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Howard Webb Inconsistent With Sunderland v Stoke City

American Premier League fans welcomed ESPN’s Monday broadcast of Stoke City v Sunderland as we all wait out the HD debacle that is FSC, Comcast, DirecTV and others. The match was broadcast in beautiful HD and I quite enjoyed getting the English feed that included a short halftime analysis with […]

Is It Time Refereeing Became A Full-Time Job For Every Official?

   The criticism directed at referees and their assistants these days is becoming more of  a talking point than many games themselves. Howard Webb made an incorrect judgement and awarded Manchester United a penalty against Tottenham last week, a decision that Spurs manager Harry Redknapp clearly felt changed the game. Now there is […]

Kevin Nolan Should Be Suspended Further

So Kevin Nolan will now face a three match ban for violent conduct, after his dreadful tackle on Victor Anichebe in today’s match, but I don’t think it’s sufficient punishment for such a bad challenge. It’s about time that the Premier League and the F.A. clamped down on such challenges […]

Guide To 2008/2009 Premier League Referees

They’re the men in black that you love to hate, but someone has to do the job. Here’s EPL Talk’s guide to the Premier League referees for the 2008/2009 season (click on the referee’s name to view his photograph): Martin Atkinson. Premier League ref since 2005. Age 37. On August […]

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New 08/09 Wigan Athletic Home Shirt

Wigan’s new home shirt for the 2008/2009 season is now available for pre-order from their website. The official launch date for the new Wigan kit is July 15. Pictured above, the new shirt is modeled by Emile Heskey and designed and manufactured by Champion. In the United States, Champion is […]

Everton vs Arsenal Player Ratings

In a game of two halves at Goodison Park, Everton took a 2-0 lead into the break only for Arsenal to score two goals to finish the match 2-2. Here are the player ratings: Everton Tim Howard – 5 Didn’t have a lot to do with only three shots on […]

Championship Game of the Week: QPR v Cardiff

Queens Park Rangers extended their lead at the top of the Championship with an important come from behind victory over second placed Cardiff City.

The game did not start the way the London side would have hoped as Craig Bellamy gave the Welsh side the lead after thirteen minutes, as Jay Bothroyd capitalised on a slip by Kaspars Gorkss slip to provide an assist to the on loan Manchester City striker.

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Qatar says six more workers hurt building World Cup venues

Qatar’s World Cup organizers said on Wednesday that six laborers building stadiums for the 2022 tournament suffered work-related injuries last year but there were no fatalities. Qatar has been widely condemned for its treatment of almost two million foreign workers. Critics have estimated that several thousand workers could die in […]

Chelsea and PSG owners eye Beckham MLS Miami buy-in, says report

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain’s Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported. Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world […]