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Fantasy Premier League Tips For This Weekend

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 too much horse play… Anyway, to business. Just like horse […]

Premier League Form XI

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, if not more important than the physical aspect. With just 8 or […]

The Club v Country Debate

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 the recently departed Cristiano Ronaldo raise an eye in disbelief […]

A Tale of Two Waynes

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 it is, has been in the media for all the […]

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

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? Sir Alex Ferguson’s sometime nemesis, referee Alan Wiley, thought not. […]

Drawings of Torres, Rooney and Adebayor

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 hand drawn in ballpoint by Nicholas. Below the fold, Buchel […]

Jack Rodwell Puts Himself In Shop Window Again

If you can’t beat them, buy them. That has often been Manchester United’s strategy when the club has lost pivotal league games against smaller English clubs and/or have been embarrassed by Premier League players who display incredible raw skill. United has often gone on to purchase many of those footballers. […]

Poll: Will Manchester United Win The Champions League?

Will Manchester United Win the Champions League?(polls) It was a textbook Manchester United performance. The Red Devils entered the San Siro with the pressure of performing against some of the top footballers in the world such as Pato, Beckham, Ronaldinho, Seedorf, Nesta, Pirlo, Ambrosini and Huntelaar. And despite being outplayed […]

Wayne Rooney’s Continued, Increased Role For Manchester United

Wayne Rooney: husband, father, footballer, striker, play-maker, defender, captain, international, the list could really go on, was involved in all four goals (Manchester United only had 3) Sunday as the reigning champions not-so-impressively beat relegation applicants Hull City at the KC Stadium. It was a performance United fans are reluctantly […]

Overrated England Sure to Disappoint in 2010

  As we head into the festive season, English fans are wrapping the present they give themselves before every World Cup – the gift of unbridled confidence in their national football team.  And yet, as they have for the past 40+ years, those English fans are likely to stick their […]

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Excitement Building for Germany Against Italy

Throughout the years, Germany against Italy has been a classic match. Most notably during the 1970 World Cup semi-final, when Italy defeated the Germans 4-3 despite Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer playing with a dislocated shoulder after being injured in the match. My personal prediction is that Italy will prevail in this […]

Ji-Sung Park Tames Socceroos

Australia’s remarkable run of results has come crashing to a halt at the Seoul World Cup Stadium as Korea downed the Socceroos 3-1  tonight in an International Friendly. With both teams safely through to the World Cup Finals as top of their Asian qualifying groups, this was a chance for both […]

Welcome Back, Arsenal!

  If AZ Alkmaar was a foreshadowing, the Gunners did their best to not heed the warning.  Anyone who has watched this team over the past five years knew what was coming, both in the Netherlands and at Upton Park.  It’s just too predictable.  If you expect to lift the […]

Reversal Of Eduardo’s Ban Raises More Questions

After what sounds like an absolutely epic appeal by Arsenal worthy of a Hague courtroom, UEFA has overturned Eduardo’s two-match ban for diving. How you feel about the decision likely has a lot to do with your thoughts on whether such punishments are truly effective deterrents to such nefarious acts. […]

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CONCACAF Cup: Jurgen Klinsmann vs. Tuca Ferretti is a battle between 2 different coaching beliefs

The major qualm with Jurgen Klinsmann when he was hired by the United States became embodied in Philipp Lahm’s autobiography, where the Bayern legend and former German international portrayed Joachim Loew as the real tactical mind behind the 2006 Nationalmannschaft. Klinsmann dwelled on fitness, never talked about tactics, and left […]

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Today’s Soccer Morning features listener calls as well as the latest updates on the FIFA crisis. UPDATE: Alright, so here's the deal. @SoccerMorning won't be live today, but I am recording. Going to take blind calls, @bestsoccershow style. — Jason Davis (@davisjsn) October 8, 2015 You can listen to Soccer […]

Who is Issa Hayatou, world soccer’s acting FIFA President?

Now that Sepp Blatter, the most powerful man in world soccer, has been suspended from all soccer-related activities for the next 90 days, Issa Hayatou will serve as the interim FIFA President until a new one is appointed in February 2016 when the FIFA presidential elections happen. But up until now, […]

FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini and Valcke from soccer-related activities for 90 days

FIFA President Sepp Blatter, UEFA President Michel Platini and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke have all been provisionally suspended for 90 days by FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, after being investigated over corruption allegations. The three are banned from any soccer-related activity in the interim. They deny any wrongdoing. While Valcke has already […]