EPL Talk Archives for January 2008

Chelsea Suffer Arsenal Disease In 1-2 Killer Blow

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For the first 60 minutes at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, the game looked remarkably familiar. Chelsea were passing the ball beautifully around the pitch. Wonderful movement off the ball. Using incredible amounts of imagination and creativity. Yet they couldn't seem to score that crucial second goal. Sound familiar?

FA Cup Third Round Draw

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The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has been made, and there are quite a few mouthwatering fixtures in store for January 3-4. Here's the complete draw (Premier League teams are in bold): Portsmouth v Bristol City Sheffield Wed v Fulham Preston v Liverpool Birmingham v Wolves West Ham v Barnsley Middlesbrough v Barrow Hull City v Newcastle Hartlepool v Stoke Chelsea [.

Cristiano Ronaldo: What Were You Thinking?

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In today's Manchester derby, what was Cristiano Ronaldo thinking? After a cross had been floated into the box, Ronaldo jumped up but instead of heading it, he decided to knock down the ball with his two hands. Ronaldo indicated to everyone that he heard a whistle before the ball reached him, so thinking that the game had [.

Manchester City v Manchester United and Chelsea v Arsenal Live and Online

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Follow Manchester City against Manchester United and Chelsea against Arsenal live and online today via the EPL Talk Chat featuring football fans discussing the match from around the world. The chat is live now. We will also keep you in form of the other two games on offer today (Portsmouth v Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham v [.

Fox Soccer Snooze Day

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Number of days since an English football club scored a goal during Fox Soccer Channel's live soccer coverage on Saturdays: 14. We last saw a goal scored by an English team on Fox Soccer Channel on Saturday, November 15 when Nicolas Anelka knocked the final goal in for Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion.

Middlesbrough v Newcastle United and Sunderland v Bolton Live and Online

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Follow Middlesbrough against Newcaslte United and Sunderland against Bolton live and online today via the EPL Talk Chat featuring football fans discussing the match from around the world. Kick off time is 10:00 am ET/3:00 pm GMT. We will also be keeping you up to date with the other three games on offer in the Premier [.

Poll: Will Chelsea or Arsenal Win This Sunday?

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Who will win the Chelsea v Arsenal derby this weekend? ( polls) Bookmark to: yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = "Poll: Will Chelsea or Arsenal Win This Sunday?"; http://www.epltalk.com/poll-will-chelsea-or-arsenal-win-this-sunday/3873

Liverpool Advance While Chelsea Can’t Jump

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Liverpool guaranteed advancement into the knockout stages with a Steven Gerrard twenty-second minute strike while Chelsea have to win against Cluj on matchday six to guarantee Champions League survival after Diawara's workrate the whole match was rewarded with an eighty-third minute header to give Bordeaux a deserved 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

Where Can I Find Spurs’ Third Shirt?

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If you're a football fan hoping to find a brand-new Tottenham Hotspur third shirt under your tree this Christmas, prepare to be very disappointed. Tottenham's third shirt for the 2008/2009 season is the hardest football shirt to find. Period. It's completely sold out on the Tottenham Hotspur website.

Poll: Best Cable Or Satellite Provider For Soccer Fans

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How many times have you read comments or discussion threads about how the public hate their cable company? Customer Service departments at cable companies probably hate it. Before the Internet, it was difficult to discern how many others had the same passion of hatred as you did. Now it's relatively easy to find those insults [.

Poll: Who Will Win The Manchester Derby This Sunday?

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Who will win the Manchester derby this Sunday? ( surveys) If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Bookmark to: yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = "Poll: Who Will Win The Manchester Derby This Sunday?"; http://www.epltalk.com/poll-who-will-win-the-manchester-derby-this-sunday/3867

Happy Thanksgiving Day Soccer Fans

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It's Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The biggest holiday of the year in this country even more so than Christmas Day. I still find it hard to really get into the spirit of celebrating the holiday. I don't get into the traditional American football games, so maybe that's one of the reasons the [.

I’m On Setanta Sports: Latest 2 Episodes

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Here are the two latest episodes of the cult hit, I'm On Setanta Sports. The first episode features Wayne Rooney as Ruud Gullit and his sexy, sexy football as well as The Boy and Rio talking about eating chips and sauce. The second episode features Fabio Capello and Jose Mourinho discussing the injury problems [.

