EPL Talk Archives for January 2011

A Season Of Hope for Premier League Clubs Outside the Sky Six

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And so another new Premier League season draws near. In two weeks time we will be in the midst of the first round of fixtures, possibly the most intoxicating time of the season. At no point for the next nine months will the majority of us feel so...

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Manchester United vs Barcelona Friendly: Roll Call

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It's hard to believe, but Manchester United's summer tour of the United States comes to an end tonight after they play Barcelona in a rematch of the 2011 Champions League Final, at FEDEX Field in Landover, Maryland. Just think, one week from...

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Premier League Footballers Need to Take More Responsibility

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As we analyze the migration patterns of footballers this summer, we see a lack of responsibility. Players are feeling the need to quit their current clubs and move on to where they can win trophies. These same players refuse to blame themselves...

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11 Players To Watch Out For In This Year’s Fantasy Premier League Game

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Earlier this week, we reached a landmark day in the countdown to the start of the new Premier League season- the opening of the Premier League's new look fantasy site. In the wake of that monumental occurrence, it seems right to preview eleven...

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Jimmy Hill Statue Erected Outside Coventry City Ground: Photo and Video

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A seven foot bronze statue of Jimmy Hill was unveiled outside Coventry City's Ricoh Arena Thursday. Jimmy Hill, who is best remembered for hosting Match Of the Day, has a long list of other achievements such as: He helped get rid of the...

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Goal-line Technology May Be in the Premier League Next Season

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been defiant towards introducing goal-line technology but has softened up on the issue since FIFA's embarrassment in last summer's World Cup. The need for goal-line technology was made evident to millions when Frank...

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EPL Talk Podcast, 2011-12 Season: Open Auditions For New Host

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In just over two weeks, the much anticipated 2011-12 Premier League season kicks off. And with this upcoming season, there could be more teams who have a shot of winning the title than in a very long time. Whether it's at the top, middle or bottom...

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Manchester City Signs Argentine Striker Sergio Aguero In 5-Year-Deal

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Manchester City has signed Argentine striker Sergio Aguero to the club in a five-year-contract. The rumored transfer fee is believed to be £38 million. Out of all of the transfers so far this summer in the Premier League, the addition of Sergio...

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Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney Grace FIFA 12 Cover in UK: Photo

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Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney will grace the cover of FIFA 12 in the United Kingdom when the popular video game is released this autumn. Wilshere, who was Arsenal's player of the year last season, is an avid gamer as is Rooney, who is gracing the...

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Join the I Know The Score Prediction League for 2011-12

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I Know The Score, the popular Premier League predictions game, has moved. It's no longer hosted on the Premier League site, but has now found a new home on TalkSport, the British radio station. At first glance, the game looks the same. Very little...

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Blackburn Rovers Stoop To New Low With Venky’s Chicken TV Commercial

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Just when you thought that the new owners of Blackburn Rovers, the Venky's, couldn't stoop to any new lows, they've done it again. This time it's with an absolutely embarrassing video of their players promoting chicken. The video is so bad that it...

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Wigan Athletic Home Shirt for 2011-12 Season: Photo

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Wigan Athletic today unveiled their home shirt for the 2011-12 Premier League season. I'm in two minds regarding the design. In one way, I think it cheapens the look of the team and it makes them look like Millwall or Ipswich Town (no offense), but...

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Queens Park Rangers Third Shirt for 2011-12 Season: Photo

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Queens Park Rangers have revealed their third shirt for the 2011-12 Premier League season. The London club has revealed the above photograph featuring new signing Jay Bothroyd sporting the distinctive shirt design. Created by Lotto, QPR's third...

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Queens Park Rangers Third Shirt for 2011-12 Season: Photo

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Queens Park Rangers have revealed their third shirt for the 2011-12 Premier League season. The London club has revealed the above photograph featuring new signing Jay Bothroyd sporting the distinctive shirt design. Created by Lotto, QPR's third...

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Summer Transfer Activity: Filling In The Gaps

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With the Premier League season set to begin on August 13, now seemed an appropriate time to check in on the lads over at White Hart Lane. Despite the plethora of transfer activity in the last two months, Spurs have been relatively quiet. Harry...

