EPL Talk Archives for January 2011

What’s Next For Carlos Tevez?

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Has Carlos Tevez gone on strike? Or is he suspended? I would say both. Either way, he is not going to be playing in a sky blue shirt again, and rightly so. Tevez was selfish and spoilt on Wednesday night. ...

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David De Gea Gets Nabbed For Stealing Donut From Tesco

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MMMMMMMM........forbidden donut. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, whose shaky start in the Prem has supporters nervously munching on their prawn sandwiches, was caught scarfing a doughnut without paying for it. De Gea and two pals allegedly...

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Can Fulham Beat QPR This Weekend? Find Out in this FIFA 12 Match Simulation

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Fulham plays Queens Park Rangers this weekend in a highly anticipated derby between two clubs with something to prove. Fulham is looking for their first win of the season, while QPR is looking to pick up much-needed points. While the ...

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Fact Or Fiction: How Important Is David Silva?

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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 ...

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Manchester United Fans Poke Fun At City’s Carlos Tevez Saga: Photo

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In the back-and-forth battle between Manchester City and Manchester United supporters during the past two years, which included billboards in the city advertising ‘Welcome to Manchester' adorned with Tevez's face on a blue background, it's now the...

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Poll: Which is the Biggest Derby in the Premier League?

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This weekend's schedule of Premier League games features a few derbies, which are always hotly contested matches. You've got the tense match between Everton and Liverpool to kick the weekend off on Saturday. Fulham plays QPR on Sunday morning, while...

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Champions League Disruption (And Premier League Weekend Preview)

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The Champions League has made for interesting reading in the EPL recently. The disjunction between league form and european woe has pundits scratching their heads, but Kartik sheds light on the hierarchy at Man City which may be under scrutiny...

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Manchester City Line Up Move for Robin van Persie to Replace Tevez

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How much of Arsenal's fall from grace last season and so far this season can be blamed on rivals Manchester City? The shift of power from north London to east Manchester is quite tangible especially when you consider that in ...

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Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 6

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Bolton's miserable run of form continued with a fifth straight defeat now sees them occupy the Alternative Premier League (APL)'s bottom spot. The Arsenal v Bolton clash turned out to be a bottom three clash – not something that I ...

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Stoke City Is Just What the Premier League Needs

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What a storming start to the season Stoke City has had. The club sits in seventh place in the Premier League, having had probably the most testing start of all the teams. Tony Pulis' men have quietly managed to grab ...

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Pressure Mounts On Sunderland To Sack Steve Bruce

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As the dust settles on yet another disappointing outing in the Premier League for Sunderland, fans on Wearside have lost patience with boss Steve Bruce. The 2-1 defeat to top flight new boys Norwich City on Monday evening leaves the ...

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PES 2012 TV Commercial: Check Out The Man (Video)

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PES 2012) was released this week. To promote the game, Konami has released a brief but very bizarre commercial entitled "Check Out The Man." www.youtube.com/watch?v=094c-C7_5Mo Despite its brevity, the video is quite...

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Premier League Travel Tips

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There are many who that think a prerequisite to being a ëtrue supporterí of a club is living in relatively close proximity to that club. However, there are many who donít have the luxury of watching in person week in, ...

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FIFA 12 or PES 2012: Which To Get?

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 Initially, I didn't plan on getting PES 2012 but after playing around with FIFA 12 and noting the upgrade from last year to this year and also wanting to find out why there are so many mixed feelings on ...

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Post Match Interviews With Roberto Mancini and Carlos Tevez (Video)

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The news that Carlos Tevez refused to play for Manchester City last night is still unbelievable to think about especially for a professional footballer who gets paid a princely sum each week. The seriousness of the issue can best be ...

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Carlos Tevez Is Finished At City, Says Mancini: City and United Falter

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On a night where both Manchester clubs put in well-below average performances in the Champions League, it's a shame that the major talking point ended up being a man who didn't even step foot on the pitch: Carlos Tevez. Incredibly, ...

