EPL Talk Archives for January 2012

Liverpool Make Loan Move For Sturridge After Henderson Says No to Clint Dempsey Swap: The Nightly EPL

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My head is spinning from all of the transfer window craziness — and just wait until tomorrow. In the latest episode of ‘Will Clint Dempsey Be Stuck on Fulham's Bench This Season, Or Not?', reliable reporter Chris Bascombe from The ...

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Liverpool vs Hearts, and Newcastle vs Atromitos; Europa League: Open Thread

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Follow along with us today for the Europa League coverage as Liverpool take on Hearts at Anfield (the Reds have a 1-0 aggregate lead; live on FOX Soccer), while Newcastle United is at home against Greek side Atromitos (the Toon ...

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Man City Drawn In UEFA Champions League Group Of Death: Complete Draw Revealed

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The draw for the group stage of the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League has been made in Monaco, and Manchester City has been dealt the toughest draw with a group of champions battling it out with the Premier League winners. City ...

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FIFA 13 TV Ad | JOIN THE CLUB

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTTiGD31rqE Take a trip around the world with FIFA 13: in the new TV spot. A star-studded ad containing the likes of Joe Hart, Karim Benzema, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and cover boy Leo Messi. The ad clearly extrapolates...

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How Arsenal’s Attack Will Change With Olivier Giroud Instead of Robin van Persie

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Two games into the Premier League season and it seems as though hysteria is the only option among some of the Arsenal fan base. After two goalless draws at home to Sunderland and away at Stoke, it seems much of ...

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Scott Sinclair Joins City, Esteban Granero Joins QPR and Berbatov Has Medical At Fulham: The Daily EPL

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Money, money, money — it's a rich man's world. In a very busy morning in the transfer window, QPR has agreed a fee with Real Madrid for the permanent transfer of midfielder Esteban Granero, Dimitar Berbatov is at Fulham having ...

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Is Criticism of Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney Really Justified?

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Since Manchester United's opening game of the Premier League campaign, one player has attracted large pockets of criticism that to my mind is baffling. While it was clear from his lackluster display against Everton, Rooney isn't yet 100%, but can...

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DirecTV Drops GolTV From Sports Pack Tier

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It's not the final nail in the coffin, but it's certainly a big blow. Satellite TV provider DirecTV has dropped GolTV from its Sports Pack tier. In an e-mail to DirecTV customers on Tuesday, DirecTV informed customers that "GolTV on ...

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Clint Dempsey Could Join Liverpool If Adam and Spearing Exit Reds: The Nightly EPL

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The links are tenuous, but Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce tweeted tonight that if Charlie Adam and Jay Spearing are sold to Stoke City and Bolton respectively, this will allow Liverpool FC to finally sign Fulham attacking midfielder Clint...

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Martin lol (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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There is so much going on in the EPL this week. Will managers have time to look at their squads for the weekend? Will they even know who will be in their squad by the weekend. That's arguably a luxury ...

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Last Minute Transfer Window Shopping Lists For All 20 Premier League Clubs

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After assessing each Premier League team's weaknesses last season, talent gaps within the squad and new signings, I've compiled a short-list of suitable players teams could and perhaps should sign between now and the end of the transfer window,...

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Harry Redknapp Appears In FIFA 13 TV Advert [VIDEO]

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EA Sports has released a snippet of their FIFA 13 TV commercial, and it stars the one-and-only Harry Redknapp. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager makes a cameo in the FIFA 13 TV advert. Whether he appears in more scenes, or ...

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Being Liverpool: New Trailer For Behind-The-Scenes Liverpool FC Documentary [VIDEO]

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Video: Being: Liverpool teaser trailer FOX has released a new video trailer to promote the upcoming launch of its "Being Liverpool" TV documentary, which is scheduled to debut on US TV on the free-to-air FOX Network on September 16. FOX ...

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Tottenham Hotspur Third Shirt for 2012-13 Season [PHOTO & VIDEO]

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Tottenham Hotspur has revealed their third shirt for the 2012-13 season in a creative way by showcasing it in a FIFA 13 promo video. Back in May, EPL Talk revealed a photo of Tottenham's new third shirt, which was spot ...

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Manchester City Agree Fee With Fiorentina for Defender Matija Nastasic: The Daily EPL

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Manchester City has agreed a free with Fiorentina for defender Matija Nastasic, according to a report. The Serbian centre back is supposed to be a replacement for Stefan Savic, who is likely to be farmed out to another team. Meanwhile, ...

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Tottenham Agrees £12m Fee with Lyon for Hugo Lloris: The Nightly EPL

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Phew! It's been a hectic day in the transfer market. Only hours after Moussa Dembele looks set to be heading from Fulham to Tottenham Hotspur, the boys from White Hart Lane have agreed a deal with Lyon for the transfer ...

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Fulham Accept £15m Bid From Tottenham Hotspur For Moussa Dembele

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Moussa Dembele is on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur. Fulham has accepted a £15m bid from Spurs for the 25-year-old Belgian attacking midfielder. The £15m offer triggers a release clause, which will allow Dembele to leave the west London...

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Theo Walcott Rejects Final Arsenal Contract Offer, May Move to Man City or Liverpool

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Theo Walcott has rejected Arsenal's final offer, which opens the door for Manchester City and Liverpool to try to sign the Gunners winger away from the Emirates Stadium before the transfer window closes on Friday night. This is worrying news ...

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What FIFA 13 Questions Do You Have For EA Sports?

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Tomorrow morning, EPL Talk is rolling through an office containing FIFA 13, the idea of the visit: Play the game. Ask Questions. Show you. So here's the perfect post for you to pose your questions about FIFA 13. You might ...

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PES 2013 Demo 2 Now Available For Download [XBOX]

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A brand-new version of the PES 2013 demo is now available for download on the XBOX 360. The teams featured on the PES 2013 Demo 2 are: Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Santos, Corinthians, Boca...

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FIFA 13 Ultimate Team: An Introduction [VIDEO]

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EA Sports has released an introductory video to show the new features and benefits of the Ultimate Team option for the upcoming release of FIFA 13. According to EA Sports, you can build your Ultimate Team of football stars by ...

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Give Me Your Stoke City, Your West Ham, Your Everton Yearning to Breathe Free

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Liverpool fans will hope that the appointment of Brendan Rodgers will provide their team with both style and substance during the coming years, but is this ‘Swanselona' (urgh) type football being hyped up so much that results don't matter as ...

