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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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Pep Guardiola’s knowledge of Barcelona will not prove decisive, says Luis Enrique

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique does not believe Pep Guardiola’s first-hand knowledge of Barca’s players will be a major factor over the two legs of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich. On Monday, Bayern forward Thomas Müller said Guardiola “knows Barcelona better than anyone” and hinted the manager would provide the German champions […]

Lindsey Dean Interview in New Podcast

Episode seven of the Major League Soccer Podcast features and interview with GOL TV’s Lindsey Dean. Dean co-hosts GOL TV’s weekly American Soccer show and is a former broadcaster for the New England Patriots (NFL), Boston Bolts (APSL, the forerunner of today’s USL), and the Miami Fusion (MLS). Dean discusses […]

Manchester United agree £22 million deal for PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay

Manchester United have confirmed they reached an agreement with PSV Eindhoven for forward Memphis Depay. The deal for the 21-year-old Dutch international is believed to be for £22 million and will be made official once the summer window opens in June. PSV sporting director Marcel Brands commented about the agreement […]

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