EPL Talk Archives for January 2012

Reader Mailbag: We Answer Your Questions About Team GB, SPL And English Managers

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In this week's Reader Mailbag column, we have several excellent questions from you, the readers. But first, a rant. I spend a large portion of my life paying attention to sports — probably an unhealthy portion if you ask some ...

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Liverpool to Face Tottenham Hotspur In Baltimore This July On US Tour

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Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will play against each other in a friendly this summer in Baltimore, it was announced this morning. The two classic Premier League clubs will play on July 28, 2012 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kick-off ...

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Find Out Who’s In the Premier League Team of the Season 2011-12

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Out friends over at The Football Daily have thought long and hard this week about which 11 players deserve to be in the Premier League team of the season for 2011-12. The results from their number crunching and debates have ...

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beIN Sport: Al Jazeera’s New US Network For La Liga, Serie A, Ligue Un and Other Soccer

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Al Jazeera's new sports network in the United States will be named beIN Sport, an industry source has revealed to EPL Talk. The name is consistent with Al Jazeera's summer launch of two new channels in France named beIN Sport ...

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Could Your Premier League Club Be the Next Rangers or Portsmouth?

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The recent financial struggles of Portsmouth and Rangers have been the subject of debate amongst fans. The worry is that maybe your club is not the invincible landmark of history that it once seemed. The overall financial climate in today's ...

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Hi Everybody (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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Plenty of great news for the EPL this week. It means that there is jubilation on the podcast for the podders: you too. Chelsea go through in the Champions League and the FA Cup is on the way to Wembley: ...

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EA Sports to Launch Euro 2012 Video Game As Expansion Pack for FIFA 12 Users

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EA Sports announced today that the official video game for Euro 2012 will be available as a downloadable expansion pack for owners of the FIFA 12 game. US residents will be able to get the game for $19.99, while in ...

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Adventures in Fantasy Premier League Gameweeks 29 and 30

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Feed the Yak- Along with Danny Graham and Grant Holt, Yakubu is one of the top three value-for-money forwards in the Fantasy Premier League. Available at £5.9 million, he has scored more league goals than either Balotelli or Dzeko. He ...

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Norwich And Swansea Create Blueprint For Future Clubs Promoted from Championship

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Pre-season predictions are a dangerous game especially when it comes to tipping the relegation candidates. A safe bet is to always look around the teams from last year and the newly promoted sides. This is something BBC's chief football writer...

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News Corp. Considers Launching U.S. Sports Network to Rival ESPN, Says Report

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News Corp., the parent company of FOX Soccer, is considering an idea to launch a U.S. sports network to rival ESPN that could launch as early as 4Q 2012, according to reports in Bloomberg News. "News Corp. is assembling the required ...

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Liverpool Officially Announces 2012 Summer Tour of United States

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Liverpool today officially announced their 2012 summer tour of the United States. The much anticipated visit by Liverpool, which was reported by EPL Talk more than two months ago, will see a welcome return for the Reds to America — ...

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What It’s Like To Follow the Premier League From Australia

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The word "football" in Australia may be interpreted in recent years as an oval shaped ball played on a oval pitch with four large poles. This game called AFL has been an infatuation of Australians everywhere. However, football — known ...

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Bold Prediction: Aston Villa Will Be Relegated This Season

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Aston Villa has had a very lackluster season and it's a season that in my mind is going to end in relegation. They are a side that is in serious trouble. After announcing near £54 million losses last month, the ...

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Aston Villa Announces US 2012 Summer Tour to Philadelphia, Chicago and Portland

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The summer of 2012 promises to be a very English summer in the United States. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have already officially announced friendlies in the US this summer. And now Aston Villa has joined the trio in announcing their ...

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The Revitalization of Tomas Rosicky

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It's no mere coincidence that the rejuvenation of Tomas Rosicky's Arsenal career has come just as the Gunners are enjoying their best run of the season. In fact, Rosicky has arguably been one of the main reasons for Arsenal's recent ...

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Chelsea to Play AC Milan and Seattle This Summer; More US Dates to Follow

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Chelsea today officially announced the first two dates of their 2012 US summer tour, more than 3 weeks after we leaked the news courtesy of the Chelsea In America supporters group. The 2012 US summer tour kicks off with Chelsea ...

