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 […]
The folks over at EPL Index have shared some very revealing research that dissects how well, or not, Premier League sides are doing at converting their chances to score. Not surprisingly, Manchester United is in first place with a 21% conversion rate. And not surprisingly again, Queens Park Rangers is […]
The Spanish national team ended 2008 being the best national team in the world for a fifth consecutive month. The top two did not change, but La Furia’s advantage over second place Germany widened by 38 points. Reigning world champs Italy swapped places with the Netherlands while Brazil and Diego […]
Manchester United topped a potentially tricky group containing Bayer Leverkusen, Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Sociedad and have been rewarded with a tie against not only the weakest team left in the competition, but a team who sold their outstanding player in the January window. With that in mind, there is […]
Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan claims that Manchester United is behind calls for Financial Fair Play rules to be introduced to the Premier League. It’s an obvious move by United to lessen the power of their noisy neighbor as well as their main rival from London, Chelsea Football Club. What […]
As a true Englishman wherever possible my posts seem to mention the weather and no more so than this week as Britain suffered an early cold snap. Which as now seems standard brought the country to a standstill. This weekend in the Championship there were five postponements causing disruption and […]
Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from the 3-1 home defeat to Leicester City last weekend when they play Tottenham in the final Premier League match of round 26. The Citizens have not been very consistent recently with three wins, two draws and a defeat in their last […]
The biggest game of the weekend will see Leicester City travel to the Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal on Sunday (7am ET kickoff in the United States on NBCSN). The Foxes shocked the Premier League when they trounced Manchester City 3-1 last weekend away from home to establish themselves as […]
It’s a rarity that England’s top four will all play each other on the same day. It’s even rarer to have it happen this late in the season. Though it shouldn’t be entirely a surprise in this the wackiest of Premier League campaigns, this Sunday’s collision of 1st and 3rd […]
On Sunday, one of the most pivotal matches of the Premier League season will occur when Leicester City, currently in first place, travels to play Arsenal, in their usual position of fourth place, in a contest that will have major implications on the Foxes and Gunners title chances. Fans of […]
Kurt Zouma suffered an unsettling injury during Chelsea’s Premier League match against Manchester United in last week’s fixture at Stamford Bridge. His fall was so awkward and his pain so obvious that United’s Juan Mata immediately called for a stoppage of play, frantically signaling to the bench that his opponent needed treatment. Following the match, the […]