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Inter to Face Barca in Champions League

Serie A’s lone representative in the Champions League advanced to the semi-finals with a 2-0 aggregate win over a feisty CSKA Moscow club.  Their reward: facing probably the best team in the world, a Barcelona club that obliterated Arsenal yesterday at Camp Nou. Inter did what it needed to do to […]

Bobby McMahon Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

During the last round of Champions League action, Fox Soccer Channel’s Bobby McMahon joined me to break down Chelsea’s pivotal match at Stamford Bridge against Internazionale. Today, the analyst was kind enough to join us again to engage in the same detailed discussion of Manchester United’s second leg of their […]

What’s The Chances of Two All English European finals?

This mid-week is European week, which means Arsenal, Manchester United, Fulham and Liverpool will be playing for semi final spots in The Champions and Europa Leagues.  Always an eternal optimist – no sooner when the draws were announced I was thinking of the possibility of two all English finals.  Now […]

Barcelona v Arsenal: Live Blog

Today beginning at 2:15 pm ET (7:15 UK Time), I will be liveblogging the Barcelona against Arsenal UEFA Champions League match, with a little EPL chat mixed in. <a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=d48a0e36e6″ mce_href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=d48a0e36e6″ >EPLTalk: Arsenal v. Barcelona Live Blog</a> Editor’s note: Whether you’re at work or at home watching the game, log […]

Mid-Week Review Show: EPL Talk Podcast

The quarterfinals of UEFA Champions League have not been a rousing success for England’s two representatives, though Arsenal’s late comeback against Barcelona has given a reason for hope at the end of the mid-week fixtures. On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, Laurence McKenna, Kartik Krishnaiyer and myself discussion […]

Arsenal Pulls Off Miracle Draw Against Barcelona

There’s a magic about soccer that sometimes feels like hypnotism. Whenever a goal is scored, it’s almost as if everything that happened before it is erased from the person’s mind. On Wednesday night, never mind the fact that Arsenal was outplayed for 75 minutes in their Champions League match against […]

Wayne Rooney's Injury Adds to Manchester United's Insult

Football truly is a game like no other where minutes can feel like hours and hours can sometimes feel like days. As quickly and powerfully as the ball can be slammed into the net, it’s equally as quick that a team’s fortune or good form can disintegrate. American Baseball is described as a “game of […]

Poll: Can Arsenal Beat Barcelona?

Who am I to outsmart Arsene Wenger, but I really feel that the Arsenal manager is making the wrong decision to play its typical brand of soccer against Barcelona in the Wednesday night Champions League match at Emirates Stadium. An open game from both sides will be entertaining but it’ll […]

Van der Sar Saves Man United's Blushes Against Munich

As a neutral observer, the best thing that could have happened on Tuesday night in the Champions League was for Manchester United to lose. After Wayne Rooney scored one of the easiest goals he’s ever scored in the second minute at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich, it seemed as […]

La Liga Jornada 29 Review: Real Madrid Continues Atlético Madrid’s Nightmare in El Derbi Madrileño

A gigantic banner covered one end of the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu before the match.  On this banner, the Grim Reaper and other scary creatures from movies and stories past sprawled across, and there was a message for their Madrid neighbors to the south, “Noche de Derby.  Vuestra Peor Pesadilla.” In […]

La Liga Preview and US TV Listings for Jornada 29: Mar. 27 – Apr. 1

After a mid-week round of fixtures, there is no rest for the weary as another slate of weekend matches comes much more quickly than they would earlier in the year.  This last quarter of the year becomes a war of attrition, and those who consistently stay fit will reap the […]

La Liga Review: The Guillotine Falls On Manolo Jiménez

When Sevilla hosted cellar-dweller Xerez on Tuesday evening, an aura of uneasiness surrounded the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.  In the front of the Sevillistas‘ minds was the poor form of their team.  An extended run of indolent performances culminated on Saturday evening with a 2-0 debacle against Espanyol, where Sevilla would […]

La Liga Preview and US TV Listings for Jornada 28: Mar. 23 – Mar. 25

Jornada 28 is only the second mid-week round of the La Liga season, the first occurring well back in late September.  Three teams in particular are glad that they get to play so soon: FC Barcelona, Getafe, and Xerez.  Xerez?   Yes, that same Xerez club that threatened to become the […]

La Liga Review: Athletic Bilbao Misses An Opportunity To Inch Closer to a Champions League Spot

While Real Madrid and Barcelona run away from the rest of the field in the struggle for the La Liga title, the tussle for the next four European spots is just as fascinating.  The mix of teams truly runs the gamut from the usuals to the upstarts. Sevilla and Valencia […]

Draw for Champions League Quarter-Finals Revealed

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League has been made, and there are some delightful matches drawn. Arsenal will play Barcelona – two of the most attractive to watch teams in the world. Manchester United will play Bayern Munich – as a repeat of that great 1999 Champions […]

La Liga Preview and US TV Listings for Jornada 27: Mar. 20 – Mar. 21

The final third of the season commences this weekend with a slate of matches that will likely impact European places more than the title race.  Both Real Madrid and Barcelona will face clubs at the bottom half of the table, and barring any catastrophes, they should fend off Sporting Gijón […]

Who Do You Want To See In The Champions League Final?

After yesterday’s final games in the Champions League round of 16, we now know which teams will be in the hat tomorrow morning to decide who will play who in the quarter-finals. But before tomorrow’s draw, I thought it’d be fun to fantasize a little and think about which two […]

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Televisa Launches New Soccer Network, Planeta Futbol

Just when you thought there weren’t enough room for another soccer network, Televisa will soon be launching Planeta Futbol. The new network, for Spanish-speaking countries, will feature the Premier League, Mexican tournament matches and La Liga. Planeta Futbol will be available through foreign cable and satellite providers. According to Variety, […]

Retro Vs. Modern Football, A Conversation With Rob Smyth

So modern football, eh? As much as the Premier League captivates our imaginations and dominates our pub and water cooler conversations, not every fitba fan, young or old, buys into the product that many millions across the world invest so much time, energy and (most importantly) money into. While most […]

The Premiership Weekend in Review

It may only be just over a month since the World Cup has ended but that time has dragged by with very little football to watch and very few interesting transfer stories. What a relief then that the first weekend of the Premier League season would prove to be so […]

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