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Inside The Magic of Panini Football Stickers [VIDEO]

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 With the 2011-12 soccer seasons getting closer to the final lap, anticipation is building for Euro 2012. Part of the ritual of each major tournament is the collecting of Panini sticker albums. As we get closer to the tournament, ...

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Is Cristiano Ronaldo the Greatest Ever Footballer Who Left the Premier League?

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It isn't that often that I miss a Premier League footballer who decides to ply his trade overseas. But if I had to name one, it would be former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo. Now playing his football at Real ...

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An Early Look at the Contenders for the Premier League Manager of the Season Award

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The Premier League Manager of the Season award is always a contentious one. Whilst usually dominated by the manager of the league champions, there are often several contenders. Overachievers competing for Europe? The newly promoted side comfortable...

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Mind Games (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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The mind games have started. The pod begins their own this week, as Laurence quizzes the podders with Opta quiz questions, play along (spoiler, you'll win.) Along with that the cast look at City, Liverpool and Arsenal: with such diverse ...

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Old Firm Derby and West Brom vs Newcastle United: Open Thread

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It's not often that we talk about Scottish Premier League football, but we're faced with three realities. One, the Old Firm Derby is on today (8am ET). Two, FOX Soccer is televising the game live. And three, there is only ...

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Despite Poor Week For Liverpool, It’s Not As Bad As It Seems

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Shambolic is the only way to describe Liverpool's season so far. Admittedly, they have won a trophy and adding the F.A. Cup in May is a distinct possibility. Silverware is never a bad thing, but a 7th place finish in the ...

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What if the Team GB Olympic Football Shirt Actually Looked Like the Union Jack?

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There hasn't been much that has been "united" about the United Kingdom's Olympic football team effort. The football associations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been vociferously against the idea of a squad uniting the four home nations...

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Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 29

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It's amazing what a couple of weeks can do. Week 27 saw City ahead of United, but Week 29 not only sees the order reversed, it's seen United open up a bit of a gap. Manchester United's demolition of a ...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 30: Open Thread

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One of the many reasons why I love the Premier League is that practically every match during the course of a 38-week season is meaningful. There's always so much on the line. That's true, of course, with today's fixtures which ...

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Chelsea vs Tottenham: Blues Must Win, Spurs Mustn’t Lose

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The race for Champions League qualification is set for a number of twists and turns before third, fourth and fifth places are decided in the Premier League, with the fixture between Chelsea and Tottenham this weekend at Stamford Bridge massively...

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Welcome to Reader Mailbag: Questions about the Premier League and English Football

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Today starts a new regular feature at EPL Talk — a weekly mailbag where you can post questions, and we'll pick the best ones out to be answered in future columns. All your comments and opinions are greatly appreciated and ...

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The Definitive Guide to the Premier League Relegation Dogfight

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With the Premier League title race being so tightly contested between the two Manchester clubs, and the chase for the fourth and final spot for Champions League looking equally enthralling, one could be forgiven for forgetting about the relegation...

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Poll: Will You Be Watching the Old Firm Derby On Sunday On FOX Soccer?

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Last weekend, FOX Soccer Plus debuted the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee United and Glasgow Rangers. But that was a mere dress rehearsal for the biggest clash of the season this weekend, which will feature Celtic against Rangers this...

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Aftermath (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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Mid-week games are always so positive in the league. They can shape our perceptions of a side, because we see them outside of the usual ‘weekend' context of intensity and scrutiny. Though it can also open a team up to ...

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Man United Looks to Move Away Fans to Nosebleed Section of Old Trafford

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Manchester United is one step away from permanently moving away supporters in their Old Trafford stadium. On April 15, United will move the visiting Aston Villa supporters from their regular position in the ground, in the SE quadrant, to the ...

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Tottenham Hotspur Confirm Dates for 2012 US Summer Tour

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Tottenham Hotspur today officially announced their plans for the club's summer 2012 tour of the United States. As we reported in January, Tottenham Hotspur will play New York Red Bulls on July 31, 2012 at the Red Bull Arena in ...

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adidas Team GB 2012 kit launch

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Which football fan doesn't love a good kit launch? Well, today, adidas presented the ground-breaking team kit that will be worn by the British athletes at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Designed by acclaimed British designer Stella...

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When Premier League Footballers From Rival Clubs Are Friends Not Enemies

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After yesterday's impressive result but lackluster performance by Manchester City, the race at the top of the Premier League is still on and it looks more and more likely that the Monday, April 30 match between City and United at ...

