EPL Talk Archives for January 2012

Despite Being on the Verge of Greatness, Spain is Easy to Root Against

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Back in Euro 2008, the style of play Spain engineered attracted awe and acclaim from pundits and fans all over the world. Their form of free-flowing passes was beautiful to watch as they broke down overwhelmed opponents. As Spain won ...

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Reading Home and Away Shirts For 2012-13 Season [PHOTO]

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It's a welcome return to see Reading back in the Premier League. And today they unveiled the new kits they'll be playing in during this upcoming season. Designed by Puma, Reading's new home shirt features the traditional blue and white ...

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Euro 2012 News: Euro 2020 Could Be Staged in ’12 or 13 Countries’ Says Platini

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The news from UEFA's Michel Platini this morning is that the Euro 2020 tournament could be played across the European continent instead of within a host country. With Europe being such a relatively small continent and budget airfare being so ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Final Build-Up A (EPL Talk Podcast)

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It's time to look forward! The final is the only thing which remains of the tournament and as the EPL Talk podcast arrives in Kiev we sit down for a five minute breather and some Kiev beverages: pronunciation is hard ...

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Southampton Unveils Home Shirt For 2012-13 Season, And I Hate It [PHOTO]

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Southampton Football Club has unveiled their new home and away shirts for the 2012-13 season, in a season where we'll see the Saints back in the top flight. Unfortunately, I hate Southampton's new home shirt with a passion. Reason being ...

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Watch Every Euro 2012 Goal In 3 Minutes [VIDEO]

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During this brief respite before the final match of Euro 2012 that kicks off on Sunday, it's perfect timing to watch all 84 goals scored so far from Euro 2012. Seventy two of them have been scored during regulation time, ...

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6 Reasons Why Americans Should Watch Soccer

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A few months ago I wrote an article listing reasons why NBA fans, with the then impending and thankfully short lockout of the NBA season, should get into soccer. After a rollercoaster season in the EPL which saw Manchester City, ...

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Euro 2012 News: Mario Balotelli Dedicates Italy v Germany Goals to Mother

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What a match yesterday between Italy and Germany, and what a performance by the Italian team — especially Mario Balotelli. Not surprisingly, Super Mario is the center of attention today in some of the Euro 2012 news headlines: Mario Balotelli ...

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West Ham United Home Shirt for 2012-13 Season [PHOTO]

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West Ham United has unveiled their home shirt for the 2012-13 season. Just like Aston Villa, West Ham United's shirt is designed and manufactured by Italian kit designer Macron. In the case of West Ham United's home shirt, I think ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Italy beat Germany (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Italy outplay the Germans and themselves, rocking Warsaw and showing that favourites come in different shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, it means that tournament sweethearts Germany are out of the competition with a lot to think over. Thinking is one...

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Good News For Soccer Podcast Fans With iPhones or iPads

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Earlier this week, Apple launched a free app which promises to be a big hit among Apple iPhone and Apple iPad users who are soccer fans. The Podcasts app for iPhone and iPad devices automatically grabs your podcast subscriptions and ...

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Germany vs Italy, Euro 2012 Semi-Final: Open Thread

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Germany vs Italy 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Germany and Italy shirts Germany plays Italy today in the Euro 2012 semi-final, in a very highly anticipated game that will hopefully be much more exciting than yesterday's snoozefest (apart from the...

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Germany vs Italy Euro 2012 Semi-Final Preview

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It was the 1970 World Cup semi-final. Now Italian manager Cesare Prandelli recalls where he was that day. "I watched it at home on TV with my father and it was the greatest emotion I'd got from football." They'd defeated ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Semi-Spain (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Spain go through! Nothing more exciting than a semi-final shoot out. Especially after 90 minutes of thick, thick football. Who was the man of the match? Who deserved to go through? Penalties might be a cruel way to go out, ...

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Euro 2012 News: Cristiano Ronaldo Says Coach Told Him to Take Fifth Penalty

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There's a ton of Euro 2012 news today. Each of the following news headlines could be its own story on EPL Talk, so let's jump right into the day's news: Cristiano Ronaldo says coach told him to take fifth penalty ...

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Portugal vs Spain, Euro 2012 Semi-Final: Open Thread

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Portugal vs Spain 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Portugal and Spain shirts Iberian bragging rights are up for grabs today as Spain takes on Portugal in the Euro 2012 semi-final. The winner will play in Sunday's final. The loser will go home. There's so...

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PES 2013 Wish-List: 6 Things That Are Missing to Beat the FIFA Series

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Looking ahead to the near future, I'm already agonizing over whether to get FIFA 13 or PES 2013. Most of my friends and I play the FIFA series because of all the licensed leagues it has. However, the PES Series is very ...

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Is Arsene Wenger Changing His Ways After Signings Of Giroud and Podolski?

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He'd been linked to Bayern Munich, the Champions League Finalists twice over the last three years, over the last few months. Instead he's found himself at the Emirates. Last season's Ligue 1 top goal scorer, with a Ligue 1 championship ...

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Euro 2012 News: Rio Ferdinand Criticizes Hodgson’s England Tactics and Selections

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Rio Ferdinand is at it again. Before the tournament, he was opening his big mouth. And now after the tournament, he's digging his own England grave by criticizing Roy Hodgson's England tactics and selections. With Hodgson in charge for the ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Semi-Preview (EPL Talk Podcast)

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It's time for Portugal – Spain in an Iberian derby to end all derbys. Spain have the chance to enter a third successive major final whilst Portugal are on course for success with Ronaldo and co. flattering to deceive at ...

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Kickoff Times For 2014 World Cup Will Be A Welcome Treat for US Viewers

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Now that Euro 2012 is almost wrapped up, the next major international soccer tournament we have to look forward to is World Cup 2014, which will be held across Brazil. Previous World Cup tournaments have been relatively favorable to US ...

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England vs Italy Hits 3 Million Viewers On ESPN To Break Euro Record

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ESPN's live coverage of the Euro 2012 quarter-final match between England against Italy was seen by an average viewing audience of 2.968 million, beating ESPN's previous record audiences during Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 tournaments. The only previous...

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England Must Focus On Their Central Midfield for Brazil 2014

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As England's run through the Euro ended in a painfully familiar fashion, all hope of an improbable run concluded bluntly on penalties. After the match, manager Roy Hodgson focused on the positive aspects of England's four matches. He remained proud...