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Why Liverpool Will Be Better Off Without Clint Dempsey

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For as many transfer windows as I can remember, Fulham have always had to endure negative speculation regarding the departure of key players. Brede Hangeland and Mark Schwarzer have often been linked with the more illustrious sides in the league,...

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Aston Villa Fail With £5.5m Offer for Genk Striker Christian Benteke: The Daily EPL

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Aston Villa has failed to sign a deal for 21-year-old Belgian international striker Christian Benteke, who Paul Lambert was hoping to sign to partner Darren Bent up front for the Villans. While Aston Villa's £5.5m offer was rejected, there's still...

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Sneak Preview Of Liverpool TV Documentary Shows Rodgers Admonishing Sterling [VIDEO]

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Video: Being Liverpool: Rodgers warns young players If you live in the United States and you watched Liverpool against Manchester City on FOX Soccer yesterday, you should have seen a sneak preview of FOX's upcoming behind-the-scenes documentary...

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Nike to Replace Umbro As Official Kit Providers for England Team: The Nightly EPL

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The Daily Mail is reporting that a deal is poised to be completed that will see Nike replace Umbro as England's official kit manufacturer. The shocking news could be a death blow to Umbro, who have lost most of its ...

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Race For US Media Rights to Premier League Is Heating Up

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Don't be alarmed, but could this be the final season of the Premier League televised on FOX Soccer in the United States? In early October, we'll discover who'll win the US media rights to the English Premier League for seasons ...

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Everton: Unlikely Challengers for Premier League Glory

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While only two games have elapsed so far in the Premier League season, one of the most noticeable occurrences from these games has been the form of Everton. Certainly the Toffees are a side that have always garnered respect across ...

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Overreacting to the Start of the 2012-13 Premier League Season: All 20 Clubs Reviewed

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Authors Note: The following article is an attempt to shine a light on some of the more ridiculous things that are being said about the teams involved in this season's Premier League. They are not based on fact, but rather ...

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Adventures in the Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 2

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After Sunderland and Reading scuppered some of our plans to score big in the Fantasy Premier League this weekend, there were still plenty of points to be had in the other nine matches. And so far, it looks like many ...

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Luka Modric Completes £30m Move from Spurs to Real Madrid: The Daily EPL

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Hallelujah! The Luka Modric transfer saga is finally over. Tottenham Hotspur officially announced this morning that the club has reached a deal with Real Madrid, and the transfer is subject to a medical. Now that Modric will be heading to ...

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Quality divide or divisive? (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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When it comes to second impressions then the Premier League had a good chance this weekend, with matches of quality both Saturday and Sunday. United got a chance to play at 3pm, rare. Man City were supposed to crown the ...

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Landon Donovan Won’t Be Playing For Everton After MLS Season Ends: The Nightly EPL

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US international midfielder Landon Donovan has broken the hearts of Everton supporters today by saying that he wants to take a break after the current MLS season ends, and won't be playing for Everton (or any other club). At least ...

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 2: Open Thread

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Watching Stoke City play at home at Britannia Stadium is always entertaining — whether you're watching the match in-person or on television. Officially the loudest supporters in the Premier League, Stoke City fans always make a game at their windy...

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Brendan Rodgers Will Try to Bring Clint Dempsey to Liverpool, Says Report: The Nightly EPL

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According to a report in a British tabloid, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will step in to try to broker a deal to bring Clint Dempsey to Anfield. Liverpool is reportedly willing to bid £7.5million to bring the American to Merseyside, ...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 2 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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The second Saturday in the 2012-13 Premier League has been wrapped up. Twenty goals were scored in seven matches, equaling an average of 2.85 goals per match. As usual, there were a few spectacularly taken goals as well as some ...

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Is Mark Hughes’ QPR Spending Spree Courageous, Ambitious, Foolish or Mad?

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Queens Park Rangers' transfer dealings, successful or otherwise, have raised a number of eyebrows. The seemingly short-term policy of bringing in ‘experience' and bloating their squad looks odd to say the least. QPR can consider themselves fortunate...

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Sunderland’s Hopes Look More Optimistic After Signings Of Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson

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With Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson arriving at Sunderland, manager Martin O'Neill has given himself room to employ a number of formations, rotate the squad and allow him greater tactical freedom to pick a first eleven to counter his opponents. ...

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Liverpool Agrees Season-Long Loan Deal For Nuri Sahin: The Daily EPL

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Liverpool has beaten Arsenal to the signature of loan signing Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid on a season-long deal. Arsenal was expected to announce the deal earlier this week, but Liverpool won the battle. In the meantime, Sunderland against Reading...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 2: Open Thread

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We're back for another Saturday of Premier League matches kicking off today. First up is Swansea against West Ham United. The big news out of Wales this morning is that Scott Sinclair is not playing and he's not even on ...

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Adam Johnson Joins Sunderland in £10m Deal: The Nightly EPL

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From Middlesbrough to Manchester City, and back again to the north east of England. Tricky winger Adam Johnson has been sold to Sunderland in a £10m deal. The transfer should open the door for City to go ahead and sign ...

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After Being Burned Out On A Summer Of Soccer, the EPL Pulls Me Right Back In

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"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!" -Michael Corleone This has been the endless summer of soccer. The opening rounds of Euro 2012 brought pulse-pounding games almost every day before culminating in Spain's crowning. Soon ...

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Get Your Predictions In For Beat The Manager, Gameweek 2

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Gameweek 2 of the Premier League kicks off tomorrow, so if you haven't entered your picks for EPL Talk's Beat The Manager game yet, today's the day to it for your chance to win one of several Apple iPad 3‘s ...

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8 EPL Transfer Deals That Could Go Down to the Wire

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In the final days of the transfer season which concludes on August 31, there could be a number of summer sagas and last-minute deals that can be resolved. With Deadline Day fast approaching, let's take a look at eight potential ...

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Everton FC; The Premier League Club That Gets Little to No Respect

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Last year I ruined the beginning of a perfectly good holiday in the south of France by sitting in my rental car outside an Internet cafe stealing WiFi in order to listen to Everton against Queens Park Rangers. Full of ...

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Chelsea Complete £7m Signing of César Azpilicueta from Marseille: The Daily EPL

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Expect a very busy day in the transfer market as Premier League clubs try to wrap up deals after a long week of negotiations. First up this morning is Cesar Azpilicueta who has signed for Chelsea from Marseille. The young ...