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Fabrice Muamba Story Reveals The Humanity of Sports

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I'm not the first person to say it and I probably won't be the last, but what happened to Fabrice Muamba was terrible. A 23-year-old isn't supposed to suffer a cardiac arrest. A 23-year-old isn't supposed to be laying in ...

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Is This Arsenal’s Away Shirt for the 2012-13 Season? [PHOTO]

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Is this Arsenal's away shirt for next season? There's a leaked photo of what appears to be Arsenal's away shirt for the 2012-13 season circulating across the Internet (see above photo). The shirt appears to be blackcurrant and navy blue ...

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Poll: FOX Soccer Plus Versus FOX Soccer 2Go

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FOX is currently offering FOX Soccer 2Go subscribers a chance to win an autographed Landon Donovan jersey. To enter, all subscribers have to do is answer a simple question. But it's the nature of the question that has got me ...

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Chelsea to Play Celtic at Yankee Stadium This Summer; Blues to Also Play In Philadelphia

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More details have been revealed regarding Chelsea's tour of the United States this July. In addition to what we already know about the Chelsea summer tour, we now know that Chelsea will play Glasgow Celtic at Yankee Stadium in New ...

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Why EPL Games Shown on ESPN3 Should Be Available On Demand Too

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If you live in the United States and watch Premier League games on ESPN3.com, this has probably happened to you before. But this happened to me for the first time this season. I got caught in the trap of not ...

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Al Jazeera Sports Network ‘Ready to Spend and Spend Big’ For Soccer TV Rights In US, Says Source

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Serie A Talk is reporting that Al Jazeera Sports Network has won the US TV rights to Serie A, beginning with the 2012-13 season, according to a source. This means that Al Jazeera Sports Network US has picked up TV ...

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Why We Owe A Debt of Gratitude to Twitter For Its Coverage of the Fabrice Muamba Story

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Twitter showed this weekend how powerful of a communication tool it is after Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch from a heart attack in the FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur. Concerned soccer fans converged on Twitter to...

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Arsenal Takes On Chelsea in 4-v-4 Battle on FIFA Street [VIDEO]

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Who would win in a 4-v-4 between Chelsea and Arsenal? The folks at EA Sports have created a simulation using FIFA Street to find out. Chelsea features a star-studded line-up of Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Daniel Sturridge. ...

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Pray For Muamba (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Considering the events which have passed this weekend the EPL Talk podcast would like the send out the most positive sentiment to Fabrice Muamba and his family. For that reason, the pod starts with an update on the situation and ...

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Wolves 0-5 Manchester United: Dances with Wolves

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It was billed as a ‘David vs Goliath' contest in the build-up; unfortunately Wolverhampton Wanderers failed to adhere to their part in that Biblical contest as they shipped five goals for the third time in four games and flopped miserably ...

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Premier League and FA Cup Sunday, Gameweek 29 and 6th Round: Open Thread

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Just like yesterday, today we have two FA Cup matches and two Premier League games. The action begins with the early kick-off at Molineux between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United (9:30am ET kickoff). The key to this match will be ...

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Fabrice Muamba In Stable Condition In Hospital After Collapsing During FA Cup Match

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Fabrice Muamba is in stable condition according to a hospital statement after heartbreaking scenes at White Hart Lane in north London Saturday when Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba, 23, collapsed on the pitch with a suspected heart attack. In the...

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Premier League and FA Cup Saturday, Gameweek 29 and 6th Round: Open Thread

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In gameweek 29 of the Premier League, we now have 10 games left in the Premier League. As Sir Alex Ferguson says, we're entering ‘squeaky bum time,' where the matches get harder for all clubs involved. The ones near the ...

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Chelsea to Face Benfica in UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final

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The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2012 Champions League was made this morning. Premier League's only representative, Chelsea FC, will face Benfica of Portugal, to be played March 27/28 and April 3/4. The path to the final has also ...

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No Diving (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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A big FA Cup weekend begins are a mixed week of European excitement ends. Either way, EPLife goes on: Manchester are still in the ascendency and London are still hoping. With critical games to come up this weekend, preparation could ...