Premier League Comes To The iPhone: EPL Live! App Review

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For the past few weeks, I've been playing with a new application for the iPhone called "EPL Live!" While the name of the application doesn't conjure up anything wondrous, what the application does is perfect for Apple iPhone users who are massive football fans. Available for $4.99 through Apple's App Store, EPL Live!

Reviewing the Rookie Managers of the English Premier League

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The English Premier League provides the biggest stage in the world for players, managers, and coaches alike to showcase their various skills and talents.  Audiences in the millions around the world watch teams and players, as fans tune into whatever TV or Internet coverage is available on a daily basis.

No Winners Among Top 10 Premier League Clubs

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To further illustrate how topsy turvy the Premier League is this season, last night's Wigan 1-0 Everton result means that none of the teams in the top 10 of the Premier League won this past weekend. All of them either drew or lost. I don't have time to review all of the record books, but [...]

Age No Barrier For Fabregas

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So the dust has finally settled on William Gallas' ill judged outburst with Arsene Wengers decision to strip him of the captaincy and replace him with Cesc Fabregas immediately. Wenger had to make a big decision in the circumstances and whilst some people may think his choice of the midfielder as his new captain as a [.

Why is the Premier League Race So Close This Season?

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In the Premier League, only 10 points separate fourth placed Aston Villa from fourth from bottom Newcastle United. This season's see-saw league is so unpredictable, but if you had to explain why, what would you say? Vote now in our poll below. Why is the Premier League so tight this season?

Everton Agree New Shirt Deal With Le Coq Sportif and Kitbag

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Everton have reportedly dumped Umbro as their kit manufacturer and have replaced them with Le Coq Sportif beginning with the 2009/2010 season. Also reportedly gone are kit distributors JJB who are being replaced by Kitbag instead. Everton have developed a love hate relationship with Umbro over the years.

Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers: Live Chat

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The Tokyo Toffeeman has graciously agreed to host the EPL Talk Chat today. Join him and other fans online right now as they dissect the Sunday matches including Spurs against Blackburn from White Hart Lane. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Bookmark to: yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = "Tottenham Hotspur [.

Condolences to the Starling Family

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It's with great sadness to report that Johnathan Starling's father has passed away. Johnathan has been a long-time contributor to EPL Talk. He has been a regular host of the EPL Talk Chat, hosts the EPL Talk and Third Half podcasts, and has been an integral part of the EPL Talk community since its launch.

Strange Day In The Premier League

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What a strange day it was in the Premier League on Saturday. Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United all failed to score. Aston Villa came within a whisker of beating Man United, which would have pushed them into third place. And Arsenal crumbled against Manchester City. In the closest Premier League season ever, who would have predicted [.

Manchester City 3-0 Arsenal: Pathetic Gunners Crash Again

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When was the last time Arsenal looked so pathetic? Today, they were defeated 3-0 away against Manchester City in a game where it could have easily been 4-0 or 5-0 to the blue half of Manchester. I've never seen so many poor passes from Arsenal in one game. Their first half performance was dire. Man City's play [.

The Mackem Mover: Sunderland’s Dancing Machine

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Here's a bit of fun for a Saturday morning. The Mackem Mover appeared on Soccer AM this morning and showed off his dance moves (see video below). The bloke named Steve first came to fame when TV cameras caught him dancing in the crowd during half-time against Newcastle United (watch here). Enjoy the video.

Chelsea v Newcastle, Liverpool v Fulham, Man City v Arsenal: Live Chat

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The Tokyo Toffeeman has graciously agreed to host the EPL Talk Chat today. Join him and other fans online right now as they dissect the big matches including Chelsea versus Newcastle United, Liverpool against Fulham and Manchester City vs Arsenal. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

Gallas Stripped Of The Arsenal Captaincy

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The rumor's flying around the soccer world are that William Gallas has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy and dropped from the squad to play Manchester City tomorrow following the Frenchman's outspoken comments about his teammates this week. While away on international duty, Gallas told a French newspaper: "We are coming up against teams who are [.

Who Are The Worst Behaved Fans In The Premier League?

