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Holland 1-3 Russia – Arshavin On Top Of The World

Watching Russia beat Holland 3-1 tonight in Basel to qualify for the semi-finals of Euro 2008, we may have seen the future champions of Europe. Their performance, at times, was simply breathtaking. Over the entire 120 minutes, the best team deservedly won the match. Holland had plenty of chances to […]

The Pitfalls Of Watching Soccer On Satellite TV

Sometimes readers ask me why I don’t have DirecTV or DISH Network. One of the main reasons why was on display today, and it’s definitely one of the pitfalls of watching soccer on satellite television.The culprit is the weather in South Florida. During the summer here, you can almost guarantee […]

EURO 2008 Match Preview

I have a new name in my house. I have now been dubbed the Spectre of Football Death by my partner after my two stunning Quarter Finals failures. She is now highly concerned as her favourites are playing today and tomorrow, so to prevent myself suffering some sort of domestic […]

EPL Talk Gets Behind Holland!

Here’s a photograph of me, The Gaffer, partying with two friendly Dutch fans in the streets of Berne, Switzerland before the Italy against Holland match. I’ll be at Slainte’s Pub in Boynton Beach this afternoon cheering on the Dutch. Come back later tonight for a full report as well as […]

New 08/09 Newcastle United Away Shirt

Newcastle United has unveiled their new away shirt for the 2008/2009 season. Modeled by Michael Owen, the blue shirt is designed in the new Adidas template. While the new Newcastle United kit looks attractive, it looks similar to Chelsea’s new home shirt although the blues are definitely different shades. Thanks […]

2008/2009 Championship TV Schedule On Sky Sports

Sky Sports has announced its schedule of televised Championship matches for the first few months of the 2008/2009 season. Here’s the schedule: Sunday, August 10: Nottingham Forest v Reading Saturday, August 16: Bristol City v Derby County Saturday, August 30: Watford v Ipswich Saturday, October 4: Coventry City v Southampton […]

Soccer's Bermuda Triangle Of TV Camera Angles

Fans of association football will have all experienced this at one time or another. When watching a match on TV, there’s a specific camera angle that’s diagonal to the goal where it looks like the ball is going near the net, only to find out that the ball goes up […]

Win An EPL Talk T-Shirt

The first person who emails a PDF of issue number two of the EPL Talk Magazine to me at thegaffer[at]epltalk[dot]com will receive their very own EPL Talk T-shirt (pictured; blonde not included). As soon as I receive it, I’ll update this post. So if you see no note here, then […]

US Squad for Second Leg vs Barbados

(World Cup Qualifier Caps and Goals in Parenthesis) GOALKEEPERS (3): Dominic Cervi (out of contract: 0/0), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA: 1/1 SO), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake: 0/0) DEFENDERS (6): Carlos Bocanegra (out of contract: 12/1), Dan Califf (FC Midtjylland: 1/0), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC: 0/0), Drew Moor (FC Dallas: […]

Euro 2008 Croatia v Turkey Preview & Prediction

First of all, let me say what a super performance Germany gave last night. They tactically outclassed Portugal from the get go and thoroughly deserved their win. Anyway, enough of yesterday, now for today’s big clash. Before yesterday, I’d have put my house on Croatia winning this game, now I’m […]

Time Shifting Helps Increase The Popularity Of Soccer

Time shifting, the recording of programming to watch or listen to later at a more convenient time, has changed the way we consume media, but I believe it’s also led to the increased popularity of soccer worldwide. Out of all of the Premier League, Euro 2008 and Champions League soccer […]

Why Manchester United Should Let Cristiano Ronaldo Go

The only thing stopping Cristiano Ronaldo from becoming a Real Madrid player is Manchester United themselves. In his body language and in the words he says, it’s so apparent that Ronaldo wants to join Real Madrid. It’s always been his desire to play in Spain, so if the opportunity comes […]

Interview With Guillem Balague

La Liga Talk writer Jose Maria Malo de Molina Galan had the chance to interview Guillem Balague recently. Balague, for those of you who don’t know, is an accomplished writer, author and broadcaster who is an expert on Spanish football and recently launched his own web site at http://www.guillembalague.com Sorry […]

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