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Champions League: Your Running Commentary

The group stage of the Champions League begins today with several intriguing matches as well as the return of Chelsea and Liverpool to continental football. Be sure to set your DVRs for the following matches on TV today in the United States (all times eastern). Bordeaux vs. Chelsea: 2:30pm ESPN2/ESPN360.com […]

Champions League Group C Preview

FC Basel 1893 How They Got Here:Basel beat Vitoria de Guimaraes (also known as Vitoria SC) 2-1 on aggregate in the third round of qualifying. Basel won the Swiss League last season. Star Performer: MF Benjamin Huggel. An experienced member of the Swiss national squad, Huggel is a strong presence […]

Champions League Group Stage Draw Results

I’ll have more analysis and comments later but for now just a quick update on the results of today’s drawing. Some of the groupings, as in past seasons, was almost a bit too predictable but there are some interesting matchups ahead (Real Madrid – Juventus springs to mind as does […]

Fast Track To Arshavin

Hopefully this becomes great news for LLT´s Barça nut R.D. Baker as Zenit St. Petersburg officially stated that negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur over Euro2008 revelation Andrei Arshavin broke off earlier on Wednesday. This leaves the door wide open for Barcelona to come in and swipe the player, but there is […]

Dos Santos Confirms Tottenham Move

  The Mexican winger Giovani Dos Santos has completed his £5million move to White Hart Lane from Barcelona this afternoon. Dos Santos has signed a 5 year contract and joins up with his team mates for pre-season training on July 7th. It was a signing we discussed last weekend here on […]

Ronaldo picks Real Madrid over Manchester United

As the old saying goes, money talks and Cristiano Ronaldo is listening. The 23-year-old Portugese superstar finally ended his silence in an exclusive interview with respected Brazilian website Terra he is reported as stating: “I would like to play for Real Madrid but only if it is true they are […]

Aston Villa To Feature Name Of Charity On Its Shirts

The Premier League has given Aston Villa permission to have a charity’s name emblazoned across their shirts next season instead of a sponsor’s name. The landmark decision by the Premier League will allow Aston Villa to have Acorns Children’s Hospice printed on its shirts. “Real credit must go to Aston […]

Keita’s Hello Is Deco’s Adeus

Seydou Keita’s signed his contract with Barcelona on Monday. He might as well just signed Deco’s walking papers in order to give people the same message. The Mali international, one of the players requested by new blaugrana coach Josep Guardiola, signed a four-year and the club had to pay Sevilla […]

The consequences of the humiliation

Hello there!! First of all I would like to thanks The Gaffer for giving me the opportunity to collaborate with EPL talks. I’m Spanish and I’ll try to give you not just good information, but also the atmosphere of this country about football, something that is simply incredible. Also I […]

Champions League Quarter Finals Second Leg Preview

from ChampionsLeagueTalk.com With their other first choice centre-back Nemanja Vidic already ruled out for three weeks with a knee injury, Manchester United now face the prospect of Rio Ferdinand missing out the return leg of the quarter-final against Roma after he limped off with 20 minutes remaining in a 2-2 […]

Inter Accused of Tapping Up Hleb

Want to enrage Arsene Wenger?  Try buying one of his young lads an ice cream. According to the Guardian, the Arsenal manager will report Inter Milan to UEFA, after the club tapped up Alexander Hleb during the team’s trip to Milan. Hleb reportedly left Arsenal’s hotel with an agent Claudio […]

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Euro '08 Final Rosters–Group B

Austria: GK (3): Alex Manninger (Siena), Jürgen Macho (AEK Athens), Ramazan Özcan (Salzburg) DEF (8): Martin Stranzl (Spartak Moscow), Emanuel Pogatetz (Middlesbrough), Ronald Gërçaliu (Salzburg), Markus Katzer, Martin Hiden, and Jürgen Patocka (Rapid Wien), György Garics (Napoli), Sebastian Prödl (Sturm Graz) MID (8): Joachim Standfest (Austria Wien), Christian Fuchs (Mattersburg), […]

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