Schone Shines Ajax are going to be hard pressed to outpace either FC Barcelona or Paris St Germain. However, they look comfortable for the Europa League spot at the moment. If they do drop into that competition, I fancy them to do well. The star man for them through the […]
When Liverpool played AS Roma at Boston’s Fenway Park in a pre-season friendly over the summer, the weather could best be described as sultry. Boston is a workingman’s city, full of the blue collar and the white collar, and people are tired at 9 o’clock on a 90 plus degree […]
What do Werder Bremen, Villareal, Atletico Madrid, Panathinaikos, PSV Eindhoven, Marseille, Dynamo Kyiv, Celtic and Fenerbahce have in common (hint: the answer is not “They’re all in the Champions League group stage which starts today”)? Give up? Well, all of these clubs are in fact in the group stage of […]
Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi has added two-time dad to his long list of honors, after his girlfriend gave birth to a son, relatives announced. Mateo Messi was born Friday in Barcelona, the athlete’s brother wrote on Twitter. Bueno gente,acaba de NACER MATEO,es hermoso,más tarde voy a […]
On April 13, 2009, two days before the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough stadium disaster, Steven Cohen said something stupid. “In this weekend’s Sunday papers in England, where they’re all doing big commemorations about the 96, and why we should never forget, nobody discusses the six to eight thousand who […]
England and Liverpool legend Roger Hunt will be interviewed this week for an upcoming episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, the only Premier League interview show on the Internet. Roger Hunt was a member of England’s 1966 World Cup winning side. Hunt is the player whom strike partner Hurst always […]
Like parents watching their children grow up and leave the house for the first time it is with great pride, joy and a tinge of sadness that ChampionshipTalk must we say goodbye to the promoted sides from the Championship.
It is time to say farewell to Norwich, QPR and Swansea, as these teams can now proudly call themselves residents of the Premier League.
We would like to leave you with our best wishes and some friendly advice on what to expect in the next 12 months to help make sure you do not return with your pockets empty and tail between your legs.
Manchester United plays Barcelona in a friendly this afternoon from Gothenburg, Sweden. For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown live on FOX Soccer beginning at 2pm ET. Manchester United team news: De Gea; Valencia, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Nani, Scholes, Anderson, Young; Rooney, Welbeck With Nemanja Vidic recently […]
Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]
José Mourinho is a fantastic coach. His record speaks for itself. He’s a winner. He’s won all over Europe, in many competitions, with several different teams. Everywhere he’s gone, titles and trophies have followed. His time managing in the Premier League has been no different. In his first spell as […]
“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]
Sixty-seven international games will be shown live across televisions and the Internet to viewers across the United States in the next week featuring must-see games including the CONCACAF Cup (USA-Mexico), Round 1 of World Cup qualifiers from South America, and the final two matches in Euro 2016 qualifying as several nations are on […]
Johan Cruyff believes Jose Mourinho is setting a bad example to young people with his behavior. Cruyff launched an attack on the former Chelsea manager and reopened his war of words with Louis van Gaal during an interview with Sky Sports News on Tuesday. Mourinho has come in for criticism […]