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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 […]

Tony Adams Will Learn to Regret His Defoe Quit Threat

New Portsmouth manager Tony Adams said late last week that he would quit if Portsmouth sold Jermain Defoe. While I’m sure that most Pompey fans would agree that Defoe needs to stay, Adams’s comment shows his immaturity as a manager. Threatening your new owners after recently getting the job is […]

Agbonlahor Can Wear Shearer's Crown

England have been missing a rampaging forward ever since Alan Shearer retired from national duty in 2000.  Gabriel Agbonlahor has the physique, the skill and the attitude to finally replace Shearer at the center of England’s attack. A potted history of England’s strikers since 2000: Michael Owen has continued to […]

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World Cup 2010 Draw: Your Reaction

Hello and welcome to EPLTalk’s live coverage of the draw for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. If you’re not lucky enough to be in Cape Town with Fabio Capello and David Beckham then sit back and join us as we detail how the road ahead looks for England and the […]

England vs San Marino, World Cup Qualifying Match: Open Thread

England’s starting line-up for today: Joe Hart, Kyle Walker, Gary Cahill, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Theo Walcott, Wayne Rooney, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck. England kicks off its World Cup qualification match against San Marino today in front of a sold-out crowd of 90,000 fans at […]

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CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

There’s a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line: “Oh no. We can’t stop them.” Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders? El Tri hasn’t […]