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Soccer Fan’s Guide of What to Watch This Summer

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Now that England has been knocked out of Euro 2012, what are you going to do with the rest of your summer? After all, there's 53 days to go until the 2012-13 Premier League season kicks off on August 18. ...

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Euro 2012 News: Hodgson’s Revolution Will See Several Youngsters Drafted Into England Camp

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Roy Hodgson has given an insight into his revolution that he'll be undertaking at England, now that he has more time to settle in to his position and to shape England's future. Before we get to the news, be sure ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Time to Talk (EPL Talk Podcast)

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It's one of two off days. Both: great days. Good time to sit back and chat a little bit. A lovely debate. So let's talk world-class and what it means to be ‘world-class'. Does England have a player of that ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Time to Talk (EPL Talk Podcast)

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It's one of two off days. Both: great days. Good time to sit back and chat a little bit. A lovely debate. So let's talk world-class and what it means to be ‘world-class'. Does England have a player of that ...

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Liverpool Third Shirt for 2012-13 Season: New Leaked Image [PHOTO]

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A new photo has been leaked of Liverpool's third shirt for the 2012-13 season. Designed and manufactured by Warrior, Liverpool's new third shirt is dark purple with orange trim. The Liverpool crest, sponsor name and apparel logo, meanwhile, are a...

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Sunderland Away Shirt for 2012-13 Season [PHOTO]

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Sunderland has unveiled their new away shirt for the 2012-13 season, as well as a new shirt sponsor. The new Sunderland away shirt is blue with cyan trim. The shirt sponsor, according to Sunderland's website, "aims to promote the continent's ...

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Euro 2012 News: Paul Scholes is England’s Pirlo, says Michael Owen

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The word for the day is depression. But life goes on. Here's the latest Euro 2012 news headlines. Paul Scholes is England's Pirlo, says Michael Owen — Manchester Evening News Spain won't change despite ‘boring' tag, says Xabi Alonso — ...

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England: Over And Out

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It's painful to realize that England was probably a penalty away from winning the semi-final against Italy. If Ashley Young's penalty had gone under the crossbar, I have no doubt that England would have gone to win the shootout. The ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: That’s Amoré (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Italy crash into the semi-finals, whilst England crash out. Penalties make it all better for the English press though, I guess they can make a difference to the opinion. Opinion will be split on this, but does that mean that ...

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England vs Italy, Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Open Thread

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England vs Italy 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy England and Italy shirts England team: Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner, Parker, Gerrard, Young, Rooney and Welbeck. Two titans of international football will square off on Sunday as the...

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Where to Find Italy vs England On TV

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Italy against England will be televised to millions around the world today, so don't miss out. The Euro 2012 quarter-final match features Group D winners (England) against Group C runners-up (Italy). Whoever wins this game will play Germany in the...

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Collecting Panini Euro 2012 Stickers: Fun For The Whole Family

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As a child and young adult, I loved Panini stickers. They were a perfect combination of things I love including soccer and collecting. As I've grown older, though, the love for collecting Panini soccer stickers — whether it's for World ...

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Euro 2012 News: 20 Million Expected to Watch England-Italy On UK TV

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Okay England fans, take a deep breath. We're almost there. For many of us, this will be the match of the tournament. The good news is that England is as best prepared for this match as they'll ever be. They ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Spaincast (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Spain go through. France crash out, even if the damage is reparable: the press are disappointed with their analysis points.Those analysis points: worth a look. The special point of the podcast: Richard Farley returns to evaluate the tournament so...

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Italy vs England Preview

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The pressure and expectation that has burdened many an England side at major tournaments in the past seems to have been alleviated under Roy Hodgson. There weren't many who had England as their tip to win these Championships. There were ...

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Spain vs France, Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Open Thread

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Spain vs France: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Spain and France shirts Many soccer fans will be salivating over today's match between France and Spain. If you like your soccer served on a platter of attractive football, with the ball skimming the grass...

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England vs. Italy: Wayne Rooney’s Chance to Transcend Stardom, Embrace Legend

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Wayne Rooney's match-winner against Ukraine seemed to temper a meaningful critical review of his return. Rusty with his first touch and flashing a footballing mind working quicker than his out-of-practice reflexes, the tournament debit showed he...

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Euro 2012 News: Joachim Low Not Happy to Find Out About Mole In German Team

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If you wanted a weekend of quality soccer, you've got it — with France against Spain today, and Italy versus England tomorrow. There is nothing better! When you get a chance, be sure to catch up on any of the ...

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England vs Italy: Pick Your Starting Line-Up

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England will face Italy on Sunday in Kiev. The winner will book a semi-final place against Germany, but if you're Roy Hodgson, who is going to be in your starting line-up? You could argue that Hodgson hasn't made a wrong ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Greece slips up! (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Friday night fun ensued with Germany and Greece playing out a goal heavy knockout round. It wasn't entirely plain sailing for favourites Germany however- as Celtic striker Giorgos Samaras cancelled out Philip Lahm's early strike. After that Joachim...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Greece slips up! (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Friday night fun ensued with Germany and Greece playing out a goal heavy knockout round. It wasn't entirely plain sailing for favourites Germany however- as Celtic striker Giorgos Samaras cancelled out Philip Lahm's early strike. After that Joachim...

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England: We’ve Never Known Success

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I've supported England since 1980. In the 32 years since, England hasn't won a major international trophy. I've never known what it's like for The Three Lions to win silverware. But I have suffered the agony of defeat, watched plenty ...

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Germany vs Greece, Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Open Thread

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Germany vs Greece: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Germany and Greece shirts On paper, this is the most one-sided quarter-final match of Euro 2012. But that's before it kicks off. Once the referee blows the whistle to kick off this game, anything goes....

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Wigan Athletic Away Shirt for 2012-13 Season [PHOTO]

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You could argue that Wigan Athletic has raised their profile in the past few months, after their incredible finish to the season, as well as interest from a few Premier League clubs to convince Wigan manager Roberto Martinez to join ...

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Euro 2012 News: Germany Star Mats Hummels Describes England As ‘Machines’

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England's unbeaten run in Euro 2012 is one thing, but now German central defender Mats Hummels has described England as "Machines." Let's hope Germany and England can win their respective games this weekend, so we can see the man vs ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Czech mate Portugal (EPL Talk Podcast)

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It's down to the knockout stages- meaning everything is on the line. In the first of this rounds games Portugal ousted the Czech Republic via a narrow 1-0 victory. Cristiano Ronaldo was the recipient of the goal after some neat ...