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Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview: A Chance to Make A Statement of Intent

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Sunday's clash between Liverpool and Manchester City certainly poses a lot of questions for both teams. Will Manchester City cope without the services of their talismanic Argentinian goal machine Sergio Aguero? Will Liverpool be able to nullify the...

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Liverpool Hopes to Wrap Up Loan Deal For Nuri Sahin In Next 24 Hours: The Nightly EPL

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The tug of war between Arsenal and Liverpool over the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin has been excruciating to watch from the sidelines. Arsenal thought they had signed the Turkish maestro earlier this week until the deal seemingly...

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Sign Up For A 7-Day Free Trial to the New-And-Improved FOX Soccer 2Go

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Sign up today for a 7-day free trial to FOX Soccer 2Go, the online streaming service from FOX Soccer. FOX Soccer 2Go is new-and-improved for the 2012-13 season. Among some of its enhancements are features such as: On demand matches ...

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FOX’s Movie Poster For Being Liverpool, The Behind-The-Scenes Documentary [PHOTO]

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FOX Sports has unveiled its movie poster to promote the upcoming release of its behind-the-scenes documentary about Liverpool FC entitled "Being Liverpool." "Being Liverpool" will be produced by Scott Boggins (formerly of HBO's 24/7 boxing...

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beIN SPORT Signs Deal With Comcast To Bring Soccer To The Masses

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beIN SPORT announced today that the new 24/7 international soccer network will be carried on Xfinity TV by Comcast, one of the country's largest cable providers. Under the deal, beIN SPORT will be available to Xfinity TV customers via TV, ...

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Hearts vs Liverpool, Europa League: Open Thread

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The stage is set for a rare match between Liverpool and Hearts of Midlothian today (live on FOX Soccer at 2:30pm ET and ESPN3.com). The match is the first leg of an Europa League playoff between the Reds of Merseyside ...

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ESPN’s Coverage Of Arsenal-Sunderland Sees 48% Increase In Number Of Viewers

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ESPN's live coverage of the opening day of the 2012-13 Premier League soccer season saw a 48% increase in the number of TV viewers compared to its average last season. The live broadcast of Arsenal against Sunderland was seen by ...

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Must-See Trailer For 2012-13 English Football Season From Sky Sports [VIDEO]

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It's incredible when you think about it how the joy and agony of supporting your favorite English football club can go from one extreme to another. There are few things in life more beautiful than your favorite club winning a ...

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Manchester United and Liverpool Battle for Mexico’s Hector ‘Zorro’ Herrera: The Daily EPL

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Zorro could be heading to Liverpool or Manchester United! No, not the swashbuckler Zorro, but Pachucha's Hector Herrera — who starred in the Olympics for the gold-winning Mexican team. The 22-year-old midfielder's other nickname isn't quite as...

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Second Chance Sunday (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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With one half of Manchester disappointed and Chelsea seemingly in rampant "mediocre" looking form it is time to relinquish the first impression of the opening weekend and start a fresh! EPL Talk feels the same... We feature Liverpool v Manchester...

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Sunderland Agrees Fee with Wolves For Steven Fletcher: The Nightly EPL

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Sunderland has finally secured a deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Steven Fletcher. The Black Cats have been chasing the signature of Fletcher for more than a week now, and once the deal is completely finalized, they'll have a proven...

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Everton Third Shirt for 2012-13 Season [PHOTO]

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Everton's third shirt for the 2012-13 Premier League season will be white and designed by Nike. The new Everton third shirt was revealed on Everton's website in a photograph featuring David Moyes shaking hands with new Everton signing Kevin...

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Chelsea vs Reading, Open Thread

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Chelsea's game against Reading was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 1, but due to Chelsea playing in the UEFA Super Cup next week against Atletico Madrid, the Blues moved their match to tonight in front of a large crowd at ...

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Get Your Beat The Manager Game Predictions In For Your Chance to Win an Apple iPad

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Now that the Beat The Manager game has launched, hopefully you've had a chance to play it. If you haven't, there's still plenty of time to register for your chance to win one of several Apple iPad tablets that we'll ...

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Gary Neville’s Glowing Praise For Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla And His Gunners Debut [VIDEO]

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Sky Sports media pundit Gary Neville was full of praise for Arsenal's debut performance by Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla in his debut against Sunderland. On Sky's Monday Night Football (the real football, that is), Neville opined about how gifted...

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QPR Target Jermain Defoe Deal as Spurs Chase Leandro Damião: The Daily EPL

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Queens Park Rangers have certainly been busy in the transfer market after Saturday's clobbering from Swansea. I can just imagine the conversation after the match between QPR owner Tony Fernandes and manager Mark Hughes. Tony: "What the hell...

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Real Madrid Agrees Deal With Arsenal For Nuri Sahin, Says Report: The Nightly EPL

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It's not confirmed by either club quite yet, but there are reports that Real Madrid has agreed a deal with Arsenal to send Turkish midfielder Nuri Sahin to Emirates Stadium on a season-long loan. The move, however, is contingent on ...

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Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy Is The Problem at White Hart Lane

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Not long ago I wrote a piece concerning the lack of spending at Tottenham by chairman Daniel Levy and owner Joe Lewis regarding the signing of new players. My conviction is stronger than ever that the problem with Tottenham Hotspur ...

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Emile Heskey Graces the Cover Of FIFA 13 [PHOTO]

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Move over Lionel Messi. The one and only Emile Heskey will be gracing the cover art for FIFA 13. Uhhhhh, yeah, righhht.

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Tottenham Hotspur Sign Emmanuel Adebayor On Permanent Deal From Man City

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It's been a long round of negotiations, but Emmanuel Adebayor is finally heading to Tottenham Hotspur on a permanent deal. "I am pleased to be signing for Spurs on a permanent basis after finally agreeing my departure with Manchester City," ...

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Which Top EPL Club Had The Worst Performance In Gameweek 1? [POLL]

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The opening weekend of the Premier League's 2012-13 season was a victory for the underdogs. Out of the Sky Six in the Premier League, only two of them recorded a victory. But if you had to rate which top Premier ...

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Marouane Fellaini Shines With Physical and Technical Combination

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Barcelona's influence in the soccer world is not just about the aesthetic quality produced by the La Masia nurtured technicians. They have reopened the eternal debate of how the game should be played. Their mystical football has given us pleasure,...

