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Jonathan Wilson Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

The Guardian’s Jonathan Wilson is best known for his knowledge of Eastern European football as well as his tactical and formation analysis. On this episode of the EPL Talk podcast, the author of Sunderland: A Club Transformed (uk, us), Behind the Curtain (uk, us), Inverting the Pyramid (uk, us) joins […]

Michael Owen: Past his Prime or Past His Time?

Toward the end of his book Inverting the Pyramid, Jonathan Wilson writes about the changing nature of modern football.  A player he brings up to emphasize this is Michael Owen.  To Wilson, Owen is a relic of a previous era. “He appears a player left behind by the tactical evolution […]

Top 10 Soccer Gifts To Add To Your Holiday Wish List

Depending where you live in this crazy world, it might be almost impossible to find soccer-related gifts in your local stores whether it’s for you or your loved ones. But the Internet is a great aggregator, bringing you a treasure trove of choices. Here are ten recommended soccer items to […]

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 21: TV Times and Open Thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Sunderland vs Liverpool, 7:45am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Peter Drury & Chris Waddle Chelsea vs Newcastle, 10am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Tony Jones & Tony Gale Burnley vs QPR, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Jonathan Beck & Garry […]

EPL Talk Podcast: Stefan Szymanski

Stefan Szymanski, noted sports economist and co-author of the book Soccernomics (with Simon Kuper) joins us on the EPL Talk podcast to discuss the book and other economic trends in football. Don’t forget that the EPL Talk Podcast is the only Premier League interview and analysis podcast available for free. […]

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Euro 2016 qualifying, group stage results: Netherlands eliminated as field grows to 20 [VIDEO]

The Netherlands became the biggest casualty of the 2016 European Championship qualifying cycle on Tuesday, with a 3-2 loss to the Czech Republic confirming the third place finishers at the 2014 World Cup would not qualify for UEFA’s preeminent international competition. Even if the Dutch had won, their status would have also been […]

Everton progress report after eight Premier League games

It’s been 20 long years since Paul Rideout scrambled a goal home to win the FA Cup for Everton against Manchester United, and since then the Blues haven’t won another piece of silverware. They have, though, for the past decade been in a very comfortable position, first started by David Moyes […]

Gladbach add to Klinsmann’s woes by confirming Johnson’s injury

The first post backing their player already caused a stir among United Soccer men’s soccer’s most devout supporters, but Borussia Moenchegladbach didn’t stop there. One day after midfielder/defender Fabian Johnson returned unexpectedly early from international duty with the U.S., the Bundesliga club sent out two tweets assuring that yes, the player who’d been […]

Manchester United defender McNair remains hospitalized in Finland with abdominal injury

Manchester United defender Paddy McNair is to remain in Helsinki for another night for further assessment on the abdominal injury sustained on Northern Ireland duty. Press Association Sport understands the 20-year-old is still being monitored at a hospital in the Finnish capital. McNair was injured in the 13th minute of Sunday’s […]