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Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 12

Jack Wilshere was lucky to escape a red card, let alone a yellow on Saturday against Manchester United at the weekend. The midfielder fouled Marouane Fellaini, then showed dissent towards Mike Dean, in an aggressive manner, which warranted a yellow card I felt. Wilshere then turned to Fellaini and leaned […]

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 […]

Stoke City’s August-September Progress Report

Stoke City have had a mixed beginning to the 2014-15 Premier League season and have posted mixed results since the start on the campaign. With one win, two draws and two losses, the Potters are perched in 13th spot on the log. The highlight of their campaign thus far certainly […]

Previewing The Eagerly-Anticipated Film ‘Marvellous’

I wrote an article last season sparked by foreign ownership and community about a long standing Stoke City cult hero, Neil “Nello” Baldwin. Nello had just been awarded an honorary degree degree by Keele University in recognition of his positive impact on university life over fifty plus years in residence. […]

Stoke City Sign Mame Biram Diouf and Teixeira

While most of the world is anticipating the start of the World Cup, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has been busy in the transfer market by adding two more signings to bring his total of summer acquisitions to four and counting. Stoke City have signed former Manchester United striker Mame […]

Teal Bunbury Waits on Stoke's Decision

The list of Americans trying to cross the pond to play in England continues to grow. And no, I’m not talking about Landon Donovan. Teal Bunbury, a 20-year-old U.S. International who has been on trial at Stoke City in recent weeks, is waiting to hear if the Potters will offer […]

It’s A Big Weekend For… Stoke City

By all accounts Stoke have been one of the sides underachieving so far in the Premier League. One of the more active teams in the transfer market over the summer, many expected the Potters to push for a top-half finish this term, but as of yet they have shown little […]

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US-T&T postgame thoughts

Michael Haley and I both attended the US-Trinidad and Tobago match yesterday at the Home Depot Center. The US made ten changes in the starting eleven from Thursday night’s victory over Guatemala. Most interestingly the new players seemed to adjust well to Bob Bradley’s attacking formation which features many overlapping […]

Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy Feeling ‘Destroyed’ By Injury

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits Mathieu Debuchy is "destroyed" and "embarrassed" after it was confirmed the injured defender would endure a second lengthy spell on the sidelines this season. Debuchy has started only nine Barclays Premier League games since joining the Gunners from Newcastle in the summer. The France full-back […]

Premier League Links Of The Day: December 9, 2010

This video has been spreading through the web like crazy. Here’s Emmanuel Eboue warming up before entering the game against Partizan. Here’s the links: EPL clash of the titans [Prost Amerika Soccer] Top 5 EPL players by FIFA [The Best Eleven] Take a breath Villa fans [7500 To Holte] EPL […]

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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 […]