I was having a good look at Tottenham's proposal for a new stadium overlapping their current
plot at White Hart Lane last night and my brain started to tick. HoweverÂ difficultÂ Â theseÂ
proposals appear to be (and indeed i hope they go through) it seems Spurs are not alone in their
ambitions and indeedÂ there are a glut of club's trying to relocate from their traditional homes
from all rungs of the English football ladder.
Paul Ince sacked by Blackburn. Kevin Keegan pushed out of Newcastle. Roy Keane frustrated by
Sunderland. Ince was an outright firing after Blackburn only registered 3 wins in 17 matches.
Keegan technically resigned, but has made allegations that the club forced him out. Roy Keane left
Sunderland after failing to agree on contract negotiations.
The Premier League season is reaching its conclusion and it is time for tributes and awards to
be given to those individuals and teams that have excelled throughout the season. Ryan Giggs has
already scooped the PFA Player of the Year award and EPL Talk has made its case for why Roy Hodgson
should be given the manager of the year honour.
Having cleared the small matter of the Champions League first leg. Manchester United and Chelsea
can continue their war of attrition with Liverpool. With both teams gaining positive results and
turning in performances that were polar opposites, the upcoming weekends matches will prove vital
in both the domestic and European stage.
I was running late on Wednesday, so I had to catch the opening moments of the Champions League
semi final between Manchester United and Arsenal on the computer. There is one match tracker in
particular that I enjoy using when I can't get to the TV on time, but my estimation of that service
dropped significantly in the flash of one comment.
Why is it so hard to do things right at Newcastle United? Well, I know the majority of issues
are down to the current owner but sometimes I think the club seem to be a vacuum for bad decisions,
bad signings and mixed messages. It's no wonder the fans are so fed up with the nonsense that seems
to surround the club at the moment.
Is the pressure on the likes of Howard Webb unrealistic considering this is not a full-time
Â The criticism directed at referees and their assistants these days is becoming more ofÂ a
talking point than many games themselves. Howard Webb made an incorrect judgement and awarded
Manchester United a penalty against Tottenham last week, a decisionÂ thatÂ Spurs managerÂ Harry
Redknapp clearly felt changed the game.
When the final whistle went and those West Ham fans who'd spent most of Saturdays game against
Chelsea abusing former old boys, Frank Lampard and John Terry, had disappeared to the pubs around
and about, I bet they never thought they'd ever see either player back at Upton Park that soon.
Obviously they were unaware that both players have agreed in principle to play for West Ham in a
testimonial match for the Hammers' academy director, Tony Carr as a celebration of his 36 years
working for West Ham.
Yes, clean sheet at the Camp Nou is a commendable achievement, and I still feel Chelsea are the
more likely to go through to the final. But after promising that the Blues would try to score in
the away leg, Hiddink's tactics against FCÂ Barcelona show he had absolutely no intent of doing
anything but protect his own net.
Major League Soccer has announced Everton as the opponent for this year's MLS All-Star game.
"We are very excited about Everton FC agreeing to be the opponent for the 2009 MLS All-Star
Game," MLS commissioner Don Garber said in a league statement. "Everton is an elite European club
that features many world-class players, including former MLS standout Tim Howard, who will
challenge our unbeaten record against English Premier League teams in the MLS All-Star Game
I don't know whether to congratulate Chelsea for deactivating the explosive Barcelona attack. Or
chastise them for playing a very negative, defensive brand of football that has nothing to do with
the reasons why we call this the beautiful game.
The reality is that if Chelsea played their usual brand of attacking football, they would have
been torn apart by the attacking prowess of Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto'o.
There was 55 minutes on the Old Trafford clock when Freddie Ljungberg'a shot was spilled by
Fabien Barthez. The first player to react was Sylvain Wiltord, Arsenal's then record signing, to
slot the ball home with minimum fuss to put Arsenal 1-0 up and ultimately wrap up the Premier
Arsenal fans love to speak of Arsene Wenger's shrewd and miserly eye for talent.Â Up until a
few years ago, Wenger's net spending in the transfer market was something around ten million
pounds, extraordinary when you consider the amount of trophies Arsenal have won since his arrival.Â
Of course, much of Wenger's bottom-line performance can be attributed solely to selling Nicolas
Anelka, who's sale managed to pay for everyone else on the France squad, including Thierry Henry,
Sylvain Wiltord and Robert Pires.
