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Proposed Caps to Halt Spending Are Bad for Football

The inexplicable is often the standard in football.  The £14 million pounds Man City paid for Wayne Bridge is inexplicable.  Florent Malouda’s protean hairstyles are inexplicable.  Arsene Wenger’s ability to see zero penalties against Arsenal is inexplicable.  Yet even bearing this in mind, I could not help but rubbing my […]

Real Madrid Storms Transfer Market – Can English Clubs Cope?

Barcelona winning everything last season could have deeper repercussions for the Premier League beyond felling Manchester United in the Champions League. They’ve awoken the sleeping spending giant that is Real Madrid. Desperate to overtake the unstoppable Barça, Real Madrid have obliterated all transfer records and don’t look anywhere near stopping. […]

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EPL Talk Podcast: Catching up with Paul Dempsey, August 2009

Setanta Ireland’s Paul Dempsey stops by for the first of what will be regular appearances on the EPL Talk Podcast. Among the topics discussed are: The open nature of this year’s Premier League Manchester City Harry Redknapp and Spurs Giovanni Trapitoni’s amazing turnaround job at the Rep. of Ireland Scottish […]

Arsenal legend David Seaman rates Thibaut Courtois over David de Gea

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has given Chelsea shot stopper Thibaut Courtois the edge over Manchester United’s David de Gea heading into this weekend’s showdown between the two Premier League clubs. The question as to which young goalkeeper is the best in England has been the topic of debate since the Belgian arrived in London […]

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Rafa Benitez backs under-fire Karim Benzema: ‘He is very important for us’

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has restated his support for French striker Karim Benzema amid increasing criticism of Benzema’s off-field behavior in his homeland. Benzema has been charged in France for his alleged participation in a blackmail case involving international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. French Prime Minister […]