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  1. Quarterfinal Matchups and Other Thoughts

    France’s leading midfield players: Zidane, Makelele and Vierra have a great understanding of one another’s game and the experience that comes from playing together for so long. For example, Zidane and Vierra always know where one another are going to … Continue reading

  2. Catching Up On Premiership News

    If you haven’t had a chance to keep up on all of the Premiership news during the past 30 days, you’re excused. After all, our eyes have been busy watching 2-3 World Cup matches a day. So, to bring you … Continue reading

  3. Where Have All the Heroes Gone?

    Only seven games remain in the World Cup. Yet many of the heroes we were expecting to see on the big stage haven’t showed up: Rooney, Henry, Ronaldinho, Messi, Ballack, Van Nistelrooy, Toni, Tevez, and Donovan. The players getting the … Continue reading

  4. World Cup Losing its Fizz?

    Seven of the eight second round matches have been played, with just this afternoon’s France versus Spain match left. But out of the seven thus far, how many of them have been entertaining and had you sitting on the edge … Continue reading

  5. England Rides Lady Luck

    Having been seeded into the easiest group of the 2006 World Cup, England has continued to ride lady luck during this tournament. Consider the following: Against Paraguay, it was an own goal. Versus Trinidad and Tobago, it was a goal … Continue reading

  6. Semi Final Matchups Becoming Clearer

    After the final second-round matches conclude Tuesday, only eight World Cup matches remain (and that includes the meaningless third-place match). Could we be destined for the following semi-final matches? Italy against Germany, and England versus Brazil? Or do you fancy … Continue reading

  7. Nick Geber Interview

    Episode 13 features an interview with Nick Geber, the co-host of Fox Football Friday and World Soccer Daily. During the interview, Nick talks about Allen Hopkins, what type of impact the US getting knocked out the World Cup will have … Continue reading

  8. Nick Geber Interview Now Available

    The ever interesting and brutally honest Nick Geber from Fox Football Friday and World Soccer Daily is the latest addition to the EPL Talk Podcast. Geber discusses the state of World Cup commentators, whether he has any regrets regarding The … Continue reading

  9. Britannia Rules The Waves

    It wasn’t pretty. They didn’t play the best, but the win was what was important. How many times have we heard that this World Cup about England? But it’s true. The gutsy performance was what was needed to ease the … Continue reading

  10. How Does Univision Compare?

    While watching the Argentina against Mexico match, here are just a few of the differences I noticed between Univision’s coverage of the match versus ABC/ESPN: 1. The crowd volume on Univision is much louder. 2. You can hear the passion, … Continue reading

  11. Argentina v Mexico: Best Yet?

    Without a doubt, this has got to be the best match of the World Cup thus far. In the first 10 minutes, there’ve been two goals (Argentina 1-1 Mexico). The pace is frenetic. The crowd is loud and passionate. This … Continue reading

  12. ABC and ESPN

    I’m not sure which is worse. With ESPN partnering with ABC for the World Cup coverage in America, does this drag the ABC name through the mud? Or is the other way around?

  13. ABC Drops Another Clanger

    2010 -- Dave O'Brien

    I have to admit that ABC commentator Dave O’Brien’s work is improving as each match unfolds, but the man is as passionate as a dead fish. Perfect example was one of the key moments of today’s Germany against Sweden second-round … Continue reading

  14. Doubts About England Selection

    I have severe concerns about Sven’s selection for tomorrow’s match against Ecuador. He’s essentially fielding a 4-5-1, although actually it’s a 4-1-4-1 with Rooney up front, and a midfield comprising Beckham, Gerrard, Lampard and Cole. The back four will be … Continue reading