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Throughout the season, the Premier League keeps track of which clubs have the best behaved fans as well as the worst behaved fans. Last year, Chelsea was voted the worst behaved fans especially because of the way they abused Avram Grant most of the season, but so far this season they've zoomed up the charts [.

Worldwide Soccer Manager Interview

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On this episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, Johnathan Starling interviews Dan Gallardo, product manager of Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009. We discuss the new features on this year's game, the new means of downloading the game and some of our craziest moments while playing the game. At the end of the podcast, listen as a [.

Matt Jansen Attempts A Last Hurrah

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Football is littered with players whose careers have been curtailed before their time, sometimes through off field excesses, sometimes by the wear and tear of top level football, but Matt Jansen is certainly one of those players who certainly had more than a bit of bad luck push him to the periphery of the game.

GolTV Acquires TV Rights To 2009 European Under-21 Championship

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GolTV has acquired the U.S. TV rights to the 2009 European under-21 Championship, scheduled for June 15-29 in Sweden. The eight countries competing in the tournament will be England, Italy, Serbia, Germany, Finland, Belarus, Spain and Sweden. The draw for the tournament takes place on December 3rd. For connoiseurs of the beautiful game, the European Under-21 Championship [.

2008/2009 Premier League TV Schedule On U.S. TV: Nov to Feb

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The latest U.S. TV schedules have been released for the Premier League now through February, 2009. Fox Soccer Channel will show Man United against Chelsea on January 11, while Liverpool takes on Chelsea on February 1. Here's the latest schedule as of writing. TV schedules are subject to change: Saturday, November 22 Chelsea v Newcastle, 10am, Fox [.

An Interview With Arseblogger

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Standing out in the blog-world is not easy but, as in most walks of life, true quality will always shine through. So I thought it would be a good idea to get two of the best soccer blogs around, EPL TALK and Arseblog, together for a little chat. Arseblog was started in February 2002 and [...]

Drogba Suspended for Missile Attack

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Now there's a headline that you might not usually associate with the Premier League but after an ugly exchange during Chelsea's Carling Cup match with Burnley last week, Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will be spending a bit more time on the bench.  Injuries have already limited the Chelsea hit man to just a handful of [.

Setanta Sports Now Available in Boston Area on Comcast

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Slowly but surely, it's getting easier and easier to subscribe to Setanta Sports via your cable and satellite provider. Just last week, Comcast in Boston, Massachusetts added Setanta Sports to its selection of channels to choose from. Comcast now carries Setanta Sports in Allston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Brookline, Charlestown, Downtown Financial, East Boston, Fenway, Jamaica [.

What’s Your Favourite Liverpool Shirt Of All Time?

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What's your all-time favorite Liverpool shirt? Are you the type of individual who thinks it should be the classic Umbro shirt from the late seventies, or do you prefer one of the Adidas or Reebok designs? Vote now at the excellent Some People Are On The Pitch Blog. Chris Oakley has compiled a selection of 16 [.

9 Reasons Why Hull City Is My New Favorite Team

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I admit it. I have a soft spot for underdogs. Three years ago, I was enamored by Wigan's brilliant beginning to the season where they surprised so many teams and fans by playing attacking football. Two years ago, it was Reading's turn to brighten up the Premier League. Last season there was no underdog, but [.

3 Teams Invited to 2009 Premier League Asia Trophy

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Plans are being finalized for the 2009 Premier League Asia Trophy. So far, Chelsea, West Ham United and Hull City have been invited to participate in the tournament which is likely to be held in China, in either Beijing or Shanghai. The 2007 edition of the tournament was hosted in Hong Kong where Portsmouth won the [.

EPL Week 13 - A Weekend of Comedy defending

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  The weekend was a disappointing one for me after seeing Mr.Gomes gifting yet another goal to consign my favorite Spurs to defeat against Fulham. Think Gomes is playing Santa a little too early?? (there's still a month left for Christmas)well, he wasn't the only Santa out there - Thomas Sorenson looked even more precarious between [.

Diego Maradona Returns to the International Football Scene

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As Diego Maradona prepares to return to the forefront of international football it is quite fitting that he will make his managerial debut of the Argentine national squad in the cauldron of all English hatred, Hampden Park.  Anyone that can somehow contribute to the demise of the England national football team is embraced with great [.