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Al Jazeera Sports Network Wins US TV Rights to La Liga, Says Source

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La Liga Talk is reporting that Al Jazeera Sports Network has won the US TV rights to La Liga, beginning with the 2012-13 season, according to a source. The shocking news means that GolTV's flagship league will no longer be ...

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Who Leaked the Confidential Hillsborough Disaster Documents to the BBC?

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BBC Radio 4′s programme World At One today reported it has received confidential documents from the Hillsborough Disaster. The leaked papers reveal that top ranks of Merseyside Police misinformed British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that drunken...

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EPL and MLS Neck And Neck In Monday’s TV Ratings Battle On ESPN2

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Despite an embarrassingly low viewing audience of just 82,000 Sunday for MLS's debut on NBC Sports, MLS got a boost Monday with a much more respectable viewing audience of 337,000 for ESPN2′s live coverage of Portland Timbers against Philadelphia...

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The Secret Behind Roberto Di Matteo’s Success at Chelsea

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What is Roberto Di Matteo doing at Chelsea that Andre Villas-Boas wasn't doing? The pundits can analyze it until they're blue in the face but the answer is quite simple. Di Matteo is using common sense. While AVB tinkered and ...

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After Chelsea’s Dramatic Win Against Napoli, Is the Premier League Still The Best in the World?

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Chelsea won in a blaze of glory to become the English Premier League's only representative in the last eight of the UEFA Champions League. That is a shocking state of affairs for a global sporting brand that considers itself to ...

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Premier League and La Liga US TV Rights Up For Bidding In 2012

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In the past few years, FOX Soccer has been accumulating an ever-growing number of TV rights deals to bring most of the best soccer leagues in the world to a US audience. FOX Sports winning the bids to broadcast the ...

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FOX Soccer Plus Wins US TV Rights to Scottish Premier League

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FOX today announced that its FOX Soccer Plus network has won the US and Caribbean TV rights to the Scottish Premier League through 2013-14. The agreement with SPORTFIVE International secures the SPL TV rights for the remainder of the 2011-12 ...

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Greatest Premier League XI Of All Time: From 1992 to 2012

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Since its inception in 1992/93, the English Premier League has gone from strength to strength, establishing it as one of the best leagues in the world. Many top players from all around the world have graced the league over the ...

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Adventures in the Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 28

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Playing Fantasy Premier League each week, you begin to look at the actual games in different ways. Here are some of my findings from this past weekend's action: 1. Nikita Jelavic-Â It's always risky to praise a player after just one ...

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QPR: The Losing End of a Big Gamble

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Before the start of the Premier League season, things looked fairly promising for QPR. They were on the verge of getting a new owner, Neil Warnock had his list of players he was ready to buy, while their promotion brethren ...

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There’s More Than One City in the Premier League

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After Swansea City's well-deserved victory against Manchester City Sunday, where the Welsh club worked its socks off for 94 minutes, I think it's time that the Swans deserve some respect. Throughout this entire season, the team has stuck to its...

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Who Will Win the PFA Player of the Year Award?

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It is that time of year again. The ballot papers are being sent throughout the footballing hinterland for each of the innumerate PFA members to put an X next to the name of the standout player of 2011-12. The fact ...

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Where did all the goals go? (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Well, the goals came in dribs and drabs this weekend, so did the quality. The pod can relate...as the four podders gather around to witness United climb to the top of the table, Kartik looks at the deficiencies in City's ...

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It’s Time to Abolish Mandatory Handshakes at Soccer Matches

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Mandatory player handshakes at soccer games should be abolished. Voluntary player handshakes should be encouraged. It's nice that soccer stadia are more family oriented. As a youngster I braved the terraces to watch Crystal Palace play Millwall at...

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 28: Open Thread

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If you live in the United States, hopefully you've remembered to move your clocks forward one hour this morning. With the U.S. Daylight Savings Time in full effect, the two big matches kick off at 10am ET today. Manchester United ...

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Arsene Wenger and Arsenal: A Beautiful Relationship in Need of Change

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‘One nil to the Arsenal' was the famous song that emanated from fortress Highbury during the lengthy and successful tenure of the pragmatic George Graham. They were the team that were the very antithesis of Kenny Dalglish's latest incarnation of...

