Last week ChampionshipTalk published research on the average cost of a season ticket in the NPower Championship. Further research shows that the headline figures hide the complex ticket pricing strategies employed by clubs can mean that determining how much the person in front of you paid for their seat is difficult […]
Like parents watching their children grow up and leave the house for the first time it is with great pride, joy and a tinge of sadness that ChampionshipTalk must we say goodbye to the promoted sides from the Championship.
It is time to say farewell to Norwich, QPR and Swansea, as these teams can now proudly call themselves residents of the Premier League.
We would like to leave you with our best wishes and some friendly advice on what to expect in the next 12 months to help make sure you do not return with your pockets empty and tail between your legs.
The contrasting World Cup fortunes of Frank Lampard and Carlos Tevez have inadvertently re-opened up the debate around the use of video technology at the highest level of the game. In the space of one day of the World Cup both Frank Lampard and Carlos Tevez were affected by controversial refereeing decisions. […]
As the final whistle shrieked like a gunshot into the eardrums of the Italians and sent the Slovakians into delirious celebrations in Johannesburg, the second giant killing of the tournament sent goose bumps down the spines of the millions, if not billions of people watching across the globe. I watched […]
The offices, factories and roads of England will fall silent at 3pm GMT today as virtually the entire population pause to watch the national sides final group game of the World Cup. The nation will collectively hold its breath once more, as the hope and torment of the England national […]
So the World Cup is now a week old, every team has played at least once. It is now becoming clear whether your team was a sound bet or as dodgy as a Northern Rock balance sheet. There have already been a few surprises, and those following a minnow may have […]
The World Cup is here; there is nothing better than watching the games with friends, having a few drinks and watching a game of football. In case the football is not quite enough on it’s own to entertain you, this World Cup bingo/drinking game could possibly make things more interesting. […]
Well the 30 players named in Fabio Capello’s England squad have had multiple trainng sessions and two games to earn their place on the plane to South Africa. Now is the time that this squad must be trimmed to 23 players, meaning that 7 players will soon receive the dreaded […]
The World Cup is agonizingly close, I seem to be spending all my time thinking, reading, or talking about it. However with all of the different news, blog, and sport sites available on the internet, sifting through the pile for worthwhile material can be a nightmare. This is why I […]
[polldaddy poll=2769110] Don’t forget that Sunday morning will feature the Carling Cup Final between Aston Villa and Manchester United (10am ET, Setanta US, Setanta-i and ESPN360). But who do you think will win? Vote in the poll above and share your opinions below. Personally, I hope it’s a close contest […]
Plans are being finalized for the 2009 Premier League Asia Trophy. So far, Chelsea, West Ham United and Hull City have been invited to participate in the tournament which is likely to be held in China, in either Beijing or Shanghai. The 2007 edition of the tournament was hosted in […]
As the World Cup quarterfinals come to a finish today, we have already seen the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and the whole Spanish side falter in the Group Stage. No Ronaldo and no Spain opens the door for Lionel Messi to stake his claim as the best in the world […]
At the crossroads of the Pyrenees and the fruitful Ebro valley lays the Estadio Reyno de Navarra in Pamplona, where RCD Mallorca visited Osasuna in Round 14 of La Liga. A cold, crisp night with a wintry wind whipping through the bones of the players and the supporters, the below […]
Following the success of his younger brother Bradley, former Manchester City, Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers’ winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has officially put pen to paper – sealing a move to the New York Red Bulls. Now with New York’s premier Major League Soccer team, Shaun Wright-Phillips will attempt to do […]
Rarely in the book world does a tome come around that fundamentally alters the way we look at the subject for the better or worse. One such book is The Ugly Game by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, two members of The Sunday Times Insight Team. In the most important soccer […]
Anyone who has played soccer at any level will be familiar with certain truisms entrenched in the fabric of the game. At the highest levels of the game, though, the basic traits we’re taught as we learn the game — closing down opponents, working as a unit, springing into shape […]
Chelsea take the short trip to North London where they face high-flying Tottenham Hotspur in what is a crucial fixture for both sides (live on Sunday at 7am ET on the USA Network in the USA). With only four points separating Spurs from league leaders Leicester City, Sunday’s fixture represents […]
When star winger Angel Di Maria arrived at Manchester United from Real Madrid in a huge £59.7 million deal, many assumed that the Argentina international would help transform the Red Devils into title contenders following an extremely disappointing 2013-14 campaign. While Di Maria started his first and only season in […]
FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]