EPL Week 13: Liverpool, Heurelho Gomes and The Future Of The England National Team

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Alonso and Kuyt Key To Liverpool Success Despite sitting joint top of the Premier League after 13 games, Liverpool's summer recruitment's, Albert Riera apart, have yet to justify Rafa Benitez's decision to bring the to the club. Robbie Keane has struggled to recapture his Tottenham form and has been guilty of some glaring misses, Philip Degen [.

Time To Stop Underestimating Hull City

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So, how many people thought Hull City would be Premiership cannon fodder, this seasons Derby County, bravely battling against the odds in a futile struggle that would ultimately lead to relegation. If so, how many had actually seen Hull City play before they came up? Not many I bet. Fair enough, I'd only seen them [.

Dirk Kuyt: From Joke to Top Bloke for Liverpool

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Another weekend of Premier League action and another cracking Dirk Kuyt goal, now who would have predicted that this time last season? Certainly not me and with good reason because his goal tally in the league last season was just five, managing 11 in all competitions for the Reds. So far this time around the [.

Poll: Electronic Advertising in EPL Matches

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A few seasons ago, it used to be that you'd only see the electronic advertising at Old Trafford. But nowadays most Premier League grounds feature them along the edge of the pitch. What's your opinion about them? <a href="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1115499/" >What's your opinion about the electronic signboard advertising during Premier League matches?

Top 10 Soccer Gifts To Add To Your Holiday Wish List

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Depending where you live in this crazy world, it might be almost impossible to find soccer-related gifts in your local stores whether it's for you or your loved ones. But the Internet is a great aggregator, bringing you a treasure trove of choices. Here are ten recommended soccer items to add to your wish list [.

What if the Premier League was American?

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Imagine for a minute that the Premier League was played in America. Which cities would Premiership clubs play in that best resemble their city in England? Arsenal: With Arsenal's former home at Highbury featuring one of the most unique architectural designs, it's only fitting that Arsenal would reside in Brooklyn.

Worldwide Soccer Manager/Football Manager Interview Questions

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With the upcoming release of Worldwide Soccer Manager/Football Manager 2009, EPL Talk can announce an interview with someone associated with the game. The interview is scheduled to be done Monday November 17th. If you have questions you would like asked, please leave a comment with your questions. If I use your question, your handle will be [.

Football Manager Back To Ruin Your (Social) Life

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Football Manager ruins lives. It doesn't care whether it's your marriage, your grades, your health or your job. It doesn't care if it's your best friend's birthday or even your own. It's the cheating girlfriend or the 12-inch meat feast pizza of the computing world, we know it's bad for us but we can't stop [.

The Portsmouth Offside Trap

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Remember the scene and line from the Full Monty when the ex-boss, Gerald was trying to get the lads to lineup and Dave the pie man finally figures it out by proclaiming it's the "Arsenal Offside Trap"  "The Arsenal offside trap. Lomper 'ere is Tony Adams right? Any bugger looks like scoring, we all step forward in a [.

Resurgent Tottenham Surprise Everyone

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Tottenham started the season as serious contenders to break into the top four, but as we all know this was not to be. The joke "What's the difference between Spurs and a triangle?...A triangle has more points" was going on into late October, and until the last few weeks Tottenham looked like the favorites to [.

Alan Parry Scores Own Goal In Bolton vs Liverpool Match

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If Alan Parry thinks refereeing is so easy, let's see him be the man in black next week. Football commentators sometimes stoke the fire by criticizing referees, which makes the TV viewers get emotional and forces undue pressure on referees, as well as countless subsequent articles in the press and people moaning on football radio shows.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa: Live EPL Talk Chat

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The Tokyo Toffeeman has graciously agreed to host the EPL Talk Chat today. Join him and other fans online right now as they dissect the Arsenal against Aston Villa match, as well as Manchester United versus Stoke City and more. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for [.

Play The New Premier League Predictions Game

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If you've played I Know The Score (IKTS), the official predictions game from the Premier League, you'll know how addictive the game is and how difficult it can be get the predictions correct. Thankfully, there's now a solution to making the game of predictions easier and even more addictive: the EPL Talk Predictor.

