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Tag Archives: Middlesbrough

Player to Watch: Savio Nsereko & Other Thoughts

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It seemed like a whirlwind footballing weekend. We got confirmation that Arsenal and Liverpool are in a freefall, while Chelsea still has a long way to go if they have any hopes of closing the gap with Man United. And … Continue reading

Chelsea Win Late but Far From Impressive

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

On Friday, during my game previews, Sam wondered how Wigan could score? Today, Chelsea gave us an answer, complacency. For much of Wigan’s trip to Stamford Bridge, it was Chelsea on the back foot. Completely against the run of play, … Continue reading

The UEFA Cup: What Is The Point?

Posted on by Michael Timbury

The question I am posing is looking purely at what the UEFA Cup means to clubs from the English Premier League. Judging by recent participants and how they have fared, it appears to feature very low on most Premiership clubs’ … Continue reading

Not a Happy Guus While Rafa’s Going No Where,

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

I’m happy Guus is not as thrilled about Chelsea’s 1-0 win as I am. A bit of a side bar before I get into the news tonight. Chelsea are extremely lucky they are a goal to the good heading into … Continue reading

Hull City To Go Down?

Posted on by Michael Timbury

Can anyone remember the last time Hull City won a Premier League game? December 6th at home to Middlesbrough was the last time. Since then, they have been very much in freefall.  When Hull first arrived in the Premiership, they … Continue reading

West Ham Reward Their Fans And Deserve Credit

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So after Saturdays draw, it would be an honest enough opinion to think that not many of the Hammers faithful would be relishing a midweek trip to Teeside next week. After visiting the area 4 times since the 1st November, … Continue reading

Premier League Clubs Can’t Afford to Be Patient With Managers

Posted on by tyduffy

The firings of Tony Adams by Portsmouth and Big Phil Scolari by Chelsea brought the total number of clubs that have changed managers this season to seven, and the number of managerial changes to eight.  That turnover rate seems quite … Continue reading

Carlos Tevez Uncertainty and is Stewart Downing This Winter’s Berbatov?

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

Well the rumblings of yesterday have come to fruition today, on two counts. The first happening in South America, the other happening at the Riverside. I can understand Carlos Tevez wanting his future sorted. But the situation with Manchester United … Continue reading

The Saga of Mark Hughes While Defoe Receives Death Threats

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

The biggest story to come out of the FA Cup Third Round this weekend was the way Manchester City was torn apart by Nottingham Forest. Given the media’s need for a story, the immediate response from the press was to … Continue reading

Liverpool and Arsenal Are Flat-Track Bullies; Only In Reverse

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s been the same story from Liverpool and Arsenal all season. To become Premier League champions, both teams lack the consistency needed not only in their results, but also in their performances on the pitch. Saturday was another perfect example … Continue reading

Forget El Classico, The EPL Has More To Offer This Weekend

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Sometimes the fixture gods of the Premier League generate a random weekend where there are so many talking points to look forward to, such as the games scheduled this weekend. While many of us will be keeping a close eye … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Snooze Day

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Number of days since an English football club scored a goal during Fox Soccer Channel’s live soccer coverage on Saturdays: 14. We last saw a goal scored by an English team on Fox Soccer Channel on Saturday, November 15 when … Continue reading

Strange Day In The Premier League

Posted on by Christopher Harris

What a strange day it was in the Premier League on Saturday. Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United all failed to score. Aston Villa came within a whisker of beating Man United, which would have pushed them into third place. And … Continue reading

What Impact Is The Credit Crunch Having On Premier League Attendances?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

How are attendances at Premier League clubs being affected, if at all, by the Credit Crunch this season? Based on research compiled by EPL Talk comparing the percentage difference between the average attendance season to date and last season’s average … Continue reading

Big Four Return To Top of Premier League

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Today was a turning point in the 2008/2009 Premier League season as one, it marked the first weekend this season when all Big Four clubs won their matches. And two, the top four teams in the Premier League are now … Continue reading

Premier League Gameweek Three (Your Running Commentary)

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Some of the biggest storylines from the opening two weeks of the new Premier League season have been the surprising displays by Hull, Stoke, Middlesbrough and Newcastle. All four teams are playing today in matches that will show whether their … Continue reading

Premier League Wants To Be The NFL

Posted on by Christopher Harris

You may have missed an article by Oliver Kay in The Times this past weekend that featured a very revealing interview with Manchester City executive chairman Garry Cook regarding the future of the Premier League. The headline perfectly sums up … Continue reading

Warning Signs For Liverpool Despite Injury Time Winner Against Boro

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If Liverpool fans have dreams of winning the Premier League this season, they can kiss them goodbye. Today at Anfield, Liverpool escaped with a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough with a woeful performance that was rescued by an own goal and … Continue reading