EPL Talk Archives for January 2011

Steve Bruce Sacked at Sunderland

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Steve Bruce has been sacked as manager of Sunderland Football Club. Bruce managed Sunderland from June, 2009. As manager, his win percentage was 29%, which was his worst record as a manager during his career. The final nail in the ...

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Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 13: Tottenham Is This Week’s Winner

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Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Alternative Premier League Week 13 Rundown, and this week's winners are...Tottenham Hotspur! With all around them only managing draws, Spurs's impressive win at The Hawthorns saw them close the gap on those above...

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Which Premier League Club Could Field the Best All UK/Irish Starting 11?

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Over the past few Premier League seasons there has been much debate about the growing number of foreign players in starting line-ups. Much of this has surrounded FIFA's proposed "6 + 5 rule" in which a team would have to ...

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Carling Cup Turning Into a Fascinating Encounter With Familiar Storylines

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It's so easy to dismiss the Carling Cup as a competition that features just B teams, but anyone who watched Tuesday night's games may have come away with a renewed sense of optimism. Yes, it's a cup competition that offers ...

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Premier League Gameweek 13: Cheers and Jeers

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Here's a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week thirteen of the Premier League. Note: Readers can follow Matt @thehackreport Cheers 1. Tim Krul: The Newcastle keeper's five saves helped the Toon Army take a ...

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Gary Speed: Football Focus Interview and Video Tributes

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OIg_rIj_vM Gary Speed appeared on Football Focus, the BBC football show, earlier on Saturday alongside former Leeds United teammate Gary McAllister for a discussion regarding several topics. Eerily, it would be his last TV...

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Will December See Manchester United Catch Up With City?

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The upcoming weeks have the potential to shift the balance of power in the Premier League to one of the two Manchester clubs, with the division top two in action against tricky opposition. City currently hold a five-point advantage at ...

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Chelsea 3-0 Wolves: There’s a Wolf At Mick McCarthy’s Door

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Saturday November 26, Chelsea away. Any Wolves fan will tell you that these are the fixtures you scratch off. Chalk it off on the calendar by accepting the inevitable and move on. In fact I presume this fixture brings similar ...

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Tribute to Gary Speed (EPL Talk Review)

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This EPL Talk podcast is in tribute and includes a tribute to Gary Speed, passing at the age of 42 most regard this as a tragedy in football and on a personal level. Many in and outside of the press ...

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What Can Be Learned From The Sad Loss of Gary Speed?

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The sad and untimely death of Gary Speed, manager of the Wales National Team has shocked many fans of football. The apparent suicide of the 42 year old will surely result in many questions in coming weeks regarding what would ...

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EPL Podcast Weekend Review, Open Thread: Have Your Say

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There are so many talking points from this Premier League weekend that it's going to be tough for Laurence McKenna and the EPL Talk Podcast crew to know where to start. To help drive the discussion, post your questions and ...

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 13: Liverpool vs Man City Open Thread

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On a sad day in football, hopefully the game between Liverpool and Manchester City can bring a smile to our faces. In team news, Craig Bellamy has been excused from playing today as he's devastated regarding the death of Gary ...

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Gary Speed Commits Suicide, Hangs Himself At Home

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Premier League veteran footballer Gary Speed is dead, aged 42. The former Bolton Wanderers, Everton, Leeds United and Sheffield United footballer, who most recently held the post as Wales national team manager, apparently committed suicide at his...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 13: Open Thread

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I'm really looking forward to watching today's games. There's quite an assortment of intriguing fixtures kicking off with the early match between Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers. Tony Pulis's side is suffering. Looking at the form table for the last...

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The Key to Arsenal’s Resurgence? Alex Song

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While Robin van Persie has been grabbing all the headlines (and rightfully so), Alex Song has also been at the heart of Arsenal's rebirth. He has improved his passing and his positioning this season to become one of the top ...

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Time Is Running Out For Andre Villas-Boas to Put Chelsea Back On Track

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If Andre Villas-Boas was not feeling the pressure after Chelsea's recent league form which has seen them lose three of their last four league games, the young pretender to the throne of the self appointed "Special One" must now definitely ...

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Will van Persie Win The Scoring Title?

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"Fact Or Fiction" is a series that will be run every Friday. In this series, an assertion will be made regarding an impacting topic in the Premier League. EPL Talk writers Matt Hackenmiller and Earl Reed each offer their views on whether ...