Premier League Schedules Invitations for 2010-2013 TV Rights Bids

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Here are five Premier League-related stories I found interesting that I want to share with you. Enjoy. Why the prices of football memorabilia are skyrocketing (The Daily Mail) Fulham opens their own online store just for American residents (Fulham FC) Premier League chairmen have agreed to send out an invitation to tenders to TV broadcasters within the next [.

Tony Adams Will Learn to Regret His Defoe Quit Threat

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New Portsmouth manager Tony Adams said late last week that he would quit if Portsmouth sold Jermain Defoe. While I'm sure that most Pompey fans would agree that Defoe needs to stay, Adams's comment shows his immaturity as a manager. Threatening your new owners after recently getting the job is no way to impress the owners, [.

English Premier League - Most Competitive in the World?

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This is my first submission to EPL Talk, so I would like to extend a big thanks and cheers to the Gaffer for inviting me to join the team.  I'm excited to be a member of a top notch network of football enthusiasts and commentators.  I hope I can help maintain the high standards set [...]

The Race to Replace Sir Alex

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Neither a flying pizza nor a kick in the shin could fell him, but Sir Alex Ferguson is 66-years-old.  He will retire at some point.  Manchester United manager for 22 years, Ferguson's teams have won 10 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League Finals.  His run must, eventually, end, possibly after serving [.

Hughes the wrong man for the Abu Dhabi United Group?

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One point off the relegation zone is the last place Sheikh Mansour would have expected Manchester City to be when he took over at Eastlands in September. Now with the club verging on a relegation battle rather than one for a Champions League place must have the ADUG questioning whether Mark Hughes is [.

Latest Cristiano Ronaldo Nike Pro Video

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Cristiano Ronaldo is featured in the latest ad from Nike for its latest line of Nike Pro undershirts. As expected from Nike, the new video ad is extremely creative as it features Manchester United's kit man Albert Morgan having a bit of fun with Cristiano Ronaldo. Enjoy the video. If you're new here, you may want to [.

Poll: Which Big Four Team Will Get Knocked Out Of The Carling Cup?

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Today and tomorrow, several Premier League clubs take a break from the Premiership and compete in the Carling Cup. Vote for which big four club is most likely to get knocked out of this stage of the tournament. <a href="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1096336/" >Which big Premier League club will get knocked out of the Carling Cup?

Cole Brings The Curtain Down On Career

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Andrew Cole has announced today that he has retired from playing football with immediate effect and brings the curtain down on an eventful career in top flight football. Whilst the last couple of seasons have seen Cole out of the Premiership, there was no doubt that at one point he was one of the most [.

Harry Redknapp Plays The Nintendo Wii: Video

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Harry Redknapp is on top of the world right now. His Tottenham side are undefeated. They beat Liverpool, staged an incredible comeback against Arsenal and thrashed Dinamo Zagreb at home. So what does Harry Redknapp get up to when he's relaxing with his family? If you're to believe a new ad from Nintendo, he plays [.

Why Chelsea Needs to Move to Battersea Power Station

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Ever since The Observer newspaper reported that Chelsea were seriously contemplating a move from Stamford Bridge in west London to a new stadium site next to Battersea Power Station, executives at the Blues have been acting very fidgety. First, some background. The distance between the two locations is exactly three miles, but psychologically the locations are [.

Guide to English Accents of Premier League Cities

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The number of regional accents in England is staggering. Massive differences can be heard in towns as near as twenty miles apart. If you're new to the Premier League or are learning more about British culture, here's a helpful guide to the different accents you'll likely hear at each of the 20 Premier League grounds [.

Premier League On Par For Closest Ever Title Race

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For the neutral fan, Arsenal's 2-1 win against Manchester United was just the tonic we needed for a more competitive season among the Big Four. The three points ensures that Arsenal is still in the title race, at least for the time being. Now questions are being asked of Man United, who have lost two [.

Win A Who Are Ya Designs T-Shirt

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EPL Talk and Who Are Ya Designs have partnered to bring you a contest where one lucky reader will win a Who Are Ya Designs T-shirt of his or her choice. Here's the deal: Answer the two following questions correctly (you can find the answers on the Who Are Ya Designs website), and then e-mail contest@whoareyadesigns.

