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Analyzing Who Should Have Made The Ballon d’Or Candidates Shortlist

FIFA’s annual Ballon d’Or shortlist inevitably divides opinion. From the widespread disgust that Wesley Sneijder didn’t receive the award for his outstanding 2010 campaign, where he led his club side, Internazionale, to Champions League glory and then his national side, the Netherlands, to the World Cup final, right through to […]

UEFA Announce Euro 2020 Host Cities

The thirteen cities that will play host to the Euro 2020 tournament have been officially confirmed by UEFA President Michel Platini. The announcement came early last Friday morning following a draw to decide which of the many hopeful nations that entered bids would be successful. Celebrating the 60th anniversary since the […]

Interview With Guillem Balague: Talks Di Maria, La Liga, Premier League and Music

The go-to man on all things Spanish football has long been Guillem Balague and he took time out from his busy schedule to have a chat with World Soccer Talk. The journalist, author and pundit provided us with some typically fascinating insight, discussing what it’s like to be “in the know” during […]

Messi Wins Fifa Ballon d’Or Award

Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi captured the inaugural Fifa Ballon d’Or award. This is the first time this award has been presented as the Ballon d’Or (former European Footballer of the Year award) and the FIFA World Player of the Year award have been merged. Messi beat out fellow […]

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BBC Sport Blocks Video Interviews for Overseas Visitors

BBC Sport, which has long been a trusted source of football news for years, has scored an own goal with one of their new initiatives. The site is now embedding video interviews into their football articles (view example). However, visitors from outside the UK are teased with a still from […]

2008/2009 Premier League TV Schedule On U.S. TV: Dec to Mar

The latest U.S. TV schedules have been released for the Premier League now through March, 2009. For example, Setanta Sports will show Tottenham against Arsenal on February 8. Here’s the latest schedule as of writing. TV schedules are subject to change: Saturday, December 13 Middlesbrough v Arsenal, 7:45am, Setanta Sports […]

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States (as well as listings of commentators): Everton vs. Liverpool, 8:30am, NBCSN; Steve Bower & Kevin Kilbane Arsenal vs. Manchester United, 11am, NBCSN; Arlo White & Lee Dixon Swansea vs. Spurs, 11am, Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra; […]