The transfer merry-go-round has begun to turn once again as we approach the summer when all
there is to talk about is who you would like your club to sign. For Liverpool top of their list
appears to be Gareth Barry from Aston Villa, and David Villa and Raul Albiol from Valencia. The
problem for the Reds is that their cash flow isn't the best at the moment, what with George Gillett
and Tom Hicks plunging the club into massive amounts of debt and being unable to fund the
How do you stop the best player in the world, Lionel Messi will probably be keeping Guus Hiddink
awake tonight as he prepares for his stiffest test yet as Chelsea's interim manager. Whilst I
appreciate the bravado that Hiddink is giving in regards to his own players, he is right to dampen
down the furore over just concentrating on the supreme Argentine magician.
When Dirk Kuyt tries to collect a long pass out of the air it's like the the scene in the nature
channel documentary when the gazelle eludes the mountain lion. The cat gets a paw on his prey, but
cannot take the thing down. The ball scoots out of Kuyt's reach and he helplessly chases after
Jimmy Bullard, the Hull City midfielder, will be the next guest on the EPL Talk Podcast.
Bullard, who previously played at Fulham, Wigan Athletic, West Ham United and other teams, will be
interviewed tomorrow (Wednesday, April 29, 2009).
Here's your chance to ask any questions you may have to Jimmy.
A few weeks ago when Tottenham Hotspur unveiled ambitious plans to rebuild its White Hart Lane
stadium, little attention if any was given to the fate of the old red Victorian house at the corner
of Bill Nicholson Way and High Road, the house that is the physical address of the club at 748 High
In the past the Premier League's manager of the year award has normally been a forgone
conclusion with the gaffer who lifts the Premier League trophy at the end of the season usually
receiving a second award a couple of weeks down the line. However, with the top flight so tight
this season and with so many clubs having good campaigns the award for the best manager might be a
little closer than usual.
When a team only wins 2 games out of 18, the expectation is that they'll be propping up the
Premiership table, already planning for life in the Championship the following season. Thankfully
for Hull City, their fantastic start to the season has kept them out of the bottom 3, hanging on by
their fingernails to 17th and desperately looking over their shoulder, at the three teams below
them and hoping they can struggle to the finish line and not fall away at the last.
Another game, another catastrophic knee injury to one of Everton's key players. The sight of
Wembley hero Phil Jagielka writhing in agony around the Goodison turf was a sobering one for the
Blues, coming just a week after the ecstasy of that semi-final win over Manchester United.
It appears the pitch isn't winning as many fans at Wembley
Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger's post match reactionsÂ following last weeksÂ FAÂ cup semi
finalsÂ predictably brought up the issue of the Wembley pitch. To be fair toÂ the man withÂ a KBE
and his old rival, the surface at Wembley doesn't seem fitting to a stadium as iconic (and costly)
as the re-built Wembley.
Football fans are not the most patient of breeds and short memoriesÂ are part and parcel of the
game. As Arsenal hit top form and sit comfortably within the coveted Champions League places, few
Gunners will recall that spell between January and February when their attack floundered
He took down the long pass along the left side touchline. He turned the first West Ham defender
who came at him and carried the ball into the box. Two quick touches and he turned the next
defender as well. The box was still thick with players from the recent corner kick, but Giggs
didn't worry about anyone as he fired the ball through traffic, into the far corner.
For those of you who have had a chance to experience Setanta-i the new broadband video service
from Setanta Sports, you should be now sold on how incredible the interface is plus the quality of
the video and the array of features available (read the product review here).
But after experiencing Setanta-i no matter how it's improved leaps and bounds compared to
Setanta Broadband there are still some enhancements which would take it into the next
When Roy Keane walked out of the Stadium of Light back in December, they had 15 points from 15
games. He'd become exasperated as his expensively recruited side simply hadn't gelled as quickly as
he'd hoped and felt he couldn't inspire them from the insipid performances they'd shown, especially
in his last game in charge, the 4-1 home defeat to Bolton Wanderers.
Pundits...Some played football once upon a time you know..
Â Am i the only person who is sick to death of having the league table flashed up at every
opportunity? Am i the only person sick to death of hearing 'If Liverpool win today they will go
back above United' (despite the fact they will have played more games)?