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One De Gea at a Time for Manchester United’s Goalkeeper

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Now that the dust has settled on the first month of his Premier League career, it's time for the first meaningful analysis of David De Gea's start at Manchester United. In De Gea's case, a common sense approach needs to ...

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Premier League Gameweek 6: Cheers and Jeers

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Here's a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week six of the Premier League. Cheers Chelsea: The Blues have played much better the past few weeks alerting fans that it could be a three-team race ...

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Norwich City 2-1 Sunderland: Black Cats Inconsistent

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Norwich City defeated Sunderland by a score of 2-1 at Carrow Road on Monday. The Black Cats fell behind by two goals before scoring late to worry Norwich. Steve Bruce will certainly feel the pressure now after an inconsistent string ...

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Norwich City 2-1 Sunderland: Black Cats Inconsistent

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Norwich City defeated Sunderland by a score of 2-1 at Carrow Road on Monday. The Black Cats fell behind by two goals before scoring late to worry Norwich. Steve Bruce will certainly feel the pressure now after an inconsistent string ...

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Jack Wilshere Could Be Out Until February: Bad Day Gets Worse for Arsenal

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What is it about Arsenal? In just one 24-hour news cycle on Monday, we learned that Robin van Persie didn't want to discuss signing a new contract at the club, setting off alarm bells around Emirates Stadium after the recent ...

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FIFA 12 First Impressions: It’s the Small Stuff That Counts

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There is always that love/hate that people have with EA Sports games. People love it because they know that when EA makes a game, you are going to get almost everything you could ever imagine in a sports game. The ...

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Get Stuck In: What We Learned From Premier League Week Six

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Fixture Luck? (Premier League Weekend Review Show, Gameweek 6)

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This weekend the pod focuses on the order of games. Does United's draw reflect anything in the league or is this just down to ‘luck of the draw' at FA Head-Quarters? Either way, it makes for an interesting narrative-arc in ...

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Playing The Beautiful Game by Jag Shoker: Book Review

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In viewing soccer, I've always gotten the sense that the game we're watching represents some bigger metaphor for the life we lead. Two clubs, batting inch for inch up the pitch, each tiny battle won or lost, a portion of ...

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek Six: Open Thread

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Today presents us with a unique opportunity to look at two clubs who often have been overlooked so far this season: Queens Park Rangers against Aston Villa (11am ET/4pm BST). I say overlooked because they often play at the same ...

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Squad Rotation Key Element to Premier League Title Race

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Although the red and blue halves of Manchester have burst out of the gates like a Grand National winner, the Premier League is a marathon, not a sprint. Accordingly, it would be the epitome of folly to write off Chelsea's ...

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Squad Rotation Key Element to Premier League Title Race

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Although the red and blue halves of Manchester have burst out of the gates like a Grand National winner, the Premier League is a marathon, not a sprint. Accordingly, it would be the epitome of folly to write off Chelsea's ...

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Manchester City 2 – 0 Everton: Tactics

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Manchester City found a way through at Etihad Stadium against a venerable Everton group, earning the 2-0 victory and a share of first place in the Barclays Premier League. City set up in the same formation they've used in the ...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 6: Open Thread

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We're kicking off a little later than usual, but feel free to share your thoughts, observations, rants and raves about Premier League Saturday, gameweek six — in the comments section below. There are plenty of games on today to pique ...

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Special 1 TV Is Back: Watch The Teaser Video Now (Be Champions)

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We've just intercepted a scrambled message over the Interwebs, and it appears to be from a human life form. Watch the accompanying video to learn more about the return of Special 1 TV, which is coming to your computer screen ...

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Newcastle United: Third Best?

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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 ...

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Why FOX Soccer Should Acquire Special 1 TV

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Ever since the end of last season, Special 1 TV has been quietly pimping itself trying to find a new home. The hit soccer comedy show started life at Setanta Sports before moving to BBC. But during the summer, it ...