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Portugal vs Czech Republic, Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Open Thread

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Portugal vs Czech Republic: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Portugal and Czech Republic shirts Sixteen years ago, Czech Republic and Portugal met in the Quarterfinals of Euro '96. Czech Republic emerged from that game with a 1-0 victory, courtesy of a...

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Euro 2012 News: Joe Hart Volunteers To Take Penalties for England, If Needed

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Plenty of Euro 2012 news headlines today! Here goes: Joe Hart throws hat in ring for England penalty duty — The Guardian Italy's Mario Balotelli told to keep his cool against England — The Guardian Greece's Katsouranis believes in miracles ...

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Who Will Win Euro 2012? [POLL]

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Only eight teams remain in the Euro 2012 tournament, and we're edging closer and closer to finding out who will be the champion of Europe. But now that the group phase is out of the way, who do you think ...

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ESPN’s Euro 2012 Viewer Numbers Up 82 Percent Compared to Euro 2008

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ESPN's Euro 2012 coverage continues to hit record-breaking numbers in the United States. Through the 24 matches in the group stage of Euro 2012, ESPN's live English-language presentation is averaging 784,000 households and 1,002,000 viewers — up 79...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Day Off, For Some (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Days off aren't really days off in football. Especially in a tournament, you're always thinking of the time ahead, which match is next. Who you will face, visualising, scheming, imagining. So when it comes to days like this, the pod ...

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The Joy Of Watching Euro 2012 On TV, Alone

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We American soccer fans know all about watching matches alone. On the west coast, we stumble through the cold pre-dawn darkness to our couches, desperate for coffee, slightly delirious, and droopy-eyed, just to catch the first broadcast match each...

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Euro 2012 Prediction Results After End of Group Stage: How Are You Doing So Far?

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The group stage of Euro 2012 is over, and it's time to take a pause to see how everyone is doing on the pre-Euro 2012 predictions. If you remember, we asked you — the readers — to make your predictions ...

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England Faces an Identity Crisis at Home and Abroad During Euro 2012

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 Everybody hates us, but we don't care should be the new motto for the England national team. It's an apt one given the ridicule England has received from soccer snobs worldwide, particularly in England and the United States. Their ...

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Watch an Awesome Mashup of FIFA 12 and Battlefield 3 [VIDEO]

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What would happen if you take two of your favorite video games, and then do a mashup? The answer is Warfare 3, created by the mastermind Marius Hjerpseth. The video is 5 minutes, but keep on watching as you'll see ...

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Euro 2012 News: Steven Gerrard Warns Against Italy Complacency

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We finally have a breather from the daily dose of football we've been enjoying since Euro 2012 kicked off. But the news doesn't stop, so here are the latest Euro 2012 news headlines from the past 24 hours: Steven Gerrard ...

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Taking A Closer Look at Steven Gerrard’s Performance For England Against Ukraine

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In the world of tweets and Facebook commentary, opinion and debate is not hard to come by in modern football. Throw a #hashtag on your thoughts, and they're there for the world to see. After England scraped through against Ukraine ...

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Quarterfinal Run Shows England Can Transcend Hodgson’s Flawed Approach

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Nothing ruins joyous occasion like dour tactics. They can't overshadow another call for goal line technology, but they obscure Wayne Rooney's return. They can also put a rousing performance from John Terry on the backburner. Regressing to the...

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Euro 2012 Daily: D-oubt Sets In (EPL Talk Podcast)

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England and France make it through, but only by the skin of their teeth. Sweden ran France into the ground whilst hosts Ukraine made life difficult for the islanders. Overall, the more interesting Quarter-final ties won out. The configuration:...

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Ukraine’s Shot Against England That Crossed The Line But Didn’t Count [VIDEO]

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Ukraine scored against England on Tuesday evening, but the goal didn't count because the officials ruled that the ball didn't cross the line. Except that it did. Slow-motion replays (and photographs) reveal that Ukraine's shot, which hit England...

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England vs Ukraine, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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England vs Ukraine: 2:45pm ET Sweden vs France: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy England and Ukraine shirts Buy Sweden and France shirts This is it. The match that almost all of us have been waiting to watch — England against Ukraine. The atmosphere will...

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Euro 2012 News: Milner Starts Instead Of Walcott; Rooney In For Carroll

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Today's the final day of the opening group matches, so there's a ton of news about today's matches as well as the teams going home. Let's hope England continues their Euro 2012 tour for a few more days, at least. ...

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Where Will Wayne Rooney Play for England Against Ukraine?

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Even if Wayne Rooney was available, England would have been happy with four points from their first two group games. And given their inexplicable reverence for a France (as if France weren't a team that flamed out of the last ...

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Why David Moyes, Not Villas-Boas, is the Right Man for Tottenham

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Following the recent departure of Harry Redknapp from Tottenham Hotspur, attention has quickly focused on the search for his replacement. In recent seasons, the North London club has enjoyed spells of success in the Premier League and Champions...

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Euro 2012 Daily: C You In The Next Round (EPL Talk Podcast)

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The favourites from Group C progress. Surprised? Well, no considering the mixture of play that has been shown in the group. Two pragmatic if troubled sides have progressed and look to face opposition who upset the applecart in the next ...

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Ireland Needs to Look On Its Own Doorstep To Improve Its International Soccer Aspirations

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Had anyone chosen to watch the Ireland-Croatia game in a pub, there was hardly enough time for someone to wet their lips before the first goal was scored. Sean St. Ledger offered a brief moment of hope that was soon ...

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Spain vs Croatia and Italy vs Ireland, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Spain vs Croatia:Â 2:45pm ET Italy vs Ireland:Â 2:45pm ET TV schedule Get our your calculators. You may need them later to figure out who will advance from this group. The easy path will be for Spain and Italy to win, sending ...

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How Do You Rate Your Club’s Chances Now That The EPL Schedule Has Been Released?

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Earlier today, the Premier League revealed the fixtures for the 2012-13 season. In the world of soccer blogs, today is a Black Monday (more about that later), but what do you think of the fixtures that have been revealed for ...

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The Problems In Irish Football

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I overheard a conversation between two football fans today; the gist of it was that Roy Keane had forgotten that the fans paid his wages as a player. They concluded that Roy was an idiot for suggesting that Irish fans ...