Liverpool winning 3-1 away at the KC stadium. Surely, no-one expected anything less if not
anything more. The reigning champions level again for the umpteenth time, their leaky defence
ensuring that the goal difference keeps them in behind Liverpool in second place. Yes, they did
have two games in hand but chasing points and championships is not the most comfortable proposition
especially when you have key champions league encounters looming on the horizon.
They say the mark of true Champions is how they overcome adversity. Well if that is the case
then we might as well hand Manchester United the Barclays Premier League trophy for the third
successive year after a truly stunning second half comeback against an impressive Tottenham side,
who had stunned Old Trafford by racing into a 2-0 half-time lead thanks to strikes from Darren Bent
and Luka Modric.
On the february 2nd 2009 there was a massive outcry in the media, from Liverpool fans and
football fans in general at the return of one Robbie Keane to Spurs. This move was maybe not a
suprise given the apparent unprofessional way that Rafa dealt with Keane. Benching him for key
games even when Gerrard or Torres were injured and there was a position he could fulfil.
Here are some fun football stories for a Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.
Championship Manager is Coming to the iPhone (Just Another iPhone Blog). Just
one day after I write about the top 5 essential iPhone apps for soccer fans, The Times reveals that
the makers of Championship Manager are bringing the game to the iPhone.
Premier League footballers make extraordinary salaries.Â The common implication from this is
that they make too much money.Â Players are the scapegoat for the endemic money culture that has
invaded football.Â It's held as common sense that salary caps and other punitive measures are the
only way to save a game gone wrong.
This week, Apple expects to hit the magic number of one billion downloads in its App Store. An
incredible achievement by any means in addition to the 3.9 million iPhones that have been sold that
have revolutionized the cellular phone industry.
With so many apps available on the App Store, the choice can be overwhelming, which is why we've
put together a list of what we consider the top 5 essential iPhone apps for soccer fans.
Watching last night's match on television between Manchester United and Portsmouth, I was
dumbfounded by the lengthy periods of silence I heard from the crowd of 74,895 at Old Trafford.
Sure, this is nothing new. Sir Alex Ferguson has described the atmosphere created by the Old
Trafford fans as a funeral before, but come on, before the match kicked off, Manchester United were
in second place in the league (only on goal difference), had two games in hand and would take a
commanding lead in the Premier League if they won last night (which they did, 2-0).
This Sunday, Paul Gascoigne appeared on Match of the Day 2 as a pundit/guest. This was part of a
triumvirate of televisual appearances. One in which perhaps we have seen a refreshing look a man we
have all been seriously worried about, a man all who love football deeply care about and one we are
worried that could be another George Best happening in front of our eyes.
Well its one of those strange things that football sometimes conjures up some little nugget that
makes you check the facts fully before you really believe its true such as Liverpool never lost
when Ian Rush scored until the League Cup final of 1987 against Arsenal. 145 games Liverpool went
without losing when Ian Rush scored, a truly remarkable run by any standard.
So the dust seems to be finally settling on the criticism about Berbatov's mishit penalty on
Sunday in the semi-final defeat against Everton. There's no doubting it was a badly hit penalty,
but it seems to have unpicked a scab over his performances for Manchester United as his time so far
with the Red Devils.
The return of Alan Shearer to Newcastle United was proclaimed as the â€˜Return of the Messiah'
(MK II). Newcastle supporters far and wide rode the wave of optimism and turned up in their
thousands to hail the saviour of their cherished club. Shearer, it seems, is the antidote to the
cockney mafia poison.
Over the last 12 hours, I've heard terms such as "instant classic" and "Great game" and "advert
for football" when reading and watching highlights of to of Liverpool's last three outings. Eight
Goals! Offense galore!
Sure, but shouldn't the actual quality of play come in to consideration?
Stoke City's victory at home to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday all but confirmed their place in
the Premier League for a second season. After being written off by the media from the start and
with bookmakers Paddy Power paying out on their relegation back in September, this is as an amazing
achievement for Tony Pulis and his players.
During a recent trip to Miami, Kartik Krishnaiyer and I had a chance to interview Keir Radnedge,
the former editor of World Soccer Magazine and an author of more than a dozen books
including The Complete Encyclopedia of Soccer.
For many of us, World Soccer Magazine was a staple of our diet especially in the 80s and 90s
when soccer news was difficult to find, especially before the advent of the Internet.
