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  1. Barton behind bars

    Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton will spend New Year in jail after being arrested on charges of common assault and affray (similar to disturbing the peace). Barton appeared at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court where it was disclosed that he and a group … Continue reading

  2. Boxing Day Odds and Sods

    Destiny entwined Two hundred thousand a week Major malfunction Liverpool beat Derby 2-1 on a late winner by Steven Gerrard. It was another unfortunate result for Derby who should have earned at least a draw for dominating Liverpool in the … Continue reading

  3. "Best Of" List–2007

    Here’s my “Best Of” list for the year 2007 in the Premiership.Best Game: Tottenham-4, West Ham-3 (03/04/07)Most Improved Team: PortsmouthBest Uniform: Manchester United-Away (Black)Best Manager: Arsene WengerMost Passionate Fans: LiverpoolBest Stadium: Fratton Park and Craven Cottage (tie)Most Outstanding Striker: Didier … Continue reading

  4. Christmas Time Thoughts

    This is traditionally the busiest time of year in the English Football season with the Boxing Day matches on the horizon and the January transfer window about to open. But here in the United States we are consumed by meaningless … Continue reading

  5. Christmas Eve Odds and Sods

    Robbie Keane bitches He whines he wanks he whinges Bottles when it counts Arsenal squeaked out a 2-1 win over Tottenham in the North London Derby. They were not very convincing, but, unlike last season, it was an unconvincing win. … Continue reading

  6. Goodbye, Lawrie Sanchez

    Another Premiership manager has bitten the dust as Fulham fired Lawrie Sanchez today with immediate effect.Sanchez joins Martin Jol, José Mourinho, Chris Hutchings, Sammy Lee, and Billy Davies as managers who started the year with a Premiership club and have … Continue reading

  7. UEFA Cup Draw

    Wow, we’ve had draws galore over the past couple days what with the Carling Cup semifinal draw yesterday and the UEFA Cup Round of 32/Round of 16 and the Champions League Round of 16 draws today. Right now I want to … Continue reading

  8. Champions League pairings announced

    The draw to determine pairings for the first knockout round of the UEFA Champions League was held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. Here are the matchups with my predicted winners highlighted. Schalke v Porto Roma v Real Madrid Olympiacos v … Continue reading

  9. Book Review: March of the Hooligans

    It’s not a stretch to say that hundreds have died as a direct result of football hooliganism. We’ve seen recent problems with football-related violence in Italy, Croatia and England just to name a few places.  Some pundits claim that the violence … Continue reading

  10. Carling Cup Semifinals

    The Carling Cup semifinal draw was made last night after Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.The semifinal round will be contested over two legs, with the team that scores the most goals over both games advancing to the … Continue reading

  11. MLS Offseason News and Thoughts

    What a crazy time it has been already within MLS. Juan Carlos Osorio ends up with the Red Bulls and Chicago is left without a coach. The franchise in its ten years of existence has had three head coaches and … Continue reading

  12. History In The Making: Wenger & Ferguson

    Watching the highlights of last night’s impressive performance by what is essentially Arsenal’s B side against Blackburn in the Carling Cup, I was yet again impressed by the legacy that Arsene Wenger has built at his club. He’s spent little … Continue reading

  13. Bobby McMahon Reads EPL Talk

    Just a quick note to point out that Bobby McMahon, the best thing going at Fox Soccer Channel, mentioned that he’s a reader of the EPL Talk Blog in his weekly column. Here’s what he said: Ringo – Which blogs … Continue reading