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Hart Set For A Long Spell as England's Number One

While Jermain Defoe took the goal-scoring honours on Friday night at the other end of the pitch Joe Hart was going a long way to establishing himself as England’s goalkeeper for the foreseeable future with another fine display. Fabio Capello’s decision to opt for an experienced ‘keeper at the World Cup […]

The England Outsiders#1 The Goalkeepers

The halcyon days of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s were apparently a boom time in England’s glorious history of great goalkeepers. From the benchmark that was the great Gordon Banks and his understudy, Peter Springett, to the rotation of Ray Clemence and Peter Shilton in the 70’s and early 1980’s, […]

EPL Talk Meets Patrick Barclay

Patrick Barclay is one of Britain’s best known and respected football journalists. With a career of over 30 years working for a variety of publications and numerous appearances on television talking about the game, Patrick is always worthy of attention.Currently writing for the Times, Patrick has a wide knowledge of […]

The Relegation Rumble: Portsmouth

Until late October, Portsmouth seemed destined for a mid-table season. After a rough August start against Chelsea and Man United, the trophy-winning club won four out of seven matches, looking frisky once again. Then Harry Redknapp left for the Tottenham and the seam exploded. Tony Adams had no perceivable managerial […]

What Now For Joe Hart?

  When Manchester City signed Shay Given from Newcastle on Sunday, most at Eastlands will have been pleased by this capture. But not quite everyone.  Given will instantly become City’s first choice goalkeeper, displacing Joe Hart. This in turn will leave the young goalkeeper as nothing more than a bench […]

The Premier League Horror Hair Starting XI

This team would win neither titles nor plaudits.  But, they certainly would entertain.  They may even possibly scare small children.  Without further delay, here is the most follically challenged/enlightened team in the English Premier League. Manager: Joe Kinnear (Newcastle) Joe Kinnear is old school and tempestuous, his hair coincides.  It’s […]

Calamity James Strikes Again

[display_podcast] Portsmouth are out of the UEFA Cup after losing tonight against Wolfsburg 3-2. The match had plenty of incidents, but the highlight (or lowlight if you’re a Portsmouth or England national team fan) was David James’s idiotic mistake (see video above). Instead of booting the ball out, he telegraphs […]

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PSG agree £46 million fee for Manchester United’s Angel di Maria, says report

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have agreed a €65 million fee (£46 million) for winger Angel di Maria, according to a report from France Football. The French publication believes Di Maria will join up with PSG tomorrow or Saturday in the United States. The Argentina international was scheduled to join […]

NBC Broadcast of Arsenal-Manchester United Sets US TV Viewership Record

NBC’s live broadcast of Arsenal against Manchester United set a record for the most-watched live Premier League game in US TV history. An average viewing audience of 1.4 million people watched the Saturday, November 22 broadcast that began at 12:30pm ET. The high-profile Premier League match was shown on the NBC over-the-air […]

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