Three Points From The Weekend

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• Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Manchester United at the weekend was one of the games of the season so far and Arsene Wenger's side proved a lot of people wrong. Not only did they show their outstanding technical ability but also grit, determination and heart to keep United at bay during the onslaught of the last [.

Top Heavy City Struggle With Flair

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Watching Manchester City yesterday left me in no doubt as to the scale of the issues currently affecting Mark Hughes team and the dreadful run of form they currently find themselves in. With 4 wins, 1 draw and 7 defeats so far in the Premier League, the optimism that greeted the signing of Robinho on [.

I’m On Setanta Sports Pokes Fun at Soccer Saturday

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In the latest episode of I'm On Setanta Sports, the trio of Jose, It and The Boy have fun pretending to be on the set of Sky's Soccer Saturday complete with It and The Boy calling games from their TV monitors. Except they're not games. Rooney gives us play-by-play commentary from the movie ET, while [.

Rare Football Memorabilia On Auction In London

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This Tuesday and Wednesday in London, several hundred rare football collectibles are being sold by auction through auctioneer Graham Budd. Among the collection are rare medals, programmes, tickets and a treasure trove of football shirts, photographs and rare pieces of memorabilia. Here are a few items that stood out for me: Nat Lofthouse England shirt from 1952, Ole [.

Football Manager 2009 Trailer

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The long anticipated launch of Football Manager 2009 is almost here. The new game will be available Friday, November 14. Here's the official trailer for FM09: If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Bookmark to: yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = "Football Manager 2009 Trailer"; http://www.

Interview With The Gaffer

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The Examiner featured me in an interview published this past Friday. A host of topics were discussed including: My thoughts on the current state of the Premier League in America, How the EPL ranks in America against the other popular leagues, My favorite soccer stadiums, What the future holds for Major League Soccer, My most memorable football moments, And much more.

Blackburn v Chelsea: Live and Online

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Follow Blackburn Rovers against Chelsea live and online today via the EPL Talk Chat featuring football fans discussing the match from around the world. Kick off time is 8:30 am ET/1:30 pm GMT. We'll also be keeping track of events at Villa Park between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, The City of Manchester City between Manchester City [.

Liverpool v West Brom: Live and Online

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Follow Liverpool against West Brom live and online today via the EPL Talk Chat featuring football fans discussing the match from around the world. Kick off time is 12:30 pm ET/5:30 pm GMT. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Bookmark to: yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = "Liverpool v West Brom: Live [.

West Ham United v Everton: Live and Online

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Follow Blackburn Rovers against Manchester United live and online today via the EPL Talk Chat featuring football fans discussing the match from around the world. Kick off time is 10:00 am ET/3:00 pm GMT. We will also keep you up to day with events from the Stadium of Light between Sunderland and Portsmouth and the KC [.

Arsenal v Manchester United: Live and Online

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Follow Arsenal against Manchester United live and online today via the EPL Talk Chat featuring football fans discussing the match from around the world. Kick off time is 7:45 am ET/12:45 pm GMT. The chat will open at 7:30 am ET/12:30 GMT. We will also keep track of events from the JJB Stadium as Wigan Athletic [.

The Third Half 9 Is Live

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The Third Half with Johnathan Starling starts with Shakira Graham from Championship Talk as we discuss the previous weekend, two managers biting the dust and more. Kevin from Serie A Talk then joins the show as we get into an in depth discussion of Roma v Chelsea, the previous weekend in Serie A along with looking [.

Tottenham 4-0 Dinamo Zagreb: Video Highlights

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Video highlights of Spurs earlier in the season would have been filed in the Horror category, but their performances of late can be found under the Best Seller section, such is the way Tottenham are playing. Harry Redknapp has turned the side into world beaters especially after their convincing 4-0 win against Dinamo Zagreb in [.

Manchester City 3-2 FC Twente: Video Highlights

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Manchester City's 3-2 win against FC Twente was proof that the UEFA Cup can be exciting. Well at least some of the time. Robinho was in spectacular form scoring once and hitting the post twice. The one ball that did go in from the Brazilian was a sublime shot that curled into the net from outside [.