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Adventures of an American Liverpool Supporter At Anfield

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First off, I'll spare the usual story–let's just say I fell in love with the game and due to various (seemingly extraneous) reasons, fell even more deeply in love with Liverpool Football Club. And yes, I'm also an American–Texan to be precise. This...

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Sunderland’s Steady Climb up the Premier League Ladder

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In recent seasons, Sunderland have continuously improved their position in the league table. Under the management of Steve Bruce, the Black Cats have shaken the shackles of relegation and have now become one of the Premier League's more established...

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Sunderland’s Steady Climb up the Premier League Ladder

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In recent seasons, Sunderland have continuously improved their position in the league table. Under the management of Steve Bruce, the Black Cats have shaken the shackles of relegation and have now become one of the Premier League's more established...

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The Transformation of Liverpool Under Kenny Dalglish

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Since returning to the managerial spotlight at Anfield, Kenny Dalglish has set about constructing a Liverpool team with a solid core and an old-fashioned British mentality. Although several of Liverpool's squad possess overseas passports, the...

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Wayne Rooney’s Bicycle Kick Against City: Beautiful Animation

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The date was February 12, 2011. Up stepped Wayne Rooney in an important game against rivals Manchester City to score a sensational bicycle kick to win all three points. Now, months later, talented artist Richard Swarbrick has recreated the moment in...

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Liverpool’s Midfield vs Man Utd’s Strikers: Bursting At The Seams

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Having roster depth in the Premier League is crucial when trying to contend with the grind of the season which can consist of matches in both domestic and international competitions. Therefore, carrying a squad with a balanced mixture of youth and...

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In Defense of Mario Balotelli

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On the face of it, Mario Balotelli is exactly the type of player I, as a thoroughbred American sports fan, should hate: an aloof, cold, joyless sourpuss who even at twenty years old possesses the trappings of a career mercenary. When Super Mario...

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Tottenham, If You Want to Be a Big Club, You Have to Act Like One

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Every summer in the transfer window the news pipeline gets flooded with transfer speculation, rumors and big signings. Â When the drama surrounds your team's chance at making a big name signing or potentially losing its key player, blood pressures...

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West Bromwich Albion: A Season to Remember for the Baggies

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Before we all look forward to the new season and what it promises us, I've decided to take a look back at West Brom's remarkable finish to last season's campaign, in which they picked up 14 points out of an available 24 from their last six matches...

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Man United Come First In The Second City After Win Against Chicago

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Most of us know that Saturday's final score between Chicago Fire and Manchester United was 3-1 in the favor of the reigning champions of the English Premier League. Although this was not the first time that the Red Devils have visited Chicago, it...

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Man United Come First In The Second City After Win Against Chicago

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Most of us know that Saturday's final score between Chicago Fire and Manchester United was 3-1 in the favor of the reigning champions of the English Premier League. Although this was not the first time that the Red Devils have visited Chicago, it...

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Mario Balotelli Backheel Flub Ends in Substitution for City: Video

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In Sunday's preseason friendly between Manchester City and LA Galaxy, with City in the lead 1-0, star striker Mario Balotelli was one-on-one with the goalkeeper. All that was needed was a simple tap-in and it would have been 2-0 to the Premier...

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PES 2012: Get a Load of These Gameplay Videos

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For those of us who are drooling in anticipation of the autumn release of FIFA 12, you may want to take a gander at the above video to see what's in store from Konami in the upcoming release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (or, as it's better known as...

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Why It’s Time For Some Soccer Fans in the US To Grow Up

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I'm not sure whether it's the heat or the timing of Premier League clubs playing in the United States every summer, but whenever the teams cover over to this country to play Major League Soccer clubs in friendlies, many insecure soccer fans come out...

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Why Every Premier League Season Needs a Blackpool

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Premier League viewers around the world bid farewell to Blackpool Football Club on May 22. The Tangerines set out to Old Trafford on "Mission Impossible," as Ian Holloway's men needed a win to escape the drop. Like only Blackpool could, Charlie...

