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Key To Holland's Success: Orlando Engelaar

Watching the Holland against Italy match earlier this week in Bern, the biggest relevation for me was seeing how Orlando Engelaar mastered the midfield for the Netherlands. The tall, lanky Dutchman was a key part of Holland’s success.Playing in the center of the park, the 28-year-old FC Twente midfielder dictated […]

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 […]

Hup, Holland, Hup

Here’s a brief video I shot of the Dutch friends we made in Bern. It’s one of those delightful football songs that’s almost impossible to get out of your head after you’ve heard it. [display_podcast]

Euro 2008: Better Than World Cup 2006 So Far

I’ve finally had a chance to catch up on watching some of the Euro 2008 matches I missed. The jet lag hit me later in the week, so I found myself watching many of the games this week at weird hours on DVR.The one thing about football is that it […]

Swiss Show The World How To Run A Football Tournament

Miami is not known for good road signage. I’ve lived near the city for 24 years and I still get confused when I go downtown looking for the I-95 on-ramp. It’s not that the signage is poor. In some places, it simply doesn’t even exist.In Switzerland, it’s an entirely different […]

Euro 2008 Adventure: Day Three (Bern)

The football fever that was absent in Zurich was well and truly present in Bern from the moment when I arrived at the train station of the Swiss capital.Before we even arrived in Bern, I was prepared for the crazy Dutch fans. Back in the summer of 1994, I was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free Ticket to Italy vs Holland At Euro '08

I have an extra ticket to the Italy vs Netherlands game at Euro 2008 scheduled for Monday, June 9th in Berne, Switzerland. If you’re interested, please email me privately at thegaffer[at]epltalk[dot]com before midnight on Monday, June 2nd with your name, passport number and postal address (UEFA is asking for the […]

Breaking News: EPL Talk Is Going To Euro 2008

EPL Talk will be at Euro 2008 bringing you a first-person account of what the atmosphere is like as well as the latest news and analysis. I’ll be there for three days and have a ticket to the Italy against Holland match on Monday, June 9 in Berne, the Swiss […]

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Where to Find Bournemouth-Liverpool Capital One Cup On US TV and Internet

Today’s Capital One Cup quarterfinal between Bournemouth and Liverpool is being televised live on US television and Internet. The tournament provides Liverpool (and Bournemouth) with its first opportunity to win silverware during the 2014/15 season. And for viewers in the United States, the game is being televised only on beIN […]

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