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Patrick Barclay Interview, At Home: EPL Talk Vodcast

Patrick Barclay, one of the top English football authors and journalists in the world, is the guest on the EPL Talk Vodcast. In part one of a five part interview series, Barclay discusses Jose Mourinho, which stadium is his spiritual home, the art of writing, the one match most recently […]

The England Outsiders#2 Full-Backs

With less than 3 months to go until England’s first group game against the U.S.A on June 12th in the World Cup and one particular pair of positions are causing more problems than anyone envisaged. At full strength, the English full-backs picked themselves with Ashley Cole easily making a case […]

Mid-Week Review Show: EPL Talk Podcast

Chelsea has been eliminated from UEFA Champions League, having lost 1-0 to José Mourinho and Internazionale at Stamford Bridge, leaving the tournament on Tuesday after a 3-1 aggregate defeat. On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, Kartik Krishnaiyer and myself review the Special One’s return to the Bridge and […]

Inter Lining Up Mourinho Replacement

It looks like another scudetto wouldn’t be enough for Inter Milan’s management. ESPN Soccernet is reporting that Inter owner Massimo Moratti wants former Manchester United and French national team star Laurent Blanc as his manager next year if the squad fails to advance to at least the finals of the […]

Jose Mourinho: Why We Love The Man

Jose. What a man. He patrols the touchline, immaculately dressed part drama queen, part coach. Watching Inter Milan on TV is essential viewing, less for the football than for the Jose show. Love or loath him, he is compulsive viewing. It’s a no-holds barred exercise in facial expressions and physical […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 25

This weekend’s action has a wealth of subplots, controversy, and exciting soccer play.  But the main story line out of this weekend is the standings.  Right now, the top four spots in the Serie A standings are occupied by the clubs most thought would occupy them in some order: Inter […]

Should Milan Replace Leonardo?

Fans of AC Milan have suffered through a bad four weeks, beginning by losing to short-handed rival Inter and most recently suffering a devastating defeat in their Champions League match versus Manchester United.  This comes the same week that Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi criticized Leonardo’s managerial style and encouraged him […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 23

This weekend’s action saw a movement in the top four and in the bottom four.  While one Roman club continued its climb up the standings, one continued its slide downward.  The next Roma-Lazio match should prove quite an interesting contrast. Roma makes a move into second place… Roma’s away record […]

Jose Mourinho and the Sacchi influence

Franco Baresi is one of the first names to come to anybody’s mind when you mention the Libero (or sweeper) position, simply because he was the on-field general and symbol of Arrigo Sacchi’s great Milan side in the late 1980s; a side that arguably boasted one of the greatest defences […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 14

The best way to sum up the action this past weekend is more of the same.  The top 4 remain the top 4 (with one switch) and those looking in danger of relegation still look in danger of relegation.  However, a few major lessons were learned this week on (and […]

Special One plots Italian exit

Internazionale boss Jose Mourinho is already plotting his exit from Giuseppe Meazza, after less than two years in the Nerazzurri hotseat.  The Portuguese boss is just halfway through his contract with Inter but he is already talking up his plans to return to the Premier League.  When boss at Premier […]

With Rubin Kazan’s Deserved Victory, FC Barcelona Suffers a Minor Setback

After a workmanlike 1-0 victory against Almería and a mediocre showing in their 0-0 draw at the Mestalla against Valencia CF on Saturday, FC Barcelona looked to reverse their form in the Champions League against a supposed weaker team in FK Rubin Kazan.  To their credit, Barça did not make […]

EPL Talk Meets Patrick Barclay

Patrick Barclay is one of Britain’s best known and respected football journalists. With a career of over 30 years working for a variety of publications and numerous appearances on television talking about the game, Patrick is always worthy of attention.Currently writing for the Times, Patrick has a wide knowledge of […]

Mourinho talking again, but for how long?

Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho has always had a bit of a reputation as an outspoken type of fellow but that looked like it had all changed when he imposed a ‘media blackout’ last weekend. The former Porto and Chelsea boss decided to snub the press after he was sent […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 5

It’s crunch time in Serie A, as clubs must play three games in the span of 8 days this week, and even more over the next eleven days if they are playing in international competitions. It’s a Bad Month to Be a Milan Fan: Not only is rival Inter atop […]

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EPL Weekend Viewing Guide: Gameweek 7

Wow, what a weekend Gameweek 6 was. The four Champions League sides really struggled, producing a single point amongst them, and Liverpool, even benefiting from a gift goal, could not win at Anfield. (Five demerits to me for not mentioning the exploding balloon match). I doubt any 27-year olds will […]

Jose Mourinho Coming to U.S. TV

GolTV has announced that it’ll be airing a new show on its channel soon entitled “Mourinho’s Ultimate +10 Team.” This star-studded special brings together some of the world’s finest soccer stars to battle it out in a series of fun, physical, strategic challanges designed to test the dexterity and skill […]

How I Fell In And Out Of Love With Chelsea

I recently read the EPL Talk article ‘How I Fell in Love with Everton FC.’ As I read the article, it reminded me of my own story of discovering English football – a similar experience to that of the author, yet with an entirely different result. I grew up playing […]

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