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Guide To 2008/2009 Premier League Referees

They’re the men in black that you love to hate, but someone has to do the job. Here’s EPL Talk’s guide to the Premier League referees for the 2008/2009 season (click on the referee’s name to view his photograph): Martin Atkinson. Premier League ref since 2005. Age 37. On August […]

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UEFA Champions League: What We’ve Learnt From This Week’s Quarter-Finals

Just four teams remain in the UEFA Champions League, and after a quartet of exceptional quarter-final ties, this tournament seems intent on getting better and better. At this juncture, each of the four sides left in the competition know they’re a mere three games away from winning the biggest prize […]

African Cup of Nations Recap–Day 1

As I said before in my previous post about the 2008 African Cup of Nations, I’m very disappointed that I’m not going to be able to watch the games on TV. I’m going to try and do my best to keep with this tournament as best I can, but that’s not […]

Match Day One – Serie A Italian Calcio

Arrival of Match Day One for Serie A fans provides several classic pairings including, Roma v. Napoli, Sampdoria v. Internazionale and Fiorentina v. Juventus.  Those who remember last year’s final outcome between Juventus and Fiorentina, know they won’t be disappointed.  Fiorentina took 4 points from both seasonal encounters, drawing the first at home 1 […]

The England Outsiders #5. The Strikers

2006 was a disaster for England’s much vaunted strikers in so many ways it was depressing. It was clearly Sven Goran-Eriksson’s nadir as the England supremo as his eccentric choices left England woefully short of options. Michael Owen was so off the pace as to be redundant and his World […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]