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Cheer Up Chelsea: How to Survive a Losing Streak

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Losing, as every soccer fan knows, hurts. But losing streaks are far worse. Watching our teams stumble through a run of bad games becomes almost unbearable. The pain is searing. We feel personally affronted, gaping at the last minute set-piece...

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What Can Newcastle Hope for Against Manchester United?

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After feeling upbeat and positive about Newcastle United's prospects against Manchester City last week, I wrote an article about our chances that many of you may have read. Perhaps next time I should write less from the heart and more ...

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Happy Thanksgiving Day: What Premier League Clubs Should Be Thankful For This Season

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Here is what Premier League clubs should be thankful for this year: Arsenal: First and foremost, Robin van Persie. Not to mention the resurrection of the Gunners campaign after such a slow start. Aston Villa: The emergence of Gabriel Agbonlahor...

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Oh, to be Champions! (EPL Talk Preview)

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Arsenal have turned it around! They are the only English club who consider this week a successful folly into the clouds of Europe. United and City both underwhelmed whilst Chelsea were nothing short of dumbfounding in their lack of cohesion. ...

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Chelsea’s Mini-Crisis Continues After Leverkusen Scores Late Winner

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The pressure is mounting on Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas after his side were downed 2-1 by Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League Wednesday night. After losing three out of their last four games in the Premier League it was hoped ...

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Helpful Advice For New Soccer Fans Searching For an EPL Team to Support

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Right now, I am a dyed in the wool football supporter's worst nightmare. I am new fan. Yes, I like Manchester United. And you know who has a problem with that? Some of the longtime supporters of MUFC and the fans ...

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FOX Breaks Record For Most-Watched English Premier League Game In U.S. TV History

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FOX Broadcasting Company broke the record Sunday for the most viewed English Premier League game in U.S. television history. The tape-delayed game featuring Chelsea against Liverpool scored an audience of 1.67 million, beating out the previous...

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Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 12: Stoke City Plunges Down Form Table

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With no big winners or major surprises, the APL scores for week 12 were more modest than we've seen recently, but with Newcastle losing their undefeated record, Chelsea slipping up once more and Stoke continuing to plunge down the table, ...

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EPL Talk Podcast: Open Thread

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The Champions League has surprised and baffled the press, but were you bamboozled by the odd happenings in Manchester or do you see what needs to change? This is the Open Thread for you to give your opinions on the ...

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Why FOX’s World Cup TV Rights Deal is a Victory For the Premier League, Not MLS

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FOX winning the TV rights for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup tournaments is, in a strange way, a victory for the Premier League. FOX Soccer has built its soccer empire on the success it has achieved with U.S. ...

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If You Were Yakubu, What Would You Have Done?

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Wigan against Blackburn on a cold November afternoon. Normally not a game that would catch my imagination and certainly not one that prior to this weekend I imagined myself writing about come the start of the week. But one incident ...

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Napoli vs Manchester City, Champions League: Video Highlights

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CL Highlights: Napoli/Man City Commentators Martin Tyler and Ray Wilkins summed it up perfectly before the game kicked off. The atmosphere at Napoli's decrepit stadium in Italy was absolutely spectacular. This was a game that the fans and players...

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Maybe Tottenham Hotspur Can Win The Premier League Title After All

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After returning to the Tottenham bench Monday night, Harry Redknapp now believes Tottenham Hotspur can win the Premier League this season, if they keep their form up. Spurs have dropped only two points in their last nine games and they ...

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What Premier League Essentials Can’t You Live Without?

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Outside of the TV coverage of the actual matches themselves, what are the things that you can't live without when it comes to following the Premier League? For example, what TV shows, radio shows, websites, phone apps, plug-ins, or anything ...

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Shane Long Deserves a Long Overdue Apology From Alan Hutton

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Shane Long went on air after West Brom's victory this week to say "I didn't receive any apology over the [Alan Hutton] tackle." To me this is disgraceful. Shane Long has been out for a month. And after that particular ...

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Villas-Boas Should Stay In Charge But Needs To Quit Being So Stubborn

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Chelsea's defeat by Liverpool has left them 12 points off the pace after just 12 matches, and this is their worst start to a Premier League season since 1995-6. Many are actually rather surprised that Abramovich hasn't had enough of ...

