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If I Was Richard Scudamore

While many know Richard Scudamore as the Chief Executive of the Premier League, many more would probably know him as “That guy who keeps talking about a 39th game.” After a good long run in the papers last year, the 39th game proposal has been mostly out of the news […]

Bundesliga Style April Fools

If you thought that Pranks, Jokes and Shenanigans on April Fools Day are to be expected you are correct. Even the sometimes more reserved Germans participate in this day with fervor and the German Soccer press is no exception. Here are some of the things to be found in the […]

Tottenham Unveil Latest Plans for Mini-Me Emirates Stadium

Lots of news from England in the last 24 hours (read EPL Talk’s Premier League news feed updated daily). Here are just a few of the highlights: Tottenham Hotspur Unveil Future Plans for White Hart Lane (Tottenham Hotspur). Spurs have released detailed plans for their mini-me Emirates Stadium to replace […]

ESPN’s Premier League Dilemma

What a difference a year makes. Last summer ESPN was raving about its better than expected TV ratings for Euro 2008, which was one of the best produced tournaments soccer fans in the United States had ever seen (helped by the bonus of games being available in HD). But since […]

Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports To Merge?

We here at EPL Talk usually don’t publish rumors, but this one is too big to overlook. We’ve received several anonymous reports that Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports have agreed to merge to form a new company. Setanta Sports, who have reportedly been in financial trouble in the United […]

It’s Arrogant to Call Internationals Boring

Gentleman, let us put away childish things. Yes, international breaks can provide some godawful football.  Yes, it doesn’t seem fair for a player to risk injury for a team he plays with only five times a year and miss games for the club that employs him on a weekly basis.  […]

Shearer Takes Newcastle Job

Well!  It’s finally happened. The breaking news in the last 15 minutes is that Alan Shearer will take  charge of Newcastle United until the end of the current season. Joe Kinnear’s medical condition leaves him unfit to return to work at this current time which has left owner Mike Ashley with […]

Can Peter Crouch Deliver Against Top International Sides

Well, there’s one thing you can’t hold against Fabio Capello and that’s that he keeps his cards close to his chest. Today he’s announced that Peter Crouch will lead the England attack against Ukraine tomorrow night and deservedly so. Crouch has been the victim of some vicious criticism over the […]

The Anglophile’s Guide to British Music

Great Britain has given us The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin and many other famous bands. This article features none of them. Instead, we’ll focus on lesser-known – but just as worthy – British musicians. Get out your ear plugs … NOT SINGING THE BLUES In the late 1960s, nearly […]

Do Liverpool Really Want Eto’o?

The rumors have begun to churn: Benitez wants to go after Samuel Eto’o in the summer. The Barcelona striker has already scored 25 goals in 27 matches for his club this season, but could the Camaroon international find a place at Liverpool? With Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard both in […]

The Collapse of ESPN’s Soccer Empire

The loss of Champions League rights for the United States is just the latest blow to ESPN’s once dominant position broadcasting Football in the United States. As we reported almost two weeks ago, FOX has wrestled the rights to the marque annual event in world club football away from ESPN. […]

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