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Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 31

Stand Up ye Brave Scots! The definition of the word epic is as follows: heroic; majestic; impressively great. Such were moments from a few brave Scots this weekend that saw their respective clubs gain a valuable three points to either continue their pursuit of the title, or stave off a […]

McFadden’s Wonder Goal Raises Scottish Hopes

I settled down yesterday afternoon ready for one of those great footballing days that come along every now and again. I had the prospect of 4 matches in a row to keep me entertained (including Charlton v Brentford!) and to see if Scotland could get a win against Macedonia. It […]

Least Valuable Premier League XI

This is not the worst team in the Premier League.  It is the least valuable.  This team would incite the masses with talent, with name recognition and with expense.  They would then fail pathetically.  This team could be composed entirely of Newcastle players, but we thought we’d include a few […]

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EPL 2011-12: The Games I’ve Circled

So the fixtures are out, not long after the completion of the 2011 season.  Here are some of the matches I’ve circled and already entered on my calendar.   In a month or so we’ll find out which of the first few matches are moved to Sunday kickoffs, and who […]

FIFA 09 Preview

FIFA 09 Preview? We’ve got it here including the official preview, a trailer from EA featuring Maurice Edu and a couple of fan videos showing actual gameplay. [display_podcast] Electronic Arts must hate the August transfer window. With their FIFA series being released in early September, EA has no time to […]

Sigi Schmid Interview: Exclusive

Editor’s note: MLS Talk writer Josh Pedley recently sat down with Sigi Schmid to reflect on the 2009 season, to take stock of Seattle’s successful season and to look ahead to 2010. Here is the transcript of that interview: Before the season, you stated that making the play-offs would be […]

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New World Association of Leagues aims to help FIFA rebuild

A group of professional soccer leagues from all over the world have decided to create a ‘World Association of Leagues’ following a meeting in Paris, the French Professional Football League (LFP) president said on Tuesday. The English, French and Spanish leagues are joined by 20 others from around the world […]

Rafa Benitez backs under-fire Karim Benzema: ‘He is very important for us’

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has restated his support for French striker Karim Benzema amid increasing criticism of Benzema’s off-field behavior in his homeland. Benzema has been charged in France for his alleged participation in a blackmail case involving international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. French Prime Minister […]