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Euro 2008 Photos

Here are just some of the 57 photos that are in the Euro 2008 photo set from EPL Talk. Be sure to view the slideshow or view all of the images separately to read the descriptions. Enjoy.The above picture was taken at Zurich’s train station. Picture of Julius Caesar look-a-like […]

Croatia no longer the Dark Horses of Euro 2008?

  Before this tournament started a lot of people had Croatia down as their dark horses to cause a major upset in the European Championships and who cold blame them after Slaven Bilic’s side came through a tough qualifying group to make it to this years competition. But having watched […]

Euro 2008 Adventure: Day Two (Zurich)

I arrived safely in Zurich this morning after almost 24 hours of traveling from the States. I’m exhausted but so glad I’ve made the trip.Surprisingly Zurich hasn’t caught football fever yet. The city is pretty silent although the city centre and shops are busy with tourists. So far, though, it […]

Day One: First Impressions of ESPN's Euro '08 Coverage

Euro 2008 is finally here after the standard mega sports event buildup.  And for ESPN, today is the beginning of their broadcast of the entire tournmanet for the first time.  The network has been rolling the ads for weeks and made a big addition to its on-air talent with Andy Gray.  Now, at last, the […]

Match Statistics From Switzerland 0-1 Czech Republic

The opening match of Euro 2008 has finished with Czech Republic winning one-nil against Switzerland in Basel. Here are some statistics from the match:Czech Republic 1. Petr Cech    11.26 (top speed; kph)    3840 (distance; metres)2. Zdenek Grygera    22.68    96743. Jan Polak    22.05    110094. Tomas Galasek    20.65    96106. Marek Jankulovski    […]

ESPN Makes Smart Move With Andy Gray Hiring

Andy Gray, one of the top football co-commentators and pundits in the world, made his appearance this afternoon not on Sky Sports but instead on ESPN. What Gray gives ESPN is instant credibility, which the network desperately needs if it’s to establish itself as an authority on soccer coverage both […]

EPL Talk's Euro '08 Adventure: Day One

Newark isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you picture Euro 2008, but EPL Talk’s Euro ’08 Adventure has to begin somewhere. After being jarred by my 4:45am wake-up call today, I kissed the wife and kids goodbye and jumped on the plane from Palm Beach International Airport […]

Mutu Ordered To Pay Chelsea £9.6 million

Romanian striker Adrian Mutu has been ordered to repay Chelsea a staggering £9.6 million in compensation after his sacking in 2004. FIFA ruled on the decision following Chelsea’s attempt to sue Mutu to cover losses incurred by his transfer fee and wages paid to him during his 14 month spell.  […]

Debate: Who'll Be Your Player Of Euro '08?

Euro 2008 hasn’t even started yet, but that hasn’t stopped so many pundits who have been writing off Holland’s chances of success in the tournament. The critics keep on pointing at the Dutch defense as a weakness, but what they’re forgetting is the Oranje’s power in midfield and up front.An […]

This Is Not Your Father's Panini Sticker Collection

Panini is making a comeback this summer (although they never really left us) with their series of Euro 2008 stickers and its de rigueur sticker album. But they’re also trying something brand new. The Italian sticker company has entered the world of, gasp, digital stickers.Surely Panini doesn’t get the point, […]

BBC Sport Pays Homage To Mozart With Euro '08 Trailer

If BBC Sport could be as creative and slick with their live football coverage as they are with their promotional trailers, the Beeb would rule the TV roost once again and kick Sky Sports to the gutter. Such is the artistry and fine detail that’s included in BBC Sport’s trailer […]

A Brief History of the European Championships

With Euro 2008 only a week away now it’s about time we looked back over what has gone before the tournament kicks-off in Basel. The European Championship may not be as old as the World Cup or even as prestigious but the tournament has provide the beautiful game with some […]

Join EPL Talk's Euro '08 Fantasy Football League

Join EPL Talk’s Euro 2008 fantasy football league today and the winner will win an official replica shirt of the Euro 2008 team of your choice courtesy of Subside Sports.Registration is free. Here’s all you have to do: Visit http://en.fantasy.euro2008.uefa.com If you’ve registered in the past for the Champions League […]

ESPN Launches Its Euro '08 Web Site

ESPN has quietly launched its Euro 2008 site, which features stunning graphics and a very clean cutting edge design.From the opening intro of “This is not the football you think it is,” the web site features a state-of-the-art design that pulls you into the site. Once you’ve viewed the intro, […]

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Premier League Referee Howard Webb Retires From Officiating

In a surprise announcement made today, the Premier League released a statement saying that Howard Webb was officially retiring as a match referee and would be appointed technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL). Webb will now be responsible for overseeing the technical direction and standards that […]

What Should Liverpool Do With Andy Carroll?

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that Andy Carroll has not had the most comfortable of times since his January 2011 move to Liverpool, although signs of promise have certainly surfaced as the 23-year old settles into his new home. The £35 million man was fortunate enough to have […]

Are Manchester City About To Go Into Meltdown?

When the Vedran Corluka story broke on Thursday, it seemed nothing more than transfer speculation hitting the news wires, stoked by the usual rumour mongers and agents, desperately trying to earn a bit of corn for themselves, pushing a transfer through. Manchester City denied it, Tottenham didn’t mention it and […]

What Do You Think Should Be Done to Stop Match-Fixing?

Is it any surprise that match fixing occurs?  Every year countless billions are wagered on sports around the world.  In 2011, $3.2 billion was wagered on sports… in Nevada casinos alone!  Just online sports gambling in England, France, Italy and Spain equals about $15 billion.  Between legal and illegal (or […]

Tales Of Euro 2008 Ticket Scalpers

The Guardian’s Barney Ronay wrote an excellent article this week about ticket scalpers at Euro 2008. While in Zurich, I didn’t see one scalper. But the minute I walked off the train in Bern on the day of the Holland against Italy match, there were scalpers everywhere. That day, I […]

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