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Tag Archives: Wayne Rooney

Peter "No Slouch" Crouch: What Should Capello Do With This Guy?

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

Another England match, another goal for Peter Crouch. Sure, the one against Mexico yesterday was hardly artful, in fact, it was illegal on two fronts: handball and offside. But to speak of that Mexican injustice misses the point. Peter Crouch … Continue reading

England vs USA, Is It Just Another Game?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Ever since the World Cup draw was made back in December, all eyes in the United States have been on the first game in Group C. The match against England is widely anticipated in America, but here it’s just another … Continue reading

2009-10 Best Premier League Players and Managers

Posted on by Christopher Harris

During the past few weeks, over 58,000 soccer fans from around the world voted in the 2009-10 EPL Awards, a readers choice awards competition that recognizes the best in Premier League football — everything from players and managers to podcasts, … Continue reading

The England Outsiders #5. The Strikers

Posted on by Paul Bestall

2006 was a disaster for England’s much vaunted strikers in so many ways it was depressing. It was clearly Sven Goran-Eriksson’s nadir as the England supremo as his eccentric choices left England woefully short of options. Michael Owen was so … Continue reading

Manchester United 1-0 Manchester City – Matchday Observations and Late Drama

Posted on by Jesse Chula

The highly anticipated Manchester Derby took place Saturday with frustrating and mixed results. Both teams seemed satisfied to sit back and not risk over-committing attacking players while each team was still able to enjoy decent spells of possession, but minimal … Continue reading

A Little Perspective for Manchester United Supporters

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Manchester United were eliminated from the most coveted Cup competition in the world on Wednesday night in heartbreaking fashion. Having won their home leg 3-2 and finishing off the tie with a level aggregate score of 4-4, United were put … Continue reading

Berbatov Critics Proven Right

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

Last week in the build-up to the English Premier League’s most anticipated match of the season, there were many in the press and blogosphere that openly questioned Dimitar Berbatov’s ability to replace Wayne Rooney as an effective lone striker. I, … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney's Injury Makes it Chelsea's Title to Lose

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

Without even kicking a ball, Chelsea were given a gift this week.  One roll of Wayne Rooney’s ankle has altered the dynamic of the entire 2009-10 EPL campaign, and has handed Carlo Ancelotti more than just a lifeline, but possibly … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney's Injury Adds to Manchester United's Insult

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Football truly is a game like no other where minutes can feel like hours and hours can sometimes feel like days. As quickly and powerfully as the ball can be slammed into the net, it’s equally as quick that a team’s fortune or good … Continue reading

Everton Continue To Be Overlooked

Posted on by Paul Bestall

You’ve got to feel for David Moyes and the never ending injury situation at Goodison Park. Since they finished fourth in 2005, it seems every season starts in December due to the injury affliction that seemingly curses the Toffees. Thankfully, … Continue reading

Fan Perspective: Wayne Rooney Injury Concern or The Knee That Carries a Nation

Posted on by Jesse Chula

  It seems my fear, dread and worry over the past few months has somehow manifested itself into an Atlantic Ocean-traveling orb of negativity. It’s left my old injured knee in Southeastern America, and traveled the 4,000 some miles to … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips For This Weekend

Posted on by Josh Allen

It’s the week of the Cheltenham festival, so in order to celebrate, this edition of fantasy football tips will take on a slightly equine nature. Apologies in advance for the inevitably dodgy puns. I’ll try and ensure that there’s not … Continue reading

Premier League Form XI

Posted on by Kristian Downer

The saying goes that ‘form is temporary but class is permanent’ and on many levels this holds true, however such a huge part of professional sport is the mental aspect of the game, which at the highest level can be just as, … Continue reading

The Club v Country Debate

Posted on by Jesse Chula

He’s my hero of sorts, the integral piece of the attacking puzzle to my beloved Manchester United and my (adopted) country of England. He’s the bulldog who never gives up, the born leader with enough natural footballing talent to make … Continue reading

Manchester United Players Have Fun With Smithy: Sport Relief Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Manchester United players such as Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney star in a new comedy video to raise money for the Sport Relief charity in Britain. The new video (see excerpt above) features Smithy (the Gavin & Stacey character played … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Waynes

Posted on by Jesse Chula

In ten years time, English football fans will look back in the annals of history and cast villainous or glorious eyes upon someone named Wayne. This pending assignment of fates will depend on the outcome of this summer’s World Cup. Wayne Bridge, as unfortunate as … Continue reading

Manchester Utd 3-0 West Ham: Business As Usual For United

Posted on by Aram Gyan

The race to the top narrowed Tuesday night as Manchester United swept aside West Ham United at Old Trafford. Shades of 1966 early on as Man United’s Ben Foster dropped Alessandro Diamanti’s dipping shot onto the goal-line. Did it cross? … Continue reading

Drawings of Torres, Rooney and Adebayor

Posted on by Nicholas Buchel

Editor’s note: EPL Talk reader Nicholas Buchel shared a series of three drawings he made that I should many of you would enjoy. The first features Fernando Torres who returned to action Sunday against Manchester City. The above picture is … Continue reading