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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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Saturday’s Bundesliga Review: Mainz Run Ends

Great drama in Saturday’s Bundesliga games, and goals to go with it. Mainz’s winning-streak ended at the hands of Hamburg, St. Pauli showed they can score goals, Bayern Munich’s second string proved themselves, Werder Bremen picked up the pieces, and Bayer Leverkusen confirmed themselves as a genuine title threat. Let’s […]

United Fall Short

A bitter disappointment I must admit for those of us hoping for a deep run from MLS’ lone representative in the competition. United fought valiantly but was eliminated 2-2 on away goals. I can’t help but wonder how ironic it is that this event used the away goal rule which […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]