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Examining the State of Manchester United’s Midfield

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Throughout the summer, an on-going story has been Manchester United's pursuit of a central midfielder. After being outclassed by Barcelona's midfield followed by the retirement of Paul Scholes, everyone has expected United to find a replacement....

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Chicago vs Man Utd, DC vs Everton and Orlando vs Newcastle: Friendly Roll Call

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This weekend is another big one across the United States for preseason friendlies featuring Premier League clubs. Today, Manchester United plays Chicago in front of a sold-out crowd of 62,500 at Soldier Field. Newcastle United plays Orlando City at...

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Reviewing Liverpool’s Transfer Signings for the 2011-12 Season

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Having been heavily restricted in the transfer market in recent years due to terrible ownership and massive interest payments, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has looked to make the most of new owners John Henry and FSG's willingness to commit...

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What is the Future of Emmanuel Adebayor?

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Emmanuel Adebayor, the Togolese striker who has endured his fair share of ups and downs, is at a fascinating point in his career. His career in England looks almost dead as his tenure with current club Manchester City has grown sour. He is now out...

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Seattle Rolls Out Red Carpet for Man Utd and its Supporters

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Let me begin by saying that I love Seattle. I really do. As someone who lives about 8 hours away, I've been to this city many times and have been to numerous Seahawks and Mariners games. As far as my experiences at these games, they have all fallen...

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Carlos Tevez Transfer Saga: Italy May Be Next Destination

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With the reported deal between Manchester City and Corinthians to send star striker Carlos Tevez falling through this week, it has left the star and team with more questions than answers. During this entire summer transfer window, Tevez has...

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Carlos Tevez Transfer Saga: Italy May Be Next Destination

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With the reported deal between Manchester City and Corinthians to send star striker Carlos Tevez falling through this week, it has left the star and team with more questions than answers. During this entire summer transfer window, Tevez has...

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Philadelphia 1-0 Everton: Match Report

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Everton FC opened their 2011 American Tour by squaring off against Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night. The match featured a number of the first team Toffees playing a full 90 minutes in a sweltering bowl of heat and...

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Soccer Fan Stands Up Against Comcast In Quest to Get Fox Soccer Channel in HD

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It's been 17 months since DISH Network launched Fox Soccer Channel in HD. During that span of time, several other satellite and cable providers have added the HD channel. But for the vast majority of Comcast customers, we're still waiting. And now...

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Join the 2011-12 Fantasy Premier League: Players Wanted

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The number one Premier League game is open for the 2011-12 season. Fantasy Premier League, the official fantasy game from the Barclays Premier League, has opened its doors for the new season. And you can now join the EPL Talk private league with...

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Man Utd Open Their Tour Bus to Fans in Seattle And Make Dreams Come True: Video

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It's a wet, rainy afternoon in Seattle and you've just finished a tough practice. You jump on the tour bus and start heading back to your hotel to relax, but along the way, you see a small group of fans standing alongside the road with Manchester...

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Norwich City Away Shirt for 2011-12 Season: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

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Norwich City have unveiled their away shirt for the 2011-12 Premier League. If you're Irish, you're probably thinking this shirt design looks familiar. The new Norwich away shirt, designed by Errea, looks like a Republic Of Ireland rugby jersey. Not...

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Premier League Roll Call: 25% of Teams Playing in USA Tonight

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Wednesday night may be the first time this has ever happened. Across the United States, 25% of the Premier League teams will be playing in different friendlies. In the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Sounders plays Manchester United. Down the road in...

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Copa America 2011 Panini Soccer Sticker Collection: In Photos

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One of the joys of any major soccer tournament is the collecting of Panini soccer stickers. The quest to get enough stickers to complete the entire sticker book collection seems simple enough. However, anyone who has bought or collected Panini...

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Copa America 2011 Panini Soccer Sticker Collection: In Photos

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One of the joys of any major soccer tournament is the collecting of Panini soccer stickers. The quest to get enough stickers to complete the entire sticker book collection seems simple enough. However, anyone who has bought or collected Panini...