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Adventures in the Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek One

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After a whirlwind opening weekend in the Premier League, here are my thoughts and tips relating to Fantasy Premier League. 1. White is the color: Swansea and Fulham finished opening weekend at the top of the Premier League. Two slick European ...

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George Soros Takes 7.85% Stake in Manchester United: The Daily EPL

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Don't be surprised if the Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) won't be too happy about the latest move regarding the famous Red Devils club. American businessman George Soros has bought a 7.85% stake in Manchester United. The Hungarian-born...

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Exciting Season In Store For Fulham After High Five Against Norwich

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It's not very often you can win 5-0 in one of the most competitive leagues in the world and get almost no recognition of your achievement, but it's happened to Fulham this Saturday. Sitting joint top of the Premier League ...

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Sunderland Close to Signing Adam Johnson, Jermaine Jenas and Danny Rose: The Nightly EPL

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Awake the sleeping giant! Sunderland, who has been painfully quiet in this summer transfer window, is on the verge of signing Adam Johnson, Jermaine Jenas and Danny Rose in a mad scramble to add some talent and depth to a ...

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Where Will Clint Dempsey End Up at the End of the Transfer Window? [POLL]

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In the next 11 days, we'll find out whether Clint Dempsey has an opportunity to progress his career by moving to a bigger club, or not. Dempsey has forced Fulham into accepting offers for his transfer out of Craven Cottage. ...

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Everton vs Manchester United, Open Thread

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In the first Monday night match of the Premier League season, Everton takes on Manchester United at Goodison Park at 3pm ET/8pm BST (live on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com for readers in the United States). All eyes today will be on ...

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Swansea Sets A Standard For Other Premier League Clubs to Follow

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On his Saturday radio talk show this past weekend, Stan Collymore quipped, "You've got to spend big to win big." Ain't that the truth! Or is it, really? Saturday's convincing 5-0 win by Swansea at Loftus Road was a perfect ...

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Whatever Happened to the Defensive Midfielder?

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"United need a new Roy Keane!" blares the tabloid press. "Arsenal has to have an heir to Patrick Vieira's throne!" an ex-player opines. "Chelsea must find someone for the ‘Makelele' position!" A pundit enthuses. Time and time again we've heard...

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Josh McEachran Joins Middlesbrough On Season-Long Loan From Chelsea: The Daily EPL

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Chelsea's young and talented midfielder Josh McEachran has been shipped out of Chelsea again. Last season, the skillful footballer was shipped out in the January transfer window to Swansea where he saw very little playing time. And now McEachran has...

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Welcome to Now! (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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So we actually got to see what the first weekend of the new season looks like, because it happened...no, it was not satisfying for all. Yes, there were plenty of goals. No, we didn't learn everything about every team instantly. ...

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Man United Signs Alexander Buttner as Defensive Cover For Patrice Evra: The Nightly EPL

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Over the weekend, Sir Alex Ferguson promised another signing before the transfer window closed. And he has delivered with the signing of left back Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie. I haven't personally had an opportunity to...

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Arsenal Supporters Need to be Patient

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Arsenal was earmarked as potential dark horses in the title race before the loss of Robin van Persie. Now without Van Persie, the hope for a title challenge has suddenly disappeared and has been replaced with doubts of Champions League ...

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 1: Open Thread

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On the first Sunday of the Premier League 2012-13 season, we have Wigan versus Chelsea (8:30am ET on FOX Soccer) followed by Manchester City against Southampton (11am ET, also on FOX Soccer). On paper, these should be two comfortable wins for ...

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Rio Ferdinand May Be Out For a Month Due To Injury: The Nightly EPL

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There's been quite a lot of backlash recently against Rio Ferdinand from many, myself included. There's been far too much talking from him this summer, but he hasn't been walked the walk recently. And now it looks like he'll be ...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 1 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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An average of 2.71 goals per game was a brilliant way to kick off the 2012-13 Premier League season. In the first day of the new season, there were plenty of brilliant goals and action-packed games. Maybe your team won, ...

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Man City Makes Player Statistics Data Available To Public; Small Step Towards Stat-Nerd Nirvana

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Manchester City, champions of England, have launched a fantastic new feature that allows fans free access to advanced player statistics. By registering here, soccer fans will be able to go beyond mere goals scored and into the kind detailed data...

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Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland: Same Old Story For Wenger

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What's that saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same?" So was the story for Arsenal fans on Saturday, as Martin O'Neill's Sunderland squad stifled, squashed, and blocked their way to a point at the Emirates. Everyone ...

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Arsenal Agrees Deal With Barcelona to Sell Alex Song for £15m

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Arsenal has confirmed that the club has agreed terms with Barcelona for the transfer of midfielder Alex Song. In the same week that Arsenal lost leading goalscorer and captain Robin van Persie, Arsene Wenger has now lost star midfielder Alex ...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 1: Open Thread

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Whether you call it soccer or football, the season starts today with 7 Premier League matches in store on this glorious Saturday. There's no early kick-off, so we have 6 matches kicking off at the traditional time of 10am ET/3pm ...

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Is There Any Reason To Believe That Manchester City Won’t Win The Title Again?

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Video: FOX Soccer's Kickoff 2012 | Barclays Premier League After a summer of sport that has spoilt us all, especially those lucky enough to live in the UK and become a part of the Olympics, the start of the football ...

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Juan Mata Rested For Opening Stages Of Season Says Chelsea Boss Di Matteo: The Daily EPL

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In important news for Fantasy Premier League players and Chelsea fans, Roberto Di Matteo has conceded that he must rest Juan Mata during the opening stages of the season after a busy Euro 2012. The Spaniard looks set to miss tomorrow's ...

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Jose Bosingwa Signs for QPR After Chelsea Release: The Nightly EPL

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It's been a hectic day in the Premier League. First, Clint Dempsey is put up for sale by Fulham. And then there's been a flurry of transfer speculation and deals being signed including Jose Bosingwa heading from Chelsea to Queens ...

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Premier League Weekend Preview: Gameweek 1

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So here we are again, on the cusp of another Premier League season. After a three month amnesty during which we have tried to fill the footballing void with a plethora of other sports and competitions, the real thing is ...

