It isn't often when a match involving Charlton Athletic raises the heart rate, but today's last minute win against Aston Villa today was a splendid match. Alan Pardew has already invigorated his Charlton squad, and if the Southeast London team can keep it
The wonderful thing about being in Britain is that you can hear conversations about football in the most interesting places. Taking the train from Manchester to Liverpool last month to embark on a trip to see Everton at home against Bolton, you couldn't e
The executives at Sky Sports must be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of a fixture rearrangement which could see Chelsea versus Manchester United being rescheduled from April 14 to May 8 or 9.
Football provides many social functions in society, from instilling local and civic pride to giving people an excuse to avoid doing DIY on a Saturday afternoon. However, one of its least recognized but most im
Merry Christmas to all EPL Talk readers worldwide. While many of us are opening presents or giving them to our loved ones, Charlton fans will have something to cheer about this morning knowing that manager Les Reed has been replaced by Alan Pardew. <
I received a Happy Holidays card today from Fox Cable Networks, parent company for Fox Soccer Channel. The greeting card programmed in Flash shows some highlights from its major networks. I counted four *very brief* clips for soccer. Unfortunately more ai
It's been a few weeks now since I've returned from my trip to England to watch four Premiership matches and one Champions League match in the space of eight days. During that time, I've had a chance to reflect on what I saw. I was originally planning on
The Guardian reporter Lestyn George has written an interesting article about Setanta Sports from a business perspective. Among the several interesting facts in the story is witnessing a conversation with a Sky Sports presenter (see
Sky Sports Anticipatin
For those of you who read this blog regularly and listen to the EPL Talk Podcast, you'll know that I'm enamored with football grounds. So, thanks to a tip from the Tokyo Toffeeman, he pointed me to an article on the BBC Sport blog entitled "Do you ca
I had a really interesting conversation tonight with Ronaldo from the 101greatgoals.com web site. I interviewed him for the next EPL Talk Podcast, which you will hear this Sunday as part of a special holiday edition. Other interview guests on the show wil
Fox Soccer Channel may have lost TV rights to a portion of their Premiership matches and the entire Bundesliga this season, but the network came out strong by announcing today it has won the rights to show the final rounds of the UEFA Cup.
It's a given in football that you don't sell your best player. To sell your best player usually indicates that the club is going down the toilet, is desperate for cash or the player concerned has been caught with some swollen
Instead of being released yesterday (Sunday), Episode 44 of the EPL Talk Podcast will be delayed and scheduled for release either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. I plan on publishing a joint episode. The lead interview will be with Reading And U.S. goa
According to Vic Wakeling, Managing Director of Sky Sports, in an email to EPL Talk reader Tokyo Toffeeman, Wakeling expects "at least one other broadcaster to make a raid on [Sky Sports's] talent at some stage next year."
It's been 6,447 days since the Hillsborough Disaster occurred on what many believe was the darkest day in the history of football. On that fateful day in April 1989, 96 innocent football fans tragically died when many of them were crushed to death at a FA
Excellent news for football fans in America. The Associated Press is reporting that ESPN and ABC have won the TV rights to Euro 2008 and will be broadcasting each game live.
Read the article in Forbes Magazine here.
While the thought of having ABC and E
After Cristiano Ronaldo scored Man United's third goal in the Manchester derby today, you may have noticed that he got into a pose with Rio Ferdinand and pretended to hold rocket launchers. This isn't the first time it's happened either.
So why the pose?
There are few more unpleasant fashion creations than a modern football shirt. Comprised of those melt-into-the-skin-in-a-fire polymers which feel like a cross between your grannies old nylon stockings and liquid plastic, they
It's been a busy few days in football with plenty of Premiership matches in addition to the final Champions League matches of the round. The highlight for me was seeing Marcos Nelson's goal for Benfica against Man United. Supreme quality.
I feel sorry for Premiership referees. Never before has their jobs been so scrutinized or have they felt a much pressure as they do now. The issues are compounded by the speed of the game and the advanced skills of some players where they've made di
Despite the criticism of the Premiership so far this season, it's refreshing to see that all of the teams in the league have double digits after Charlton's last minute win last night against Blackburn.
There are lots of developments happening around the Premiership in the last 24 hours. Liverpool are in the midst of a takeover. Meanwhile, Manchester City and Watford score zero goals to make the Premiership's record of the lowest scoring league in
Veteran Soccer America columnist Paul Gardner has never been one to refrain from writing what he believes, so it's interesting to read his take on the English Premier League and its recent lack of goals and quality in an article published in The New
Editor's Note: This week we feature a guest blog post from author and Football365 columnist John Nicholson. John has agreed to write a regular column for EPL Talk. You can check out his work at Football 365 here, or visit his web site here.
Paul Wilson from The Guardian reports that the Premiership is the lowest scoring league in Europe. While teams are definitely playing more defensively, the main reason for the lack of goals is that the league has turned more continental than English. Whil
SoccerTV.com is reporting that FOX Sports International (FSI) and Setanta Sports North America have retained the video rights to the English Premier League (EPL) in the United States and Canada for the 2007-2008 through the 2009-2010 seasons.