EPL Talk Archives for January 2012

Why this Premier League Season Could Be The Best Ever For Some Of The Wrong Reasons

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The last couple of weeks have been a blur for me. I wish I could say it's been hours spent playing FIFA 13, but it's been a combination of several things — helping my wife launch her food truck business, ... Continue reading →

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Swansea Keeper Michel Vorm Uses Rugby Equipment to Warm Up For Stoke: The Nightly EPL

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You can't make this stuff up. No, really. You can't. Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm, who just signed a new contract at Swansea, has been preparing for Saturday's match against Stoke City by using rugby tackle bag equipment to...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 6: Open Thread

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Today's one of those rare Premier League Saturdays when all of the big clubs in the division are playing on the same day. Arsenal kicks things off against Chelsea at 7:45am ET/12:45pm BST in a match that will be another ... Continue...

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FIFA 13 | Match Day

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Check out the link to the YouTube video above, well worth a look from FIFA 13... In previous years, FIFA players could have been accused of dodging real league politics and injuries; form and formation; fixtures and fixations. They were ......

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Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion, Gameweek 6: Open Thread

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It's not often that Aston Villa or West Bromwich Albion gets featured as the marquee match on a Sunday, but since we have an opportunity to watch both clubs in isolation as the only match today, the Midlands derby should ... Continue...

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derby derby derby (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Derby weekend as Wenger takes on Di Matteo and Villa face Brom in Brum. Both were 'politically tactical' matches where managers were just happy to get away with a good performance. Even Wenger will take positives from the match at...

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Breaking News (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Breaking news comes towards the end of the podcast. As John Terry reveals that he is quitting...England...national...football. Yeh...as the pod comes to terms with the opinions and ramblings of the feverous media we look forward to the League Cup and...

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John Terry Retires from International Soccer With Angry Attack on FA: The Nightly EPL

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Less than one day before the start of the FA's hearing into the Anton Ferdinand saga, John Terry has announced that he's retiring from international soccer and will no longer play for England. Reading between the lines, Terry is probably...

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Liverpool’s Martin Kelly Ruled Out Until Next Year While Daniel Agger Could Miss Rest of Season: The Daily EPL

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Liverpool has had a tough start to the season with matches against Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City, so it's not surprising that they find themselves in the position that they're in. Things will start getting easier for the...

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FIFA 13 — Review: Finally Learning from Their Competitors

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Player Career – How I Spent my Weekend in Northampton Town One thing that has always been daunting about playing FIFA games, especially as a new player, is that the player career mode was unforgiving. You create your player and ... Continue...

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Former Man City Manager And West Ham Player John Bond Dies At 79: The Daily EPL

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One of the most memorable faces of early 80s British football passed away today at the age of 79. John Bond will be remembered by many as the manager of Manchester City from 1980-83 during a very trying time for ... Continue reading →

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Manchester United vs. Newcastle United: League Cup Action at Old Trafford

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Manchester United host Newcastle United in the third round of the Capital One Cup, as the Premier League sides enter the competition for the first time. Arguably the biggest clash of the competition so far, the two United's have a ......

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Chelsea to Face Manchester United in League Cup Fourth Round: The Nightly EPL

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So much for a Chelsea against Manchester United League Cup Final. Both clubs have won the competition four times, but only one club out of those two will have a chance of winning it a fifth time this season. Here ... Continue reading →

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John Terry Found Guilty of Racism and Banned for 4 Matches: The Daily EPL

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The FA announced this morning that "An Independent Regulatory Commission has today found a charge of misconduct against John Terry proven and has issued a suspension for a period of four matches and a fine of £220,000, pending appeal."...

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Fantasy Premier League Tips: Lessons Learned From Gameweek 5; Looking Ahead to Gameweek 6

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Heading into Gameweek 6, there's plenty of things we can learn from Gameweek 5 that can help us in our Fantasy Premier League football: Ricky Lambert equals goals: Last year it was Grant Holt (6.1) you know, the former ... Continue...

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First-Day Sales For FIFA 13 Increase 42%: The Nightly EPL

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Video gamers this week have been racking up the hours playing the new version of the FIFA video game series, FIFA 13. According to EA Sports, the videogame maker said theysold 353,000 copies of FIFA Soccer 13 in North America ... Continue...