Poll: Favorite Soccer Social Networking Site

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When you're not on EPL Talk, what's your favorite soccer social networking site? What's your favorite soccer social networking community?
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Setanta Now Available On AT&T U-Verse

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Setanta Sports is now available on AT&T U-Verse, as of this week. U-Verse is AT&T's Internet protocol television (IPTV) solution that starts at $44 per month and is available nationwide. Setanta Sports is available for $15 per month. U-Verse also offers Fox Soccer Channel and GolTV, so if you're unable to get DirecTV and you want to [.

Interview With Ray Hudson: Questions Please

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If you've ever had a question you were dying to ask Ray Hudson, here's your chance. Post your question in the comments section below, and I'll pick out the best ones to ask Ray this Saturday when Kartik Krishnaiyer and I embark on our behind-the-scenes visit to the GolTV studios in Miami. Kartik and I will [.

Massive Worldwide TV Ratings Expected for Arsenal v Man United

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This Saturday night in Singapore, New Delhi, Beijing and Sydney, the sounds of TV sets blaring Arsenal and Manchester United will be heard when the game will be televised live during prime time in Asia and at midnight down under. For TV producers in Asia and Australasia, it's a dream come true. Two of the Premier [.

Crossroads for Portsmouth as opportunity arises from Redknapp departure

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  When Harry Redknapp walked out on Portsmouth for the second time at the end of October, the general consensus was that the immediate future looked bleak at Fratton Park. Redknapp, with the help of Milan Mandaric and whichever Gaydamak is actually pulling the strings, dragged Portsmouth kicking and screaming into Premier League regular status.

Poll: Will Arsenal or Manchester United Win Saturday?

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Saturday's clash between Arsenal and Manchester United will be huge for both teams. Arsenal needs to regain its form to mount a serious challenge on the Premier League title. Manchester United needs to keep within distance of Chelsea and Liverpool who are slowly pulling away from the pack. But who will win?

Which Premier League Footballer Are You?

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When you're watching the Premier League, which footballer do you identify with the most? In life, are you a hard-nosed John Terry, a metrosexual David Bentley, a wear-your-heart-on-your-sleeve Steven Gerrard, or perhaps a John Carew who has a penchant for lap dances? As a child, I identified with Kenny Dalglish when he played at Liverpool.

The People Have Spoken: We Have a New Leader

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It's been one of the most hotly contested races in history with plenty of mudslinging by both camps, but the people have spoken and the winner can be revealed. Here is his acceptance speech: If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Bookmark to: yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = "The People Have Spoken: [.

Liverpool Rescue Draw Against Atletico Madrid After Phantom Penalty

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When Steven Gerrard collided with Atletico Madrid's Mariano Pernia in the third minute of injury time at Anfield Tuesday night, was Swedish referee Martin Hansen's decision to award a penalty influenced by the deafening cry from The Kop? Or was it to compensate for the incident that Hansen failed to call in the first half [.

Setanta Broadband Drops Ball During Champions League Coverage

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If you are a yearly subscriber to Setanta Broadband or were looking to Setanta Broadband for live PPV coverage of the Champions League today, you were left extremely disappointed as no games were shown on broadband live. If you were to go to Setanta upcoming soccer fixutres website, you would see this.

How the ESPN360 & Setanta Broadband Deal Will Work

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ESPN and Setanta announced last week that both networks will immediately begin sharing the broadband rights in the United States for the Carling Cup, Coca-Cola Championship and Football League. But how exactly will games be split between Setanta Broadband and ESPN360? Here's how: ESPN360 will have the first pick of Carling Cup matches from round 1 [.

Imminent GolTV Takeover Will Affect Canucks Only

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Last week's news around the Internet that GolTV was the subject of a possible takeover was misguided. Yes it's true that a deal between MLSE and GolTV looks imminent. However, MLSE is only interested in GolTV Canada, which operates separately from GolTV in the United States. MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment), owners of Toronto FC, [.

Which Premier League Clubs Will Get Relegated This Season?

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Just as it's difficult to predict who will win the Premier League race this year, it's going to be even harder to pick which three clubs will be relegated. After watching all of the teams play, none of them look like relegation candidates. Sure, one week ago Spurs looked like relegation certainties, but with Harry Houdini [.