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Emmanuel Eboue and the Racism Debate Being Wrongly Used to Sell Papers

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Yesterday afternoon, before I set off for work, I saw Emmanuel Eboue trending on Twitter, so I just had to click. I've always had a soft spot for Eboue, whether it's because of his bizarre warm ups or when he ...

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Premier League Gameweek 12: Cheers and Jeers

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Here's a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week twelve of the Premier League. Note: Readers can follow Matt @thehackreport Cheers 1. Micah Richards: Richards continued his season long campaign to be called the best ...

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Why the Next 4 Weeks Is Crucial For Manchester City, Beginning Today

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Manchester City has once again proven that they are the team to beat in England. With a comfortable 3-1 win over Newcastle Saturday they have also became the only unbeaten team in the Barclay's Premier League. As if that weren't ...

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8 Reasons Why NBA Fans Should Try Watching EPL Soccer

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Considering that the NBA season is locked out while the owners and players fight over money, many Americans may already have a backup plan. The NFL season is in full swing, the NHL season is about a month old and ...

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FOX and EPL Win Soccer TV Ratings War Against MLS and ESPN

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FOX's taped broadcast of Chelsea against Liverpool drew an overnight TV rating that nearly doubled the rating for ESPN's primetime MLS Cup on Sunday, according to a USA Today report. Chelsea against Liverpool got a 1.5 overnight, which translates to...

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How to Improve the Premier League Weekend Fixtures

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I realize that what I will suggest will border on being sacrilegious in the eyes of English football traditionalists, but here goes: The weekend Premier League football schedule needs to change. Let me explain. This past weekend's matches in the...

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Everton 2-1 Wolves: Out of The Frying Pan, Into The Fire For Wolves

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If ever there was a performance to reinforce exactly why Wolves fans should not have got carried away by the masquerade victory against Wigan Athletic two weeks ago, it came at Goodison Park on Saturday. Over the years, Everton was ...

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Transition for Chelsea, City, United, Arsenal…etc. (EPL Talk Weekend Review)

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After a week of controversy and covering-backsides the EPL got back to business and it was nice to see. It is hard to over-estimate the significance of these results in the season as teams still feel like there is so ...

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Piers Morgan Goes To Hollywood To Boost Chelsea vs Liverpool TV Ratings on FOX

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The reaction to the appointment of Piers Morgan to FOX Soccer's studio team had been mixed from Wednesday, when the announcement was made, through today. Now that we had a chance to watch him interact Sunday for the broadcast of ...

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EPL Talk Podcast Weekend Review Show: Open Thread

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No matter whether you're a Chelsea or Liverpool supporter, or if you're a fan of a different team, you must admit that the game at Stamford Bridge was exciting stuff with end-to-end action. But it finished with an away win ...

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Premier League Sunday, Chelsea vs Liverpool: Open Thread

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Join in the debate before, during and after today's Chelsea against Liverpool match — the most highly anticipated game of the weekend. There are so many talking points before a ball is even kicked. Luis Suarez, John Terry, Andy Carroll, ...

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My Picks for England’s Euro 2012 23-Man Squad

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With one more friendly match to play, Fabio Capello has to decide on whom to take on his 23 man squad to Euro 2012. And with several questions to answer, including whether to take the suspended Wayne Rooney or should John Terry still be captain...

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Man City May Be Top Of The Table, But Their Fanbase Still Dwindles In Comparison

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 Manchester City's Etihad Stadium sounds classier than the Sports Direct Arena, has the fifth largest capacity in the Premier League but they will want to grow their fan base, both nationally and internationally, to help them expand and go ...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 12: Open Thread

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It's time to rejoice for two reasons. First, there will be no more international breaks for the rest of the season. And two, the Premier League is back. It's been an agonizing long two weeks without Premier League football, but ...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 12: Open Thread

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It's time to rejoice for two reasons. First, there will be no more international breaks for the rest of the season. And two, the Premier League is back. It's been an agonizing long two weeks without Premier League football, but ...

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Manchester City vs Newcastle United: Two Teams On The Rise

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The Premier League pace setters, Manchester City, against the season's surprise package (Newcastle United) is one of a number of mouthwatering ties on offer this weekend. Norwich v Arsenal, Chelsea v Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa are...

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Adizero F50 miCoach, Product Manager Q & A

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The Adizero F50 miCoach launched in London, on Monday this week. To give you a little more insight on the latest product that Messi, Robben and now you can road-test, EPL Talk has an interview with Andreas Konrads, the Senior Product Manager for...