Setanta Sports last week unveiled Setanta-i, their new broadband video player that replaces
Setanta Broadband. And it's a dramatic improvement.
In the past 12 months, I've spent more time watching live football matches on my laptop than I
have on my TV set. Partly because I need to be more mobile around my home when I'm watching or
playing with my four children.
In the aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster, many of us saw the headlines that adorned the
front covers of English newspapers. But what was the coverage like in America, and how did the
newspapers report the news?
In 1989, my local newspaper was The Palm Beach Post. On Saturday, April 15 1989, I
listened to Sportsweek on BBC World Service using my shortwave radio.
In just seven days, Liverpool have been involved in two of the most entertaining games in years.
First, it was the 4-4 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League last week.
And second, it was tonight's 4-4 draw against Arsenal at Anfield.
Whatever happens this season, Liverpool has been an incredibly entertaining and adventurous side
showing a wonderful passion and drive.
On Monday's episode of the World Soccer Daily show, radio co-host Steven Cohen failed
to apologize to Liverpool supporters regarding the inaccurate statements he made about their role
in the Hillsborough Disaster that occurred on April 15, 1989.
The inaccurate statements made by Cohen on his April 13, 2009 episode of World Soccer
Ticketless Liverpool supporters were the root cause of the Hillsborough Disaster,
6-8,000 ticketless Liverpool supporters showed up outside Hillsborough, and
Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium was used week-in week-out without incident.
Photographs have been leaked of what are supposedly Chelsea's new home, away and third jerseys
for the 2009/2010 season. Designed and manufactured by Adidas and sponsored by Samsung, the new
shirts are quite modern in design and feature similar templates (especially the home one) to the
new kits coming out this summer for Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and other teams wearing the Adidas
The cat and mouse game between Manchester United and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League
returns this mid-week with Liverpool taking on Arsenal at Anfield on Tuesday (3pm, Setanta Sports),
while Manchester United plays against Portsmouth on Wednesday at Old Trafford (3pm, Setanta
Sports). Also on Wednesday is the EPL encounter between Chelsea and Everton from Stamford Bridge
(3pm, Fox Soccer Channel).
More images of Everton's new home shirt for the 2009-10 season have been revealed. Designed and
manufactured by Le Coq Sportif, the new home shirt is a tribute to the famous Le Coq Sportif shirt
worn by Everton between 1983-85 when Everton won the FA Cup, First Division title and European Cup
Winners Cup trophy.
More news seems to be filtering through over the continued rumours that Setanta Sports are in
financial difficulty here in the UK and are desperately trying to find some finance to help them
through after they only won one of the six Premier League Packages for the next deal that starts in
So, 5 years after relegation, the famous Black and Gold strip ofÂ Wolverhampton Wanderers has
made a belated return to the Premiership after Saturdays tense 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at
Molineux. It's an impressive return from a complete turn around from the side relegated from the
Premiership under Dave Jones back in 2003-2004 season, Jones was unable to push them back up and
was replaced by Glenn Hoddle but he also failed in his attempt to return Wolves back to the
Reaching the FA Cup final was a long overdue reward for Everton manager David Moyes. Â As the
Premierships' third longest serving manager, Moyes has brought consistent performances for a low
budget club. Â It is worth considering that at Everton he has been subject to budgetary constraints
that perhaps much of his fellow managers at clubs of such stature do not have to endure.
Steven Cohen, co-host of the World Soccer Daily radio show, has been at it again.
While the rest of the world last week was paying tribute to the 20th anniversary of the
Hillsborough Tragedy, Cohen was complaining on his U.S. radio show that Liverpool fans failed to
take responsibility for Hillsborough as well as claiming that if 6,000-8,000 ticketless fans had
not shown up, the Hillsborough Disaster would never have happened.
Well interesting news has appeared this morning asBolton chairman, Phil Gartside's has aÂ
proposal to increase the Premiership to two leagues of 18 teams with 14 clubs from the
ChampionshipÂ and Rangers and Celtic. The proposal is to be put before the Premier League at their
meeting this Thursday and it raises some interesting points.
