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Eriksson sacked by Shinawatra

In a move that has surprised no-one, Manchester City chairman Thaksin Shinawatra has sacked Sven Goran Eriksson. The only thing that has surprised everyone is how long this crazy situation has dragged on for. In my honest opinion, it is a disgrace, one based purely on ego and delusion on […]

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England cruise in the Caribbean

England finished the season with a comfortable win against the home side last night. Two goals from Portsmouth’s Jermaine Defoe and a lovely volley from Gareth Barry made light work of sticky temperatures and a bouncy pitch. England’s line took to the field in this commerative fixture to the T […]

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International Friendly round up

This weekend has seen most of the participants for the European Championships have their final friendly games before the tournament begins on Saturday and saw a mixed bag of results. France could only draw 0-0 against Paraguay in Paris, though they did hit the post twice. Missing, Thuram, Vieira, Sagnol and […]

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A Brief History of the European Championships

With Euro 2008 only a week away now it’s about time we looked back over what has gone before the tournament kicks-off in Basel. The European Championship may not be as old as the World Cup or even as prestigious but the tournament has provide the beautiful game with some […]

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Euro '08 Preview–Group D (Part 2)

Spain: On paper, this team is stacked. There’s no other, more profound way to put it. Player for player, Spain is loaded and may have the most individual talent in this tournament. The key for coach Luis Aragonés is to mold that talent into a TEAM that can really make […]

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My tips for Euro 2008 – The Group Stages

So many passionate nations, world-class players, and thoughtful managers will grace this summer’s European Championships in Austria and Switzerland, but only one country will ultimately prevail and cover themselves in glory and success. Here I give my views on who will win the groups outright, who will perform spectacularly and […]

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Euro '08 Preview–Group D (Part 1)

Apologies for the delay in getting this out, but here we go, it’s the final group preview for Euro 2008. Next week, I’ll make my predictions for the knockout rounds, with the quarterfinals on Monday, semifinals on Wednesday, and the final on Friday. That will lead us nicely into the […]

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Blow for the Netherlands

Just after I pick the Dutch to win the Euros, here comes the news that winger Ryan Babel will miss the entire tournament after tearing ankle ligaments in training on Saturday. Coach Marco van Basten has yet to name a replacement but will do so as soon as Babel’s injury […]

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New 08/09 Stoke City Away Shirt Revealed

Stoke City has officially unveiled their new away shirt for the 2008/2009 season. Designed by Le Coq Sportif, the new design features a yellow shirt with blue trim. The new shirt will be available from June 19 at the Stoke City club shop and online via its web site. What […]

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Join EPL Talk's Euro '08 Fantasy Football League

Join EPL Talk’s Euro 2008 fantasy football league today and the winner will win an official replica shirt of the Euro 2008 team of your choice courtesy of Subside Sports.Registration is free. Here’s all you have to do: Visit http://en.fantasy.euro2008.uefa.com If you’ve registered in the past for the Champions League […]

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ESPN Launches Its Euro '08 Web Site

ESPN has quietly launched its Euro 2008 site, which features stunning graphics and a very clean cutting edge design.From the opening intro of “This is not the football you think it is,” the web site features a state-of-the-art design that pulls you into the site. Once you’ve viewed the intro, […]

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The Wembley Experience: Lessons About Hooliginism

My experience at Wembley Stadium the other night for the US-England game was outstanding. Not only because of the atmosphere and enthusiasm around international football at England’s National Stadium and throughout London (Although I will point out that this visit reinforced a long held belief of mine having visited both […]

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FIFA Votes For Quotas On Foreign Players

I’ve been meaning to do an in-depth piece on FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s proposal to introduce quotas on the number of foreign players that teams can field. Yesterday, FIFA held a vote and Blatter’s proposal cleared its first major hurdle. The FIFA Congress delegates voted 155-5 in favour of the […]

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