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Euro 2012 News: Theo Walcott A Doubt for Ukraine Match After Injury Setback

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The suspense is building for tomorrow's England match against Ukraine, but there's still two high-quality games on television today — Spain against Croatia, and Ireland versus Italy. Here are the latest Euro 2012 news headlines for today: Theo...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Group B-lief (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Group B took a different approach to Group A when it comes to qualifying, though it looked just as likely that a team would score. No worries, Germany and Portugal will step up. Right? Right! Cristiano and Ozil would be ...

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Swedish Newspapers’ Hubris in Predicting Big Swedish Win Over England

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How boring would sports be without hubris and schadenfreude? In advance of Friday's match with England, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet gazed deep into its crystal ball and predicted England's riotous tabloids, including the Sun, the Daily Mirror, and...

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Germany vs Denmark and Netherlands vs Portugal, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Germany vs Denmark: 2:45pm ET Netherlands vs Portugal: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Germany and Denmark shirts Buy Portugal and Netherlands shirts First of all, for those of you who fall into this category, Happy Father's Day. No matter whether you're...

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5 Leading Candidates to Take The Tottenham Hotspur Manager Vacancy

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When I got up to the news that Harry Redknapp and Tottenham had reached an agreement to end their four year relationship, I was distraught. Under the man who closely resembles a fruit-stand worker at an open market, the North ...

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Euro 2012 News: England Faces Uefa Enquiry After Attempted Pitch Invasion By Fans

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It's another wonderful day of Euro 2012 soccer. The worst part is that in a couple of weeks, it'll be over. And we'll then have to wait six weeks before the Premier League season starts again! At least there's the ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Underdogs Unite! (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Saturday night and it's the final countdown! Group A saw simultaneous kick offs with everything still to play for. In the end Greece and Czech Republic were the winners with victories over Russia and Poland respectively securing their safe passage...

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Poland vs Czech Republic and Greece vs Russia, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Poland vs Czech Republic: 2:45pm ET Greece vs Russia: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Czech Republic and Poland shirts Buy Russia and Greece shirts Programming alert for US viewers: ESPN will now show Poland against Czech Republic, while Russia vs Greece...

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ESPN’s Euro 2012 TV Viewing Audience Figures Up 183 Percent Compared to Euro 2008

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European soccer's dominance among English-language audiences on US television continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Through eight matches, ESPN's English-language presentation of Euro 2012 is averaging 978,000 households and 1.260,000 viewers — up...

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Alexi Lalas vs Michael Ballack: The Euro 2012 Cage Match On ESPN Continues

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It's been a strange Euro 2012 when you consider that one of England's biggest critics in America, Alexi Lalas, has been lauding how well the England national team has been playing. When Lalas speaks on ESPN, I almost have to ...

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Euro 2012 News: Shay Given Says Italy Game Will Probably Be His Last For Ireland

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I don't know about you, but I'm still a bit delirious after watching England's triumphant come-from-behind victory against Sweden. Impressive, indeed. But I'm not ready to put my money on the team going far, quite yet. Meanwhile, here are today's...

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Euro 2012 Daily: GooD FriDay (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Rain was the theme for Friday's Group D games. Be it goals or torrential downpour it made for an exciting climax to the second round of fixtures. A delay to France versus Ukraine saw England's battle commence fifteen minutes later ...

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West Bromwich Albion Home Shirt for 2012-13 Season [PHOTO]

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West Bromwich Albion has unveiled their new home shirt for the 2012-13 season. Designed by Adidas, West Brom has gone for a conventional shirt design that stays true to the club's roots of blue and white stripes. According to the ...

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Walcott Makes Case for England Start With Inspired Performance Against Sweden

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While it's a slight exaggeration to say Theo Walcott changed Friday's game, he certainly defined it. Coming on in the 61st minute, Walcott's third touch of the match bent the back of Andreas Isaksson's net. Seventeen minutes later, Walcott blew...

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Aston Villa Home and Away Shirts for 2012-13 Season [PHOTO]

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Aston Villa has unveiled their home and away shirts for the 2012-13 season. Designed and manufactured by Macron, Aston Villa's new home shirt, according to the club website, "remains faithful to the classic claret and blue tradition." The shirt...

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England vs Sweden, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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England vs Sweden: 3pm ET TV schedule Buy England and Sweden shirts The kickoff between England and Sweden has been delayed 15 minutes to 3pm ET due to the temporary suspension of Ukraine-France. Hopefully the weather in Kiev will be more dry than...

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Ukraine vs France, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Ukraine vs France: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Ukraine and France shirts Here we go. The final day of the second round of matches in the group stages of Euro 2012. Kicking off the first game is Ukraine against France. After Ukraine's win against Sweden,...

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Euro 2012 News: Andy Carroll and Danny Welbeck to Start Up Front For England

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England is pinning their hopes of Andy Carroll, the long-haired Liverpool striker who has been the bane of so many jokes this season. This is his perfect opportunity to prove himself to England supporters around the world. Even if he ...

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Premier League Has Strongest Set of Football Managers Of All-Time

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Since the 2011-12 season ended, the managerial merry go round in the Premier League has been more of a spinning top than a relaxing ride. Dalglish out, Rodgers in; Hodgson out, Clarke in; McLeish out, Lambert in; Di Matteo in ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: See the C (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Poor Ireland, they just can't catch a break at this tournament, yet they still have a chance of influencing the group structure, makes perfect sense right? Yes, and now they've been pummelled by Spain they can move on to creating ...

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Beyond Zlatan: The Swede that Can Team with Ibrahimovic to Sink England

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It's only recently that congestion in the midfield of French power Olympique Lyonnais finally cleared up, leaving Sweden international Kim Kallstrom as an unlikely last man standing. Four years ago, when free kick specialist Juninho Pernambucano was...

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Spain vs Ireland, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Spain vs Ireland: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Spain and Ireland shirts Few things would be more satisfying to see in this Euro 2012 tournament than Ireland beating Spain. While the Spaniards are current World Cup and European champions, the Irish fans...

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Italy vs Croatia, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Italy vs Croatia: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Italy and Croatia shirts Kicking off the first of the two Group C games today is Italy against Croatia. The Italians are boosted after their great draw against Spain, while Croatia is flying high after...

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Why I’m Enjoying the Euros More than the World Cup

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Did you ever have one of those nights where you wake up with a thought in your head that just won't go away? Welcome to 4:00 AM: "Why am I enjoying the Euros more than the World Cup?" I think ...

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With Or Without David Moyes, What’s The Outlook For Everton Next Season?

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In recent seasons, Everton has encountered continued branding as ‘consistent overachievers'. It's a term which when applied doesn't really make sense especially in football. For some, Everton finishing seventh last season was in itself an...

