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Tag Archives: Ajax

Ajax Defeats DC United 2-1 in First Euro Friendly of 2011

Posted on by Robert Hay

The summer friendly season kicked off today when DC United hosted Eredivisie champs Ajax at RFK stadium. Ajax, a week after their impressive 3-1 win over FC Twente, trotted out five starters from last week’s match and played a total … Continue reading

DC United Lines Up Quality Friendlies

Posted on by Robert Hay

I will be the first to admit that my proximity to RFK Stadium may color my biases a little bit.  But after seeing DC United’s press release on their latest friendly, I have to be impressed with this club.  Despite … Continue reading

Roma Through To The Champions League Knockout Stages

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

It’s good to know that there will be three sides from the Serie A in the Champions League round of 16 representing Italy. While AC Milan and Inter Milan had already secured their qualification mathematically for the knockout stages of … Continue reading

Ibrahimovic Could Already be the MVP

Posted on by Robert

The importance of Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic to AC Milan goes beyond the simple statistics – 6 total matches for AC Milan, five goals.  On a team full of high-profile talent and scoring ability, Ibra has stood out early in … Continue reading

Inter Sweeps UEFA Awards, Plus Champions League Draw Analysis

Posted on by Robert

Today’s UEFA Champions League draw was one that should prove that Serie A is still one of the premier leagues in the world, and that Inter is arguably the world’s best club.  The Nerazzurri swept the UEFA individual awards: Goalkeeper … Continue reading

Ajax Home Jersey For 2010-11 Season: Photo

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you’re an Ajax supporter, you’ll be interested to see what the new Ajax home jersey looks like for the upcoming 2010-11 season. The new Ajax home jersey, designed and manufactured by Adidas, features the familiar red and white shirt … Continue reading

Jan Molby Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

Posted on by Christopher Harris

EPL Talk recently had the chance to interview one of the Liverpool legends, Jan Molby, when he was in New York City to attend an event sponsored by the Liverpool FC New York Supporters Club. Jan Molby was a legend … Continue reading

Tactically, the US Need DaMarcus Beasley

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

The last time many of us saw DaMarcus Beasley, his miss on a corner launched a Brazilian counter-attack that led to the eventual trouncing of the US in the group phase of the Confederations Cup.  It was the culmination of … Continue reading

Liverpool Legend Jan Molby Coming To New York City

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Jan Molby is a player that I have a lot of time for. The Danish footballer was a maestro in midfield. While he’s best remembered as being a pivotal player for Liverpool during his time there between 1984 and 1996, … Continue reading

Pondering the Possibilities of the Atlantic League

Posted on by Double Pivot

While the Aughts have been full of speculation/proposal about the Old Firm joining the EPL, the 90’s was about the Old Firm joining what was dubbed as the Atlantic League. It was a joint proposal from the big clubs in … Continue reading

Top 7 Goals of Wesley Sneijder

Posted on by Sam Hiser

Sneijder (the ‘j’ is silent) was evidently in The Zone back in his Ajax days. By comparison, his best-of reel from Real Madrid are closer in and more on the cheeky side. Yet this is an index of the quality … Continue reading

Portsmouth On The Brink Again?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

What the hell is going on at Portsmouth? Despite Sulaiman Al Fayed passing the fit and proper persons test that the Premier League subjected him to, he’s still not completed the takeover at Fratton Park. The fans of Pompey deserve … Continue reading

What Does The Dream Of Total Football Mean Today?

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

Yesterday, I looked at the expectations we often place on international football. This got me thinking about the Dutch and their legendary Total Football era in the 70s. What does this mean to us today? Does Cruyff’s legacy still influence … Continue reading

Bundesliga Attendance Figures Dominate Europe

Posted on by Double Pivot

RheinEnergieStadion I used the stats feature at ESPN Soccernet to calcluate the clubs with the best attendances. Out of the top 20 attendances in Europe, Germany had 9 clubs. This post is to equip you with a tool to help … Continue reading

The Silly Season (€54.5 million! What Recession)

Posted on by Double Pivot

Armin Veh was announced as Wolfsburg’s new manager after their title celebrations. The ex-Stuttgart manager will now try and replicate his 2008 Champions League form. It should be easier with the imminent loss of Dzeko and Misimovic. Mario Gomez became … Continue reading

Tevez, Ronaldo Give Ammo to the ABU Crowd

Posted on by Richard Whittall

Football loves dominant sides. Think of Herbert Chapman’s Arsenal of the 1920s, ravaging England with the WM formation; Real Madrid of the early days of the European Cup, with Alfredo di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas wreaking havoc on unsuspecting continental … Continue reading

Can Manchester City Win The UEFA CUP?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Could Manchester City finally put their 33 year major trophy drought to bed this season by winning the UEFA Cup this season? Why not, what  with Ajax crashing out last night at the hands of Marseille and Zenit St Petersburg … Continue reading

Wigan Begin To Rebuild But Can Mido Help Or Hinder?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When the season began, few people would have given Wigan Athletic a snowball’s chance in hell of finishing in the top ten, never mind pushing on the brink of European Football as January almost comes to a close. After a … Continue reading