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Now Mark Hughes Knows Exactly What’s Required

When Mark Hughes agreed to replace Sven Goran Eriksson last summer, no doubt he knew things would be interesting at Manchester City, it very rarely isn’t in the sky blue half of Manchester, but I doubt he’d have expected anything like the events that ultimately played out. What with the […]

Liverpool Have Blown Their Title Chance

Alex Ferguson will be singing the praises of Manchester City today after Liverpool stuttered, spluttered and failed to find the winning goal they needed to have any chance of winning the title. From a fantastic position before Christmas, Liverpool have thrown point after point away to allow Manchester United to […]

Are Manchester City Really Destroying Football?

FC Copenhagen chairman Stale Solbakken suggests that Manchester City’s spending will ruin football. “The amounts of money that have been mentioned are incredible,” Solbakken told Ekstra-Bladet. “I think that such incredible sums will take part in destroying football. “They are creating too big a mental distance between what we call reality […]

Man City Finish Transfer Window Back Where They Started

When the financial and managerial reins to Manchester City Football Club changed hands early on this season for the second time in fairly quick succession on both fronts, this time with the Blues having instantly catapulted to the top of the world football rich list, everyone’s attention immediately turned to […]

Is Robinho Worth the Headache?

I wonder if Manchester City are ready to cut their losses with Robinho at this time.  After the impromptu vacation he took last week, all Manchester City seem willing to do is fine him two weeks wages. To that I say ‘big deal’. Do you think Robinho cares about missing […]

Manchester City Left Broken Hearted By Kaka

So it’s all off then, Kaka has shunned the millions on offer to switch the San Siro for Eastlands, turned his back on an alleged £500,000 a week ( A measly take home salary of £260,000 per week after tax) and declared his love for AC Milan. Am I surprised? A little […]

Football Transfer Twaddle: Defoe, Arteta, Toure and Pennant

After accepting a sordid envelope with £20m for “Lass” Diarra, Portsmouth rejected shrewd dealer Harry Redknapp’s £30m overture for Jermain Defoe, Glen Johnson and Peter Crouch.  Pompey then lessened Defoe’s value markedly, by announcing they would sell him for a fair price. “It looks like Jermain wants to go,” Portsmouth […]

Who Will Move Premiership Clubs In January?

  A little under 32 hours remain until the transfer window finally opens once again in World Football and the merry go round of mad money begins once again. I’ve seen several people claim that due to the economic climate, it’s probably going to be a quiet window with little […]

Premier League Footballers On All-Star Injury Fantasy Team

We thought it’d be fun to pick our all-star injury football team featuring those Premier League players that always seem to be injured. Thanks to the EPL Talk readers who participated in last weekend’s EPL Talk Chat for the idea. Chris Kirkland Gary Neville Mikael Silvestre Jonathan Woodgate Ledley King […]

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FIFA watchdog: We must accept ‘corruption is systemic’ in soccer

Corruption is “systemic” in soccer, the head of FIFA’s audit watchdog said Thursday, calling for soccer’s world body to be more transparent in its reform moves. “We have to accept that corruption is systemic in football. If we accept this, we can solve the problem,” Domenico Scala, head of FIFA’s independent […]

Manchester United 2011 US Tour: In Pictures

Manchester United have completed their five-match preseason tour of the United States. In that time, they played in front of 288,450 people, with an average game attendance of 57,690. That average attendance would have been significantly higher if it wasn’t for Major League Soccer deciding to play the MLS All-Star […]

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