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A Return To Glory: Midweek Review and Weekend Preview (EPL Talk Podcast)

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The Carling Cup has thrown up some interesting situations for our EPL our the past few years. But with so much significance put on the big competitions it can be forgotten. This week's podcast looks at why the League Cup ...

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Nearly 2.5 Million Watch Man Utd vs Chelsea on U.S. Television

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FOX Broadcasting Company scored a hit on Sunday for their first-ever broadcast of a Premier League game. The match between Manchester United and Chelsea generated a 1.0 household rating with 1.6 million viewers, while 456,000 watched the live...

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New Film Celebrates Liverpool’s Triumph In Istanbul: Video Trailer

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It had to happen sooner or later. One of the most incredible soccer matches in the history of the sport has found its way on to the silver screen. The 2005 Champions League Final between AC Milan and Liverpool will ...

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A Tour Around The Birthplace of Manchester City: Video

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If you've ever been curious about the history of English football clubs, and specifically where clubs played before they built their modern era stadium, the following video will be of interest to you. Manchester City club historian Gary James takes...

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Exclusive Interview With Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner

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Since December 1, 2010, Tom Werner has been the new chairman at Liverpool FC. Along with John Henry, Werner leads Fenway Sports Groups, the investment assembly that purchased the ailing Anfield club last year. Since, the investors have brought in...

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Wolves 5-0 Millwall: Fresh Faces In Midfield Turn In Impressive Performance

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Well, I've perked up a bit. 
After the stinging wounds from the weekend defeat against QPR, Wolves put in a refreshing performance Tuesday evening against Millwall in the Carling Cup. 

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Wolves 5-0 Millwall: Fresh Faces In Midfield Turn In Impressive Performance

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Well, I've perked up a bit. 
After the stinging wounds from the weekend defeat against QPR, Wolves put in a refreshing performance Tuesday evening against Millwall in the Carling Cup. 

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Comcast Soccer Fail: Caught In The Wild (Photo)

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Thanks to the eagle eyes of EPL Talk reader Dave Griffiths and his son, they snapped a photograph this week of a Comcast van on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia. The wraparound on the Comcast van, with a goalkeeper diving ...

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Michael Owen Shows His Brilliance Again, Maturing With Age

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Signs, signs everywhere the signs of my advancing age; a receding hairline balanced by a protruding gut, drinking wine instead of whiskey, a fine familiarity of the full line of muscle balm products, wheezing to keep up in my Saturday ...

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Why the Rugby World Cup Exposes Flaws in the ‘Beautiful Game’

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As the famous saying goes, football is a gentlemen's game played by hooligans and rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen, but whether or not you agree with such a sentiment, it is hard to argue that football is ...

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Recent Developments of Andre Villas-Boas’s “Group Dynamic” in Media and England Team

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Andre Villas-Boas's arrival at Chelsea over the summer was a sensation. Young, confident, and possessing a pedigree of mentorship, transformation at Chelsea was expected. But instilling new and unfamiliar ways would be palliative before firmly...

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Giving Respect to the History of All 20 Premier League Clubs

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The focus for a long time was on the "big four" of Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. Tottenham and Manchester City made enough inroads to turn that into the "Sky Six" temporarily. To be honest, most of the noise ...

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Giving Respect to the History of All 20 Premier League Clubs

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The focus for a long time was on the "big four" of Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. Tottenham and Manchester City made enough inroads to turn that into the "Sky Six" temporarily. To be honest, most of the noise ...

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Can Any Club Beat the Manchester Sides to Win the Premier League Title This Season?

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Based on how this Premier League season is unfolding, we may as well mark two dates on the calendar to determine who will be the 2011-12 Premier League champions: October 23rd and April 28th. That's when Manchester United play Manchester ...

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Arsenal In Last Place: Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 5

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Last week Arsenal was cautiously looking over its shoulder at the teams below them, a worry that has now been lifted from its shoulders – because there's no one below them to look at. That's right, the once mighty Gunners ...