Arsenal Desperate For The Transfer Window

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Another promoted side, another embarrassing defeat for the Gunners and the north London side look like they have taken a step back after being out muscled at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. Back are the bad old days for Gunners fans when they were pushed off the park by the likes [...]

Poll: Who Do You Want To Win The Big Race?

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Tomorrow in the United States will be the biggest day in the history of the country for several years. But if you had one choice between the candidates, who would you want to win the race? <a href="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1070829/" >If you only had one vote, who would you want to win the race this year?

ESPN Moves a Step Closer To Premier League TV Rights

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Setanta Sports's decision Thursday to sub-license the U.S. Internet rights to the Carling Cup, Coca-Cola Championship League and Football League to ESPN sends a message loud and clear that the Disney-owned corporation has the Premier League in its sights. In the agreement between ESPN and Setanta, ESPN will broadcast many live Carling Cup, Championship and Football [.

Liverpool’s Magic Triangle: Kuyt, Keane And Gerrard

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After watching English football on television for more than 30 years, I've watched countless boring tactical games like yesterday's two nil win by Bolton against Manchester City. But I've also seen many incredible games and wonderful individual efforts that still make me jump out of my seat. This season, the club that is impressing me the [.

Rain And Night Games: A Perfect Premier League Combination

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What is it about rain and night games that produces more entertaining football matches? Take this past week in the Premier League for example. The level of play seems to have been elevated much more in previous weeks. Was it just a fluke, or are matches more exciting when rain and darkness falls? As a mere amateur [.

I’m On Setanta Sports: Halloween Special

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I'm On Setanta Sports keeps on outdoing itself by raising the level of quality as witnessed in the latest edition of the popular show. This time around Jose, It and The Boy host a Halloween party in its studio with a myriad of special guests joining the celebrations including Fergie, Roy Keane, The Voyeur and [.

10 Reasons Why This Premier League Season Is The Best Yet

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This weekend we were graced with another very entertaining and competitive Premier League weekend. At this rate, we're well on course for one of the most exciting Premier League seasons in recent memory. Here are ten reasons why: No more Derby County. The three promoted teams already have equaled or exceeded the number of points that [.

Premier League And FA Threaten To Sue Justin.tv

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The Premier League and Football Association have finally caught up to Justin.tv and are threatening legal action to prevent soccer fans from around the world watching live streaming games, according to the News Of The World newspaper. However as of this morning, the streams are still available for today's Bolton against Manchester City derby and record [.

Spurs Snatch Last Gasp Winner Against Liverpool

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The scenes of jubilation this evening were incredible to watch as Tottenham Hotspur's Roman Pavlyuchenko scored a last minute winner to beat Liverpool 2-1 at White Hart Lane. In just one week, Harry Redknapp's reinvigorated Tottenham side have beaten Liverpool and Bolton, and staged an incredible comeback against arch-rivals Arsenal.

Tottenham v Liverpool: Live and Online

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Follow Tottenham against Liverpool live and online today via the EPL Talk Chat featuring football fans discussing the match from around the world. Kick off time is 1:30 pm ET/5:30 pm GMT. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Bookmark to: yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = "Tottenham v Liverpool: Live and Online"; http://www.

Manchester United v Hull City: Live and Online

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Follow Manchester United against Hull City live and online today via the EPL Talk Chat featuring football fans discussing the match from around the world. Kick off time is 11:00 am ET/3:00 pm GMT. We will also keep you informed of all events from Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Sunderland, The Riverside between Middlesbrough and West [.

Premier League Switches To Yellow Winter Ball

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The dark days of winter have officially arrived in the Premier League this weekend as the white ball commonly used has been replaced by the yellow ball. The ball will be easier to see during those dark and dreary days in England. For a very interesting article about frozen pitches and how English football clubs have historically [.

Everton v Fulham: Live and Online

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Follow Everton against Fulham live and online today via the EPL Talk Chat featuring football fans discussing the match from around the world. Kickoff is 8:45 am ET/12:45 GMT. The chat will open at 8:35 am. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Bookmark to: yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = "Everton v [.