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Micah Richards Scores for Arsenal in FIFA 12 Gameplay Video

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Manchester City and EA Sports announced a deal in Vancouver this past weekend. It'll mean that the entire Manchester City squad will have their full facials featured in the game. Plus, FIFA 12 will include the new Eithad Stadium, exclusive Man City...

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Premier League History: Going Back In Time to Circa 2001

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As the Premier League approaches its nineteenth birthday, it is important to remember some of the younger years that have helped shape it into the spectacle it is today. About to enter its landmark twentieth season, let's look back to the start of...

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Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge: Examining the Options of the Two Dannys

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To say that Jack Wilshere's loan spell at Bolton two years ago changed the face of English football would be an extreme exaggeration. However, the youngster's positive experience at the Reebok did open the door for a different type of loan, one...

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Vancouver Whitecaps Against Manchester City Friendly: Roll Call

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After Manchester City's comfortable 2-0 win against Club America Saturday in front of a disappointingly small crowd at San Francisco, City's tour of North America continues tonight with a friendly against Vancouver Whitecaps at Empire Field. That...

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Chicharito, the Unmarked Man From Mexico

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For Javier Hernandez, the 2010-2011 season was one of the most unexpected seasons in the history of the Premier League. The little known striker came from Mexico with minimal fanfare and an even smaller transfer fee. But once the season started,...

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Mike Ashley Unravels his Business Plan at Newcastle United

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Like something from Footballers Wives or Dream Team, Freddy Shepherd was one of football's characters. Be it defaming the women of Newcastle or bringing Michael Owen to Tyneside, the former Newcastle United chairman has engrained himself into the...

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Mike Ashley Unravels his Business Plan at Newcastle United

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Like something from Footballers Wives or Dream Team, Freddy Shepherd was one of football's characters. Be it defaming the women of Newcastle or bringing Michael Owen to Tyneside, the former Newcastle United chairman has engrained himself into the...

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The Ever-Changing Role of a Football Manager

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These days the type of manager you're most likely to witness on a touchline will be wearing a perfectly fitting designer suit, carefully standing so as to not dirty his smartly polished shoes. It's common place. People would hardly bat an eyelid –...

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Man Utd Fan Wears Rooney Shirt to Liverpool Practice, Escapes Alive

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Liverpool, currently on tour in Malaysia, had an interesting and — thankfully for one spectator — non-violent incident in the stands involving a brave soul and his choice of fashion. The fan wearing a Wayne Rooney Manchester United shirt was booed,...

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Why the Arsenal Apocalypse (aka Arsepocalypse) Will Not Happen

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The media-dubbed "Arsepocalypse" or "Arsenal exodus" is a huge farce.  According to the British press, Arsene Wenger's empire is crumbling. Many Arsenal supporters believe that Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas have one foot out the door when that is...

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Newcastle United Hooligans Invade Pitch At Darlington: Video

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Who said hooliganism was dead? On Friday, a small group of Newcastle United supporters invaded the pitch after the Toon scored their second goal against Darlington in a friendly (see above video). Not only did Newcastle supporters invade the pitch...

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Newcastle United Hooligans Invade Pitch At Darlington: Video

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Who said hooliganism was dead? On Friday, a small group of Newcastle United supporters invaded the pitch after the Toon scored their second goal against Darlington in a friendly (see above video). Not only did Newcastle supporters invade the pitch...

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Club America vs Manchester City in San Francisco: Roll Call

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Manchester City kick off its 2011 US summer tour Saturday evening in San Francisco when they face Club America (live on Telefutura at 8pm ET). If you're planning on going to the game, definitely post a comment here to let everyone know. Tell us a...

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Liam Gallagher of Oasis Launches Manchester City Home Shirt for 2011-12 Season

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On the same day that Manchester United unveiled their new away shirt, cross-town rivals Manchester City have launched their home shirt. Don't be surprised if the 2011-12 season becomes very Manchester focused as both teams go head-to-head to try to...