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Premier League Gameweek 5: Cheers and Jeers

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Here's a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week five of the Premier League. Cheers Swansea City: They ended their 374-minute goalless drought to pick up a solid win. Tony Hibbert:Â His pinpoint cross gave Everton ...

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Wenger’s Job Is Safe, Says Arsenal CEO: Plus Other Premier League News

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With the Premier League season well underway, the time has come for critics to speak out and managers to face challenges. In today's "Daily Ticker" Arsene Wenger takes a bit of stick from George Graham, Harry Redknapp tries to keep ...

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Wolves 0-3 QPR: Karl Henry’s Frustrating Performance

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Prior to kick off, there was a sizeable powercut in the city centre that threw the match itself into question. The essential source of energy went missing from the Molineux surrounding areas, and evidently from the team itself. One team ...

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A Good Weekend (Premier League Weekend Review Show, Gameweek 5)

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The pod concludes that this is the best weekend of football that we have seen so far this season. With simultaneous competitions getting underway in September it is now time to use squads more wisely and see who has spent ...

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Man United 3-1 Chelsea: A Closely Fought Game, Despite The Scoreline

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So this is what the English Premier League is all about: fantastic goals, shocking tackles, even more shocking misses, incredible speed, electric atmosphere and pure headline drama. Even as a supporter of the losing team, this was the most...

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A Good Weekend (Premier League Weekend Review Show, Gameweek 5)

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The pod concludes that this is the best weekend of football that we have seen so far this season. With simultaneous competitions getting underway in September it is now time to use squads more wisely and see who has spent ...

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A Good Weekend (Premier League Weekend Review Show, Gameweek 5)

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The pod concludes that this is the best weekend of football that we have seen so far this season. With simultaneous competitions getting underway in September it is now time to use squads more wisely and see who has spent ...

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FOX Passes The Test With First EPL Game On Free-to-Air TV

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Earlier this year, I was very critical of FOX's coverage of the Champions League Final where they seemingly ostracized soccer fans in favor of attracting a mainstream audience. During the broadcast, they dumbed down the coverage so much that neither...

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Arsenal Demonstrates All 40 New Goal Celebrations in FIFA 12

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FIFA 12 features 40 new goal celebrations, all of which can be seen in the following video. Interestingly, Arsenal was picked as the club to demonstrate the goal celebrations. Based on their current form in the Premier League this season, ...

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A Good Weekend (Premier League Weekend Review Show, Gameweek 5)

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The pod concludes that this is the best weekend of football that we have seen so far this season. With simultaneous competitions getting underway in September it is now time to use squads more wisely and see who has spent ...

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As a Liverpool Supporter, Would You Take Fernando Torres Back?

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There's no question that emotion can play a big part in being a sports fan–it's why we support teams through thick and thin. Some fans happily support teams their entire lives without ever seeing an ounce of success, while others ...

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 5: Open Thread

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Without a doubt, today's the biggest Premier League day of the season so far. Tottenham against Liverpool get things started early with an enticing match at White Hart Lane. That's followed by Fulham against the seemingly indestructible Manchester...

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Swansea 3-0 West Brom: Swans Finally Get The Monkeys Off Their Back

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Swansea City finally scored a Premier League goal and got their first win of the season Saturday after a convincing 3-0 home victory against West Bromwich Albion. Before the match kicked off, the best possible news came through. As I wrote ...

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Arsenal: DDDWDDLWLLDDLLWL

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DDDWDDLWLLDDLLWL No, this isn't the code to unlock the hidden levels on Angry Birds. It's Arsenal record in the league after their Carling Cup Final collapse in February against Birmingham City. The wins for Arsenal came against Blackpool,...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 5: Open Thread

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While the biggest Premier League matches are saved for tomorrow, we still have six intriguing matches scheduled today. Blackburn Rovers against Arsenal kicks things off today with the early kick-off. Rovers will be desperate for a home win. If they...

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Has Chelsea Stumbled On Its Best XI?