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Man United Supporter Adds New Meaning to Man Sh*tty In Norwegian TV Advert

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Sepp Blatter Is Out Of Touch With Reality (Again)

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The FA this week charged Luis Suarez with making alleged racist comments against Patrice Evra during the Manchester United v Liverpool match earlier this season. On the heels of that, as reported by many news outlets including the Daily Mail, ...

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Fact Or Fiction: Should Chelsea Be Starting John Terry?

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"Fact Or Fiction" is a series that will be run every Friday. In this series, an assertion will be made regarding an impacting topic in the Premier League. EPL Talk writers Matt Hackenmiller and Earl Reed each offer their views on whether ...

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What Can Newcastle Hope for Against Manchester City?

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMh12qn6Eqg When the two remaining unbeaten clubs in the Premier League meet on Saturday, many will be expecting only one outcome. After City's incredible early season form, which has seen them brush aside the likes of Spurs,...

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Racism and Racing to Conclusions (EPL Talk Weekend Preview)

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This week saw Luis Suarez charged by the FA, but what does this mean for his career and how we deal with abuse in the game? Suarez maintains his innocence whilst his manager and club stand by him. The task ...

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Swansea City Have Nothing To Lose Against Manchester United

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxZKJ5Xiuxc I've been waiting 28 years for Swansea City to play Manchester United. The last time the two teams played was during the 1982-83 season when the Swans were in the old First Division. Ever since then, I've kept my...

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England’s Win Over Spain Illustrates The Different Philosophies of Football

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Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote "Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all". Spanish fans echoed similar sentiments following their recent 1-0 loss to England in an international friendly. It was a brave defensive display ...

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Arsene Wenger Has Finally Learned His Lesson

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It seemed for so long that Arsene Wenger just didn't seem to know what was wrong with his Arsenal team. For the past six seasons, it was clearly obvious to fans and viewers that Arsenal had no Plan B to their attacking ...

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Piers Morgan Joins FOX As Studio Analyst For Upcoming Premier League Games

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In a surprise move, FOX Soccer has announced that Piers Morgan will be a studio guest for two upcoming Premier League games to be shown live on US television. The first will be the November 20 game on FOX Soccer ...

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Watch Out for Newcastle’s Upcoming Slide Down The Table

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Even if we discount the fact that they have now named their stadium after a company that their owner runs, throwing almost 120 years of history into the gutter, Newcastle United have been hitting the headlines a lot more than ...

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Looking for the Perfect Christmas Present? Buy Your Football Tickets Online

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With the commercial nature of the English Premier League and the inflated prices of, well, everything, in a suffering economy you cannot blame the average football fan for trading in the indulgence of watching his team play for catching the ...

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It’s Always St. James’ Park To Me

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As discussed here at EPL Talk last week, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has decided to rechristen St. James' Park, the club's venerable home since 1892, as Sports Direct Arena. Predictably, the move has gone over as well as an episode of...

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Boring Manchester United Midfield Needs New Faces to Stop City

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For Sir Alex Ferguson the current international break could not have come at a better time. After a blistering start to the season, his Manchester United team have looked very laboured over the last couple of weeks and even though ...

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Too Much Importance Is Placed On Stadium Naming Rights in the Premier League

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Corporations are taking over soccer, right? If you believe this, then the renaming of St. James' Park is surely incontrovertible evidence on your behalf. Kristan Heneage already wrote about this, saying that the name is irrelevant since the ground...

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How Much Soccer Do You Watch?

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We're faced with an incredible number of soccer matches each week to choose from. It's impossible to watch everything, so we carefully pick and choose which games and leagues to watch. But in an average week, how much soccer do ...

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Attend the Swansea Against Manchester United Soccer Watching Party in Florida

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This Saturday EPL Talk will be hosting a soccer watching party featuring Swansea City against Manchester United. The game will be shown in glorious HD at Wowies, a sports bar in Boca Raton, Florida. I'll be there along with other ...

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Finding the Premier League In Unsuspecting Places

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Something happened this past weekend that made my day. I decided to take a long walk Saturday. It was a beautiful day in South Florida. A picture-perfect day. Blue skies, 76 degrees fahrenheit and a cool breeze. It felt so ...

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David Luiz: Determining His Best Position On The Pitch

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If one thing has become painfully obvious in the last month or two, it is that David Luiz is not a centre back. In Chelsea's recent games they have conceded goals like they haven't done in a long, long time. ...

