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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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Roberto Di Matteo believes Schalke 04 will have a winner’s mentality against Real Madrid

Schalke 04 coach Roberto Di Matteo says that his side will be going for the win against Real Madrid during tomorrow’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg in Gelsenkirchen. Even though Di Matteo feels that the reigning European champions will be heavy favorites against his German club, he is urging […]

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Chinese Super League overtake EPL in transfer window spending

Chinese club Jiangsu Suning’s 50 million euro ($56 million) signing of Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday saw the Chinese Super League overtake the English Premier League in spending during the winter transfer window, the transfermarkt website said. According to the website, which tracks commercial dealings […]

Alex Teixeira joins Chinese Super League club in £38 million move

Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira became China’s third record signing in just over a week on Friday when Jiangsu Suning snapped him up for 50 million euros ($56 million) — following earlier interest from English giants Liverpool. China’s latest monster move came only three days after Guangzhou Evergrande paid 42 million […]

Tomas Rosicky injury could end Arsenal career

Tomas Rosicky’s latest injury setback, a torn thigh tendon, leaves him in a race against time if he is to play for Arsenal again with his Gunners contract due to expire in June. The 35-year-old missed the first half of the current campaign with a knee injury and coach Arsene […]