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Manchester United Away Shirt for 2011-12 Season: Official Photos Unveiled

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Manchester United have released the official photos of their away kit for the 2011-12 Premier League season. The current Premier League champions are currently on tour in the United States. Many of the players featured on the tour are pictured...

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Manchester United Kick Off US Summer Tour With 4-1 Win Against Revs

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The build-up for the friendly pitting Manchester United against the New England Revolution was predictable. A local TV newscaster called Man United's visit as the arrival of "the best team in the world" (I guess he didn't see the Barcelona game) and...

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Wesley Sneijder to Manchester United: Tabloid Rumors or Not?

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One of the more intriguing rumors going around the transfer period is Manchester United looking to grab Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder to replace recently retired Paul Scholes. Sneijder, who spent a good chunk of time injured last year at...

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Luka Modric Hands In Transfer Request: Why It’s So Hard To Build a Dynasty

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The latest entry in the saga involving Chelsea's attempt to pry away Tottenham forward Luka Modric away from White Hart Lane involves honesty, bitterness, money (of course) and the idea surrounding unhappy players and what is exactly a "big club" in...

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Paul Scholes “Comes Out Of Retirement” to Play One More Time For Man Utd

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If you watched Manchester United's annihilation of New England Revolution in the 4-1 victory on ESPN2 Wednesday night, you may have blinked and missed one important item. When Ashley Young was substituted in the 67th minute, on came Gabriel Obertan....

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Video Evidence: Arsenal Chasing Italian Striker Luco Zade

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Arsenal are on the chase to capture the signing of the up-and-coming Italian striker Luco Zade. The above video shows evidence of the skills, poise and clinical finishing in front of goal. In addition to Zade, Arsenal have been linked with several...

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Swansea City Away Shirt for 2011-12 Season: Photo

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Swansea City have unveiled their away shirt for the 2011-12 Premier League season. The Swans, who are the first Welsh team to ever play in the Premier League, will wear an orange Adidas kit as their change shirt for the 2011-12 season. Designed by...

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Finding it Hard to Avoid Soccer in Futbol-Loving Honduras

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I just returned from a four-day trip to Honduras. My wife and I wanted to get away and immerse ourselves in a completely different culture as well as to see Mayan ruins and, most importantly of all, to relax. The timing of my trip was to recharge my...

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West Brom Preseason Opener Begins With Goalkeeper Scoring Against Them (Video)

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While most of the attention today will be on Manchester United's opening game of their US summer tour against New England Revolution (ESPN2, 8pm ET), many of us may not have realized that West Bromwich Albion were the first Premier League club to...

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Blackburn Rovers Home Shirt for 2011-12 Season: Photo

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Blackburn Rovers have yet to find a shirt sponsor for the 2011-12 Premier League season. While the money that'll come in from the prospective deal will be important for Rovers, it would be nice to see no sponsor chosen. As you can see in the above...

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Chelsea Third Shirt for 2011-12 Season: Leaked Photo

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Chelsea have never been shy about their change shirts. In previous years, their away shirts and third shirts have been some of the worst designs in the league. There was the orange and black one that looked like something from Halloween. And then...

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Guide to Twitter Hashtags for Premier League Clubs

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In the parlance of Twitter conversations in the 21st century, it's important to know what the hashtags are for the Premier League clubs you're conversing about on Twitter. To do so correctly will help you broaden your audience to people who search...

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US TV Schedule for 2011-12 Premier League Matches Revealed

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The Premier League today revealed which matches during the first few months of the 2011-12 season have had their kickoff times moved so they'll be featured on television. As a result, we can now infer which matches will be shown on US television –...

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The Remarkable Legacy of English Football Clubs

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IBM recently celebrated their 100 year existence as a company. While this is a massive achievement for a corporation — especially in this day and age with plenty of mergers, acquisitions and financial turmoil — it's not such an unknown feat in the...

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Have We Seen the End of the 90-Plus Point Behemoth in the Premier League?

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We've all seen it before. A man or lady approaches a burly fellow holding a clipboard. He is the gatekeeper and behind him is a passageway into an exclusive club where the music is loud, the drinks flow freely and the people seem to be having the...

