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Special1 TV, Episode 2 (BBC3): World Cup Special

Episode 2 of Special1 TV has been released, and it’s an instant classic. This one has many more laughs than the debut episode on BBC 3. It’s one of those episodes that has a little something for everyone. It’s a perfect episode to watch in the build-up to today’s England […]

Benitez arrives at Inter Milan with change

Benitez has finally arrived at Inter Milan, the Spanish manager has signed a two-year contract to bind himself with the European champions. It seems that while Benitez is a great manager, he certainly is perceived as defensive. And while Benitez has said that he likes Jose Mourinho’s old 4-2-3-1 system, […]

Special 1 TV Returns: BBC3 Trailer

The trailer for the upcoming relaunch of Special 1 TV, this time on BBC 3, has been launched (see above video). While I’m excited about the show coming back on the airwaves, I must say that I am very underwhelmed by the trailer. They could have put some effort into […]

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 […]

Interview with Barney Ronay: Champions League Trailer

If you want to get Barney Ronay’s thoughts on today’s Champions League Final between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich, watch this short trailer which was created and produced by the video design team of Laurence McKenna and Max Bell. The entire interview with Barney Ronay, which was filmed inside The […]

Special 1 TV Returning to TV Courtesy of BBC 3

Special 1 TV, the cult TV show that was a hit on Setanta Sports from December 2007 until May 2009, is making a triumphant return to the airwaves this June courtesy of BBC. The new show, still under the “Special 1 TV” moniker, will be available on BBC 3. The […]

Should Juventus Hire Benitez?

The Rafa Benitez saga continued yesterday, as he demanded answers from Liverpool’s ownership about his status for next season.  The speculation this weekend was that he had a secret deal in place to take over at Juventus and give the Italian club the high profile manager they were seeking, but so far […]

Inter Milan Completes The Italian Job on Barcelona in the Champions League

The sprinklers rose up from the pitch and sprayed the Inter Milan players and staff.  The Barcelona anthem, “Cant del Barça,” blared through the loudspeakers as the Culés did not know whether to clap off their Blaugrana heroes or vehemently whistle at the unwanted visitors from northern Italy.  This sense […]

Open Letter to Jose Mourinho

Dear Special One, Or, is it Mr. Special? Excuse my error in salutation, if in fact I committed one. I wish to take a fleeting moment to put pen to paper and congratulate you on your recent 0-1 loss to current world “dominators” Barcelona FC. I’ve in fact never seen such […]

Mourinho Is On Top Of The World

After Jose Mourinho’s triumphant Champions League semi-final victory against Barcelona over two legs, you have to wonder where he goes from here. If he’s able to coach his Internationale team to victory in the final against Bayern Munich, the world is Mourinho’s oyster. New manager at Real Madrid? Sure, if […]

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Win a Copy of Pro Evolution Soccer 2007

If you want to win a copy of the Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 video game for the PS2, listen to this week’s EPL Talk Podcast interview with Derek Rae to find out how. New features of the game from Konami include: – International Challenge mode, allowing you to take a […]

Road to Wembley: FA Cup 3rd Round Sunday Recap

After Saturday’s shocks, more David-v-Goliath matchups were on tap for Sunday. We start with Luton Town, who ignored the fact that they are 60 league places below Liverpool and forced a very deserved replay at Anfield. This was one of the games I checked out on Sunday and I felt […]

Superliga Wrap

The inaugural Superliga Tournament once again gave us some great action Saturday Night as FC Dallas was unfortunate to draw with Pachuca. Clarence Goodson appeared to give the Hoops a one to nill lead right before halftime but the goal was incorrectly judged offsides by the official. After Carlos Ruiz […]

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FIFA ‘seeking life ban’ against Michel Platini

FIFA’s ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini to be banned for life over a suspect payment, the European football chief’s lawyer declared on Tuesday. Platini is serving a 90-day suspension on corruption charges over a $2 million payment he received from FIFA president Sepp Blatter who is also suspended. Platini’s lawyer […]

Juventus confirms Hernanes will miss three weeks with a tear in his right thigh

Juventus have confirmed attacking midfielder Hernanes will be sidelined for three weeks after scans revealed a tear in his right thigh. The Brazilian international, already out of Wednesday’s Champions League clash at home to Manchester City due to suspension, suffered the injury in Saturday’s 1-0 home win over AC Milan […]