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Euro 2012 News: Nicklas Bendtner Could Be Punished for Dropping His Shorts

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We're now on Day 7 of Euro 2012, and the news keeps on coming thick and fast. Here are the latest Euro 2012 headlines: Nicklas Bendtner could be punished for dropping his pants — The Guardian Malafeev keen to underline ...

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Older Players Still Getting It Done at Euro 2012

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More than ever, football is a young man's game. Today's footballer plays more competitive matches than his forebears; league seasons have stayed the same length, but tournaments have bloated in size. Consider that it took Liverpool only nine games...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Group B-haviour (EPL Talk Podcast)

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It didn't get much better than Group B. We knew that one ‘big-gun' would fail. However we didn't expect it to happen with such little fight: and such a public shaming of the Netherlands team. A disparate looking side, desperate ...

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Why I Still Believe Ireland Can Qualify for Euro 2012 Quarterfinals

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Certainly, Ireland's first foray into international tournament football in over ten years did not yield the outcome many had hoped for. Nevertheless, in spite of being largely outplayed and surprisingly outfought by an athletic and silky Croatian...

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Netherlands vs Germany, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Netherlands vs Germany: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Netherlands and Germany shirts Bitter rivals are the best words to describe Netherlands against Germany. These two teams hate losing to each other, and there's an incredible amount of history between...

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BSkyB Retains Majority of TV Rights to Premier League On UK TV For 2013-16

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Breaking news: Sky Sports has won the bidding for the majority TV rights to the Premier League for seasons 2013-16 on UK television. During a Premier League press conference today, the league announced that Sky Sports won the majority of the ...

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Denmark vs Portugal, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Denmark vs Portugal: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Denmark and Portugal shirts Sir Alex Ferguson is nowhere near the Euro 2012 tournament this summer, but we are — in his words – entering the squeaky bum time of the season, where nations need to win to...

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Euro 2012 News: Van der Vaart Says Germany Only Has 3 Good Players

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It's getting to that stage of the tournament where players and managers are becoming more outspoken, probably as a sign of the added pressure as well as psychology at play – trying to play mind games to unsettle the opposition. ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Rivalry (EPL Talk Podcast)

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When it comes to rivalry, it doesn't get much more heated than Poland – Russia. Laurence comes live from Warsaw, where he was inside the stadium. Morgan and Matt bring us up to speed on media coverage and Kristan brings ...

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Michael Ballack Makes ESPN’s Analysis Must-See TV

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As debates go, it wasn't quite Lincoln versus Douglas, or even Frank the Tank versus James Carville, but Michael Ballack and Alexei Lalas went at it after England drew France on Monday. Like the match itself, it was a contrast of ...

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Decide Which Of These Euro 2012 Opening Titles Is The Best [POLL]

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Which of the following Euro 2012 opening titles is the best? Watch each video and then vote in the poll below. Feel free to add your detailed opinions in the comments section below. (In alphabetical order): Al Jazeera BBC ESPN ...

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The Verdict On The Quality of Euro 2012 TV Coverage Thus Far

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Another major soccer tournament has kicked off, and so too has the complaints about the quality of the coverage. Whether you live in the United States, England or Australia, you only have to look on Twitter to read soccer fans ...

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Russia vs Poland, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Russia vs Poland: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Russia and Poland shirts Russia against Poland will be the most tense match of the Euro 2012 tournament, both on and off the pitch thus far. It could begin as a rather cagey match, with both teams ...

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Greece vs Czech Republic, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Greece vs Czech Republic: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Greece and Czech Republic shirts Here we go! The first match of the second round of games from Euro 2012. It's a chance for teams to solidify their positions in the opening group matches. With a...

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Experiencing Euro 2012 at an Irish Pub in Main Street USA

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In order to boost the popularity of soccer stateside, there have been several recent attempts by major broadcasters, bloggers, and just your average fan on the street to shed light on the sport. While FOX showed its first set of live ...

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Euro 2012 News: Only 10 England Players Lined Up For Pre-Match Photo; Spot Who Is Missing

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It's a busy day of Euro 2012 news, with plenty of headlines picked from the leading blogs and websites across the globe. Also, don't forget to listen to the Euro 2012 Daily podcasts from the EPL Talk Podcast crew, recorded ...

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Magic Moments in European Championship History [PHOTO]

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Artists Dave Williams from Liverpool, England has put together 16 original illustrations to represent a different magic moment in European Championship history for each of the teams participating in Euro 2012. According to Williams, "The...

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Defense In Place, How Does England Pave a Way Forward?

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Those who kept reminding us about France's talent forgot to mention inexperience. Franck Ribery and Florent Malouda have been mainstays for some time, but amongst the other key contributors to Les Bleus' attack, there's no big tournament experience....

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Euro 2012 Daily: Group of D… (EPL Talk Podcast)

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England. It is that simple, Roy brought them out to play and play they will under Hodgson as he sets them up to be a typical England team with a contemporary twist. The Ox offered the twist but the French ...

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Swansea City Home Shirt for 2012-13 Season From Adidas [PHOTO]

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Swansea City will be celebrating their 100 year anniversary next season with a brand new home kit, a centenary crest and a new trim color. Instead of their traditional white and black kit, Swansea will be wearing white with gold ...

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Ukraine vs Sweden, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Sweden vs Ukraine: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Ukraine and Sweden shirts Out of all the opening round matches, Sweden against Ukraine is probably the one that people are least looking forward to. No one is really talking about Sweden's chances, and no...

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England vs France, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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England vs France: Noon ET TV schedule Buy England and France shirts Every two years, the question comes up whether England is a good football team or not. It's ridiculous really, but England always has to prove themselves, not only ...

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This May Just Be England’s Time to Shine

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With no Rooney, no Barry, no Cahill, and no Lampard, expectations have never been lower for the Three Lions. EASY was The S*n's headline after the English were dropped in Group C with the States, Algeria, and Slovenia. Simon Kuper's ...

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Euro 2012 News: Rumor — Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Start For England

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England's team for the match against France will be named soon. but rumors from the England camp courtesy of Stan Collymore is that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will start. Let's hope the rumor is true! Here's all of the Euro 2012 news ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Sunday Service (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Sunday normally means a day of rest, but not for the teams in Group C as they kicked off their Euro Championship campaigns. In the early game Spain and Italy were an equal match for each other meaning they had ...

