Oh, Martin Skrtel. Since Sami Hyypia left, I’ve been cheering for Srktel to score from a corner or free kick. I’ve seen some sweet goals from Agger. I’ve even seen Carragher score (and he’s only scored 5 in 594 matches). In the pub, we used to yell for Sami Hyypia […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 13

Totti was a star in the 3-1 win over Bari For Italian soccer fans, the international break was excruciating.  The national team had two friendlies (which Arsenal fans would not consider too friendly) and watched to see who else would qualify from Europe.  Thankfully, the action from this weekend was […]

Poll: What Should FIFA Do To Help Referees?

Ireland’s loss may be football’s gain. Fifa may fast-track the approval of an additional assistant referee on each goal line in time for next summer’s World Cup in South Africa. This system is currently being tested in the Europa League. As we well know, on-the-spot human judgment is not perfect, but […]

EPL Talk Podcast: Chris Oakley

Frequent guest Chris Oakley of Some People on the Pitch, the Sound of Football and the Onion Bag joins us to discuss International Football, West Ham United, and the World Cup Draw. Be sure not to miss a single episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, the only Premier League interview […]

Can Defoe Finally Realise His Full Potential

One thing that has never been in question about Jermaine Defoe is his undoubted ability. Since West Ham United nicked him off of Charlton Athletic as a 15 year old, Defoe has scored goals. Be it for AFC Bournemouth on loan, West Ham United, Portsmouth, both spells at Tottenham and […]

Wolves Struggle To Cope With Premiership Demands

I have to admit if there is one name in the bottom six that surprises me by being there this season, then it has to be Wolves. Arriving back to the Premiership as Championship winners, they currently stare upward towards Birmingham City and Burnley. West Ham and Portsmouth have struggled […]

Bullard’s Resurgence Can Lift Hull City

Things are very rarely simple at the K.C. Stadium, not while Phil Brown is there. Back in January, he raised eyebrows when he paid £5 million for the effervescent Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard. Not that there is any doubting the quality that Bullard offers, but that a player who had […]

Bruce’s Masterplan Downs Big Guns Again

Like a lower league side strutting their stuff in the latter rounds of the FA Cup, Steve Bruce is transforming his Sunderland side into one of the biggest upset merchants in the Premiership. The Black Cats’ latest scalp was a 1-0 victory at home to Arsenal. Bruce’s side have now […]

Fox and ESPN Bring Their A Game To Soccer Analysis

Analyzing soccer tactics has never been a strongpoint of US television, but if you haven’t being paying attention recently, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out that both Fox Soccer Channel and ESPN have made giant improvements to their coverage. At Fox Soccer Channel, Warren Barton has come into his […]

FC Barcelona Falls Behind Real Madrid Before El Clásico

In American sports, pundits and journalists throw around the phrase “trap game” when describing a game that would be looked over in anticipation of more important matters in the immediate future.  With a pivotal UEFA Champions League fixture with Inter Milan on Tuesday and El Clásico on Sunday against Real […]

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