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Spain Effective If Unspectacular As They Win Group H in FIFA World Cup 2010

With an unfathomable yet realistic possibility of an unceremonious exit from FIFA World Cup 2010, the Spanish national football team tussled with a Chilean side that has been one of the most impressive teams in this tournament thus far.  Marcelo Bielsa, Chile’s manager, insisted on a positive approach with an […]

This Summer May Be A Bad One For The EPL

Will it be another Spanish summer? Or is there hope for England yet? No, I’m not talking about winning the World Cup; instead I’m talking about the glamorization of La Liga more and more at the expense of the Premier League. With the three biggest summer signings wrapped up or […]

Fantasy Premier League Tips For This Weekend

It’s the holiday of choice for chubby kids and confectionery companies all over the world. Eggs are rolling and cute bunny rabbits are running for cover. Yes that’s right, Easter is upon us! So fix up, look sharp and waddle this way for your latest instalment of fantasy football goodness… […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 32

Leaders leading & Chelsea score 7, Liverpool should have scored 7 And it was Craig Gordon (again) who produced the kind of performance that kept Sunderland from experiencing an embarrassing afternoon, just ask Aston Villa. Such were the fortunes and misfortunes from just 2 of the 9 Premier League matches […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 30

Affairs remained all hot and heavy at the top of the Barclays Premier League table this weekend as the three title chasers won either emphatically or dramatically. Arsenal refuse to loose, while Chelsea and Manchester United refuse to stop scoring goals as both sides saw three goal margin victories. Strange […]

Drawings of Torres, Rooney and Adebayor

Editor’s note: EPL Talk reader Nicholas Buchel shared a series of three drawings he made that I should many of you would enjoy. The first features Fernando Torres who returned to action Sunday against Manchester City. The above picture is hand drawn in ballpoint by Nicholas. Below the fold, Buchel […]

Liverpool in Deep Hole with No Easy Way Out

There is probably no team in the EPL whose economics are more dependent on success on the pitch, and whose success on the pitch is more dependent on economics, than Liverpool.  Compared to Arsenal, ManU and Chelsea, Liverpool are pikers.  Their owners are the least wealthy.  Their gate revenues are […]

Liverpool Stand On The Edge Of Failure

The morning after Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League has seen the club reiterate that Rafa Benitez’s position is safe.  Not qualifying for the Champions League knock out stage is a big blow for a club that strives for parity at Europe’s top table. Throughout this season, Liverpool have […]

Behind the Scenes at Fox Soccer Channel

As Fox Soccer Channel’s Nick Webster told me, “Americans have more access to soccer from around the world than in any other country on earth.”  That is undoubtedly true.  On any given weekend, you can flip around the dial and find the EPL, Serie A, La Liga, the MLS, the […]

Lucas Leiva: Good Enough for Liverpool?

If you believe Liverpool manager Raphael Benitez there are few midfielders more suited for the Premier League than Lucas Leiva. After all, Benitez has spent much of his 2009-2010 campaign lobbying on behalf of the twenty-two year old Brazilian. Benitez praises Levia’s work rate and dedication to the team, all […]

The First Title Clash: Chelsea vs. Liverpool

On Sunday at 11:00 AM, the Premier League will be treated to its first significant title clash when Liverpool take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Indulge me while I set the scene for the match. Chelsea and Liverpool have met 4 times or more for the past five years and […]

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David Beckham Announcement Regarding MLS Team In Miami Expected Soon: Monday Soccer Insider

I am hearing rumblings of an MLS announcement about David Beckham and a Miami franchise. My sources indicate it will be announced either in December at MLS Cup or in January at the Superdraft/NSCAA Convention. Either way, Orlando City will have been announced as moving from USL PRO to MLS […]

Robben Named Bundesliga Player Of The Season

Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben has undoubtedly had a fantastic season with the Champions League runners-up. Robben’s ability to run at defenders and create just as much as he scores, as well as his sympatico relationship with Munich team-mate Franck Ribery, has made Bayern Munich one of the most exciting sides […]

BBC denies it is obsessed with Manchester United

The BBC has denied having an obsession with Manchester United, but its head of football output admits the corporation needs to “keep an eye on” the amount of coverage it gives to the club. Friday’s FA Cup first round tie between Salford City and Notts County has been selected for […]

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Fan zones maintained for Euro 2016 despite security fears

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (above) confirmed Tuesday that fan zones will be maintained but with increased security during Euro 2016 despite recent terrorist attacks which left 130 dead in France. The attacks included three large explosions caused by suicide bombers outside the Stade de France — where the Euro […]

Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial passed fit for Manchester United’s visit from PSV Eindhoven

Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have been passed fit for Wednesday’s Champions League home game with PSV Eindhoven, manager Louis van Gaal revealed on Tuesday. The two players missed United’s 2-1 win at Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, captain Rooney due to illness and Martial […]