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US vs England – A Soccernomics Analysis

Simon Kuper and Stefan Syzmanski titled the American version of their new book Soccernomics (review is here), but their title for the release in the UK is Why England Lose.  In the book, Kuper and Syzmanski identified the US as a rising power in soccer and England as a permanent disappointment […]

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Condolences to the Starling Family

It’s with great sadness to report that Johnathan Starling’s father has passed away. Johnathan has been a long-time contributor to EPL Talk. He has been a regular host of the EPL Talk Chat, hosts the EPL Talk and Third Half podcasts, and has been an integral part of the EPL […]

Guardiola comes to Vidal’s defense in the face of Beckenbauer’s criticism

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola threw his support behind midfielder Arturo Vidal on Friday after the Chile international was criticized by club legend Franz Beckenbauer. “I don’t agree with Mr. Beckenbauer. I’m very satisfied with Arturo, he will be a very important player this season,” said Guardiola, […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]