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Premier League Representation (EPL Talk Podcast Weekend Review)

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The Premier League might not be playing right now, but that doesn't stop the players from representing their countries. Taking long flights, scoring or not...and generally making managers nervous about the state of their health. Not least Harry...

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Cause for Optimism After England’s Surprising Victory Against Spain

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I forced myself to watch the England against Spain game delay on Saturday night. I didn't have high expectations. And I wasn't excited about watching the England team play. They've lacked the passion for so long when they've played that ...

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Wolves 3-1 Wigan Athletic: The Day Wanderers Stopped The Rot

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Editor's note: Since the memory of last weekend's Premier League football is still fresh in our minds. here's a match report of Wolverhampton's win against Wigan — a match of big importance due to the implications on the relegation zone. ...

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Fact or Fiction: Michel Vorm is Swansea City’s Most Important Player

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"Fact Or Fiction" is a series that will be run every Friday. In this series, an assertion will be made regarding an impacting topic in the Premier League. EPL Talk writers Matt Hackenmiller and Earl Reed each offer their views on whether ...

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Toffees Come Unstuck During Trying Times For Everton Supporters

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Everton's club motto "Nil Satis Nisi Optimum" means "Nothing But The Best." But for the Goodison Park faithful, it's a motto which must have a hollow ring to it right now. With the club experiencing financial problems off the pitch ...

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Ridiculous St James’ Park Name Change Won’t Affect Newcastle United Fans

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It's a rare opportunity that I get to incorporate the words of William Shakespeare into an article. Yet in the wake of Mike Ashley's decision to rename St James' Park, a friend promptly text messaged me asking what I thought. ...

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Why Liverpool Needs More Transfer Funds to Match Club’s Ambitions

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In the beginning of 2011, Liverpool Football Club began to make a statement of intent that was designed to kick start the revival of the sleeping giant. John Henry made a pledge when he won command of the club. That ...

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Football Statistics – The End of All Arguments Has Arrived

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 Ever felt the desire to prove someone wrong in a football debate but don't have the statistics to back it up? All you have to do is look up some Premier League stats and add them to your argument. ...

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Top 10 Footballers With Wackiest Hairstyles in World Soccer

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Here are the top 10 wackiest hairstyles worn by world soccer players: 1. Fabricio Coloccini – The current Newcastle captain is enjoying a great season at the heart of their defence alongside Steven Taylor. Coloccini struggled when he first arrived,...

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Newcastle United Renames St. James’ Park as Sports Direct Arena

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What hasn't been reported by the media about Newcastle United this season? We've had praise for the way the team has played (except, of course, from BBC pundit and moustache fetishist Mark Lawrenson). We've had criticism about strength of depth...

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The Sensitive Relationship Between Carlos Tevez and Roberto Mancini

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If recent reports coming out of England are to be believed, Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini has extended the olive branch to rogue forward Carlos Tevez. After initially stating back in September that Tevez would never again play for him ...

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Which Premier League Club Has the Most Players on the England Squad?

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Last month England finished top of their qualifying group for Euro 2012 and now face Spain this Saturday (November 12), then Sweden next Tuesday (November 15) at Wembley Stadium. Fabio Capello gives Daniel Sturridge and Jack Rodwell a chance to...

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How Sexism Affects Women’s Football in the UK

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Many people may have been under the illusion that sexism was no longer present in football until Richard Keys and Andy Gray faced disciplinary action over their comments about female referee's assistant Sian Massey. The fact that influential figures...

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How Sexism Affects Women’s Football in the UK

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Many people may have been under the illusion that sexism was no longer present in football until Richard Keys and Andy Gray faced disciplinary action over their comments about female referee's assistant Sian Massey. The fact that influential figures...

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Watch the New FOX Soccer TV Commercials (Video)

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FOX Soccer "A New Home" (director's cut) from Guillermo Lecuona on Vimeo. Fox Soccer Anthem :60 from Guillermo Lecuona on Vimeo. If you've been watching FOX Soccer during the past week, you may have noticed a new TV commercial that shows ...

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Swansea City: The Welsh Barcelona of the Premier League

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"Y gem brydferth" — that's Welsh for the beautiful game. Now I don't know how many of Swansea's players can speak their native tongue, but their fluency in the language of football was evident for all to see at Anfield ...

