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Tag Archives: Premier League

Is Fan Segregation At Football Matches A Good Thing?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

One of the pleasures of going to see a live match in England and continental Europe these days is the lack of fan segregation. After leaving Wales in 1984 and returning to England in 2006 to attend a professional match … Continue reading

Time Shifting Helps Increase The Popularity Of Soccer

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Time shifting, the recording of programming to watch or listen to later at a more convenient time, has changed the way we consume media, but I believe it’s also led to the increased popularity of soccer worldwide. Out of all … Continue reading

2008/2009 Premier League Fixtures As Predictable As League Itself

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Pundits and fans often complain about the predictability of the Premier League. Looking at the fixtures announced for the 2008/2009 season, the fixtures themselves seem awfully predictable too. There’s the token match pitting the newly promoted side against one of … Continue reading

Could ESPN Steal Andy Gray From Sky Sports?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Modern day football coverage is such that the commentators don’t even need to be in the stadiums anymore. ESPN’s Euro 2008 commentators are all huddled in Bristol, Connecticut. Most TWI commentators, meanwhile, broadcast Premier League games out of their studios … Continue reading

2008/2009 Premier League Fixtures

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The 2008/2009 Premier League fixtures have been announced and here are some mouthwatering matches to look forward to (all dates subject to change): Sunday, August 31* Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Saturday, September 13 Manchester City v Chelsea Sunday, September 14* … Continue reading

Premier League News From Around The World

Posted on by Christopher Harris

While soccer fans worldwide are living and breathing Euro 2008, here are a few Premier League-related stories of interest: Chelsea has signed with CAA to handle their branding and marketing efforts, Fans are upset about the new home Arsenal shirt, … Continue reading

Latest Gaffe Confirms The Premier League's Biggest Weakness Is The League Itself

Posted on by Jeff Hash

You have to hand it to the Premier League at times; when it decides they really want to shoot a hole in their foot, they know how to do it with little effort. The Guardian broke an exclusive story today … Continue reading

How The Champions League Final Revives The Idea Of The 39th Game

Posted on by Christopher Harris

As I sat down to watch the Champions League Final this past Wednesday, the first thought that entered my mind was how the final in Moscow was a preview of what the Premier League’s global expansion could look like. Football … Continue reading

Samir Nasri to Arsenal?

Posted on by tyduffy

If the papers were to believed, Arsene Wenger would have a Solomonesque Harem of young studs at his disposal.  However, the rumors of OM star Samir Nasri moving on up to the Emirates seem to have some juice. Nasri, 20, … Continue reading

Chelsea Fans Voted Worst Behaved By Premier League

Posted on by Christopher Harris

  The Premier League has released the results of the Behavior of the Public Fair Play League for the 2007/2008 season and Chelsea fans have been voted the worst.During each Premier League match, delegates from the Premier League score fans … Continue reading

Premier League Goals of the Season & Season In Review On TV Tonight

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Fox Soccer Channel viewers in the United States will be in for a treat tonight. At 8pm, EPL Goals of the Season will be aired, which is followed at 9pm with the EPL Season In Review. Thanks to reader Christopher … Continue reading

Hats Off to Manchester United

Posted on by tyduffy

Manchester United defeated Wigan 2-0 to win their second consecutive Premier League title.  The brace flowed fittingly for this season.  The young generation won it, with Cristiano Ronaldo deftly slotting in a penalty.  The older generation sealed it with Ryan … Continue reading

Gattuso Coming to England?

Posted on by tyduffy

AC Milan midfielder Gennaro “the snarling dog” Gattuso has admitted his desire to play in the English Premier League, potentially next season. Gattuso, 30, previously played in Britain for Scottish side Rangers and has an English speaking wife. He has … Continue reading

Flamini Signs With AC Milan

Posted on by tyduffy

According to The Independent, Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is Milan bound as of July 1. Flamini will reportedly sign a five-year 20 million Euro contract with A.C. Milan. The Rossoneri see him as the eventual replacement to Gennaro “The Snarling … Continue reading

Are Hleb and Flamini Really Necessary?

Posted on by tyduffy

With Alexander Hleb’s agent orchestrating ice cream flirtations with Inter and Mathieu Flamini stalling over signing a new Arsenal contract, Arsene Wenger has urged his young stars not to leave the club for more money. Both players were key components … Continue reading

Scouser Supporters the Next Sub-prime Loan Victims?

Posted on by tyduffy

Fernando Torres has titillated the Anfield crowd with thirty goals this season, but–due to recent revelations about the club’s finances–banks may cut his Merseyside career short. Liverpool borrowed £31.5m last summer to purchase Torres and winger Ryan Babel, unusual since … Continue reading

Where's Rooney?

Posted on by tyduffy

The PFA Player of the Year nominees are a formality. Ronaldo will win it. No contest. But one has to ask. Where is Wayne Rooney? Rooney has 11 goals and 11 assists in just 23 league appearances. Despite Ronaldo’s grandiose … Continue reading

When Does Arsene Become Accountable?

Posted on by tyduffy

The Kids, they’re alright. But alright does not win you a title. Yes, Arsenal got hosed. Theo Walcott’s coming out party was spoiled by a pathetic penalty decision, a putrid product of the Kop End. Stevie G got to grin … Continue reading