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US TV Schedule for Premier League Preseason Friendlies

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The US TV schedule for most of this summer's preseason friendlies featuring Premier League teams has been announced. As expected, many of the games featuring Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City will be shown on US television...

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Manchester City Change Transfer Tactics to Build for the Future

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Perhaps this summer, more than any other, is the one where Manchester City comes good. After pipping Arsenal for automatic Champions League qualification last season, City are not in need of a major overhaul; some steady summer planning would do...

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Emmanuel Adebayor Fights Back Against Manchester City

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Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has consulted with attorneys about formulating a case against Manchester City after being "banished" from the first team during their forthcoming trip to the U.S. Adebayor, along with Craig Bellamy, Roque...

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New Signings at Sunderland Position Black Cats to Push for Europa League Spot

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Sunderland have raided Manchester United and have welcomed both Wes Brown and John O'Shea to Steve Bruce's squad. Both players were deemed non-essential to the future of United, and Ferguson decided to unload them. In addition to those two...

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New Signings at Sunderland Position Black Cats to Push for Europa League Spot

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Sunderland have raided Manchester United and have welcomed both Wes Brown and John O'Shea to Steve Bruce's squad. Both players were deemed non-essential to the future of United, and Ferguson decided to unload them. In addition to those two...

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An Ode To John O’Shea

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I love John O'Shea. Okay, it's in that manly football fan kind of way, but still – I love John O'Shea. He's my kind of player — not overly talented, not overly athletic and not overly handsome. But he will do a job for you anywhere, anytime, any...

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News Of The World To Close After Sunday’s Last Edition

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News Of The World, the UK's biggest-selling newspaper, will publish its final edition this Sunday amid a huge amount of controversy resulting from revelations regarding a phone hacking scandal. News Corp International, the parent company, has...

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Craig Bellamy Interview: Exclusive

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EXCLUSIVE: EPL Talk sat down with Manchester City striker/winger Craig Bellamy recently to get his views on a variety of topics including what it was like to play under managers Mark Hughes and Gary Speed, as well as what it felt like to score those...

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FIFA Considering Proposal to Play World Cup Games As Three 30-Minute Periods

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If you wanted another reason why Qatar winning the 2022 World Cup bid is a joke, consider this: To deal with the sweltering conditions in the summertime in Qatar, FIFA is considering a proposal to play 90 minute games over three 30-minute periods...

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Craig Bellamy May Have Retired From Wales If Gary Speed Wasn’t Appointed Manager

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EXCLUSIVE: Craig Bellamy probably would have retired from playing international football with Wales if someone other than Gary Speed had been appointed manager. The Manchester City striker, who is currently on loan at Cardiff City, revealed his...

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Blackpool Dream Lives On With Charlie Adam Transfer to Liverpool

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Last season, Blackpool was one of the top stories in the Premiership, adding so much romanticism and excitement to the league. Now, one of the mainstays of Blackpool's success (despite their relegation) has joined Liverpool. Captain Charlie Adam...

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New England Revolution vs Manchester United: Roll Call

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One week from today, Manchester United will set foot on the pitch at Gillette Stadium near Boston to play its first of five friendlies across the United States. The first match against New England Revolution will kick off at 8pm ET on Tuesday, July...

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Which Premier League Club Has Had The Most Home Grounds?

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Football grounds in Great Britain are like cathedrals. Many of them are beautifully designed stadiums. And for many football supporters, especially those who have been with the club for most of their life, they see them as holy places. A place of...

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EA Sports Previews FIFA 12′s New Player Impact Engine: Video

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We've heard a lot of talk already about the improved Player Impact Engine which will debut in FIFA 12 on September 27 in the US and September in Europe, but what does the addition of "real world physicality" really mean in a video game? In the above...

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EA Sports Previews FIFA 12′s New Player Impact Engine: Video

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We've heard a lot of talk already about the improved Player Impact Engine which will debut in FIFA 12 on September 27 in the US and September in Europe, but what does the addition of "real world physicality" really mean in a video game? In the above...

