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Croatia 1-4 England: Walcott Grabs Hat-Trick In Zagreb

England achieved a massive three points tonight with an emphatic 4-1 away win against Croatia in their second match of 2010 World Cup qualifying. It was far from an ordinary night for England in Zagreb. Wayne Rooney scored his first goal for England since October 2007. Theo Walcott, who started […]

England Are In A No-Win Situation Against Andorra

Only a few days remain before England plays their first 2010 World Cup qualifying match against Andorra at the Estadio Olímpico de Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain. No matter what England does, they cannot win. England’s 2007 match against Andorra continues to be a dark cloud that hangs over the heads […]

Nine Football Announcing Cliches We Could Do Without

With the 1.24 billion league matches on offer at Sky, Setanta, and the Other Ones, you can’t really blame professional football announcers for over-relying on their trusty grab bag of football clichés.  But now that John ‘Motty’ Motson has left for good, I think it’s time to wipe the slate […]

Benitez Burns His Bridges

Liverpool seem to have decided on a new transfer policy this summer which makes the same impact as Real Madrid’s lovelorn chase for Ronaldo. Liverpool seem to be using their local paper, The Echo, to release transfer target information into the public domain to unsettle players at other clubs. Gareth Barry became the […]

Steven Gerrard Handed Captain's Armband

I don’t think this is a shock to anyone. Liverpool’s local hero had been the skipper in John Terry’s absence in the fateful Euro 2008 qualifiers against Russia and Croatia last year and with Terry injured AGAIN, Gerrard was the odds-on favorite to lead England out today in their friendly against […]

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Premier League Stories You May Have Missed

Here are some of the most interesting Premier League stories you may not have read this week: UK Internet Traffic to Top Premier League Football Websites (Hitwise): Chelsea may be near the top of the table, but the volume of web traffic to its web site still pales in comparison […]

World Cup 2010 Day 17: World Cup Buzz Podcast

Sunday’s highly anticipated match day featuring two great international football rivalries ended in a relative fizzle, with Germany defeating England (4-1) and Argentina defeating Mexico (3-1) by multi-goal margins. To talk about those matches and Monday’s two Round of 16 fixtures, I was joined by Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna […]

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: TV times and open thread

Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States (as well as listings of commentators): Everton vs. Liverpool, 8:30am, NBCSN; Steve Bower & Kevin Kilbane Arsenal vs. Manchester United, 11am, NBCSN; Arlo White & Lee Dixon Swansea vs. Spurs, 11am, Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra; […]