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Chel-see-you-later (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

AVB took the first BA out of LCY, so CFC appoint RDM to show TLC: proving ANI. Roman will be ISO a new LTR to bring RL back to SB. What will kkfla think of this? Find out inside this week’s pod, as we start with a full Chelsea section […]

How Important is Lionel Messi to Barcelona?

Some fans and pundits, particularly in Argentina, have on several occasions claimed that Lionel Messi saves his best performances for Barcelona. The Argentine wizard has responded with a hat-trick against Switzerland to secure a 3-1 win for his country. Then there are those who attribute Messi’s success with Barca to […]

Stevan Jovetic is Fiorentina’s Future

Despite facing criticism, Serie A has seen a number of established and emerging stars in recent years. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to Italy after a brief spell with Barcelona shows the peninsula can still attract top quality players. With the presence of stars such as Andrea Pirlo, Robinho and Wesley Sneijder, […]

Andre Villas-Boas: A Case Study In How Not to Lead

As a Chelsea fan, I woke to the best news of 2012 on Sunday when I read on Facebook that Chelsea had announced, only a few minutes earlier, Andre Villa-Boas’s departure and Roberto Di Matteo’s appointment as interim manager. Watching Chelsea’s loss to West Brom on Saturday, I had suggested […]

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 27: Open Thread

In today’s matches in the Premier League, Manchester United plays away at Tottenham Hotspur, while the early kick-offs featured the Tyne-Wear derby between Newcastle and Sunderland, and the mid-morning clash (US time) of Fulham against Wolverhampton Wanderers. As always, post your rants, raves, questions and observations in the comments section […]

Chelsea Sack Manager Andre Villas-Boas

In developing news, Chelsea has sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas. The last straw was Chelsea’s 1-0 loss in an unconvincing performance yesterday against West Bromwich Albion. His Chelsea side also faces possible elimination from the Champions League after a 3-1 loss in Napoli. Villas-Boas said yesterday that he was not sure […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 27: Open Thread

  A big question will be answered today. Whether Arsenal can maintain the consistency and explosiveness that they showed last Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur, and whether Liverpool’s Carling Cup Final victory can be a catalyst for greater glories this season. Or, it could end up a draw. We’ll soon see. […]

Is the Premier League In Decline?

For years the Premier League has been branded as the “best” league in modern day football. Yet as this season has shown, this statement can no longer be the case. The abject failure of many English clubs in Europe has totally transformed the myth and the reality is something altogether […]

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