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After a convincing 2-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen in Chelsea's 2011-12 Champions League debut, lots of fun and interesting questions have popped up. In a league and sport that is covered to death, where every game says something, what did ...

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Has Chelsea Stumbled On Its Best XI?

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After a convincing 2-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen in Chelsea's 2011-12 Champions League debut, lots of fun and interesting questions have popped up. In a league and sport that is covered to death, where every game says something, what did ...

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FIFA 12 Demos For XBOX, PS3 and PC: Downloads Now Available

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I've been on the road in California this week on business, so I'm still catching up on some of the stories I may have missed. One of them, which is an important one for gamers, is the release of the ...

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Premier League News Of The Day, Sept. 16

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Three Premier League sides were held in yesterday's Europa League play. Today's "Daily Ticker" reviews those matches, looks at more controversy behind the England job, and much more. Europa League Roundup: Dynamo Kiev 1-1 Stoke City: Stoke went to...

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Should Torres Be Dropped Permanently?

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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 ...

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Bendtner To The Rescue to Save Sunderland

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All does not appear to be well at Sunderland. The shock departure of Asamoah Gyan this week rounded off what has been a horrible first few weeks for Steve Bruce and all involved at the Stadium of Light. This has ...

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It Is All Relative: Weekend Preview Show (EPL Talk Podcast)

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If it is all relative then this Champions League week looks like a real achievement for all Premier League sides. To discuss the successes and shortfalls of our Euro-Adventurers Laurence McKenna is joined by Kartik Krishnaiyer and Jesse Chula. The...

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Things Are Looking Up For Arsenal

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Arsenal are beginning to awake from their sleepy start. After the much-talked about 8-2 embarrassment at Old Trafford, the Gunners fought hard to gain two good results. Arsene Wenger has been forced to reconstruct the team. No club would be ...

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Champions League to Become the European League Championships?

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It was a disappointing day in Manchester yesterday as the Red Devils and Citizens were held by foreign opposition. Today's "Daily Ticker" takes a look back at those two draws, covers the rest of the day's Premier League news, and ...

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Premier League News Of The Day, Sept. 14

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The UEFA Champions League group stage kicked off yesterday, but FIFA president Sepp Blatter stole the headlines. Today's "Daily Ticker" will look back at Arsenal and Chelsea's matches, look ahead to the games the Manchester clubs play today, and see...

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Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 4

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The hat-trick. Once celebrated as an event of occasional brilliance, and a rare event that would stop the presses. It's now a plaything of the two Manchester clubs. City and United currently have four between them in the last two ...

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Blackburn: Fix The Issue and Save the Season

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It is quite easy to have a go at Blackburn manager Steve Kean, but it doesn't matter if you replace him because there is a lack of cohesion to the squad. Why? It has been suggested the Venky's don't have ...

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Blackburn: Fix The Issue and Save the Season

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It is quite easy to have a go at Blackburn manager Steve Kean, but it doesn't matter if you replace him because there is a lack of cohesion to the squad. Why? It has been suggested the Venky's don't have ...

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Premier League Gameweek 4: Cheers And Jeers

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Here's a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week four of the Premier League. Cheers Phil Jones: Jones moved outside to right back and showed that he is a force to be reckoned with, at ...

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Premier League News Roundup, Sept. 13

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The Premier League's fourth gameweek came to a goalless end yesterday, but look no further for more enticing football, as the Champions League group stage gets underway today! Chelsea and Arsenal start their UCL campaigns today, while the Manchester...

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1974 Charity Shield Between Liverpool and Leeds (Video)

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If you've watched or read The Damned United, you'll know that the 1974 Charity Shield between Leeds United and Liverpool plays a pivotal role. It was a real life drama featuring remarkable characters Bill Shankly and Brian Clough. And on ...

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Issue of Money

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Professional sports are a business and at the end of the day it's all about one thing and that's money. At times I believe some people don't see a professional athletic club in the same light as a Microsoft or ...

