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Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 13

Southampton against Manchester City was the showpiece game of the weekend, following the home side’s superb start to the season. Mike Jones was the man in charge at St Mary’s and had a strange first 45 minutes. The most bizarre decision was to punish Sergio Aguero for a dive, when […]

English Premier League Team Of The Week – Gameweek 11

Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during Matchweek 11 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend: Goalkeeper Guzan – [Aston Villa] – Brad Guzan is continuing a rich history of American goalkeepers who excel […]

Facts And Stats: A Look At The First 10 Gameweeks Of The 2014/15 EPL Season

The 2014/2015 football season in England is already 10 gameweeks old with ups and downs aplenty. Southampton have unquestionably been the surprise package thus far while the promoted trio all struggling to settle in the top flight. Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United are hardly fairing any better results-wise than when […]

5 Things That Will Happen In The Premier League This Weekend

  The 2014/15 season is eight games old and Southampton and West Ham proudly inhabit the top four while Manchester United continue to be just two bad games from a full-scale crisis. But even in the topsy-turvy unpredictable Premier League, there are certainties to be found. Here are five for the […]

The Late Show with Diego Forlán as Atlético Madrid Defeats Fulham in the UEFA Europa League Final

Depending on the results of the final round in La Liga this upcoming weekend, Atlético Madrid can finish as high as ninth and as low as eleventh in Spain.  Fulham completed their 2009-10 in the Barclays Premier League in twelfth position.  All mattered not as they both navigated through massive […]

Atlético Madrid Hits Rock Bottom

Halloween will arrive in a few days, but for Atlético Madrid, this season has been a complete nightmare from the beginning.  Los rojiblancos hit their low point with a dull thud on Saturday when they could not fend off a nine-man Mallorca team and settled for a 1-1 draw at […]

Valencia Unnecessarily Drops Another Two Points

Based on their records coming into this fixture, the Valencia – Atlético Madrid Saturday fixture did not look to be an appetizing match, but knowing each team’s penchant to go forward, their stature in Spanish football, and their performances over the past few years, this game was the one to […]

La Liga in the Champions League: Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid

The group stage of the Champions League began on Tuesday evening, and two La Liga outfits looked to initiate the exorcism of their personal demons. Real Madrid and its galácticos played its first Champions League match of the season against an upstart FC Zürich team who, before the match, seemed […]

Atlético Madrid Continues Their Stumbling Start

Atlético Madrid prolonged their faltering start with a 1-1 draw against Racing Santander on Saturday.  Even with a man advantage for the majority of the second half, they lacked the finishing touch to nip the win from a feisty Santander side.  Racing came off a 4-1 drubbing at El Sardinero […]

Champions League 2009-10: Anderlecht and Celtic Looking For Miracles

After strong showings in the first leg of the playoff round, both Lyon and Arsenal are in a comfortable position to enter the group stage. Lyon can claim a tenth consecutive group-stage appearance unless they completely fall apart. The French club overwhelmed RSC Anderlecht 5-1 last week, while a 2-0 […]

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Programming Updates from Setanta

  It’s been a hectic few weeks for the folks at the North American division of Setanta Sports, based in San Francisco. And it’s getting even busier. Here are the latest developments: In answer to a question from an EPL Talk reader, most — if not all — live Premiership […]

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