I had a great conversation with Jonathan Starling of the Third Half podcast last week. We discussed the upcoming UEFA Cup group stage, UEFA’s stance on debt-laden clubs, the situation at Ajax and many other topics. I’ve posted the Champions League Talk segment of the show here as a separate […]
After finishing the 2014-15 season with momentum firmly at their backs, Leicester City should be positive going into their second consecutive Premier League campaign. But there’s a sense of foreboding about the King Power Stadium after a summer of significant change. The manager has gone, for starters. Nigel Pearson may […]
For a change of pace, I thought it’d be interesting to see which clubs had the highest attendances from this past weekend’s Premier League matches. Usually the list is pretty predictable especially when Manchester United plays at home because they always have the biggest attendances. But with both Man United, […]
The BBC has reported that Alex has joined Chelsea’s growing defensive injury list and is estimated to be out of action for between 6-8 weeks with a knee injury that requires surgery.
With John Terry injured this leaves Chelsea with only one fully fit recognised centre back and a major selection headache for Carlo Ancelotti as the decisive festive period approaches.
Against Sunderland Paulo Ferreria deputised at centre back however whilst a useful bit part player he is nowhere near the standard required to play at the heart of the Chelsea defence and alternate options are a must if Chelsea are remain competitive.
A larger number of press than usual at USMNT camp today in Miami which tells us about the attention this “summer of soccer” has created. Several of the media members present are attending training here in Miami tomorrow morning and then flying to Mexico City for game. Several others are […]
NBC Sports has announced their Premier League TV schedule for the first three months of the 2013-14 season, which includes an unprecedented 10 matches on their free over-the-air NBC network. Those games are Swansea-Man United (Aug. 17), Aston Villa-Liverpool (Aug. 24), Crystal Palace-Sunderland (Aug. 31), Everton-Chelsea (Sept. 14), Swansea-Arsenal (Sept. […]
Barcelona star Lionel Messi, the favorite to win FIFA’s prestigious Ballon d’Or title, was on Monday voted the top striker in the Spanish league last season ahead of Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo. It is the sixth time that the Argentinian has won the title in seven editions of the […]
Cash-strapped Bolton on Monday revealed they have been unable to pay their players’ wages this month and just hours later the Championship’s bottom club were held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford. Neil Lennon’s squad have not received their wages for November as the club are currently £172.9 million ($260 […]
Manchester City and Liverpool head the list of teams coveting a berth in the League Cup semifinals this week as the competition reaches the quarterfinal stage without several major names. With Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and holders Chelsea having fallen by the wayside, City and Liverpool will already have […]
UEFA’s Gianni Infantino said he would work to clean up FIFA from “day one” if elected leader after an evening of close discussions with his Asian rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. Infantino told AFP that he would instigate reforms immediately if he is elected on Feb. 26 to […]
Premier League clubs splashed out almost £130 million ($195 million, 185 million euros) on agents’ fees last year in a £15 million increase on the previous 12 months. Liverpool spent the most of any club as they paid out £14.3 million to the sport’s middle men over the last two […]