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Serie A Preview – The Resurrection of Juventus

Mention the 2009-2010 season to Juventus’ 170 million fans and they will shake their head in disgust.  Italy’s most successful and beloved soccer team was a shell of itself, missing out on a European tournament spot due to poor play and aging players.  It is not a coincidence that the […]

Juventus begins to make changes

Juventus have decided to begin their rebuilding, a whole new set of staff will be deciding summer transfers and beginning the 2010/2011 season with a different mindset. Having arrived 7th this past season, Juventus will be missing out on Champions League football for next year, and they’ll have to go […]

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Opening Day Surprises in English Premiership

I’m glad I’m not a betting man. Otherwise, I would have lost some serious money today. Match by match, I expected Liverpool to cruise to victory against Sheffield United. I thought Arsenal would have convincingly defeated Villa. I expected Newcastle and Wigan to draw, and was convinced that Spurs would […]

The EPLtalk Beginner's Guide to Tactics

Following on from the Gaffer’s suggestion for articles to use as resources one of the key elements of a Football match are the Tactics each team employs. Unfortunately for converts the terminology can be impenetrable – 4-4-2 & 4-3-3 are just random numbers and with two teams lining up it […]

What to Expect From Fulham Manager Felix Magath

Felix Magath’s appointment as the new Fulham boss brings one of the most enigmatic, controversial and successful Bundesliga managers of the last decade to the Premier League. Magath becomes the first German to manage in England’s top flight as well as the first man of American/Puerto Rican descent (his father […]

FIFA Rejects 39th Game Proposal

In an interview with the BBC, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has today revealed that FIFA will never accept the Premier League’s proposal to play a round of games overseas. The news will come as a damning blow to the Premier League’s hopes of playing matches overseas beginning as early as […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]