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Wenger Admits Alex Song Could Follow Robin van Persie Out of Arsenal: The Daily EPL

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In his Friday morning press conference ahead of Arsenal's opening match of the Premier League season, manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal could lose another star player — Alex Song, this time, who could move to Barcelona before the...

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Destiny 15-20 (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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These clubs were destined to be here, at least West Ham will tell you that. Aston Villa might not be so happy to be in this quarter of the table, but it makes their life compelling for others. So go ...

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Spurs Miss Out On Joao Moutinho as £30m Modric Replacement: The Daily EPL

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Andre Villas-Boas has thrown in the towel on any chance of signing Joao Moutinho. This has been a very frustrating week for Tottenham supporters who were hoping for 1-2 big signings before Saturday's difficult clash against Newcastle United. A...

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It’s Here! (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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The season is finally here. And as the weekend approaches the pod take a preliminary look at the games being played on Saturday and Sunday. They also chew the fat on RVP to MUFC whilst AW choses to move on ...

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2012-13 Premier League Table Predictions

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What's your prediction for how the 2012-13 Premier League table will finish? Which clubs will fill positions one through 20? It's the million dollar question for this, the 21st season of the English Premier League. The bounty for the clubs who...

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FOX Soccer News Debuts Tomorrow Featuring Pundits Bobby McMahon & Thomas Rongen

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Tonight's episode of FOX Soccer Report will be the final episode before FOX Soccer switches gears and launches the first of what is expected to be many episodes of the network's new show, FOX Soccer News. FOX Soccer News will ...

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Liverpool FC Heralds A New Dawn Under Brendan Rodgers

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If there was a Premier League crown for charm offensive, then Brendan Rodgers would surely have already ended Liverpool's championship drought before a ball has even been kicked. From the minute the Northern Irishman accepted the challenge of...

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Chelsea’s Side Is Riddled With Holes, But Does Di Matteo Have Time To Strengthen?

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The forthcoming Premier League season is arguably the most anticipated campaign in many years. The groundbreaking signing of Robin van Persie by Manchester United has certainly captured the imagination and notice of everyone involved in English...

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talkSPORT Launches Free Commentary of Every Premier League Game for 2012-13 Season

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Beginning this weekend, commentary of every single Premier League match this season will be available live for free from talkSPORT, the UK-based sports talk radio station. Under the new rights deal signed earlier this year, talkSPORT acquired the...

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beIN SPORT Launches In HD On DirecTV [PHOTOS]

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beIN SPORT officially launched on US television Wednesday night when the new international soccer network debuted on satellite provider DirecTV. EPL Talk reader Escaped Convict snapped several photos to commemorate the launch, which reveal what beIN...

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Vurnon Anita Completes £6.7m Switch from Ajax to Newcastle: The Daily EPL

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Newcastle United has signed another midfielder. This time it's Vurnon Anita, a Dutch midfielder from Ajax of Amsterdam. The 23-year-old has made 3 appearances for Netherlands. Meanwhile, here are the latest Premier League news headlines: Vurnon...

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beIN SPORT Adds Temryss Lane and Terri Leigh As Matchday Presenters

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After successfully launching on television last night, beIN SPORT — the new 24/7 international soccer network — has revealed details regarding some of its new shows and talent who will be front-and-center on screen. Former FOX Soccer contributor...

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beIN SPORT Launches On DISH Network: Free Preview Available

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Following up on yesterday's launch on DirecTV, the new 24/7 international soccer network beIN SPORT is now also available on DISH Network. beIN SPORT is available as a free preview today through September 11 on channel 408. While beIN SPORT ...

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Mid-Table 9-14 (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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Welcome back! When you get to mid-table then how do you measure success in a season? Well we look at the candidates to move and shake within the table. Who will be left shaking in their boots and who will ...

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Play Beat The Manager, the New EPL Prediction Game From EPL Talk

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During the course of a Premier League season, have you ever muttered to your friends or yourself that you could pick a better team than the manager of your favorite Premier League club? We've all done it at some point ...

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Manchester United Agree £23m Deal With Arsenal For Robin van Persie

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Manchester United has agreed terms with Robin van Persie to sign the Arsenal striker, the club announced today. "The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms," said a Manchester United club statement. "A further announcement...

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New PES 2013 Trailer Released At Gamescom 2012 [VIDEO]

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Konami has released a brand-new trailer for PES 2013. The Japanese video game manufacturer is in Cologne this week at the massive Gamescom video game tradeshow, and just like EA Sports did, Konami has released a new video trailer in ...

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Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba ‘Devastated’ After Announcing Retirement: The Daily EPL

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It was the incident that happened last season that none of us will ever forget, whether we saw it on person or on television. However, the sad news out of England today is that Bolton's Fabrice Muamba has been forced ...

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Say Goodbye to Soccernet: ESPN Launches ESPNFC.com Website

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At one point or other, I think we've all been there. We've been lost on ESPNSoccernet.com. Or was it ESPN.com? No, wait a minute, maybe it was ESPN.co.uk? Regardless, the path to navigate our way through ESPN's online soccer presence ...

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New Soccer Network beIN SPORT Launches On DirecTV

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beIN SPORT, the new 24/7 soccer network that has acquired US media rights to many of the major European soccer leagues, will officially launch on television today via satellite provider DirecTV. At 7:30pm ET today, beIN SPORT will debut on ...

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Positions 5-8 (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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Competition is what the league has strived for from day one, now we have a truer sense of a competitive league (or at least one with challenges for title contenders) how does that feel? For some, it bites. Just look ...

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Barcelona Close to Clinching £15m Move for Arsenal’s Alex Song: The Nightly EPL

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Arsenal midfielder Alex Song is close to landing a deal with Barcelona, which will certainly outrage Gunners manager Arsene Wenger after everything the manager has done to help grow Song as a superb lynchpin in the centre of the field ...

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

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Some soccer fans may argue that Wigan Athletic doesn't need three kits for their 2012-13 football season, but who are we to argue? After releasing their new home and away kits for next season, the Latics have now unveiled their ...

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Will Jack Rodwell Become Another Forgotten Englishman Rotting Away On The Bench?

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There is a top player inside Jack Rodwell... somewhere. During his years at Everton he has shown, admittedly in glimpses, that he has virtually every attribute required in order to shine in the Premier League. He is naturally two footed, ...