I'm not a fan of penalty kicks. Never have been. Last year, I was heavily criticized for
describing the Champions League Final between Manchester United and Chelsea as being an example of
the ugly side of English football. Sure, the penalty kicks themselves were exciting, but they
quickly erased from our minds how boring the previous 120 minutes had been and how poor the
I never thought I would say this, but I miss Ruud van Nistelrooy. I know he had his critics, but
he was the right fit for United. It's unfortunate that not playing him in the 2006 Carling Cup
final in favor of Saha was the final straw. This was one of Fergusons not so bright moments as a
manager when your ego gets the better of you.
On paper, FC Barcelona could be the world's most formidable attacking side. Messi, Henry, Eto'o,
Xavi, Alves, Iniesta, Abidal. Some of the most prestigious names in world football and are among
the great wealth of talent in Barcelona's ranks. They have been a dominating force this season with
24 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, and while they only enjoy a 6 point lead over second place Real
Madrid, they have an 18 point lead over third place Sevilla FC.
It's quite rare to find myself defending Rafa Benitez in any respect, but I think the recent
comments by Sam Allardyce are more than ridiculous.Â After Liverpool's second goal in a 4-0 romp
of his team, the Blackburn manager claims Benitez showed a "lack of respect" for failing to meet
for the traditional post-game drink.
It's a busy part of the calendar for some squads, but the chance for FA Cup glory presents
itself this weekend at Wembley in a pair of semifinal games.
Arsenal and Chelsea won't have much time to celebrate mid-week successes in the Champions League
when they square off on Saturday while Manchester United and Everton will decide the other spot in
the May 30 final on Sunday.
As each day passes, more and more details are unveiled about Fox Soccer Channel televising the
Champions League, which begins this summer. The latest revelations come from an interview with an
interview in The New York Times with the executive vice president and general manager of Fox Sports
Everton's new football kits to released this summer will be from Le Coq Sportif, as we revealed
in March. But now two new images have been unveiled which adds more evidence to what the home shirt
and goalkeeper jersey will look like.
The new images (pictured above) feature a training jacket which gives a strong hint of what the
actual home shirt will look like underneath.
It is around 3.45pm on April 13th 1996 on the South Coast at the Dell. Southampton are hosting
Manchester United, the hosts are 3-0 up. The Man Utd squad clad in grey enter the changing room to
an apparent furious Alex Ferguson. The fiery Scot is annoyed and in one of his more bizarre moves
in football forces Man Utd to change their kit.
If today's PFA Player of the Year shortlist shows us anything, announcing the player of the year
with almost 6 weeks of the season left looks a stupid decision. With only Steven Gerrard not from
Manchester United on the six player shortlist, it just shows how quickly things in football can
Years from now, we'll look back and talk about that incredible four-all draw between Chelsea and
Liverpool in the 2009 Champions League quarter-final from Stamford Bridge. We'll lament how
Champions League football isn't as exciting as it used to be, how teams don't play as open a game
that they used to, and how we saw an incredible 12 goals in a two-leg affair.
On today, the 20th anniversary of the most tragic day in English football history, I want to ask
you the readers where you were on April 15, 1989 and what your memories were from that day. With an
audience from different parts of the world, it'll be interesting to hear your perspective on how
you found out about the news about the Hillsborough tragedy and what your thoughts were at that
Leeds, Charlton, Southampton, Watford etc. The list is continuous, the list of clubs that in
recent years have fallen from the Premiership and now battle relegation at the bottom of the
championship. Or in the case of Leeds, Leicester, and come Saturday Charlton have dropped into
Manchester United and Arsenal both proceeded to the Champions League semi-finals last night
after beating Porto and Villarreal respectively. Such is the dominance of English clubs in the
semi-finals for the third year in a row that you can almost guarantee Michel Platini and Sepp
Blatter will be expressing their disgust of the English monopoly.
Who knew staring at a sweaty, stoic Frenchman for ninety-three minutes could be this
Filmmakers Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno must have suspected such when they set out to
create Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. The film was shot in 2005, released (limited) in
2006, but is now finally starting to reach a wider audience.
Thanks to a brace from Emmanuel Adebayor, Arsenal continue on their quest to retain Champions
League play for next year.Â With a vacuum of newsworthiness over the last weeks, at least in
regard to the Premier League, speculation turned to Cesc Fabregas' return and whether or not the
Gunners were a better team without their [.
Since the turn of the year, Aaron Lennon has been in outstanding form. His club exploits have been
rewarded with not just an international call up, but a place in the starting eleven in England's
last two matches, the latter being a competitive qualifier. This is just rewards for Lennon as he
has been absolutely [.