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derby derby derby (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Derby weekend as Wenger takes on Di Matteo and Villa face Brom in Brum. Both were 'politically tactical' matches where managers were just happy to get away with a good performance. Even Wenger will take positives from the match at The Emirates.

Liverpool faced Norwich whilst United were beaten by a very well set out Spurs side.

Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion, Gameweek 6: Open Thread

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It's not often that Aston Villa or West Bromwich Albion gets featured as the marquee match on a Sunday, but since we have an opportunity to watch both clubs in isolation as the only match today, the Midlands derby should be a delightful one between two teams that have shown some promise this season.

FIFA 13 | Match Day

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Check out the link to the YouTube video above, well worth a look from FIFA 13...

In previous years, FIFA players could have been accused of dodging real league politics and injuries; form and formation; fixtures and fixations. They were able to adapt a side with signings which would rock the real world of football and take Aldershot Town to the top of the EPL.

Swansea Keeper Michel Vorm Uses Rugby Equipment to Warm Up For Stoke: The Nightly EPL

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You can't make this stuff up. No, really. You can't. Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm, who just signed a new contract at Swansea, has been preparing for Saturday's match against Stoke City by using rugby tackle bag equipment to prepare for the crosses he expects to receive in his goalkeeping area.

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 6: Open Thread

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Today's one of those rare Premier League Saturdays when all of the big clubs in the division are playing on the same day. Arsenal kicks things off against Chelsea at 7:45am ET/12:45pm BST in a match that will be another test of whether the Gunners are the real deal this season. After beating Liverpool, almost defeating Manchester City and staying undefeated this season, a win against Chelsea will be a massive confidence boost for their pursuit of a Premier League title even if it is still early days.

Why this Premier League Season Could Be The Best Ever For Some Of The Wrong Reasons

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The last couple of weeks have been a blur for me. I wish I could say it's been hours spent playing FIFA 13, but it's been a combination of several things — helping my wife launch her food truck business, driving my daughter to her soccer games and practices for her new travel soccer team, working behind-the-scenes on getting the redesign of EPL Talk (and the other eight sites in the network), and other commitments.

What is Manchester United’s Strongest XI? Select Your Best Team Now

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Manchester United is in the rare position of having a few key players available from injuries to play in their match this weekend. The opponent is Tottenham Hotspur, usually a team that is threatening at home, but when Spurs are away in the confines of Old Trafford, they're woeful. The last time Tottenham beat United at Old Trafford in the league was December 1989.

FIFA 13 PS Vita Review: Handheld Game Console Game Gets Red Card

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It's been many years since I actually regretted a game purchase to the point of anger, and I am shocked and saddened that FIFA 13 for the PS Vita would be it. With the lack of any sort of information over the past few months, I wrongly assumed that EA would have taken some of what's great about this year's overhaul and shrink it into the Vita version.

John Terry is Not a Racist Says José Mourinho: The Daily EPL

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No surprise here, but former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has come out and defended his former captain by saying that John Terry is not a racist. There, you have it.

Here are today's Premier League headlines:

  • John Terry is not a racist, says former Chelsea manager José Mourinho — The Guardian
  • 'Footage don't lie': Anton Ferdinand breaks silence over John Terry case — The Independent
  • Ferguson says John Terry may have got off lightly and should let matter rest — The Telegraph
  • Premier League: 10 things we're looking forward to this weekend — The Guardian
  • Being Liverpool Episode 3 preview : Liverpool life with Luis Suarez — Empire Of The Kop
  • David Beckham's son Romeo falls for Arsenal — Manchester Evening News
  • Rio Ferdinand's England return unlikely says Alex Ferguson — The Independent

The Daily EPLis your morning guide to the latest Premier League news headlines, so you don't have to spend an hour or more scanning the Internet.

Early Signs Encouraging For Brendan Rodgers And Liverpool Despite League Position

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I've written previously about my opinion on Brendan Rodgers' hiring as Liverpool manager. Rodgers obviously has a clear and attractive footballing philosophy that appeals to fans, heavily influenced by the Total Football style of the Dutch and Spanish. The one point of worry for supporters may have been his rapid ascent, being placed in a big club with all its pressures before he's fully developed the ability to think on his feet when things aren't going well.

First-Day Sales For FIFA 13 Increase 42%: The Nightly EPL

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Video gamers this week have been racking up the hours playing the new version of the FIFA video game series, FIFA 13. According to EA Sports, the videogame maker said theysold 353,000 copies of FIFA Soccer 13 in North America on its launch day Tuesday, up 42% compared to the release day of last year's edition.

