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Andres Iniesta

/ 5136 days ago

Spain Peaking At the Perfect Time With Their 1-0 Victory Over Portugal

When Spain fell to the hands of Switzerland in the opening match of World Cup 2010, the vultures suddenly appeared from the sky and circled around their "dying" carcass.  No team has ever won the World Cup after losing its first match.  The ghosts from yesteryear are rising from the dead and haunting this current […]

Spain

/ 5183 days ago

Vicente del Bosque Announces Spain’s Provisional 30-Man Squad For FIFA World Cup 2010 Part Three

On Tuesday, the goalkeepers and defenders were discussed, and Wednesday, the midfielders were discussed.  With all of the creative talent in the midfield, that will bring the pressure on the forwards to convert the multitudes of chances that Xavi, Xabi Alonso, etc. will create for them.  Obviously, the two starting men up front would be […]

General

/ 5704 days ago

HD Coming To Fox Soccer Channel

It's one of the questions I get asked quite often. When will Fox Soccer Channel be available in high definition TV (HDTV)? Until now, there wasn't a succinct answer, but we finally have good news. Fox Soccer Channel will be in HD by the end of 2010. Multichannel News, a cable newsletter, broke the news […]

General

/ 5804 days ago

Tottenham Hotspur Signs Roman Pavlyuchenko For £14 Million

Tottenham Hotspur has announced that the club has reached an agreement with Spartak Moscow to sign Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko for a transfer fee believed to be £14 million. The star striker who made a huge impression in Euro 2008 won't be ready to play against Chelsea in the London derby today. His first match […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 5825 days ago

Why Sky Sports News Sucks

Thought for the day: If you were an alien that landed on earth and were forced to watch the Sky Sports News program "Through The Night," would you know that the biggest sporting event in the world waa taking place, the one that happens only once every four years, the summer Olympic games? The answer […]

General

/ 5829 days ago

Martin Rogers Discusses Spurs Transfer Signings, Euro 2008 And Olympics

Don't miss the latest Major League Soccer Talk podcast interview with Martin Rogers, Yahoo's world soccer writer. Interviewed by Kartik Krishnaiyer, Rogers answers questions about several topics including Tottenham Hotspur's transfer signings, how the Euro 2008 tournament was received in England and a preview of the Olympics soccer tournament which Rogers is covering for Yahoo […]

General

/ 5864 days ago

How Fox Soccer Channel Can Improve Its Summer Programming

Television companies that feature the Premier League throughout the season face the harsh reality of trying to keep their viewers returning during the three months in late Spring to early summer when the Premiership is on break. The issue is especially troubling for soccer networks such as Fox Soccer Channel, GolTV and Setanta Sports. They […]

General

/ 5864 days ago

ABC Gets 3.1 Overnight Rating For Spain-Germany Final: So What's Next For ESPN?

Sunday afternoon's Euro 2008 final between Spain and Germany on ABC was watched by 2.4 million overnight households according to numbers announced by Nielsen Media Research.  That gives the broadcast a 3.1 overnight rating based on the 77 million households in America which make up the overnight numbers.  That number is a little more than double the […]
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fernando torres

/ 5866 days ago

Spain Win Euro 2008

Spain have finally overcome their history of underachievers to win Euro 2008. They did so while playing a variation of the style that sometimes led to them being eliminated from competitions. This time around there was one huge difference, the teams spirit. Weather it was winning at the last minute against Sweden, or pinning the Italians back for an […]
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General

/ 5869 days ago

Spain-Italy Most Watched Match So Far And Other ESPN Euro Ratings News

As we head into the final weekend of Euro 2008, ESPN decided to take the occasion yesterday to put out a new press release talking about how the tournament is doing viewership wise through the quarterfinal round.  So, what did they have to say? As noted in the headline, the Spain v Italy quarterfinal shown on ESPN Sunday […]

General

/ 5869 days ago

ESPN's Euro 2008 Advertising Gone Wrong

When was the last time you saw a banner advertisement on the homepage of a major website promoting soccer in the United States? I had to rub my eyes when I saw it earlier Thursday afternoon on the homepage of Yahoo Finance, one of the top financial websites in the U.S. (see screenshot below). The […]

General

/ 5872 days ago

Euro 2008 Coverage Has Failed To Match The Tournament

Having watched most of Euro 2008 spread out between the BBC and ITV I have come to the conclusion that both channels need a major shake up in the ways they cover sport. Both sides irritate people with different aspects of their coverage, for example they both need some new pundits and co-commentators in because […]

General

/ 5873 days ago

The Thin Line Between Euro 2008 Winners And Losers

In international tournaments such as Euro 2008, tactical formations are overrated. Just because a team that plays a 4-3-2-1 formation beats a country playing 4-4-2, that doesn't mean that a Christmas Tree lineup is better. At the end of the day, so much of football comes down to chance.When you think about the 16 teams […]

General

/ 5874 days ago

Spain And Italy's Bore Draw Gives Soccer A Bad Name

It was supposed to be a classic. Two of the top teams in Europe, Italy and Spain, with some of the best footballers in the world on display. But what we saw was a dire game featuring two teams more focused on avoiding defeat than trying to win. Other than the Romania against France game, […]