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Andre Villas-Boas is a Gamble that Could Pay Off for Tottenham Hotspur

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The appointment of Andre Villas-Boas by Daniel Levy may have more financial connotations to it than it does football. The Portuguese was a free agent and thus Levy did not have to spend millions in compensation fees. Secondly, AVB's failures ...

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New FIFA 13 Trailer Released At Gamescom 2012 [VIDEO]

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It's the world's largest trade fair and event for video games. And this week in Cologne, Germany, all of the major video game manufacturers will be at the event to showcase their games to their adoring fans. In conjunction with ...

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ESPNFC Press Pass Debuts On US TV Beginning Wednesday, August 15

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Just in time for the 2012-13 Premier League season, ESPN will launch what will be feel like a new soccer TV show for US viewers — ESPNFC Press Pass. ESPNEWS will air the soccer discussion show six nights a week ...

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Liverpool is Signing Nuri Sahin From Real Madrid, Says Report: The Daily EPL

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Respected Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has announced that Liverpool are on the verge of signing Turkish midfielder Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid. According to the article, Balague says that Brendan Rodgers wants to build  a strong midfield who...

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FOX Soccer 2Go To Launch On Android This Week; New Updates Coming to iOS Devices

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The news that many soccer fans who own Android devices have been waiting to hear can finally be revealed. FOX Soccer 2Go will be available on Android devices later this week according to a FOX Soccer spokesperson. FOX Soccer 2Go ...

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Back! Top Four (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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The EPL Talk podcast slides back onto the scene and into your feed with a smooth transition from summer lovin' to season looming. With the 2012-13 season looming, there are 20 teams to discuss in the Premier League. We discuss ...

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FOX Soccer Launches Tumblr Blog

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FOX Soccer today launched its own soccer blog to complement its online content from FOXSoccer.com. FOX's blog is built on the popular Tumblr platform. The design of FOX Soccer's blog is clean and elegant. And, believe it or not, but ...

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Man United Set to Increase Bid for Robin van Persie to £20million: The Daily EPL

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After Manchester United's stock flotation, the club has more money to spend. And according to a British newspaper this morning, the Red Devils are set to increase their bid for Robin van Persie in the hopes of signing him before ...

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Chelsea 2:3 Manchester City – League Champs Prevail

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The excitement of a new season is merely days away, as the friendlies are nearly complete, and the Barclay's Premier League season will kickoff on Saturday. Today, the yearly tradition of the Community Shield took place at Villa Park, displaced...

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Newcastle United Creates Blueprint For How Championship Sides Can Succeed in EPL

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Ever since the start of the Premier League in the early 1990s, soccer has become a world of haves and have-nots. Clubs with ‘history' or extremely wealthy owners have leveraged television and Champions League revenues to such an extent that ...

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FA Community Shield, Chelsea vs Manchester City: Open Thread

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The time has arrived. The traditional fixture to kick off the 2012-13 English football season is upon us, and it's the first FA Community Shield in six years that doesn't feature Manchester United. It's been a wet early afternoon in ...

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Everton Agrees Fee With Manchester City For Jack Rodwell; Reportedly £15million

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Manchester City is about to make their first signing of the summer after Everton has agreed to sell midfielder Jack Rodwell to City for an undisclosed fee reported to be £15million. According to Everton, Rodwell is set to undergo a ...

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Andre Villas-Boas Convinced Harry Kane is Up to Leading Spurs Attack: The Daily EPL

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas says that youngster Harry Kane is up to leading the Spurs attack. Unless you're a die-hard Tottenham supporter, or if you watched Tottenham's matches on their US summer tour, you may not be familiar with...

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Villa Park Is Ready for the 2012 Community Shield [VIDEO]

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Villa Park is the venue tomorrow for the traditional kick-off to the English football season when Chelsea takes on Manchester City for the 2012 Community Shield. Since Wembley is being used for the Olympics, the venue for the final this ...

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Chelsea Will Struggle to Score Goals This Season

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After a strange year of turbulent highs and lows, Chelsea will prepare for the future with a squad full of new, exciting additions. Chelsea was a massive disappointment in England as they finished sixth after the the Andre Villas-Boas experiment...

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Man United Will Have Cash to Buy Top Players After NYSE Share Flotation: The Daily EPL

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After Manchester United's IPO on Thursday, Manchester United's chief executive David Gill has said that the club will have cash to buy top players after the share flotation. Good news for supporters of the Red Devils, but other than Robin ...

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Joe Allen Completes £15m Move to Liverpool: 5 Reasons for Swans Fans to be Optimistic

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Welsh midfielder Joe Allen has joined Liverpool for a transfer fee rumored to be £15million. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has signed the talented 22-year old attacking midfielder after a series of prolonged negotiations including an initial...

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A Canadian in London: My First Live EPL Match is an Arsenal Memory That Will Never Fade

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THE PLAN As soon as my girlfriend Anne and I decided that we were going to London in Sept. 2011, I knew I had to work a live football match into the trip somehow. I'm a Manchester City supporter (don't ...

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Liverpool to Play Hearts, and Newcastle to Play Greek Side In Europa League Play-Off Round; The Daily EPL

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The draw for the Europa League Play-Off Round has been made, and it pits Liverpool against Hearts of Midlothian in an all-British tie that will see the Reds playing in Edinburgh, Scotland. Meanwhile, Newcastle United will play Atromitos FC of ...

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Should the FA Community Shield Be Played Overseas?

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Chelsea v Manchester City The FA Community Shield 8.30am, Sunday, August 12, 2012 Villa Park, Aston Villa FC Live on FOX Soccer It's around this time of year that I start getting particularly giddy about the prospect of a brand ...

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USA vs Japan, Liverpool vs FC Gomel and Valencia vs Tottenham: Open Thread

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The soccer gods didn't come together on this one to make the schedule more convenient. Nevertheless, we have three brilliant spectacles this afternoon for you to follow along with — everything from the Olympic women's final between the United States...

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Alex Morgan and the US Women’s Soccer Team Go For The Gold [VIDEO]

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It's not often that we stray off topic and focus on a footballer or event that isn't Premier League-related. But since EPL Talk is based in the United States, and since the 2012 Summer Olympic women's soccer final is today ...

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FOX Soccer Needs to Start Delivering With Its FOX Soccer 2Go Product

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It's only nine days until the start of the English Premier League. Other European leagues and tournaments are starting all through August. These are exciting times for any soccer fan. But where is FOX Soccer in all this? They are busy putting ...

