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Who Will Advance from the World Cup Group Stage?

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to make your predictions for the 2010 World Cup. Who will advance from each group, and who will go on to win the tournament? The top two teams from each group will advance past the Group Stage and into the round of 16. Then it’s […]

How Popular Is The World Cup?

As the 2010 World Cup approaches like a runaway train down a slick international track, a mob of detractors and naysayers are queuing up a mile long to have their say against the legitimacy of soccer in the USA and across the world. At times, the very purpose and existence […]

With Walcott Axed, Zero Arsenal Players in English Team

Perhaps this is a frivolous post, but with Theo Walcott shockingly omitted from Fabio Capello’s World Cup squad, the England national team are left with ZERO players from Arsenal traveling to South Africa. Sure, Arsenal FC will be well-represented in this year’s tournament: William Gallas (France), Robin van Persie (Holland), […]

FLO TV Personal Television: Product Review

In time for the World Cup which kicks off on June 11, EPL Talk got its hands on a brand-new FLO TV Personal Television. Our goal was to see whether it would be worthwhile for you, the readers, especially for those of you who will be at work or on […]

England Name Final 23-Man World Cup Squad

The Football Association (FA) has just announced the final England 23-man squad for the World Cup. They are: David James Joe Hart Robert Green John Terry Jamie Carragher Glen Johnson Rio Ferdinand Ashley Cole Stephen Warnock Matthew Upson Ledley King Joe Cole Gareth Barry Aaron Lennon Shaun Wright-Phillips James Milner […]

World Cup Legends #3: Pickles The Dog

Picture the scene, the World Cup is being displayed in London, as part of the build up to the country hosting the tournament that summer. A rare stamp auction is being held at Westminster Central Hall and the Jules Rimet trophy has pride of place as the centrepiece of the […]

Japan v England: Open Thread

In the United States, it’s one of those long holiday weekends, which are a rarity. It’s time to remember the fallen heroes who have died while in military service for the United States. It’s also an opportunity to spend time with the family, have BBQ’s, visit the beach and more […]

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The World Cup is agonizingly close, I seem to be spending all my time thinking, reading, or talking about it. However with all of the different news, blog, and sport sites available on the internet, sifting through the pile for worthwhile material can be a nightmare. This is why I […]

The Pros and Cons of Buying Players During a World Cup

World Cup years give all club managers a real dilemma. Do you try and recruit all your transfers before the tournament or do you wait until it’s over? The fact is, every WC is the world’s biggest advertising brochure for players, especially from less high profile nations. Anyone having a […]

Bob Bradley’s Theory on How to Beat England

Bob Bradley is a strategic thinker.  He has to be.  He coaches a mid-level national soccer team whose first game is against one the top ranked teams in the world – England.   Bradley knows that the US does not have enough talent to win on talent alone.  If the Founding […]

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Bull Durham

I’m on vacation this week in North Carolina, so the quantity of blog postings will dwindle, but I’ll try and write when I get the opportunity. It’s actually a great week to visit the EPL Talk Community where you can read blogs from six EPL Talk readers and participate in […]

Attendance In Spain Drops

The first half of the season is already in the books, but there were less people watching. In Spain they are talking about the fact that the game itself could be in danger of changing radically in the coming months to years.  The significant drops in attendance across the board […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

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