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Liverpools Title Challenge Is Slipping Away

What is Rafa Benitez playing at? Liverpool have had a nightmare January and from being out in front, now find themselves back amongst their rivals in third place, having dropped 6 points in the last 3 league games. Comparing their performances in the Premiership since their emphatic win at Newcastle on December 28th, […]

Liverpool 1-1 Everton: Video Highlights

The fourth round FA Cup match between Liverpool and Everton ended in a 1-1 draw on Sunday at Anfield — the second draw between the two Merseyside clubs in less than one week. Everton scored the opener in the first half after Liverpool was again guilty of poor defensive marking […]

Video Footage Of 1902 Merseyside Derby

Monday’s Merseyside derby is the 209th time Liverpool will have battled Everton. As usual, there’s a lot at stake for the match and it isn’t just bragging rights on Merseyside. Liverpool need a win to regain the top position in the table, while Everton need a win to edge closer […]

Defoe Joins The Boomerang Gang

When Jermain Defoe rejoined Tottenham yesterday, he became the newest member of an extremely unique club that has seen it’s membership dwindle over the last few seasons. Very few players rejoin a club they used to play for whilst at the peak of their powers but Defoe returns to Tottenham […]

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 […]

Football Transfer Twaddle: Defoe, Arteta, Toure and Pennant

After accepting a sordid envelope with £20m for “Lass” Diarra, Portsmouth rejected shrewd dealer Harry Redknapp’s £30m overture for Jermain Defoe, Glen Johnson and Peter Crouch.  Pompey then lessened Defoe’s value markedly, by announcing they would sell him for a fair price. “It looks like Jermain wants to go,” Portsmouth […]

Christmas Cards From Villa, Blackburn and Everton

I’ve received more e-cards this year than other holiday season. Not sure if everyone is getting more tech savvy or just cheap. Even Premier League clubs are getting in on the act, namely Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers and Everton. Take a look: Aston Villa Christmas Card: Pure class. Blackburn Rovers […]

Everton Agree New Shirt Deal With Le Coq Sportif and Kitbag

Everton have reportedly dumped Umbro as their kit manufacturer and have replaced them with Le Coq Sportif beginning with the 2009/2010 season. Also reportedly gone are kit distributors JJB who are being replaced by Kitbag instead. Everton have developed a love hate relationship with Umbro over the years. Umbro has […]

Big Four Return To Top of Premier League

Today was a turning point in the 2008/2009 Premier League season as one, it marked the first weekend this season when all Big Four clubs won their matches. And two, the top four teams in the Premier League are now the Big Four clubs — at least for the next […]

Moyes Signature To Steady Everton Ship?

Everton manager David Moyes has finally ended months of speculation by signing a new five-year contract with the club, worth a reported £16.5million. Some have said that Moyes’ failure to sign the deal has contributed to the Toffees poor start to the season, with the club currently in 15th place […]

Tottenham And Everton To Continue To Struggle In Europe

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Friday Five: Wembley to Host 2011 Champions League Final, Thierry Henry Unhappy

In a new experiment, I am going to try a weekly wrap-up of news stories that caught my eye but that I don’t think require pages of analysis as I am prone to doing So, here they are, concise and hopefully interesting. UEFA are expected to formally confirm in December […]

Poll: Who Will Win The Merseyside Derby?

Everton plays Liverpool this Saturday in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park. The winner will have the bragging rights in the seaside port of Liverpool for the next few months. Will it be the blue half or the red half that will be victorious? Be sure to catch the game […]

Everton Launches Live Goodison Park Webcam

Everton has become only the second club in the Premier League to feature a webcam showing live pictures from its stadium. The other club is Chelsea who have had webcams pointing at their ground for at least a few years. Everton’s Goodison Park, one of the most historic stadiums left […]

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Report: Sunderland Sells Darren Bent to Villa

According to news reports today, Aston Villa have made a major move to fill a desperate need, signing Darren Bent from Sunderland for a reported £18 million transfer fee. At the moment, the Black Cats are 12 points ahead of the relegation zone, where Villa reside at the moment. Will […]

Revised Post

After some very enlightening commentary from readers and some soul searching I have revised my post of last week on conservatives and sports writers to just focus on the sports writers part. It was irresponsible of me to incite such passions especially since I consider myself a southerner who dislikes […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reboot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]