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West Ham United Agrees Deal with Marseille for Alou Diarra; The Daily EPL

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West Ham United is on the verge of signing veteran French defensive midfielder Alou Diarra from Marseille. The 31-year-old French international can also play centre-back, but despite his age, he will certainly add steel, composure and skill to a...

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Have We Now Seen the End of Arsene Wenger’s Youth Policy at Arsenal?

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In what was probably the worst kept secret of this summer's transfer activity, Santi Cazorla was eventually confirmed as an Arsenal player on Tuesday. A 27 year old with 48 La Liga goals, over 300 appearances for club and 45 ...

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Experiencing Olympic Soccer’s Brazil vs South Korea Match At Old Trafford

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I have to admit I was pretty disappointed that Team GB didn't qualify for the semi-final of the Olympic games. I'd had tickets for the Old Trafford semi-final for a while and a Brazil/GB match would have always been my ...

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beIN SPORT Moving Closer to Launch on DirecTV, Says Report

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beIN SPORT 1, the new English-language soccer network in the United States, is moving closer to a launch on DirecTV, says a report on DBSTalk.com. The DBSTalk.com user community has discovered that DirecTV has added beIN SPORT 1 in HD as ...

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Lucas Moura Transfer to Paris Saint-Germain Underscores How Soccer Spending Is Unsustainable

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As a staunch Manchester United fan, I have waited with bated breath for the best part of a fortnight awaiting news that Lucas Moura, the latest teenage sensation from Brazil, has finally signed for the club and has announced his ...

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Barcelona vs Manchester United, Friendly: Open Thread

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Manchester United plays Barcelona in a friendly this afternoon from Gothenburg, Sweden. For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown live on FOX Soccer beginning at 2pm ET. Manchester United team news:Â De Gea; Valencia, Ferdinand, Vidic,...

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Tottenham Move Close to Signing Brazil Striker Leandro Damião: The Daily EPL

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Anyone who had watched yesterday's semi-finals in the Olympic men's soccer tournament would have walked away being incredibly impressed by the performances of Mexico and Brazil. Both teams deservedly won their matches and will now feature in the...

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Must-See ESPN Video To Promote Return of Premier League Season [VIDEO]

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There's only 11 days to go before the 2012-13 Premier League season returns, and ESPN is already in high gear promoting the return of the new season. In their new promo video, which we'll hopefully get to see on ESPN ...

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Santi Cazorla’s First Interview at Arsenal [VIDEO]

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Arsenal's new signing Santi Cazorla, the talented midfielder, has sat down for his first interview. In the interview, the new Gunner claims he wants to help the club end its wait for a trophy. I'm sure many Arsenal supporters and ...

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Is This The Future Of Advertising We Can Expect to See in the Premier League?

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It's not often that Stoke City is considered as a pioneer in the Premier League, but in this particular case, they are. Beginning in the 2012-13 Premier League season, Stoke City will be the first club in the league to ...

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Arsenal Finally Confirm Signing of Cazorla from Málaga; Plus Usain Bolt Wants to Join Man Utd: The Daily EPL

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Arsenal has finally confirmed the signing of Santi Cazorla, the talented Spanish midfielder who will be a "huge asset" to Arsenal, according to Arsene Wenger. There are plenty of Premier League-related stories today. Here are the latest headlines:...

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FOX Soccer Report to Re-Launch As FOX Soccer News On August 17 [VIDEO]

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Just in time for the 2012-13 Premier League season, FOX Soccer will re-launch FOX Soccer Report on August 17, 2012 as FOX Soccer News, the new nightly soccer news round-up show beginning at 10pm ET. FOX Soccer News will feature ...

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What Would FOX Soccer Be Without the Premier League?

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It's hard to imagine FOX Soccer being without its almost wall-to-wall coverage of the English Premier League. The network has built its success primarily on the coverage of the league, beginning with Fox Sports World in 1997, which morphed into...

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A Defining Season for the Fenway Sports Group at Liverpool FC

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To many followers of the game, this one included, it is doubtful whether Kenny Dalglish was ever really the man that Fenway Sports Group (FSG) wanted in the first instance given their penchant, and the sounds that came out of ...

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The Dirty Underbelly of British Tabloids And Their Football Transfer Gossip

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The reason why you don't find too many articles about transfer gossip on EPL Talk is because most of them are bullsh*t. Most of the rumors in British newspapers are self-manufactured to increase circulation numbers and pageviews. It's a sleazy...

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Man City Switch Transfer Policy as Clock Ticks Down to Deadline; The Daily EPL

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Manchester City has been relatively quiet during this summer transfer window. Expect that to change very quickly. The club has decided that it won't wait until it sells Emmanuel Adebayor and Roque Santa Cruz before it goes ahead and buys ...

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Why It’s Time For Stadiums to Be Wired For Soccer Fans

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It seems so surreal to me that working on EPL Talk 365 days a year, on pretty much a 24-hour basis each day, that it's been over 5 years since I've been to a match involving a Premier League team. ...

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Newcastle to Investigate Racist Chants Aimed at Their Players in Netherlands; The Daily EPL

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Newcastle United players Cheick Tiote, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse were allegedly the target of racist chants yesterday in a game against Den Haag. Meanwhile, there were plenty of other friendlies played yesterday, and several interesting tidbits of...

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Solving Manchester United’s Left Back Conundrum

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As Manchester United continues to be embroiled in transfer sagas involving Brazilian starlet Lucas Moura and Arsenal's Robin Van Persie, another position that hasn't been addressed is who can provide cover for an aging Patrice Evra at left back....

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Great Britain vs South Korea, Olympic Soccer: Open Thread

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Team GB faces a massive match today when they play South Korea in the Olympic men's soccer tournament. A win and Team GB will be in the semi-final. A loss, and they'll make the short trip home. You could argue ...

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Which EPL Club Had the Most Successful US Tour This Summer? [POLL]

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Now that the six Premier League clubs who toured the United States this summer have returned to their homeland, which of the six clubs had the most successful US tour? I'm not interested in who played the best, or won ...

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“Football Is” – Budweiser UK

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Brighton vs Chelsea, Friendly: Open Thread

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It's not often that I get to use the words Brighton And Hove Albion in a sentence, but today is one of those lucky days. Brighton And Hove Albion (or Brighton, as they're more commonly named) host a friendly today ...