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Tim Howard Is Going Commando Next Season for Everton

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Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard will be going commando next Premier League season. Le Coq Sportif has unveiled their new Everton goalkeeper shirt for the 2011-12 Premier League season. It's a camouflage design (see above picture). Whether Everton will...

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How to Fix FOX Soccer

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If you live in the United States and you follow the Premier League, Fox Soccer Channel (soon to be renamed FOX Soccer) is a must in your life. It's the main source of Premier League matches as well as news and review shows as well as a gateway into...

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How the Top 6 Premier League Clubs Will Finish the 2011-12 Season

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Football fans often have little to do over the summer after the football season comes to an end. Â That span of three months before the best league in the world kicks off is filled with transfer rumors, debates about goal line technology and more. So...

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Carlos Tevez Wants to Quit Manchester City Due to Family Reasons

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The saga involving Carlos Tevez and whether he'll stay with Manchester City looks headed for disaster. "It is with great regret that I have to inform Manchester City of my wish to leave the club," said Tevez, in an exclusive interview with The Daily...

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Gael Clichy Joins Manchester City In £7 Million Deal

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Gael Clichy today joined Manchester City on a four-year contract. The former Arsenal defender, 25, will compete with Aleksander Kolarov for the starting left back position. The transfer could signal the growing gap between Manchester City and...

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Happy Independence Day!

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If you live in the United States, I'd like to take this time to wish you and your family a Happy Independence Day today. Hopefully you're looking forward to a great day with your friends and/or family accompanied by good food and good drink that...

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Why Shay Given Should Join Aston Villa and Save What’s Left of His Career

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Shay Given is one of the best goalkeepers in the history of the Premier League. He spent the majority of his career with Newcastle United, who reached great heights in terms of domestic and international success. After internal turmoil struck the...

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Gervinho Looks to be Arsenal’s First Major Signing of the Summer

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Arsenal is a topic that's currently on everyone's lips in the transfer window for mostly negative reasons. Facing the departures of midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, left back Gael Clichy and striker Nicklas Bendtner, Arsenal is going to...

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FOX Increases FOXSoccer.tv Price, But Will It Be Worth It?

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FOX Soccer announced that it's increasing the FOXSoccer.tv broadband subscription price from $14.99 to $19.99 per month as of August according to an e-mail sent Friday to subscribers. "Effective August 1st, 2011 the price of a FoxSoccer.tv monthly...

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Samir Nasri to a Premier League Rival Is The Wrong Direction For Arsenal

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There have been many transfer rumors regarding Samir Nasri. The three most prominent have been to Manchester United, Manchester City and now, as a late development on Friday evening, Chelsea. Surely Arsenal cannot sell one of their best players to...

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FIFA 12 Shows How Cesc Fabregas Is So Much Better Than Park Ji-Sung

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If you did a quick medal count between Cesc Fabregas and Park Ji-Sung, the difference is quite a relevation. Cesc's only club honors for Arsenal are one FA Cup medal from 2004-05 and a Community Shield winner's medal from 2004 (but that doesn't...

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FIFA 12 Shows How Cesc Fabregas Is So Much Better Than Park Ji-Sung

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If you did a quick medal count between Cesc Fabregas and Park Ji-Sung, the difference is quite a relevation. Cesc's only club honors for Arsenal are one FA Cup medal from 2004-05 and a Community Shield winner's medal from 2004 (but that doesn't...

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Copa America Preview and Guide to EPL Players In Tournament

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By early June, what was once perceived as a welcome break from the world of mind games and relegation drama has turned into an agonizing test of patience for most fans of the English Premier League. But rather than turn to the Egyptian Premier...

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Umbro Unveils England Away Shirt: New Away Color Debuted

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Umbro today officially unveiled England's new away shirt — and it's a different color than the Three Lions haven't worn before as an away shirt — navy blue. Umbro is becoming a master at creating simple but beautiful designs of late — at least with...

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What is the Future of Didier Drogba?

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Love him or hate him, Didier Drogba has been one of the greatest players to ever play for the Blues (and one of the best ever in the Premier League). The polarizing star has had a career full of epic highs and deep lows. However with the hiring of...

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