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Either Win or Lose, But Don't Torture Me With Your Defeat

It’s quite rare for Manchester United supporters to look as glum as they did on Sunday. Dimitar Berbatov missed several half chances. Antonio Valencia came close in the first half when his shot was saved by Paul Robinson. But, other than that, it was an uncharacteristic static performance from Manchester […]

Is Your Family As Soccer Mad As You Are?

Watching the Midlands derby on television Saturday between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers, a smile crept on my face when I saw an elderly woman in the crowd celebrating after Aston Villa scored a goal. To see her beaming and jumping up and down was a natural and beautiful thing […]

Why Soccer Shirts Are More Than Just Shirts

When you’re wearing the shirt of your favorite soccer team in public, have you considered what nonverbal communications you’re sending? Sure, the majority of the time, we’re wearing a soccer shirt because it’s the team we support, we like the design, it’s comfortable, fashionable and sometimes it’s one of the […]

How Did You Fall In Love With Your Football Team?

No offense to the celebrities that we’ve interviewed over the past few years for EPL Talk, but sometimes the best stories are from the actual fans themselves, like yourself. If you’re a regular reader to EPL Talk, you’ve read hundreds if not thousands of words from the fingertips of myself […]

Expert Football Coverage From Around The Leagues

While you’re enjoying EPL Talk, don’t forget to check out the sister sites in our network for a taste of German, Italian, Spanish, European and American soccer. Bundesliga Talk has the statistics comparing Schalke to Atletico Madrid for the most enticing Champions League third round qualifying match. Another new article […]

Are Football Match Programmes Slowly Becoming Extinct?

Growing up in Wales, many of my cold, wet winter nights were spent cowering under a lightbulb studying every word and every page of football programmes. I had my Swansea City programmes that I brought home from matches, but I was deeply indebted to Steve Earl Football Programmes for helping […]

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Jack Warner banned from football for life by FIFA

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has been banned for life from all football-related activity, the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee of the sport’s world governing body said on Tuesday. The former Caribbean federation president “was found to have committed many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during […]

Beckham Divorce with MLS Mutual, Inevitable, Deserved

David Beckham wants to leave the Los Angeles Galaxy and stay in Italy, and so does the MLS—but they won’t admit it. The current transfer saga itself, as AC Milan negotiate making Beckham’s loan move permanent, is the type of high-profile exposure the American league pines for. While garnering both […]

Buy the Premier League Theme Song

People often write to me at EPL Talk about where they can buy the Premier League anthem or theme song. They usually ask about the classic one remixed by DJ Judge Jules, and sometimes the most recent one by Peter Lawlor. Thanks to a tip from reader Charles Hurley, we […]

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Jose Mourinho denies rift with brooding Diego Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Diego Costa despite the striker’s unhappy reaction to being dropped to the bench for the scoreless draw at Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho admitted the pair had argued at half-time during the mid-week Champions League victory away to Maccabi Tel Aviv and Costa’s mood […]