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 […]
After Germany overcame Ghana in the last game of Group C today, Germany will now play England in a mouthwatering second round World Cup tie, which is scheduled for this Sunday at 10am ET. Germany is one of England’s greatest rivals. The teams have played against each other many times […]
Yesterday, I snuck this picture of the outside of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the new home of the Colorado Rapids. The Stadium sits on 380 undeveloped acres of land, with several practice fields and a soccer academy already set up. The Stadium is just up Quebec Street from the nation’s […]
This is it. One team will be exiting the World Cup tournament this evening and the other will advance to the quarter-finals against Argentina. Will it be the USA or Belgium to advance? What a game we have in store for us. Where to watch – The 4 PM EST/1 […]
Napoli manager Rafa Benitez has come under increased scrutiny over the past several weeks. According to widespread reports in Italy, the Spanish tactician’s relationship with club officials has deteriorated as his on-field success with the Italian side has decreased. Benitez was hoping to regain some trust from Napoli officials and build […]
Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny could be offered the chance of a loan move to Roma, Press Association Sport understands. The 25-year-old played in the FA Cup final win over Aston Villa at Wembley, but lost his place in the Gunners' Barclays Premier League side to David Ospina at the turn of […]
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in Argentina's 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Ecuador. The 27-year-old, fresh from plundering five goals in City's 6-1 Barclays Premier League win over Newcastle last Saturday, was carried off on a […]
If you want to get a flavor for what it meant to Ecuador last night after their team beat Argentina away for the first time ever in their World Cup qualifying history, take a few minutes and savor the audio from Ecuadorian radio soccer announcer Patricio Javier Diaz. The passionate […]
Sam Allardyce has returned to club management after a short sabbatical by accepting an offer to manage Sunderland. Ellis Short, the reclusive American-based billionaire who owns the club stated the obvious when he said “Sam was the obvious best choice for the job.” Clearly Allardyce, whose record speaks for itself, […]
Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, and then what? The only other sure starters for the United States might be Fabian Johnson and Jermaine Jones, but even then, there are questions. Fitness issues mean US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann might talk himself into an XI missing one or both of those stalwarts. And […]
After a brief courtship that began after the resignation of Dick Advocaat, Sam Allardyce, unemployed after leaving West Ham United at the end of the 2014-15 Premier League season, has been hired as the new manager of Sunderland. The former Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn boss has joined the club on […]