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TV Show to Reveal Premier League Footballer Who Tested Positive For Cocaine

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We all got our fill of Premier League football this past weekend. For Liverpool, it was just one of those days. For the Manchester clubs it was a party, while Arsenal and Chelsea nearly blew their leads at the end ...

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FIFA 12′s Best Kept Secret (Video)

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The most important reason I'm excited about the upcoming launch of FIFA 12 is not the gameplay action or the impressive graphics. Instead it's the EA Sports Football Club, a novel idea that takes a video game and adds a ...

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Get Stuck In: Six Things We Learned From Premier League Week Four

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Fernando Torres’s Poor Form Is A Sign Of Other Problems at Chelsea

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Fernando Torres has undoubtedly hit the nadir of his career. This week, he was dropped all together from Spain's 18-man squad and was subsequently demoted to the bench for Chelsea's Premier League match against Sunderland. He also appeared to lose...

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Perception of Progression (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Progression is the ‘buzz-word' of the podcast this week. As Manchester continues to rule the roost, Laurence McKenna, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Jesse Chula begin to discuss if this is a sustainable run of form. With London reemerging in the league...

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Wolves 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Changing Our Tune

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Much like the weather at Molineux on Saturday afternoon, Wolverhampton Wanderers were very much hot and cold over the 90 minutes against Tottenham Hotspur. The game itselt saw two sides that couldn't have been more different. Contrasting styles,...

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 4: Open Thread

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Instead of the typical Sunday featuring games with the "Big Four" (or is it just "Big Three," or "Big Two" now?), today offers us a chance to watch some of the clubs who often go overlooked. Namely Norwich City, Blackburn ...

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It’s Time For Swansea to Stop Pinning Their Hopes On Danny Graham

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This is starting to become a season of frustration as a Swansea supporter. Not because we're scoreless after four games, but because we've held our own against Manchester City, Wigan, Sunderland and now Arsenal. In the game Saturday at Emirates...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 4: Live Blog

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Kick off the discussion of today's Premier League action with a live blog, which will be open from 9:30am to Noon ET. It's pretty rare that you'll have Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Spurs and Liverpool all playing at the same ...

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Manchester City CEO Garry Cook Resigns Over Offensive Email

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Manchester City CEO Garry Cook has tendered his resignation, which was been accepted by the club. The departure of Cook from Manchester City stems from an incident that happened eleven months ago. Dr Anthonia Onuoha, who is the mother of Nedum...

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Wolves Will Finish In the Top Half of the Premier League This Season

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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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FIFA 12 Skills Video: Elastico Chops and Freestyle Tricks

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One of FIFA 12′s animators takes us through some of the new skills featured in FIFA 12 including the Elastico Chop, Scoop Turn as well as LATW and Reverse Toe Bounce. It all sounds dutch to me, which is why ...

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Premier League News Of The Day, Daily Ticker: Sept. 9

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The Premier League is back tomorrow. EPL viewers braved the international break and it is time to get back to business. Today's "Daily Ticker" covers Per Mertesacker, the possible sale of Everton, and why David Beckham is suddenly becoming the...

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International Break Is Over (Thank Heavens): EPL Talk Podcast

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The relief can be heard that the international break is over and the Premier League has returned. The trio of Laurence, Kartik and Jesse discuss the performances by England, the unfortunate death of a Wales fan, the romanticism of international...

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Poll: Would You Prefer Your Club to Win the Title or England to Win Euro 2012?

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Some greeted this past weekend's international break, which saw England brutalize Bulgaria but wiggle past Wales, as an unwelcome intrusion on the new Premier League season. We've often read about the tension players feel in prioritizing club or...

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Wenger: Panic Buys and Historical Truths in the Transfer Market

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I went to the website Transfer League to look at Arsene Wenger's recent transfers. I was looking for a pattern for this oft-cited project. But you can't find significant patterns on just dates and prices. And overall, it's not that ...

