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Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 12

Jack Wilshere was lucky to escape a red card, let alone a yellow on Saturday against Manchester United at the weekend. The midfielder fouled Marouane Fellaini, then showed dissent towards Mike Dean, in an aggressive manner, which warranted a yellow card I felt. Wilshere then turned to Fellaini and leaned […]

The Fascinating Story of Everton Legend Sandy Young

Scottish strikers have featured heavily in Everton’s history. Graeme Sharp, Andy Gray and Duncan Ferguson have all been heroes on the pitch for the Toffees. Steven Naismith has been impressive this season for Roberto Martinez’s side, though not quite reaching the heights of his fellow Scottish frontmen. Before they all […]

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 10

The biggest game of the weekend was of course the Manchester derby. Michael Oliver had a tough game and could have awarded three penalties in addition to Chris Smalling’s sending off, which was ridiculous. After being booked for blocking Joe Hart’s kick, he then went flying into James Milner. Louis […]

Player Ratings: Everton 3 Aston Villa 0

Smiles were brought back to Goodison Park as the Everton faithful witnessed their team finally announce themselves for this season. The team’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa was much needed, and much deserved. Roberto Martinez had clearly worked hard with the team on the training pitch to improve the defensive […]

5 Best Matches Of The Premier League Season So Far

With the 2014-15 edition of the Barclays Premier League now seven matches old, there have already been a number of hugely entertaining fixtures illustrating just why the English top flight is so highly regarded across the globe. Ranging from goal-bonanzas involving Manchester United to touchline bust-ups involving the usually calm […]

Europa League Matchday 2, US TV Information

Here is a complete list of LIVE showings for Matchday #2 of the Europa League to be played on Thursday, October 2nd (all times US Eastern): 11:00am Dinamo Moscow v PSV Eindhoven (espn3) 12:00pm FC Krasnodar v Everton (FoxSports-1 + espn3.com) 1:00pm VfL Wolfsburg v Lille (FoxSports-2) 1:00pm HNK Rijeka […]

Premier League Tactics Corner – Round 6

Through wide areas, Hull City has found a lot of its success, and Steven Naismith has become the centerpiece of Everton’s alternative system of play. Hull Raids The Flanks When Ahmed Elmohamady went on trial with Steve Bruce’s Sunderland in 2009, the Egyptian flank-raider changed his career. The Wearside club […]

Tactical Analysis – Liverpool 1 Everton 1

The first edition of the Mersey Derby in this year’s Premier League campaign saw two teams dealing with different problems. Liverpool, the match’s hosts, is trying to figure out how to move without the transcendent talent of Luis Suarez. Meanwhile, Everton is dealing with the same problem they face every […]

Everton’s August-September Progress Report

Diego Costa insouciantly rounded Tim Howard and slotted Chelsea’s sixth goal of the game at Goodison Park; the moment it became abundantly and indisputably clear Everton had pertinent concerns. Some worries had emerged a week previous when the Toffees let a two-goal lead slip against Arsenal in the dying embers […]

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World Cup 2010 Day 4: World Cup Buzz

Two surprise results highlight the fourth day of action of South Africa 2010. Joining me to talk about them is co-host Kartik Krishnaiyer as we break down the Netherlands’ opening win over Denmark, Japan’s first World Cup win away from home (beating Cameroon), and Paraguay drawing with reigning champions Italy. […]

Barca vs. The Madrid Media

For nth time this season the Madrid press have come out with cover pages stating how Barcelona were once again aided by referees. For the nth time this season, the Catalans respond by saying that Juande’s Madrid won with coma-inducing style. The word of the month for As and Marca […]

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CONCACAF Cup: Jurgen Klinsmann vs. Tuca Ferretti is a battle between 2 different coaching beliefs

The major qualm with Jurgen Klinsmann when he was hired by the United States became embodied in Philipp Lahm’s autobiography, where the Bayern legend and former German international portrayed Joachim Loew as the real tactical mind behind the 2006 Nationalmannschaft. Klinsmann dwelled on fitness, never talked about tactics, and left […]

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Today’s Soccer Morning features listener calls as well as the latest updates on the FIFA crisis. UPDATE: Alright, so here's the deal. @SoccerMorning won't be live today, but I am recording. Going to take blind calls, @bestsoccershow style. — Jason Davis (@davisjsn) October 8, 2015 You can listen to Soccer […]

Who is Issa Hayatou, world soccer’s acting FIFA President?

Now that Sepp Blatter, the most powerful man in world soccer, has been suspended from all soccer-related activities for the next 90 days, Issa Hayatou will serve as the interim FIFA President until a new one is appointed in February 2016 when the FIFA presidential elections happen. But up until now, […]