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Ashley Cole: Chelsea's Difference-Maker

Love him or hate him, Ashley Cole is the best at his position in England, and arguably the world. While this has been the case for many years (although I’m sure the Evra family might object), under Carlo Ancelotti Cole has transformed from an indefatigable left-back to an integral cog […]

Manchester United Have New Inspiration

The Premier League is underway and the two main title protagonists have recorded emphatics wins coupled with extremely impressive performances. Chelsea’s 6-0 victory over West Brom was somewhat of a surprise given their lacklustre pre-season form and disappointing Community Shield display, but Didier Drogba has now declared Chelsea aren’t even […]

Can Liverpool Challenge for Fourth?

The last three permanent managers of Liverpool have all overseen a familiar pattern of events. Roy Evans, Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez all enjoyed moderately successful starts – Evans had a decent first full league season, Houllier a distant third place and a (very fortunate) cup treble, Benitez’s Champions League […]

Chelsea Third Shirt for 2010-11 Season: Leaked Photo

Chelsea will wear a fluorescent yellow third shirt during the 2010-11 season, according to a leaked photo. Designed and manufactured by Adidas, the shirt features black trim and a very unique black line that runs down the center of the new Chelsea third jersey. The last time Chelsea wore a […]

Chelsea Away Jersey for 2010-11 Season: Leaked Photos

Photographs of what appears to be Chelsea’s new away jersey for the 2010-11 season have been leaked on the Internet. The images of Chelsea’s new away shirt feature a black top with gold trim. Designed and manufactured by Adidas, the new Chelsea away jersey features a tartan-like design on the […]

Chelsea Third Shirt for 2010-11 Season: Leaked Photo

A photograph has been leaked of what seemingly is Chelsea’s third jersey for the 2010-11 season. Designed and manufactured by Adidas, Chelsea’s new third kit features a unique design that can best be described as a mixture of fluorescent blue and tartan (apologies to Scottish readers). I admit that the […]

This Summer May Be A Bad One For The EPL

Will it be another Spanish summer? Or is there hope for England yet? No, I’m not talking about winning the World Cup; instead I’m talking about the glamorization of La Liga more and more at the expense of the Premier League. With the three biggest summer signings wrapped up or […]

Is Arsenal Still a Big Club?

At first glance, this question looks bleedingly obvious. With their massive fan base, a beautiful new 60,000 plus seat stadium, and their years of success and trophies, Arsenal should be quite clearly considered to be a “big club.” For the past decade and more, they have been considered part of […]

End of Season Team Review – Part 1

With the Premier League season now done and dusted, there is no better time to look at the winners and losers of one of the most open and un-predicable seasons in history. Arsenal Despite another trophy-less season there has been a considerable improvement with the Gunners, showing more fight and […]

Ballacks Pain Of Missing The World Cup

  You have to feel for a player of the calibre of Michael Ballack and for fans of Germany. Things haven’t always gone swimmingly for Ballack at Stamford Bridge since he joined in 2006, but there is no doubt he is Germany’s most accomplished player of his generation. Be it […]

Chelsea v Portsmouth, FA Cup Final: Open Thread

In what is the last big match of the 2009-10 season featuring two Premier League teams, the FA Cup Final from Wembley is always a special occasion especially today with two amazing story lines featuring the rags of Portsmouth against the riches of Chelsea. Can Chelsea win the double or […]

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Power of an Oligarch

AC Milan owner, chairman and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi indicated earlier this week he would veto any potential Air France take over of Alitalia if and when he wins Italy’s general election next month. More… Ahead in polls as the next Italian prime minister, Berlusconi, is feeling the pulse of […]

FOX Sports’ Bundesliga coverage debuts in August; Read the complete details

FOX Sports embarks on its inaugural season as the U.S. home to the Bundesliga, Germany’s top professional soccer league, on Friday, Aug. 14, expanding its multi-platform domestic coverage to unprecedented levels. More than 300 regular-season matches are scheduled for live television or streaming in the U.S. for the first time […]

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FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini and Valcke from soccer-related activities for 90 days

FIFA President Sepp Blatter, UEFA President Michel Platini and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke have all been provisionally suspended for 90 days by FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, after being investigated over corruption allegations. The three are banned from any soccer-related activity in the interim. They deny any wrongdoing. While Valcke has already […]