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Rhein Derby and Hip Hop for Hertha!

74th Rhein Derby this Saturday in the Bundesliga: 1. FC Köln against Borussia Mönchengladbach. A Derby with great history and even better stories, most of the time Borussia came out ahead. 19 times Mönchengladbach has been able to win in Köln, more than against any other Club they have visited […]

Questions Please for Setanta, GolTV and NetResult

On Tuesday, EPL Talk will be hitting the road to Miami to attend the SportelAmerica Conference. It’s the event of the year where the major sports leagues and TV networks meet to negotiate the rights to TV and new media. The Premier League will be there. So too will the […]

Man United v Liverpool: Battle Of The European Victors

Both Manchester United and Liverpool managed to exorcise some demons this midweek, which leads up to a mouth-watering clash at Old Trafford on Saturday (8:45am ET, Setanta Sports USA). For Sir Alex, he took on the greatest nemesis of his 35-year managerial career and sent him home empty handed. It […]

EPL Talk Is Now Hiring

If you have previous writing experience — whether it’s for a blog or newspaper — and you’re interested in writing for EPL Talk, please let us know. Even if you don’t have any professional writing experience, you may be a good fit. If you are interested, please send an e-mail […]

Most Successful Italian Clubs In Champions League History

The European Champion Clubs’ Cup or, more commonly, European Cup, was inaugurated in 1955 for winners of European domestic leagues. The format was straightforward knockout over two legs, home and away, with the team with the highest aggregate score qualifying for the next round. For the 1992-93 season, the tournament […]

Man United Shuts The Special One Up

Admit it. It’s something that’s happened to you, too. You get psyched about a specific game, maybe it’s a Champions League match. You set the DVR or VCR to record it. You get home and it didn’t record. Or if it did tape, it gets cut off when the match […]

Champions League Results Thursday

Barca Put On Scoring Clinic Barcelona 5-2 Lyon BAR:  Henry’ (24’, 26’), Messi (39´), Eto´o (42´), Keita (90´+5′) OL:  Makoun (43′), Juninho (48′) BAR adv.  on 6-3 agg. Defending Champs Make Inter Look Not-So Special Manchester United 2-0  Inter MAN:  Vidic (3´), Ronaldo (49´)                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MAN adv.  on 2-0 agg. […]

Why Can’t ESPN Pronounce English Soccer Terms Correctly?

Forgiving the Gaffer’s scheduling criticisms, ESPN mostly has been wonderful for soccer promotion in the U.S..  Top goals are making the top-ten plays.  Sportscenter features highlight reels.  Yesterday’s Real Madrid-Liverpool match, though it was not the greatest testament, featured on the flagship network.  Much has been done, and the burgeoning […]

Poll: Who Will Win? Man United or Inter Milan?

If the Man United against Inter Milan match can even be half as good as the Liverpool versus Real Madrid match, this will be one of the most entertaining Champions League weeks in such a long time. But in the battle between Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho, who do […]

Champions Badge Added to Man United Shirts

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will present Manchester United with a special Champions badge before tonight’s Champions League match at Old Trafford between United and Inter Milan. The special Champions badge (pictured above) is in recognition of United’s triumph in the FIFA Club World Cup tournament. The white emblem features an […]

ESPN Fail To Perfect Champions League TV Coverage

With ESPN on Tuesday, I didn’t know whether to kiss them on the cheek or kick them in the balls. The Disney owned network only had since December 19, when the knockout round draw was originally announced, to figure out which second leg matches would be shown on which ESPN […]

Liverpool Destroy Real Madrid With Dreamlike Performance

New rule. All Liverpool games at Anfield have to be played on weeknights. I’m kidding, of course, but why can’t Liverpool play like they did against Real Madrid in the Premier League? They would wipe the opposition clean. Such tenacity. Such passion. Such skill. Incredible stuff. If it wasn’t for […]

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