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What The North East Has Given To Football

This weekend will see the Wear-Tyne derby as Sunderland and Newcastle look to grab local bragging rights once again. The last derby game, at St. James’ Park, ended up with Sunderland on the end of a 5-1 drubbing and although that was considered one of the most anticipated derby games […]

Who Will Relegation Hit The Hardest?

With West Bromwich Albion’s fate sealed last week we can now prepare ourselves for a dramatic conclusion to the Premier League season on Sunday. The neutral (including yours truly) will relish it and will want to see as many twists and turns as possible. Anyone supporters involved will have struggled to sleep for a […]

Alan Shearer Gets It Right

Alan Shearer needs all the good luck he can find in the dying weeks of Newcastle United’s disaster of a season. And after his 69th minute substitution of Michael Owen for Obafemi Martins, fortune smiled on the Magpies’ former number nine when their current number nine found the back of […]

Newcastle United Need a Miracle to Stay in the EPL

After another defeat, Newcastle United look destined for the Championship. Alan Shearer’s men have three games to save their season, but it appears too little too late, and although it is not mathematically certain they will go down, performances on and off the pitch have made it clear they are […]

Shearer Takes Newcastle Job

Well!  It’s finally happened. The breaking news in the last 15 minutes is that Alan Shearer will take  charge of Newcastle United until the end of the current season. Joe Kinnear’s medical condition leaves him unfit to return to work at this current time which has left owner Mike Ashley with […]

Soccer Surgeon To The Stars Suffers Injury Setback

A massive injury crisis has hit the Premier League. It’s not at Newcastle United, nor Everton. Instead it’s in the snowy slopes of Vail, Colorado in the United States. Richard Steadman, the top football-serving surgeon in the world is himself injured after breaking an arm in a skiing accident. The […]

How To Make Newcastle United A Successful Club Again

Contrary to popular belief, Newcastle United is not a poisoned club. Nor are they jinxed with injuries. At worst, they’re a poorly run club who has made one bad decision after another after another. With news that a Nigerian consortium are interested in buying Newcastle, Toon fans will be keeping […]

Agbonlahor Can Wear Shearer's Crown

England have been missing a rampaging forward ever since Alan Shearer retired from national duty in 2000.  Gabriel Agbonlahor has the physique, the skill and the attitude to finally replace Shearer at the center of England’s attack. A potted history of England’s strikers since 2000: Michael Owen has continued to […]

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West Bromwich Albion Sack Manager Pepe Mel

Despite rescuing West Bromwich Albion from relegation, the club has sacked manager Pepe Mel today with immediate effect. The club decided to sack Mel after a meeting between the board and the manager today. According to the club, both the manager and Board of Directors decided to part company with […]

Report: NWSL will expand to Orlando in 2016

The National Women’s Soccer League will expand to Orlando next season, according to a report today in the Guardian. The franchise would be the 10th in the United States’ women’s professional league and the circuit’s first foray into the U.S. southeast. The franchise would be a notable addition in what […]

Moments In Football: Brilliant New Soccer Animation From Richard Swarbrick [VIDEO]

Talented animator Richard Swarbrick, famous for his exquisite Gareth Bale against Inter Milan animation, is back with another wonderful piece of art. This one is entitled “Moments In Football. The video features animated action from Cruyff, Zlatan, Marco van Basten, Gazza, Rene Higuita, Pele, Maradona, Zizou and Baggio. Here it […]

Croatia Beat England 3-2: McClaren to be Sacked?

In this week’s EPL Talk Podcast, I warned listeners that Croatia would love nothing more than to visit Wembley and steal a win putting their country on the back pages of sportspages worldwide and making manager Slaven Bilic look like a mastermind (and a future Premier League manager). Well, they […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]