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GB Goalkeeper Jack Butland is Being Watched by Top Clubs Including Manchester City; The Daily EPL

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Since May, we've been working hard to bring you the daily EPL news and links in one succinct post, so you don't have to spend an hour or more scanning the Internet. We do all the work for you. Starting ...

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beIN SPORT Launches Free Live Stream Preview Until August 15

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beIN SPORT isn't officially scheduled to launch until August 15, but America's newest soccer network quietly launched a free online stream today, which will be available until August 15 via its website. The inaugural match shown on beIN SPORT 1...

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Arsenal Poised to Announce Signing of Midfielders Santi Cazorla and Nuri Sahin; Plus More EPL News and Links

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Beep, beep, beep. Don't faint, but Arsenal is about to announce another new signing this summer — Santi Cazorla, a £16m attacking midfielder from Málaga. And believe it or not, but Arsenal is poised to announce a loan move for Real ...

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Norwich City Away Shirt for 2012-13 Season [PHOTO]

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Norwich City's away shirt for the 2012-13 season will be all black. Norwich's away shirt last season was a forest green color, but the Canaries have switched to a more aesthetic black away kit, as seen above — modeled by ...

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Footballing Mercenaries: The Uglier Side to the Beautiful Game

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In modern times we all suspect that money and pride are two separate entities when it comes to the world of football with the former taking undoubted precedent over the latter. Middle Eastern and American billionaire investors have revolutionized...

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ESPN Moves Arsenal-Sunderland EPL Season Opener From ESPN2 to ESPN

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EXCLUSIVE: ESPN, the most successful sports network in the United States, has decided to begin its coverage of the 2012-13 Premier League season by moving its season opening telecast of Arsenal and Sunderland from ESPN2 to ESPN. Every season, the...

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Is Brendan Rodgers Looking to Offload the Wrong Players at Liverpool?

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Brendan Rodgers was appointed Liverpool manager in June, and has now had some time to get to know his squad. Presumably this means that the manager has decided upon those players that fit well into his system and those that ...

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How Chelsea’s Midfield Will Line Up For the 2012-13 Premier League Season

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Andre Villas-Boas' project may have been cut short prematurely, but the spirit of the Portuguese's plans has remained. The summer transfer window has seen the departure of three veterans and the injection of young, talented midfielders. Just a year...

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How Chelsea’s Midfield Will Line Up For the 2012-13 Premier League Season

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Andre Villas-Boas' project may have been cut short prematurely, but the spirit of the Portuguese's plans has remained. The summer transfer window has seen the departure of three veterans and the injection of young, talented midfielders. Just a year...

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Fabio Borini’s Emotional Ties to FC Gomel

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"I've got a big connection with Gomel," Borini revealed to Liverpoolfc.com as Liverpool start their season in Belarus, playing their first match in this season's Europa League earlier today. Borini made his competitive debut for the Reds this...

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How the Championship Is Improving the Quality of the Premier League

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In amongst the absolute chaos of Sergio Aguero's goal and the unbelievable finish to the Premier League last campaign, there was another factor that was overlooked in review of what was overall a fantastic season. Because of Bolton's failure to...

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Why Luis Suarez Is A Villain Of The Game

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Soccer has always had heroes and villains. It is all part of the show, particularly in the commercialized world of today. Often a player can be viewed as a hero by one person and a villain by another, depending on ...

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FC Gomel vs Liverpool, Europa League: Open Thread

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Liverpool has the task of being the first Premier League team to kick off the 2012-13 season with its match today against FC Gomel in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. In addition to FC Gomel from ...

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West Ham: Don’t Make the Andy Carroll Mistake

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Spending big money to sign Andy Carroll would be a giant miscalculation by newly-promoted West Ham United. Sam Allardyce needs to avoid making the same mistake Kenny Daglish and Liverpool made in January of 2011. According to reports, West Ham...

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Wigan Signs Ivan Ramis; Carra to Make His 700th Liverpool Appearance; Plus More EPL News and Links

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Real Mallorca defender Ivan Ramis has decided to sign with Wigan Athletic instead of West Ham United. The Spanish centreback originally agreed a deal to join West Ham United, but the Spanish-speaking influence of Wigan manager Roberto Martinez...

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Tottenham Players Score With FIFA 13 at Grand Central Station in New York

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Tottenham Hotspur wrapped up their preseason tour of the United States with a 2-1 win against New York Red Bull on Tuesday, but on Monday the team took a trip into Manhattan to get their heads scanned. Not medically, of ...

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San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Swansea City: In Pictures [PHOTO]

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Swansea City played their final match of their first-ever US summer tour last night against San Jose Earthquakes. Swansea took the lead through Danny Graham, and added a second goal to make it 2-0 after new signing Chico Flores scored ...

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Great Britain vs Uruguay, Olympic Soccer: Open Thread

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Team GB kicks off against Uruguay today at 2:45pm ET on NBC Sports Network and NBCUniversal Soccer Channel (as well as NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Olympics Live Extra app). Great Britain only needs a draw to qualify for the quarter-finals, ...

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Man United, Liverpool, Spurs and Man City Aboard Miami Soccer Challenge Launch

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City officials in Miami today announced a brand-new annual soccer tournament featuring some of the biggest clubs in world soccer. The new tournament, dubbed the Miami Soccer Challenge, will debut in January, 2013 and will run through 2015. Marlins...

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Win 2 Tickets to See Real Madrid Against AC Milan In New York City

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Following up on our contest from a couple of weeks ago where we gave away two tickets to Chelsea against Paris Saint-Germain, we now have 2 more tickets to give away to one lucky reader. This time it's to next ...

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beIN SPORT Acquires US Rights to League Cup and Football League Championship

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Up until this week, the forthcoming launch of the new soccer channel beIN SPORT had little relevance to die-hard followers of English football in the United States. All that has changed this week with the news that beIN SPORT has ...

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Martin Keown and Terry Venables Offer Their Football Inspirations

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7_D95OAYW4 Martin Keown's words about his hero. It's always great to hear a star speak about their heros and their inspirations. What do they look for in a player? What drives them on and builds their personal drive...

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West Ham Re-Sign James Collins from Aston Villa; Plus More EPL News and Links

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West Ham United have signed defender James Collins, three seasons after the Welshman left Upton Park to join Villa. Collins has signed a four-year contract at West Ham United where he'll add more steel to the Hammers defense. The centre ...

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