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All Wonderfully Quiet On The Wolverhampton Wanderers Front

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With the pantomime and debacle that was transfer deadline day firmly behind us, we are left to reflect on what that one cataclysmic day has left in its wake. Much like Wolves' last outing against Aston Villa, August 31st was ...

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Downing Touts Feel-Good Factor at Liverpool: Daily Ticker, Sept. 8

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Just two days away from the big EPL restart, Sir Alex claims that there are more than four teams in the title race, Manchester City may have lost their new signing, and the North London clubs are hopeful to pick ...

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Manchester City, The Billions and the Holy Grail of the Champions League

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After the international break Manchester City fans will surely be counting down the days until they can watch their team compete in the Champions League for the first time. The Eastlands outfit have been drawn in ‘the group of death', ...

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Mario Balotelli Mobbed By Prisoners In Italy

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Manchester City's Mario Balotelli paid a visit to a prison in Italy yesterday along with his fellow Italian team members. And without a doubt, Mario made the biggest impression on the gathering audience of criminals, mobbing him, singing songs and...

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No More International Breaks For 26 Days: Daily Ticker, Sept. 7

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Euro 2012: England/Wales Yesterday's Euro 2012 qualifying matches saw plenty of Premier League players in action, mainly in a less than impressive England squad that defeated Wales. Today's "Daily Ticker" will cover the England vs. Wales match,...

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Premier League News: Daily Ticker, Sept. 6

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I hope all the readers of EPL Talk had a great Labor Day weekend! Now that we are all back to the grind (even I'm back to school), it is time to get to business. The England vs. Wales match ...

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Pique Gets Injured And Nani Does Backflip In New FIFA 12 Trailer

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 www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-daTH4MWTQ Some people would pay to see Barcelona's Gerard Pique suffer an agonizing injury just as payback for being so lucky to date Shakira. Or you can instead choose to watch the new FIFA 12 gameplay trailer for free,...

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England vs Wales Euro 2012 Qualifier: Preview

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Euro 2012 Qualifying Group G, England v. Wales, Wembley Stadium, ITV1/Fox Soccer (19:45 BST/2:45 EST/11:45 PST) Today, the Welsh can either win at Wembley or wait for 2014 World Cup Qualifying to play their next meaningful game. Gary Speed's changes...

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The Evolution of Wengerism

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Engineers build things, economists study efficiency, and kids who live above pubs learn a lot about soccer. These three backgrounds are the source of Arsene Wenger's managerial success at Arsenal. He builds clubs, finds players from every corner of...

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Arsenal Rocked By Thomas Vermaelen Injury: Out For Two Months

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Arsenal suffered a devastating blow today after a British tabloid newspaper revealed that central defender Thomas Vermaelen is injured and will be out for two months. The Daily Mirror reported that Vermaelen underwent surgery Monday on his left...

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Arsenal Rocked By Thomas Vermaelen Injury: Out For Two Months

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Arsenal suffered a devastating blow today after a British tabloid newspaper revealed that central defender Thomas Vermaelen is injured and will be out for two months. The Daily Mirror reported that Vermaelen underwent surgery Monday on his left...

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Hoping Owen Hargreaves Gets the Luck He Deserves at Manchester City

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Owen Hargreaves to Manchester City. How on earth has that come about?! Having been released by Manchester United this summer, Hargreaves must have felt that his chance at the very top of English football had gone for good. Rumors of talks with West...

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Premier League News, Daily Ticker: Sept. 5

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I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day Weekend even though we have no Premier League football. In America, we had the start of the college football season, but it just does not compare to the excitement of the EPL. With the England vs. Wales...

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FOX vs NBC’s Soccer Battle

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Soccer on television in the United States will become a whole lot more interesting in the next 12 months. Beginning two weeks from now, FOX Broadcasting Company, better known as FOX, will televise the first Premier League game on national...

