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Draws galore but Bayern Munich and Juventus return with wins

Just a quick editorial note to start, I had hoped to complete my Group Previews before Matchday 1 but that was not the case. I will still be pushing those out, hopefully finish before Matchday 2 hits. Now, on to last night’s action. After absences last season for perennial Champions […]

Match Day One – Serie A Italian Calcio

Arrival of Match Day One for Serie A fans provides several classic pairings including, Roma v. Napoli, Sampdoria v. Internazionale and Fiorentina v. Juventus.  Those who remember last year’s final outcome between Juventus and Fiorentina, know they won’t be disappointed.  Fiorentina took 4 points from both seasonal encounters, drawing the first at home 1 […]

Expert Football Coverage From Around The Leagues

While you’re enjoying EPL Talk, don’t forget to check out the sister sites in our network for a taste of German, Italian, Spanish, European and American soccer. Bundesliga Talk has the statistics comparing Schalke to Atletico Madrid for the most enticing Champions League third round qualifying match. Another new article […]

Big Concern For Bundesliga Fans On DISH Network

As of August 1, GolTV – the 24/7 soccer network – has been removed from DISH Network due to a contract dispute. According to GolTV, “this occurs despite efforts to continue GolTV’s availability to Dish customers.” DISH Network, in retort, inserted this message when you hit the INFO button where […]

Is Tiago On The Juve Chopping Block?

Rumours of Tiago Mendes leaving Juventus are circulating, after vacating his home in Turin.  The talented Portuguese midfielder was previously linked to both Tottenham and West Ham United of the English Premier League in January of this year.  Tiago, who is a regular in the national team, spent one season at Chelsea after Jose Mourinho […]

Serie A 08-09 Fixtures Announced

After weeks of anticipation, Serie A’s clubs finally know who they will be facing on the opening day – the weekend of August 31. For the entire schedule see Serie A TIM Championship Several great first day matches are in the cards including, Fiorentina vs. Juventus, Roma vs. Napoli, and […]

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Newcastle United Away Shirt for 2011-12 Season: Leaked Photo

Newcastle United’s away shirt for the 2011-12 Premier League season will be orange, as seen in the above leaked photo. Pictured in a shop window, there’s no doubt that Newcastle’s away shirt for the upcoming season is distinctly orange. The shirt design, which follows one of Puma’s design templates, features […]

Real Oviedo: the Remarkable Story of a Club the World (including Michu and Cazorla) United to Save: The Nightly EPL

For a change, our lead story in tonight’s Nightly EPL column is a feel-good story about soccer fans from around the world, including two Premier League footballers, who went on a mission to save Spanish club Real Oviedo from going out of existence. It’s a wonderful story by Sid Lowe […]

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Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial passed fit for Manchester United’s visit from PSV Eindhoven

Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have been passed fit for Wednesday’s Champions League home game with PSV Eindhoven, manager Louis van Gaal revealed on Tuesday. The two players missed United’s 2-1 win at Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, captain Rooney due to illness and Martial […]

Traveling through Bali in search of soccer

Editor’s note: World Soccer Talk writer Oliver Huddlestone is currently traveling throughout Asia and is sharing travelogues with us from the countries he visits. So far, he’s shared his observations regarding trying to watch or play soccer from Hong Kong and Malaysia. Today’s post is on Bali. Bali quickly found its […]

More than 1.8 million soccer fans in US watched El Clasico across beIN SPORTS networks

Saturday’s El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona delivered an average of 1.8 total viewers across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español, according to Nielsen. A total of 1,106,137 watched the game on beIN SPORTS en Español, while 768,445 watched the game on the English-language beIN SPORTS network. “We […]