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Richard Whittall Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

On Wednesday’s edition of the podcast we welcome Richard Whittall, the award-winning blogger whose work can be found at A More Splendid Life and Pitch Invasion, where he is the associate editor. In this interview he speaks a writer, musician, and Aston Villa supporter, as we talk about his approach […]

Fantasy Premier League Tips For This Weekend

It’s the week of the Cheltenham festival, so in order to celebrate, this edition of fantasy football tips will take on a slightly equine nature. Apologies in advance for the inevitably dodgy puns. I’ll try and ensure that there’s not too much horse play… Anyway, to business. Just like horse […]

Carling Misses Opportunity With Wembley Signboards

Instead of providing a match report about the Carling Cup Final (great game, congratulations United on the win), I want to write about a different but related topic and that is the advertising boards sprinkled around Wembley which contained messages from supporters from both clubs Sunday. You may have seen […]

Poll: Who Will Win The Carling Cup? United or Villa?

[polldaddy poll=2769110] Don’t forget that Sunday morning will feature the Carling Cup Final between Aston Villa and Manchester United (10am ET, Setanta US, Setanta-i and ESPN360). But who do you think will win? Vote in the poll above and share your opinions below. Personally, I hope it’s a close contest […]

The Importance Of A Defensive Midfielder

When watching Manchester City’s fantastic 4-2 Victory away to league leaders Chelsea, one thing was paramount in that game and it wasn’t Wayne Bridge V John Terry,  Two red cards, Manchester City’s flowing football, Shay Given’s commanding goal keeping or Roberto Mancini’s great man management and control of the game. It was […]

Top 5 Aston Villa Players of the Last Decade

Aston Villa are riding high under the tutelage of Martin O’Neill, a good crop of young English player have established the club in the higher echelons of the Premier League, but the last ten years has seen a number of player come and go at Villa Park, but who are […]

The Worst Premiership Signings Of The Noughties

For every Ronaldo, there’s a Shevchenko. Sometimes, great reputations come at a great cost yet fail to deliver. Shevchenko is a great player to start with. Feared throughout Europe, his performances for Dynamo Kiev and A.C. Milan saw him become one of the most lethal strikers in the world. Once […]

Tuesday Night Premier League Roundup

When soccer purists criticize the Premier League, they often mention Bolton Wanderers and Hull City as two teams that send them into a comatose state. They conjure up images of a nil-nil draw with the ball played in the air more than on the muddy pitch. They imagine unskillful players […]

Which Club Outside the Big Four Can Win the Premier League?

If you blinked, you may have missed it. But in Tuesday’s Daily Telegraph, Manchester United captain Gary Neville said he believed that an outsider could win the Premier League. “I think the Premier League is getting stronger, with teams like Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Villa spending a lot of […]

Holiday Greetings From Premier League Clubs

It’s that time of the year when not only your friends or family send holiday cards, but so do your favorite Premier League clubs. I subscribe to lists for most of the Premier League clubs so I can stay on top of the latest news, so here are the ones […]

Richard Dunne Shows Manchester City What They Need

During the takeover of Manchester City last summer, City’s Chief Executive, Gary Cook made several rather tasteless comments but one stood out above all the others for me. During an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Cook was outlining City’s plan for world domination. As Wednesday’s defeat at Tottenham showed, sometimes […]

Legends Of English Football: #10 Ted Drake

In the annals of Arsenal’s history, one name conjures images of a bygone era, baggy shorts and a dead eye for goal. In the record books, his name still stands alone for the most goals scored in one season, with 44 in the 1934-35 season. In the modern era, first […]

Lethargic and Disjointed But Liverpool Can’t Panic

The unfortunate downside of modern technology means that any armchair fan can now comment on any team without actually seeing the game. As I type this, I’m listening to Radio 5 and Liverpool “fans” are calling for the head of Benitez. “The worst display I’ve ever seen from a Liverpool […]

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Day Four of the Premiership Experience in England

The kickoff is just over three hours away, and there are already throngs of fans walking around Emirates Stadium. In the next hour, I’ll be meeting up with the blokes from ArsenalAmerica and will be reporting later tonight via the podcast. Day four of my tour of England has been […]

FIFA’s European Favoritism

In 2006, an outcry led by certain elements of the British Press was directed towards CONCACAF. The theory stated that the United States and Mexico had been ranked too highly under the FIFA World Ranking formula of the time. Reacting to this public pressure, FIFA changed its formula towards new […]

The Beginner’s Guide to the Bundesliga

The Bundesliga, Germany’s top-flight professional football league, is one of the best-attended sports leagues in the world. Boasting the highest average attendances in Europe, the Bundesliga attracts an average crowd of almost 39,000 spectators for each league match. Despite strong domestic support, the Bundesliga does not enjoy the same levels […]

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