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Liverpool Player Ratings Versus Tottenham Hotspur

Liverpool registered a comfortable 3-0 victory over a sorry Tottenham Hotspur outfit, to breathe life into their season after a poor showing away to Manchester City. Simon Mignolet – 8/10 The Belgian’s weaknesses were occasionally on display at White Hart Lane, but Mignolet’s presence saved the blushes of the center […]

International Champions Cup Preview: AC Milan

AC Milan, the most successful club in world football in terms of international trophies won (along with Boca Juniors), are coming to the United States later this month to compete in the 2013 International Champions Cup. Here’s a preview of the Italian giants: Schedule July 27, 2013: Valencia vs AC Milan, (Valencia) August 4, […]

2011: A New Start For Italian Football

2010 was a bad year for Italian football. I tried to think of the positives, but very few came to mind. A disastrous World Cup in South Africa, a bad showing in the Europa League, and only a Champions League victory (guided by a Portuguese mastermind) which retains some dignity […]

Wayne Rooney Belongs At Inter Milan

The soccer press has been buzzing about the latest Wayne Rooney press conferences, statements, and rumors.  The usual suspects have been named as possible destinations: the ATMs that are Manchester City and Real Madrid, EPL rival Chelsea, and Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich.  But where Wayne Rooney really belongs is in […]

Will The 25 Man Squad Rule Help England??

  So all of the squads are in and Premier League clubs have managed to cope with the new rules on their squads. On the face of things after much debate it seems as if most sides have dealt with the rule with relative ease. But only time will tell […]

Azzurri: Cesare Prandelli Picks Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli announced his 23 man squad for the friendly against the Ivory Coast which will take place on Tuesday in England. Many of the names chosen by Marcello Lippi were dropped. Prandelli made some expected changes following the World Cup disappointment with Fabio Quagliarella the only striker […]

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Rooney Wanted By Chelsea & Bayern Munich, Ronaldo May Return to Man United: The Nightly EPL

‘Tis the season for ridiculous transfer rumors. After we reported last night that The Mirror revealed that Bayern Munich are interested in signing Wayne Rooney, The Mirror came out tonight and said that Chelsea is interested, too, and that according to a reporter for The Independent, Rooney has asked Manchester United to let him leave. On […]

The Final Third: The 2010 World Cup's Black Hole

During his broadcast of the Italy-Paraguay match, Ian Darke, never shy in his observations of that match before him, made the astute observation that the Italian penalty area “must be a minefield” to the Paraguayans by the way they seemed to avoid it at all costs. While Darke’s comment focused […]

EPL Talk Podcast: Mid-Week Review Show

Key fixtures at the Emirates, Goodison, and Villa Park bring Laurence McKenna and Richard Farley together for a mid-week review show. In addition to the results and their implications on the Premier League table, Laurence and Richard talk about the crisis at Portsmouth and the conflict between boardroom and manager […]

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