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Preview of This Weekend’s Championship Matches, Gameweek 13

After getting 58% of the predictions correct last weekend, I feel I deserve another shot at attempting to predict the outcome of this weekend’s Championship fixtures! All times Eastern. TV/Internet times listed for US readers/viewers. Programming note: For viewers in the United States, select Championship games are available exclusively on […]

Birmingham City Are Tough To Love

Being unbeaten at home for one of the smaller Premiership sides is something that should always be celebrated but at Birmingham City, things are never that simple. They have now equaled the clubs longest unbeaten home record of 18 games, it hides another story entirely. Now, 6 games in, the […]

World Cup Legends #5: Archie Gemmill

For Scotland fans, there is one goal above all others than stands alone as a probably the best goal they’ve ever scored in a World Cup. In fact, lets be honest, it’s one of the best goals scored by any team at a World Cup. It’s certainly one of my […]

Legends Of English Football: #2 Steve Bloomer

The English First Division came into being in 1888 and within 4 years, a young man named Steve Bloomer signed for Derby County from local league side Tutbury Hawthorn. Whilst he may have been highly thought of in the local area, such was the turnover of young men trying their […]

Don’t Be Fooled By The Damned United

Well this may come as some surprise, but a film about a manager that only had one season in the Premiership may not garner the most interest outside of the United Kingdom but Brian Clough is a legend in European football. Today sees the film version of David Peace’s tome […]

What’s So Special About The FA Cup

On Monday, expect several of the talking heads on English football podcasts and radio to whinge and joke about the FA Cup. How the top football clubs don’t treat it seriously anymore. How the FA Cup has lost its glamor. And how there are literally very few upsets compared to […]

Carling Cup Semi-Final Draw Announced

The draw for the semi-finals of the 2008/2009 Carling Cup have been announced. Current holders Tottenham Hotspur will take on Burnley, while Manchester United faces Derby County. The semi-finals will be a two leg affair. The first leg will be played on January 5th and the return leg on the […]

Two Remain In The Hunt

Two Championship sides remain in the hunt for the Carling Cup, Derby County thanks to an injury time penalty winner via Nathan Ellington over Stoke and Burnley 3-0 winners over Arsenal. Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are the other two clubs in the draw. The draw for the two legged […]

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Wenger Criticism Is Wide Of The Mark

In the immediate aftermath of Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat at Craven Cottage on  the second Saturday evening of the Premiership, several pundits queued up to pass judgement on Arsenal, the players who performed and the lack of signings. Two games into the season and Arsenal have no chance of winning anything, […]

Best Week of the Year

I know this sounds corny but in the holiday season of giving, that’s exactly what the Premiership did as this was the most exciting week of soccer, at least that I can remember, in 2007 as far as England’s top league goes.As we all know, the Christmastime schedule is packed with teams playing three […]

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Swansea 2-2 Spurs: Free-kick specialist Christian Eriksen denies Swans victory [VIDEO]

Christian Eriksen stunned Swansea with two brilliant free-kicks after Tottenham striker Harry Kane had scored a spectacular own goal. Eriksen scored an 89th-minute winner on his previous visit to the Liberty Stadium and his dead-ball accuracy spared Spurs' blushes in a thrilling 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw. Tottenham dominated for […]

5 leading contenders for Liverpool manager’s job at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers' sacking at Liverpool leaves owners Fenway Sports Group looking for their fourth manager in five years. Here Press Association Sport looks at the contenders. JURGEN KLOPP Undoubtedly the fans' favourite, the out-of-work former Borussia Dortmund manager's philosophies are seen by many as the perfect fit at Anfield but […]