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London 0 Hull 4: Hull City Make History

In 1986, an English pop band named The Housemartins released their debut album entitled “London 0 Hull 4,” which perfectly summed up what the four northern lads thought of music from London as well as their contention that they were the fourth best band in Kingston Upon Hull. The Housemartins […]

Sheffield United Players Should Sue West Ham United

After a Football Association appointed arbitration hearing ruled in the favor of Sheffield United earlier this week, lawyers in England must have smelled blood because now up to 12 Sheffield United players who were relegated at the end of the 2006/2007 season are seeking legal advice regarding the possibility of […]

Time For West Ham To Pay Up And Shut Up

Sheffield United have won the latest legal round against West Ham United over the Carlos Tevez saga. A Football Association arbitration hearing ruled in the favor of United and now are seeking £30 million in compensation from West Ham. During the 2006/2007 season, the Hammers fielded Carlos Tevez who was […]

Zola Wins First Home Game In Charge

West Ham wins at home against Newcastle and that’s good news for newly arrived manager Gianfranco Zola.  Zola was simply beaming with encouragement and praise for his players who helped secure his first home win as manager at the London club. See what else he has to say during the post-match interview. West Ham […]

West Ham United To Wear Squad Numbers On Shirts

West Ham United’s shirt fiasco is far from over. The east London club has received permission from the Premier League to feature squad numbers on the front of their shirts beginning with tomorrow’s game at home against Newcastle United. After their sponsor XL Holidays went bankrupt, West Ham had patches […]

West Ham United Agree Zola Deal

Sky Sports News is reporting that Gianfranco Zola has agreed a deal to be the new West Ham United manager. According to the news channel, the Chelsea legend has agreed a three year contract at the Hammers. Zola will be flying into London tomorrow to sign the contract. West Ham […]

Interesting Headlines In the World of Italian Calcio

Over the last 24 hours I’ve been reading several interesting and amusing headlines including, the predicted signing of Gianfranco Zola as the next Hammer’s manager, the possible return of Edgar Davids to Serie A,  Mourinho’s Fury regarding his cable bill and Marcello Lippi shuffling the deck for World Cup qualifying. Gianfranco Zola – labelled as, […]

Premier League More Entertaining Than Reality TV

If reality TV executives are looking for the next smash hit, they should consider Premier League football. Consider the real world drama that happened this week alone. There was Fergie picking up Berbatov in his Bentley under the noses of Man City’s executives. In Newcastle, there was the two-day boardroom […]

Alan Curbishley Resigns As West Ham United Manager

Alan Curbishley has handed in his resignation as manager of West Ham United. In a statement released by the club, West Ham confirms it has accepted the resignation, and has not yet announced any plans for a successor. Curbishley became manager of the club in December 2006, several months after […]

Premier League Gameweek Three (Your Running Commentary)

Some of the biggest storylines from the opening two weeks of the new Premier League season have been the surprising displays by Hull, Stoke, Middlesbrough and Newcastle. All four teams are playing today in matches that will show whether their results from the first two weeks were a flash in […]

Premier League Wants To Be The NFL

You may have missed an article by Oliver Kay in The Times this past weekend that featured a very revealing interview with Manchester City executive chairman Garry Cook regarding the future of the Premier League. The headline perfectly sums up Kay’s article: “Vision Of A Breakaway League With No Relegation.” […]

Premier League: August 24, 2008 (Your Running Commentary)

Get ready for another Super Sunday of English Premier League matches. Chelsea visits Wigan, where the Blues infamously dented their Premier League title hopes in April when Emile Heskey scored a dramatic late equalizer. Manchester City, meanwhile, will hope to bring a smile to their fans by winning their first […]

Premier League Predictions: Gameweek One

It’s amazing how things can sometime go full circle. It feels weird blogging back here again, but it’s safe to say I’m back. For those who don’t know me, I’m Johnathan Starling. Started out blogging on the old Community and it’s even safer to say plenty has changed here since […]

2008/2009 Premier League Table Predictions

Here are my predictions of how I think the Premier League will finish at the end of the 2008/2009 season. Manchester United will continue to excel, while I believe Spurs have the talent and determination to break into the top four knocking Liverpool into fifth place. Liverpool has done well […]

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Your Guide to Premiership TV Commentators

For many of us who watch Premiership soccer on TV, we hear the same football commentators more often than we see some teams play. No matter who plays on a weekend, it’s comforting to hear the familiar voices.But who are the men behind the mic responsible for painting the picture […]

My Dream Champions League Quarterfinals Draw

The real Champions League draw for the quarterfinals, semifinals, and final will take place tomorrow in Nyon, Switzerland, and for the first time in the competition, teams from the same group or country can be paired against each other. It’s likely that we’ll get a few duds and also a […]

Club Over Country?

Call me old fashioned but for me national team service be it as a footballer or as a manager should always take priority over that of club football. But today’s game based around money and oriented towards big TV deals and sponsorships tends to revolve completely around the clubs and […]

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