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How I Became a Manchester United Supporter

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It would have been sometime around 1995 or 1996 when I first watched a game of football. It was the season of Newcastle's collapse, of "I'd Love It!" and supposedly not being able to win anything with kids. I grew ...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 28: Open Thread

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Bolton Wanderers against QPR kicks off the action today in a relegation battle near the bottom of the Premier League. Djibril Cisse, the brilliant striker for Queens Park Rangers, should make his return to the team. He's certainly one who ...

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It’s A Knockout! (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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Lots of cup competitions to cover in this week's EPL Talk Podcast including the Europa League, Champions League, as well as a preview of this weekend's Premier League matches. The season is heating up, and to help you dissect it, ...

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What Should Arsenal’s Direction Be After Arsene Wenger Eventually Leaves?

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As another season with the familiar hollow ring of no silverware lags to a close at Arsenal, the question of what's to be done after Arsene Wenger eventually retires needs to be asked; driven largely by unrealistic whispers of Arsenal's ...

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Newcastle United Improve Their Finances, But Will Fans Ever Take to Owner Mike Ashley?

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Having enjoyed a fantastic season on the pitch, Newcastle United fans have more reason to be optimistic after the club announced a vast improvement of their finances today. The Magpies revealed figures for the financial year ending 30 June 2011,...

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Noel Gallagher Talks About Mario Balotelli, The Man From Another Planet (Video)

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Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher recently sat down with Manchester City's CityTV to discuss the phenomenon that is Mario Balotelli. In the three minute interview, City fan Gallagher tries his best to sum up his praise for the Italian striker...

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What I Learned About Your Premier League Club This Season

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In the 20 years that I've followed the Premier League, this season has been the most unique for me. In previous years, I watched the league with an unbiased lens, able to dish out criticism and laud players and teams ...

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Everton Agrees Three-Year Deal With Nike to Become its New Kit Manufacturer

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Everton has agreed a three-year deal with Nike to be their kit manufacturers beginning with the 2012-13 season. The Toffees may wear their new Nike home shirt as early as their final home match of the season against Newcastle United ...

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Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 27: Man United Continue Storming Ahead

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How about them Baggies ‘eh? Three wins in a row have seen them rocket up the table and get within touching distance of Liverpool in 7th. Roy Hodgson's troops have amassed an amazing 22.47 points from their last three games, ...

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256 Days With Chelsea: Was Andre Villas-Boas Given Enough Time At Chelsea?

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Jose Mourinho came to Chelsea in 2004 fresh from an European conquest with Porto. His protege, Andre Villas-Boas, came to Chelsea in 2011 fresh from European conquest with Porto. Mourinho won two league titles, two League Cups and an F.A. ...

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A New Proposal for the Premier League’s 39th Game

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I am in a favor of the 39th game (audible gasp). By that I don't mean each team should play an extra round of fixtures tagged on somewhere in an already congested season that would ultimately imbalance the entire league ...

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5 Leading Candidates for the Chelsea Manager Job

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Last week Jose Mourinho was in London house shopping. Days later Andre Villas-Boas gets the sack. Was it a planned coup? Is Mourinho returning to the club where he made his name? He apparently doesn't like Spain, nor the Spanish ...

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Roberto Mancini Matters, Not the Millions of Manchester City

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They say you can buy a team of champions, but not a championship team. The consensus is that Manchester City, currently two points clear of their rivals Manchester United, is that if they do claim the Premier League, they would ...

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Future Of Fox Soccer Report Uncertain After Fox Sports World Canada Plans to Shut Down

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The future of the popular nightly soccer highlights show Fox Soccer Report is up in the air after Shaw Media recently announced that its Fox Sports World Canada network will cease broadcasting on April 30, 2012. "We are currently in ...

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FIFA Street TV Ad Starring Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi And Co.

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EA Sports has unveiled their TV ad for FIFA Street, the video game that features 5-a-side games, mind bending soccer tricks and more. The TV ad for FIFA Street is certainly eyeopening. It makes pretty compelling viewing, and features some ...

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Goal-line Technology in England: A Retrospect from 2032

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Editor's note: The following is a fictitious look into the future to see what impact the introduction of goal-line technology may have on English football: 2012 On July 25Â 2012, FIFA introduced goal-line technology in a new regulation covering all...

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Adventures In The Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 27

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1. Resurrection-Â Two games, two deficits, two wins. Suddenly Arsenal have fight, suddenly Arsenal have character. With Andrey Arshavin gone, the media must identify a new scapegoat. Thus far, the Gunners have denied them. Rosicky is approaching his...

