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Serie A Preview – Genoa Aims for European Success

Italy’s oldest soccer club finished a disappointing ninth last season, and the management has made it clear this offseason that such a result is unacceptable.  Disappointing play by a number of key players left the club outside the top six, one year after qualifying for the UEFA Cup and two years […]

Who Are the Starting 11 for the Azzurri?

An ESPN interview with some of the Italian national team players shows that not even the squad seems to know who will be on the pitch on Sunday when they kick off versus Paraguay.  Marcello Lippi has been tight-lipped about who will start and what formation the Azzurri will play, […]

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FA Cup Break (Weekend Review): EPL Talk Podcast

One of the virtues of being a league-focused show is being able to use the FA Cup weekends as a time to reset, take inventory of what’s happening around the league, and focus on topics we normally don’t have time to address. On this weekend’s edition of the show, Kartik […]

Jose Mourinho as Liverpool Manager: First 90 Days

Tomorrow, Liverpool’s new owners Gillette and Hicks will meet with Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry in New York City to discuss the building of the new Anfield stadium. At the same time, the conversation will likely delve into Rafa Benitez and his future as manager of Liverpool FC. While Mourinho […]

Chelsea’s Pursuit of Newcastle’s Demba Ba Stalls Over Contract Terms: The Daily EPL

Chelsea’s hopes of signing Demba Ba from Newcastle United have seemingly been dashed after talks broke down over contract terms. The Newcastle United striker has a release clause in his contract that allows a club to come in and sign him if they bid £7 million. While Chelsea and other […]

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Jose Mourinho denies rift with brooding Diego Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Diego Costa despite the striker’s unhappy reaction to being dropped to the bench for the scoreless draw at Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho admitted the pair had argued at half-time during the mid-week Champions League victory away to Maccabi Tel Aviv and Costa’s mood […]