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ITV Trailer for England vs France Re-Imagines If Gazza Had Scored Against Germany [VIDEO]

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The scene is the 1996 European Championship semi-final between Germany and England. It's 1-1 and the game goes into extra time, to see who can score the golden goal. Eight minutes into extra time, Paul Gascoigne gets a superb chance ...

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Revealed: England’s Combination That Could Be Their Best Chance to Beat France — Richard Farley

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Is it too much to suggest the difference between Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Stewart Downing could decide England's first match? Of course it is. Questions like that are excessively incendiary, particularly when leaned on as leads for blog posts....

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Ireland vs Croatia, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Ireland vs Croatia: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Ireland and Croatia shirts It's been a long time since Ireland was last seen in a European Championship. Amazingly, it was 1988. For those of you who live in the United States, many of you may ...

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Spain vs Italy, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Spain vs Italy: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Spain and Italy shirts Spain against Italy is one of the classic battles in world soccer. Both teams have had their fair share of glory including World Cup trophies, and both Mediterranean countries hate to...

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Why Ireland May Be the Dark Horse of Euro 2012

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In the past two European Championships, there have been teams that went far despite low expectations. Whether it was Greece in 2004 or Russia in 2008, there seems to be a recent trend of at least one team making a ...

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Euro 2012 News: Hodgson Explains Reasons for Omitting Rio Ferdinand

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In the story that refuses to die, Roy Hodgson came out on the offensive yesterday and gave more reasons why Rio Ferdinand was not selected for the England team at Euro 2012. England's game against France can't come soon enough, ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: A to B (EPL Talk Podcast)

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First impressions can be important, they have the potential to last. Most people wonder how they fade, well, in this tournament: with good performances. Group B didn't offer a solid ground for impressions that any of the teams are leaving. ...

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Prandelli Transforms Italy, But Can They Win With A New Style?

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Italian football has been criticised for its overtly physical approach. The classic Catenaccio style played in the past has been altered. A fresh faced Italian with the name of Cesare Prandelli is the culprit. Prandelli's appointment has allowed...

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Germany vs Portugal, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Germany is always a joy to watch. They're a well-respected team around the globe, and play with such a purpose and confidence that is lacking in other teams (cough, cough, England). In their opening Euro 2012 game today, they come ...

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Netherlands vs Denmark, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Netherlands vs Denmark: Noon ET kick-off TV schedule Buy Holland and Denmark shirts It's time for Holland and Denmark to do their talking on the pitch today. In the past several weeks, there has been so many questions about the Dutch team, in...

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Latest Euro 2012 News Headlines & Euro 2012 Odds

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The big news out of the England camp this morning is a story that has nothing to do with the 23-man squad. Rio Ferdinand has opened his big mouth again, saying that he doesn't think he'll get a chance to ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: All Eyes on A (EPL Talk Podcast)

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What a start to the tournament. Seven goals, two games. If this continues...wow! The pod gets excited for Poland and Ukraine as the opening ceremony seemed to touch the hearts of at least two podders. Looking at the style of ...

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Team Lineups for World Soccer Masters Featuring Drogba, Messi, Dempsey and Suarez

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The team line-ups for June 23rd's World Soccer Masters match in Miami, Florida have been announced. If you live in the United States, the game will be televised live on FOX Soccer. If you live anywhere in the southeast, you ...

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ESPN’s Euro 2012 Posters for All 16 Teams [PHOTO]

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Following ESPN's very successful and creative set of posters to commemorate World Cup 2010, ESPN has launched a set of posters for Euro 2012. The beautiful set of posters were designed by New York artist Robert Broadbent for ESPN. The ...

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Russia vs Czech Republic, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Russia vs Czech Republic: 2:45pm ET kick-off TV schedule Buy Russia and Czech Republic shirts The second match of Euro 2012 kicks off with Russia playing against Czech Republic, in the second match of Group A. After an eventful Group A match between...

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Poland vs Greece, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Poland vs Greece: Noon ET kick-off TV schedule Buy Poland and Greece shirts The opening match of the Euro 2012 tournament features co-host country Poland at home against Greece, in Warsaw, Poland. The anticipation is building for a fever pitch...

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4 Young Players that May Set Euro 2012 Alight From Group D

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Here is a look at one young player from each of the 4 Group D teams, most likely to make an impact for their respective country at the Euro 2012. Group D England Danny Welbeck PLAYER INFORMATION Date of Birth ...

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Euro 2012 News: Poland Manager Says Robert Lewandowski is ‘Going to Manchester United’

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The countdown is over. We're just hours away from the start of Euro 2012, so here's the latest news to keep you updated. Poland manager says Robert Lewandowski is ‘going to Manchester United' — The Guardian UEFA has 'No plans' to investigate ...

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adidas launch Tumblr

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXgmfVT5FPs As adidas travel to Poland and Ukraine they launch their latest innovation. The adidas football Tumblr: Leo Messi, Xabi Alonso, Robin Van Persie, Iker Casillas, Angel Di Maria and Sandro launch adidas...

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Final Reminder: Play Euro Manager, the Free Euro 2012 Fantasy Game From ESPN

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This is the last chance to experience Euro 2012 in a whole new way. Head over to ESPN and play Euro Manager. A group named Fans of EPLTalk.com has been created and can be accessed here: All that is required ...

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PES 2013: More Impressive Gameplay Videos; Better Than FIFA 13? [VIDEO]

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There's no doubt about it. The new gameplay videos and enhancements to PES 2013 are impressive. They're turning heads, getting people to mutter (under their breaths) that perhaps PES 2013 may be better than FIFA 13 this year. It's too ...

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PES 2013: More Impressive Gameplay Videos; Better Than FIFA 13? [VIDEO]

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There's no doubt about it. The new gameplay videos and enhancements to PES 2013 are impressive. They're turning heads, getting people to mutter (under their breaths) that perhaps PES 2013 may be better than FIFA 13 this year. It's too ...

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Chelsea Loses Battersea Bid: It’s Not Easy Finding A New Home for Premier League Clubs

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First, it was imposing the colour red on 103-year old Cardiff City's home strip, then it was trumping Chelsea for the right to re-develop London's iconic Battersea Power Station – - – Malaysian money gets what it wants. Chelsea's current ...