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4 Mobile Apps For Soccer Fans: ESPNsoccernet, Live Score Addicts, Eurosport and ScoreMobile FC

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You are on the go, nowhere near a television but you want to keep up with the latest soccer scores on your smartphone. What app should you use? Besides FOX Soccer 2Go, here are 3 apps that you definitely need ...

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ESPN Announces Plans for Euro 2012 Coverage for Viewers in the United States

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ESPN today announced its plans for coverage of the Euro 2012 tournament. For the first time, ESPN will have pre-match, half-time and post-match coverage of each of the 31 games. The opening and final matches will each have a 30-minute ...

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FOX Soccer’s Kyle Martino Joins NBC Sports Network: No Great Loss

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The entry of NBC Sports Network into the coverage of soccer has resulted in a few changes in the landscape. Today, the Associated Press reported that Kyle Martino is joining NBC Sports as their lead analyst for Major League Soccer ...

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Pay Attention Liverpool and Spurs, It’s All Down to How You Finish

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Arsenal and Manchester United emerged as the big victors from the weekend not because of their superior attacking play, but because their forwards were clinical in front of goal. While Liverpool and Tottenham can claim to be unlucky, they only...

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Fulham 5-0 Wolves: Bobby Who? Wanderers Schooled by Five Star Cottagers

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Welcome to management Mr Connor! With the statue of the late Michael Jackson standing boldly outside the venue for Sunday's Premier League showdown, Wolves' new boss Terry Connor is left staring down the barrel of some wholesale changes; ‘starting...

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Chel-see-you-later (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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AVB took the first BA out of LCY, so CFC appoint RDM to show TLC: proving ANI. Roman will be ISO a new LTR to bring RL back to SB. What will kkfla think of this? Find out inside this ...

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Andre Villas-Boas: A Case Study In How Not to Lead

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As a Chelsea fan, I woke to the best news of 2012 on Sunday when I read on Facebook that Chelsea had announced, only a few minutes earlier, Andre Villa-Boas's departure and Roberto Di Matteo's appointment as interim manager. Watching ...

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Chelsea Sack Manager Andre Villas-Boas

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In developing news, Chelsea has sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas. The last straw was Chelsea's 1-0 loss in an unconvincing performance yesterday against West Bromwich Albion. His Chelsea side also faces possible elimination from the Champions League...

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 27: Open Thread

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In today's matches in the Premier League, Manchester United plays away at Tottenham Hotspur, while the early kick-offs featured the Tyne-Wear derby between Newcastle and Sunderland, and the mid-morning clash (US time) of Fulham against Wolverhampton...

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Tottenham Hotspur Supporters, Beware The Ides Of March

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At this point of the season, Tottenham Hotspur sit firmly entrenched in the third spot of the Premier League. They boast one of the best attacking squads led by Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Aaron Lennon while their defense has ...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 27: Open Thread

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A big question will be answered today. Whether Arsenal can maintain the consistency and explosiveness that they showed last Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur, and whether Liverpool's Carling Cup Final victory can be a catalyst for greater glories...

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Special 1 TV Takes Aim at Piers Morgan and Arsene Wenger: Video

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If you've been missing Special 1 TV as much as I do, you may enjoy the following video which mixes together Arsene Wenger, Piers Morgan, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Wayne Rooney and Roy Keane. Enjoy!

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Chelsea USA Summer Tour 2012: Seattle, DC and New York Confirmed

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Chelsea will be playing friendlies in Seattle, Washington DC and New York this summer, according to Chelsea In America, the official Chelsea supporters group in the United States. No dates have been confirmed, but the tour dates are expected to...

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The New Kit Bag (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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A tiny international break is followed by some huge games in the league as it is north vs south again in the EPL. Liverpool host Arsenal whilst United travel to Spurs. Title influences mean that both matches have a say ...

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Buy England’s New Home Shirt For Euro 2012

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England's home shirt for Euro 2012 is beautifully designed by Umbro, featuring the red and white colors of the English flag. The England jersey is now available to order online, delivered directly to your door. The team of England stars ...

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FIFA Street Demo Available to Download For Xbox 360 and PS3

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If you've been excited by the different previews for FIFA Street, a demo of the game is now available for download on the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. Xbox Live members can download the game from the Game/Demos section on ...

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