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Leeds United vs Manchester City, 1971-72 Season (Video Highlights)

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Leeds United was a powerhouse in the early 1970′s and you can see why in the above video. Featuring stars such as Allan Clarke, Billy Bremner and Peter Lorimer, who scored a spectacular goal in the above video, Leeds went on to finish the season in...

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MLS Misses an Opportunity to Attract EPL TV Viewers

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In the world of the English Premier League, it's an incredibly long and boring weekend. There are no matches scheduled between now and next Saturday, so this would be a perfect opportunity for Major League Soccer to showcase their league to an...

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Arsenal vs Manchester City, 1970-71 (Video Highlights)

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Since there are very few matches on this weekend of note, I thought I'd share with you some video highlights of a classic English football game from the 1970-71 season. This one features Arsenal against Manchester City played in front of a packed...

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The Resurrection of Jonathan Woodgate

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Jonathan Woodgate was released from Tottenham Hotspur in June 2011 and found himself looking at an end to his athletic career. Upon his departure from White Hart Lane he had only played in four games in about two years. His downfall was an injury he...

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FIFA 12: Sneak Peak of New and Improved Career Mode (Video)

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We're now just a few weeks away from the release of FIFA 12. In the above video, FIFA 12′s creative director takes us through the new and improved career mode on the game, and as you can see it's much improved on last year's version. As you can see...

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Manchester City Is On The Verge Of Becoming the Preeminent Club In Europe

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Fact or Fiction: With the recent signings of Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri, Manchester City are on the verge of overtaking the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United as the preeminent club on the continent. Fiction. Although Manchester City is a...

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Bulgaria vs England Preview: Euro 2012 Qualifying Match

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Euro 2012 Qualifying-Group G, England v. Bulgaria, Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia. Sky Sports 1/Espn3.com; 19:15 BST/2:15 EST/11:15 PST, "Always leave ‘em wanting more." After a madcap first two weeks, the Premier League steps aside for an...

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Premier League and England News: Daily Ticker, Sept. 2

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Yesterday was the quietest news day the Premier League has had since late May. With all the signings completed, all that was left to do for players was to tell their club websites how excited they were to be playing for their new team. However,...

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Premier League Transfer Window Roundup (EPL Talk Podcast)

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With the transfer deadline day finished, Kartik and Laurence dissect all of the major moves made during the August transfer window. The duo look at buys made by specific teams such as QPR and Manchester United, as well as which clubs made the panic...

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The Problem At White Hart Lane

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There has been a lot made about the lack of transfer activity during the past three windows for Tottenham. During two of them, they had the draw of the Champions League to lure in players, yet still didn't pull the trigger on many deals. It's easy...

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The Night Faustino Asprilla’s Hat Trick Sunk Barcelona at St. James’ Park

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It's September 17, 1997 and Newcastle United are about to embark on their first Champions League campaign. La Liga runners-up Barcelona provide the opposition, boasting names such as Rivaldo, Luis Figo and Luis Enrique. Newcastle were going into the...

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Umbro Makes Donation To Help Man City Supporters Clubs in Sierra Leone

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On a day when Plymouth Argyle players are considering going on strike because they haven't been paid in ages, it's a breath of fresh air to hear about a feel-good story for a change. Manchester City have been making inwards into Sierra Leone, a...

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Premier League Transfer Deals On Final Day: Guide to All 20 Clubs

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The last two transfer deadline days have been absolutely exhilarating. They never cease to intrigue the neutrals and Sky Sports' coverage of the event made the final hours very dramatic for all involved. With the last minute signings of Peter...

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FIFA Street: Own The Street (Video Trailer)

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EA Sports has released another new video trailer to promote the upcoming release of FIFA Street, the popular video game that combines flashy skills with urban settings. The above video trailer is pretty straightforward, showing young adults from...

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The Premier League Bucket List: Help Shape a Reader’s Tour of England

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In the movie The Bucket List, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman play characters who go on an adventure to fulfill their wildest dreams before they, well, kick the bucket. You, too, may have a wish list of items you'd add to a bucket list, no matter...

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