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FIFA 13 E3 Interview with Producers David Rutter and Santiago Jaramillo

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EA Sports has released a video interview with FIFA 13 producers David Rutter and Santiago Jaramillo. During the interview, the duo discuss a number of topics including new gameplay features, the first-touch attacking AI control, and changes to the...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Warsaw to Kiev (EPL Talk Podcast)

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The talking is over! That's not true...it's only just beginning on the EPL Talk podcast. Today: racing to the opening of your football advent calendar: who would you want inside the first door? Speaking of doors: will any of group ...

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Who Will Win Euro 2012? Post Your Predictions And Try to Beat The Experts

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Here's your chance to see if you know more than the experts when predicting who will advance in Euro 2012 and who will win the tournament. I've combed the Internet for predictions from a variety of experts, including many of ...

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John Terry Should Not Be At Euro 2012

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Once again, English football is in the midst of a row caused by John Terry. His latest scandal, the alleged racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand, has meant that he and Ferdinand's brother, Rio could not both be selected for England's ...

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Euro 2012 TV Schedule For US, UK and Canada

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With Euro 2012 kicking off, here's the list of live TV coverage for all the matches of the tournament, for your convenience. With this amount of coverage, you may be better off than some of those heading to Eastern Europe ...

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Chelsea Away Shirt for 2012-13 Season: The Blues Go French [VIDEO]

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Chelsea has officially unveiled their away shirt for the 2012-13 season. Designed and manufactured by Adidas, Chelsea has gone French. The white kit with blue diagonal stripe is reminiscent of Marseille. According to the club website, "The strip is...

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Euro 2012 News: England Faces Striker Shortage As Jermain Defoe Flies Home After Bereavement

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We're just one day away from Euro 2012. I don't know about you, but I can't wait! Here's the latest Euro 2012 headlines of the day: England's Jermain Defoe returns home after death of father — The Guardian UEFA says ...

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How Will You Be Watching Euro 2012?

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Another tournament is about to begin in a far off land. While we may feel that we're almost there thanks to the wonder of television and wall-to-wall coverage, there remains the issue of trying to figure out how to squeeze ...

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Euro 2012 Injury Report For All 16 Teams

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The end of another competitive season of European club football signals the beginning of the premier European Championship for nations.  Since its inception in 1960, the UEFA European Football Championship has — every 4 years — been one of the most...

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Euro 2012 Daily: All of the Lights (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Stadium lights, flash lights, street lights, shiny lights. All of the lights in Warsaw are on and shining towards the stadium. Beautifully lit on any night after 9.30, the stadium will advertise the score and critical points in the game ...

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PES 2013: New Official Trailer and Interview From Konami [VIDEO]

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The marketing battle between FIFA 13 and PES 2013 for the hearts and minds of soccer fans worldwide has been in high gear this week, due to their appearances at the E3 show in Los Angeles, California. Both EA Sports ...

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Why Moneyball Will Not Work in Soccer

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In the last decade, the philosophy known as ‘Moneyball' has revolutionised the way baseball teams evaluate players. Based on the field of ‘sabermetrics', the approach is designed to reveal players' ‘true' value by judging them solely on their...

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Aston Villa Gives a Behind-The-Scenes Look At Creation of New Villa Shirts [VIDEO]

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Aston Villa has given us a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of their new home and away shirts for the 2012-13 season. The new kit manufacturer for Aston Villa is Macron, the Italian company who has taken over from Villa's ...

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FOX Soccer Report to End On August 31; New Show from Rogers to Premiere September 1

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An industry source has informed me that Shaw Media issued layoff notices on Tuesday June 5 to the entire production staff associated with FOX Soccer Report based at 201 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, effective August 31, 2012. The...

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4 Young Players that May Set Euro 2012 Alight From Group C

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Here is a look at one young player from each of the 4 Group C teams. These players are most likely to make an impact for their respective country at the Euro 2012. Group C Croatia Ivan Perisic PLAYER INFORMATION ...

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Fulham Away Shirt for 2012-13 Season, Disguised as a $69 Orange Prison Jumpsuit [PHOTO]

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Prisoners of the world, unite. Fulham FC has unveiled their new away shirt for the 2012-13 season, and it looks like an orange prison jumpsuit. Thankfully, Fulham and Kappa decided that the shorts will be white. Orange shorts would have been ...

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Euro 2012 News: John Terry In A Race to Be Fit for Euro 2012

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Two days to go until Euro 2012 kicks off, and there's a ton of news to report this morning: John Terry misses training in race to be fit for England's opener against France — The Telegraph Ukraine struggle after 10 ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Hotlines (EPL Talk Podcast)

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If it's news you want. News you get, EPL Talk will keep you up to date with all the Euro 2012 news in audible form. Three people join Laurence on the podcast, Kristan, Matt and Morgan. They express opinion on ...

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Listen to EPL Talk’s Euro 2012 Playlist, For Your Listening Pleasure [MUSIC]

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I used to love compiling mix-tapes especially in the days of cassette tapes. I'd buy a pack of Maxell cassettes and then literally spend hours of lazy Sunday afternoons sorting through my record collection to find the right tracks, in ...

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PES 2013 Trailer: New and Official From Konami [VIDEO]

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Konami has just released a new and official trailer for PES 2013. The 2-minute video is the most comprehensive thus far in terms of showing some of the new features and gameplay of PES 2013. Also, if you look closely, ...

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Behind-the-Scenes Look at ESPN’s Studio Set for its Euro 2012 Coverage [VIDEO]

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I love stuff like this. ESPN has wisely given us a behind-the-scenes look at their studio set for its coverage of Euro 2012, which kicks off this Friday. While ESPN made the decision to have the studio set stationed in ...

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Euro 2012 News: Does 4-4-2 Work for England?

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Here's today's Euro 2012 news: Does 4-4-2 work for England? — The Guardian TSN announces Euro 2012 TV coverage plans for Canada — Canadian Sports Media Blog Laurent Koscielny and Gael Clichy could face England on Monday — Sky Sports ...

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FIFA 13: Live Gameplay Demo Featuring Kinect Voice Commands [VIDEO]

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EA Sports surprised a lot of industry people and gamers yesterday when they revealed that FIFA 13 will be even better with Kinect, the motion sensing device for the XBOX 360 gaming system. Watch the above video to see how ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Continental Drift (EPL Talk Podcast)

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The news broke just hours ago, EPL Talk is moving to Poland and Ukraine for the Euros. Laurence McKenna touched down in Warsaw today and will be bringing updates and build up from the tournament throughout June and July. If ...

