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Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 37

Slim Pickens isn’t just the name of the bloke from Dr. Strangelove Congratulations isn’t just the name of the new MGMT album Rafa’s (Money Back) Guarantee In one of the all time “we’re not up for this” performances, the proud, historic, legendary Liverpool Football Club capitulated any hope of fourth […]

The England Outsiders #4. The Midfielders

It was often said through out much of the last ten years that England’s midfield was its strongest point. With Beckham in his pomp and Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard ably assisted by a constant rotation of players wedged in to the left midfield position, it often felt a little […]

AJ for England?

With a little under three months left to the World Cup, the excitement is building up in the air over England’s chances and who gets a plane ticket to South Africa. There are a few obvious ‘shoe-ins’ in the wide areas for the squad – barring fitness – including the […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 26

Quality Programming v the Direct Influence of Reality TV on Stupidity Hovering, the mother-ship runs low on Petrol Some Boys in Blue The exhausting marathon that was analyzing a full 90 minutes of six matches followed by bits and pieces of the remaining four that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday this […]

Man City Got The Right Man With Adam Johnson Signing

If you hadn’t been paying attention to Middlesbrough last season or the first half of the current campaign in the Championship – and let’s face it – most people don’t pay much attention to Middlesbrough – you won’t have seen how good Adam Johnson is. A graduate of Middlesbrough’s fantastic […]

Will Southgate Last The Season?

Newcastle and Middlesbrough entered the Championship from the wrong direction yet still boasted two of the most talented squads in the history of the division. With Newcastle’s off-field dramas threatening to do serious damage, many expected Middlesbrough, with their more settled structure, to prosper. Newcastle were always likely to lose […]

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Interview with Duncan Hamilton

Duncan Hamilton, the author of a new book about Brian Clough entitled “Provided You Don’t Kiss Me: 20 Years With Brian Clough,” is featured in episode 70 of the EPL Talk Podcast. The interview with Hamilton (pictured alongside Brian Clough) focuses on his career as a reporter for the Nottingham […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

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