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Preview of This Weekend’s Championship Matches, Gameweek 13

After getting 58% of the predictions correct last weekend, I feel I deserve another shot at attempting to predict the outcome of this weekend’s Championship fixtures! All times Eastern. TV/Internet times listed for US readers/viewers. Programming note: For viewers in the United States, select Championship games are available exclusively on […]

Coppell Looking To Make More Friends

Steve Coppell is a popular figure in football. Fondly remembered at every club he has either played for or managed, the former Manchester United man is about to embark on a new challenge. Bristol City are the club fortunate enough to welcome Coppell, as the 54 year old looks to […]

Panic Over Cudicini Motorbike Crash

It seems that the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Carlo Cudicini, has been involved in a serious crash this morning after hitting a car whilst riding his BMW motorbike. It’s been confirmed that Cudicini has fractured both wrists and sustained serious pelvic injuries according to a statement by London’s Metropolitan Police. A […]

Legends Of English Football: #10 Ted Drake

In the annals of Arsenal’s history, one name conjures images of a bygone era, baggy shorts and a dead eye for goal. In the record books, his name still stands alone for the most goals scored in one season, with 44 in the 1934-35 season. In the modern era, first […]

The Run-In For Automatic Promotion

Well it’s here yet again, that time of the season where supporters of clubs at both ends of the table are suffering ‘twitchy-backside’ syndrome (a genuine medical term). Naturally a popular subject of conversation now is ‘who is going up’. Here are my thoughts. Wolves Mick Mcarthy’s men appear to […]

Say No To Sunderland's Negative Tactics

It’s quite odd that in some circles Sunderland’s near draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford this past Saturday is being heralded as a massive achievement. What I saw was one of the most negative and anti-soccer performances in ages. For the entire 90 minutes, Sunderland “parked their bus” in […]

9 Reasons Why Hull City Is My New Favorite Team

I admit it. I have a soft spot for underdogs. Three years ago, I was enamored by Wigan’s brilliant beginning to the season where they surprised so many teams and fans by playing attacking football. Two years ago, it was Reading’s turn to brighten up the Premier League. Last season […]

The Championship Starting To Shape Up

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Watford vs Reading Ghost Goal

One of the bizarrest goals you’ll ever see was awarded this past weekend in the Watford against Reading match. You have to see this “ghost goal” to believe it: [display_podcast] It was an obvious mistake by assistant referee Nigel Bannister as he believed the ball had gone in the back […]

Premier League Wants To Be The NFL

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 Kay’s article: “Vision Of A Breakaway League With No Relegation.” […]

One Wish For The 2008/2009 Premier League Season

For the upcoming Premier League season, I have one wish. If you’re a neutral follower of the league, as I am, all I wish is that we can find a team that has the balls to play attractive, attacking football and that isn’t afraid to go for the jugular against […]

2008/2009 Championship TV Schedule On Sky Sports

Sky Sports has announced its schedule of televised Championship matches for the first few months of the 2008/2009 season. Here’s the schedule: Sunday, August 10: Nottingham Forest v Reading Saturday, August 16: Bristol City v Derby County Saturday, August 30: Watford v Ipswich Saturday, October 4: Coventry City v Southampton […]

Championship Players At Euro 2008

After extensive research ie a quick visit to Wikipedia I found that 3 players who ply thier trade in the Coca-Cola Championship are on a countries roster for Euro 2008. For the Czech Republic are Midfielder Marek Matejovsky who players for Reading and Midfielder Rudolf Skacel who plays for Southamption. […]

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Portugal were among the biggest disappointments at Korea/Japan 2002. From John O’Brien’s goal that put USA in the lead early in the opening match until the final whistle in a hard fought loss to South Korea, it seemed Portugal’s vast talent was being wasted in desperation comeback mode. This time […]

Can the Spanish five conquer this year’s Champions League?

The English Premier League may dominate matters off the pitch, but in Europe another league’s dictated matters on it: the Spanish Primera. Perched atop the latest UEFA country coefficient rankings without a serious challenger, Spain’s recent performances in Europe have been streets ahead of their peers. In the 2013-2014 season, […]

Football Writing Today

I am a football writer, but I am football reader too. I demand fresh information. I want it now. I want it in abundance. Coming up to a match, I scour the net for preview. Is player X still injured? Did player Y travel with the team? Did player Z’s red card get overturned?  An hour before kick-off, I’m […]

Gareth Bale Is Not In My Plans, Insists Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti: Daily Soccer Report

Real Madrid’s hunt to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur has gone cold, after there have been some reports in The Daily Telegraph that Carlo Ancelotti is less interested in signing the player, and may have moved on to focus on other acquisitions instead. The article in question (linked below) doesn’t include […]

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