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EPL Talk’s Euro 2012 Coverage Moves to Poland-Ukraine, Literally

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Since May 15, EPL Talk has been bringing you daily coverage leading up to Euro 2012 — complete with videos, articles and podcast episodes. Now, we're ready to take our Euro 2012 coverage to the next level. I'm very excited ...

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FIFA 13 Trailer And News About Kinect Functionalty [VIDEO]

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EA Sports has released a trailer for FIFA 13, the highly anticipated video game due out later this year. Watch the above video to see actual gameplay footage and some of the new features that are highlighted. The trailer, which ...

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England Needs to Play Ugly to Stand Any Chance at Euro 2012

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In the final days before Euro 2012 kicks off, questions abound over how far England can realistically go this summer. As the injuries continue to mount, optimism steadily decreases over England's chances. Yet, could lowered expectations work in...

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ESPN Classic to Air Classic Matches from Past UEFA European Championships This Week

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ESPN Classic, in the United States, will be broadcasting several classic UEFA European Championships this week in the lead-up to the start of Euro 2012 on Friday. The schedule is as follows: Monday, June 4 Croatia vs Turkey, Euro 2008 ...

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Euro 2012 News: Croatia Striker Ivica Olic Ruled Out of Euro 2012 With Injury

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Here are the latest Euro 2012 news stories from the last 24 hours: Croatia striker Ivica Olic has been ruled out of the Euro 2012 finals with a thigh injury — Yahoo Sports Andrés Iniesta inspires Spain to win over ...

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English Journalists Need to Get Behind Roy Hodgson’s Decision to Exclude Rio Ferdinand

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There's a struggle happening on the pitch in England, and it's not between the footballers. Instead, it's a battle of words between England manager Roy Hodgson and many of the English tabloid journalists over the exclusion of Manchester United...

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5 Must-See Euro 2012 Group Matches to Mark On Your Calendar

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With the exception of Lionel Messi, European footballers are up on a pedestal as simply the greatest collection of a continent's players there is. With South American football going through a transition stage, it is countries such as Germany, Spain...

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Liverpool Away Shirt for 2012-13 Season From Warrior, Official Pics [PHOTO]

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Sometimes history is best left alone. This applies to Liverpool's away shirt for the 2012-13 season, which was officially unveiled tonight by Liverpool FC and Warrior Sports. Unfortunately, in this case, Warrior Sports has got it wrong. According to...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Through The Wire (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Squads continue to change. Players continue to rotate. Liverpool have 6 players in the England squad, people are questioning why but it shows the strange cross-over between season and competition. Rumours surrounding the tournament continue for many...

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4 Young Players that May Set Euro 2012 Alight From Group B

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Here is a look at one young player from each of the 4 Group B teams most likely to make an impact for their respective country at the Euro 2012. If you missed the one for Group A, read it ...

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Euro 2012 News: Gary Cahill Set for New Scan as England Fear Injury Crisis

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The countdown for Euro 2012 is nearing its end. Just five days to go. Here are the latest Euro 2012 stories: Gary Cahill set for new scan as England fear injury crisis — The Guardian Wesley Sneijder says Euros are ...

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How Optimistic Are You About England’s Chances At Euro 2012? [POLL]

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England, oh England, a country so great. Or is it? After beating Belgium 1-0 at Wembley, England now finds itself ready for Euro 2012. However, the question marks about John Terry and Gary Cahill's injury problems still hangs over their ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Friendly Fire (EPL Talk Podcast)

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There were some impressive ‘friendly' results as we build up towards the tournament. So it's time to evaluate and report for the podcast. England's performance seemed to reinforce some of the conclusions that we've already made about England,...

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Liverpool Away Shirt for 2012-13 Season From Warrior, Leaked [PHOTO]

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A photo of Liverpool's away shirt for the 2012-13 season has been leaked on the Internet. The new Liverpool away shirt, designed by Warrior Sports, is featured in a catalog (see above photo). Based on the quality of the image, ...

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England vs Belgium, Euro 2012 Warm Up: Open Thread

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England plays their final friendly today before Euro 2012 when they take on Belgium at Wembley. Coverage in the United States begins at Noon ET on FOX Soccer. The most important thing for England today is to ensure that no ...

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West Ham United Away Shirt for 2012-13 Season [PHOTO]

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West Ham United has officially unveiled their new away shirt for the 2012-13 season. Designed by Macron, the new West Ham away shirt is, according to the club website, "at the cutting edge of design but made to measure for ...

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Euro 2012 News: Oxlade-Chamberlain and Welbeck to Start for England Against Belgium

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Six days to go until Euro 2012 kicks off. And today we have a treat in store with England against Belgium at Noon ET (live on FOX Soccer, for readers in the United States). With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck ...

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4 Young Players that May Set Euro 2012 Alight From Group A

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The European Championships is one of the most prestigious international tournaments in the world of football. It only pales to the World Cup in terms of popularity. It is a stage where legends are made, where dreams are fulfilled, and ...

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Euro 2012 Daily: Black Nets (EPL Talk Podcast)

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Preparation: a vital part of any football lifestyle. So in preparation for Euro 2012 we are starting the ‘daily' podcasts here. Running alongside the players in training, speaking with journalists and aggregating information for you in one...

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Greatest Moments In European Championship History, Recreated with Lego [VIDEO]

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Eighteen year old genius Graham Love has created a lovely two minute video featuring the greatest moments in European Championship history, recreated in Lego with stop-motion camera techniques. The video includes everything from Paul Gascoigne's...

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PES 2013 Preview and Producer Interview [VIDEO]

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Konami has released an official preview of PES 2013 plus an interview with the producer of the game, which provides a great amount of detail and insight into the game that will be released later this year. PES 2013 Lead ...

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Euro 2012 News: Why There are Black Nets for England’s Friendly Against Belgium

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One week from today, Euro 2012 kicks off with the opening game of Poland against Greece. To get you ready for the tournament, here's our daily recap of all the news you need to know including an actual factual article ...

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We’re The 7th Best Team in The World (England Euro 2012 Song) [VIDEO]

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England, sadly, doesn't have an official song for Euro 2012, but impressionists Darren Farley and Paul Reid have recorded a song and video to promote England's chances in Euro 2012, singing "We're the 7th best team in the world." Farley, ...

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Trapattoni Gives Ireland A Chance to Forget the Decline Of Recent Times

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Nineteen eighty eight. The year Ireland first qualified for a major tournament. Jack Charlton, a World Cup winning Englishman, was at the helm. The tournament was the European Championships. The team, largely looking like misfits, held an...

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