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Premier League Gameweek 11: Cheers and Jeers

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Here's a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from gameweek eleven of the Premier League. Note: Readers can follow Matt @thehackreport Cheers 1. Jay Bothroyd: The QPR striker was pesky all day as he netted an ...

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Liverpool Misfiring Up Front As They Fight For a Champions League Spot

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Maybe it's a bit premature to talk about must-win games and the possibilities of a top four finish when we are only in November, but it's certainly true to say that the next three games could define Liverpool's season. It ...

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Top 10 Best Premier League Transfer Signings So Far This Season

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We're almost a third of the year through the 2011-12 Premier League season, and already several summer signings have stood out as comparatively bargain buys. Which clubs have done their best homework to find the bargains who are producing the ...

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Is the John Terry Racism Claim Damaging to English Football?

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Among the sudden troubling outbreak of Premiership players throwing alleged racial epithets (and spitting) around, the John Terry/Anton Ferdinand "F*****g Black C**t" incident stands at the forefront among the other incidents involving Luis...

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Wolves Need to Change Their Style Of Play So They’re Less Predictable

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Mick McCarthy can now breathe a little better after Wolves ended a run of eight games without a win after picking up three points against bottom of the table Wigan. On Sunday Wolves took the lead after 31 minutes when ...

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7 Reasons Why I Miss Living In Great Britain

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Some of you are Anglophiles, ex-pats or live in the United Kingdom, so I hope you'll allow me this indulgence to write about a topic that has nothing to do with the English Premier League but has everything to do ...

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Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 11: Man United Slip Up Based On Recent Form

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I'm away this week so I won't have time to do a complete rundown for week 11. Last week there was a comment on the article which said that it would be interesting to use the APL point format to ...

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Which United Tribute? (EPL Talk Podcast Weekend Review)

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 This week the pod pays tribute to the rise of Newcastle. They have taken a space in the press which you couldn't have seen coming see coming, even just a month or two ago. But what has made them ...

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Top 4 Managers to Replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson. The name is etched in football history. He's made Manchester United what it is today: a top club winning trophies on a yearly basis with a worldwide reputation. Twenty five years managing one football club is extraordinary ...

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EPL Talk Podcast Weekend Review Show, Open Thread: Have Your Say

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If you consider yourself a soccer expert, we need your opinion. Gameweek 11 of the Premier League is over, and in just a few hours we'll be recording the weekend review show of the EPL Talk Podcast. But we need ...

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 11: Open Thread

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoUNrjrRXw8 After an exhausting but exhilarating day of Premier League football yesterday (especially after Swansea's emotional, for me, draw), we have the prospect of three Premier League matches to look forward to. First,...

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Bolton Wanderers vs Stoke City Preview: A Chance For Owen Coyle To Save His Job

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Glamour is not a word that will be used to describe Bolton's clash with Stoke on Sunday but nevertheless it is still an incredibly important to both sides and could well be significant to how they fare this season. Based ...

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Glory Days Are Back at Newcastle United (And My Affair With the Geordie Nation)

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Before FOX Sports World (now FOX Soccer) launched in 1997, the only way to watch live Premier League matches on a Saturday in the United States was via closed circuit TV. Every Saturday morning, I would drive the 32 miles ...

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Manchester United Away Shirt For 2012-13 Season: Leaked Photo

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Manchester United's away shirt for the 2012-13 Premier League season will be a blue and black tartan design — possibly to honor Sir Alex Ferguson's 25 years in charge of the Old Trafford club. The leaked photo features Manchester United's ...

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Manchester United Home Shirt for 2012-13 Season: Leaked Photo

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Manchester United's home shirt for the 2012-13 season will definitely generate a lot of opinion, thanks to a photo which has been leaked on the Internet. Man United's new home shirt is a tartan print featuring their dominant red with ...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 11: Open Thread

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If you live in the United States, hopefully you enjoyed an extra hour of sleep this morning to prepare for a very hectic day of Premier League soccer. Kicking off the day is Newcastle United against Everton. In the past ...

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Brek Shea To Train With Arsenal: Is He Ready For a Move to The Gunners?

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After the international break concludes, FC Dallas and US international midfielder Brek Shea will fly to England to train with Arsenal for one month with a view to a possible move. "Affording Brek the opportunity to continue to work on ...

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Look to Swansea As Masters Of the Passing Game, Not Arsenal or Liverpool

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-jwClzsDog Tomorrow's clash between Liverpool and Swansea City will be the first time the two clubs have played each other in the league in 28 years. What I find interesting about tomorrow's game — and what has transpired in...