Back on March 21, Fulham turned the race for the 2008-2009 Premiership title on its ear with a
stunning 2-0 defeat of nine-man Manchester United at Craven Cottage. On Saturday, the Whites will
take aim at another big four team when Liverpool comes calling. Before the win over the Red Devils,
there wasn't much to suggest that [.
If you consider yourself a political junkie on top of being an EPL newshound, then we certainly
have quite the interview for you today. With FIFA's proposed â€˜6+5' rule to place limits on the
number of foreign-born players in domestic club teams rearing its ugly head in the press once again
in recent weeks,Â we here [.
Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate has the "it" quality as a manager. Not "it" in the genius
sense like Arsene Wenger or Sir Alex Ferguson. Southgate has it in the Raymond Domenech sense where
he could strip naked, smear himself with his own fecal matter and reenact the Monty Python Silly
Walks skit down the touchline [.
It was a strange booking.Â Xabi Alonso stuck out a leg and caught Real Madrid's onrushing
defender, Pepe, but Javier Mascherano took the booking. This may have been for kicking the ball
away, but the Argentinian seemed to be clearing it in case play didn't stop. It didn't look a
bookable offense. As Liverpool's midfield janitor, [.
Why don't more managers come clean in the press about disruptive or unprofessional players? It
seems that more and more in these sanitised and sponsorship heavy times that too many people keep
quiet about the players who are taking the Michael. At least Steve Bruce has bucked the trend and
come out in public with [.
Newcastle has been in a rudderless malaise for most of the season. Kevin Keegan resigned and nearly
every potential replacement rejected the offer. The club pulled backdated Joe Kinnear out of
retirement, gave him the full time job and then watched him succumb to heart trouble. Chris Hughton
took over as a caretaker, and the [.
Fox Soccer Channel just completed a press conference to officially announce the acquisition of the
Champions League TV coverage in the United States. Among some of the findings were that: Fox Soccer
Channel will go ahead and do the highlight shows and pre-game shows on Fox, Fox is seriously
considering using the international feed for the commentators, Video highlights [.
Fox Soccer Channel has announced the details of their Champions League TV rights deal. Here are the
most important points to know: Fox will broadcast 31 live and 79 delayed matches on FSC next
season. Sixteen games will air on Fox Sports Net on Tuesdays. The final from Madrid on May 22,
2010, will be on FX.
Peter Crouch's infamous robot dance moves that he blessed us with a few years ago have made a
return. In last night's last gasp 2-1 victory by England against Ukraine, Crouch scored with an
acrobatic volley and the joy on his face was plain for everyone to see. In the middle of his goal
celebrations, he [.
If Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) sides Boston Breakers and Chicago Red Stars have their way,
Arsenal America had better get ready for a new wave of members. This weekend, both Boston and
Chicago hit the road to make their WPS debuts, facing the â€“ it has to be said â€“ curiously-named
FC Gold Pride (Santa Clara, [.
1. Didier Drogba Possibly the sulkiest striker at Chelsea, Didier Drogba has been constantly linked
elsewhere since the departure of the Special One in 2007.Â First Barcelona and La Liga, and then
Inter and the Serie A tempted the hitman.Â Drogba has alternately loved the London club and then
claimed he was unhappy.
While many know Richard Scudamore as the Chief Executive of the Premier League, many more would
probably know him as "That guy who keeps talking about a 39th game." After a good long run in the
papers last year, the 39th game proposal has been mostly out of the news for a while now. [...]
What a difference a year makes. Last summer ESPN was raving about its better than expected TV
ratings for Euro 2008, which was one of the best produced tournaments soccer fans in the United
States had ever seen (helped by the bonus of games being available in HD). But since then, ESPN
dumped its MLS Thursday [.
Lots of news from England in the last 24 hours (read EPL Talk's Premier League news feed updated
daily). Here are just a few of the highlights: Tottenham Hotspur Unveil Future Plans for White Hart
Lane (Tottenham Hotspur). Spurs have released detailed plans for their mini-me Emirates Stadium to
replace their current ground at White Hart [.
We here at EPL Talk usually don't publish rumors, but this one is too big to overlook. We've
received several anonymous reports that Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports have agreed to merge
to form a new company. Setanta Sports, who have reportedly been in financial trouble in the United
Kingdom, have long worked with Fox [.