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Time Shifting Helps Increase The Popularity Of Soccer

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 of the Premier League, Euro 2008 and Champions League soccer […]

Could ESPN Steal Andy Gray From Sky Sports?

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 in west London. With the world being a much smaller […]

2008/2009 Premier League Fixtures

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* Liverpool v Manchester United Sunday, September 21* Chelsea v Manchester […]

Premier League News From Around The World

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, Success of cricket’s Indian Premier League eyes English Premier League […]

Samir Nasri to Arsenal?

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, recently signed a four-year deal with Marseilles.  But, the deal […]

Chelsea Fans Voted Worst Behaved By Premier League

  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 based on the following criteria: (1) verbal support in acceptable […]

Hats Off to Manchester United

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 Giggs, in his record-tying 750th appearance for United, touching in […]

Gattuso Coming to England?

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 been rumored in the past to be a target of […]

Flamini Signs With AC Milan

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 Dog” Gattuso. The contract was worth a million more per […]

Are Hleb and Flamini Really Necessary?

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 of Arsenal’s success early in the season, but tailed off–along […]

Scouser Supporters the Next Sub-prime Loan Victims?

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 most Premier League clubs use TV revenue cash to cover […]

Where's Rooney?

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 stats, one can still make the argument that Rooney was […]

When Does Arsene Become Accountable?

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 and smile like he had won the match, though he […]

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3 Teams Invited to 2009 Premier League Asia Trophy

Plans are being finalized for the 2009 Premier League Asia Trophy. So far, Chelsea, West Ham United and Hull City have been invited to participate in the tournament which is likely to be held in China, in either Beijing or Shanghai. The 2007 edition of the tournament was hosted in […]

Tiago Rejects Everton Advance

What I’m hearing is Juventus midfielder Tiago Mendes has rejected a 12-month loan move to English side Everton. Sounds like the Turin club had tried to transfer the player to either Tottenham or Newcastle but those talks broke down and Everton pounced for the Portuguese national.  Something tells me Tiago has […]

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Three possible defensive midfield options for Arsenal in the January transfer market

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger the broke news, and the hearts of Arsenal fans, on Monday by confirming defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin will be sidelined “at least two months” with a knee injury suffered during Arsenal’s disappointing 2-1 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.  Coquelin is one of the most important […]

Pep Guardiola: Bayern Munich’s Champions League match against Olympiakos ‘a final for us’

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola insists Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Olympiakos is effectively ‘a final’ for the Germans in the battle to finish top of the group. Both Olympiakos and Bayern have nine points in Group F, but Guardiola’s Bavarians lead the table with an overwhelming goal difference and […]