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Newcastle United vs Everton Preview: Injury Doubts For Both Teams

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On the back of arguably their best result of the season so far, Newcastle United host Everton tomorrow (in the early kickoff) in their bid to make it 14 unbeaten in the Premier League. The Magpies climbed to third on ...

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Will All Of The Promoted Clubs Avoid Relegation?

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"Fact Or Fiction" is a series that will be run every Friday. In this series, an assertion will be made regarding an impacting topic in the Premier League. EPL Talk writers Matt Hackenmiller and Earl Reed each offer their views on whether ...

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Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 10: Arsenal Are The Biggest Movers

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Arsenal bouncing back, Newcastle remaining unbeaten, Spurs climbing the table. The APL continues to take shape, despite quiet weekends for the two Manchester sides. Arsenal are the week's big movers after their big win at Chelsea. Despite scoring...

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Blackburn Rovers Away Is A Must Win For Chelsea On Saturday

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Times are tough in the office of Andre Villas-Boas. The troubles started on October 23 at 4:41pm at Loftus Road where the Blues were shown their second red card of the game against QPR and then finished the game by ...

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How a Proposed UK Law Will Impact TV Viewing Habits Of Soccer Fans In the USA

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Early this past Saturday I woke with a bewildered start to answer the phone. Confusion swiftly became anger; who was calling me at this inhuman hour? Anger turned to realization. It was my alarm. I lay there for a few ...

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Alleged Racism By Terry and Inappropriate Chants In Genk Cast Dark Shadow on Chelsea

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"You know what you are. You know what you are, Anton Ferdinand. You know what you are." Those were the chants from a section of Chelsea fans in Genk during Tuesday night's Champions League clash. Tell me it ain't so. ...

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Dispelling The Myth That Soccer Is Not Big In America

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I was on an online chat last weekend with 1,200 people watching a second division U.S. soccer game streamed online. All of a sudden a soccer fan blurted out on the chat that ‘soccer wasn't big in America.' Soccer not ...

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He May Have Made a Mistake, But I Still Respect Carlos Tevez

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Manchester City's Carlos Tevez has been relentlessly slated in the press for his apparent refusal to come off the bench to aid his struggling teammates in what transpired to be a rather frightened display from City against a superior Bayern ...

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Arsenal: A One Van Team With Robin van Persie

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He is the man on everybody's lips at the moment and has almost single-handedly lifted Arsenal out of their early-season crisis. Van Persie has been phenomenal since the beginning of the calendar year and is essential to Arsenal, but at ...

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Manchester United Building Social Network to Reach 500 Million Fans Worldwide

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It wasn't that long ago that Manchester United seemed to fear social media. In January 2010, Manchester United shut down Facebook and Twitter accounts for all of its players and categorically stated that "The club wishes to make it clear ...

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Debating the Use of Video Referees in the Premier League

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Talk to any football fan and chances are, they can painfully recall a weekend ruined by a bad refereeing decision. And for supporters of Premier League sides, the pain is that much greater. Thanks to the TV cameras present at ...

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Explained! How Newcastle United Turned Their Team Around

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As the season approached, there was quite a bit of anxiety about Newcastle United's prospects for the season. The club finished midtable in the previous season, dropping from 9th to 12th position after blowing a 3-0 lead at home to ...

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Top 10 Premier League Flops, Part 2

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Editor's note: After the popularity of the last article about top 10 Premier League flops, blogger Matt Lane has added ten more footballers to the list. The following is a list of players who've either failed to live up to ...

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What a Typical Saturday Looks Like For a European Soccer Fan in the U.S.

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If you want an idea of what a somewhat typical Saturday looks like for a soccer fan who lives in the United States and who follows European soccer, take a peek at the above image and click on it for ...

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EPL Talk Turns Six Years Old

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Today marks the six year anniversary of EPL Talk. It was November 1, 2005 when EPL Talk first launched. The concept was the same as it is now: To bring an independent voice to the coverage of the Premier League ...

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Premier League TV Viewing Audience Numbers In the United States, 2008-11

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Premier League Soccer TV Audience Numbers In United States, 2008-11 on Dipity. TV viewing audience numbers for Premier League matches on U.S. television have come a long in four years. From 19,000 viewers in 2008 for one game to more ...

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