Belgian Waffles (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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In an all English pod, the crew dismantle some of John Terry; a little of the court case and some of their own self-esteem as the FA fine and ban John Terry. The details still seem sketchy at time of recording, but in broad terms John Terry has done something wrong on the football pitch: this one didn't involve falling over.

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Lessons Learned From Gameweek 5; Looking Ahead to Gameweek 6

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Heading into Gameweek 6, there's plenty of things we can learn from Gameweek 5 that can help us in our Fantasy Premier League football:

Ricky Lambert equals goals: Last year it was Grant Holt (6.1) you know, the former tire-fitter. The year before it was DJ Campbell (4.4). Now it's Ricky Lambert (6.

John Terry Found Guilty of Racism and Banned for 4 Matches: The Daily EPL

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The FA announced this morning that "An Independent Regulatory Commission has today found a charge of misconduct against John Terry proven and has issued a suspension for a period of four matches and a fine of £220,000, pending appeal." The charge is in relation to the alleged racist remarks that John Terry aimed at QPR defender Anton Ferdinand in the October 23, 2011 match.

Chelsea to Face Manchester United in League Cup Fourth Round: The Nightly EPL

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So much for a Chelsea against Manchester United League Cup Final. Both clubs have won the competition four times, but only one club out of those two will have a chance of winning it a fifth time this season.

Here are the Premier League news headlines tonight:

  • Chelsea to face Man United in League Cup fourth round —The Guardian
  • Sahin shows Liverpool a way forward —The Independent
  • Analysis: Stats show Laudrup's Swansea still pass masters behind United — Wales Online
  • John Terry verdict expected on day four (Thursday) — The Guardian
  • On-Loan Spurs Striker Harry Kane Stretchered Off In Norwich League Cup Match — Cartilage Free Captain
  • Ryan Tunnicliffe's Man United debut wins 100-1 bet for father — The Guardian
  • Liverpool have been drawn to face Swansea in the 4th round of League Cup — Liverpool FC
  • Capital One Cup | Queens Park Rangers 2-3 Reading — The Guardian
  • Do Arsenal rely toomuch on the transfer market to make a profit?

Manchester United vs. Newcastle United: League Cup Action at Old Trafford

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Manchester United host Newcastle United in the third round of the Capital One Cup, as the Premier League sides enter the competition for the first time. Arguably the biggest clash of the competition so far, the two United's have a reputation for serving up some sensational encounters during their long, storied rivalry.

David Luiz Tackle Angers Stoke Boss Tony Pulis: The Nightly EPL

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Here are the Premier League news headlines tonight:

  • David Luiz tackle angers Stoke boss Tony Pulis — BBC Sport
  • Tottenham Hotspur hope to appoint Franco Baldini as director of football to work — The Telegraph
  • Luis Suárez should shake Patrice Evra's hand, says Steven Gerrard— The Guardian
  • Sheff.

Where to Watch Liverpool-Manchester United On US Television

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If you live in the United States, you have two ways you can watch Liverpool against Manchester United on US TV.

First, you can watch it live beginning at 8:30am ET on FOX Soccer on Sunday, September 23.

Second, you can watch it on tape delay on the free-to-air FOX network beginning either at 2pm ET or 4:30pm ET (check your local listings).

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 5: Open Thread

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Do Sunday mornings get any better than this?Liverpool against Manchester United, Newcastle against Norwich City, Manchester City versus Arsenal and Tottenham against Queens Park Rangers. Four matches in the space of 4.5 hours.

Needless to say, the match between Liverpool and Manchester United is one that both sides will desperately want to win for the bragging rights in the north west of England.

Being Liverpool, Episode 2: “On The Road”: Open Thread

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Episode 2 of "Being: Liverpool," the behind-the-scenes TV documentary from FOX Soccer and Liverpool FC airs today live on FOX Soccer at 2pm ET, and replayed at 9pm ET.

After the debut episode drew mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, now is the time for "Being: Liverpool" to show what it's made of (or not), now that the back story has been completed in the premiere episode.

Nothing To Something; Ian Wright Documentary [VIDEO]

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I recently found a fascinating documentary about Ian Wright, the Arsenal striker. The 30-minute documentary from GRM Daily will help people better understand the often misunderstood Wright.

According to 100 Great Goals, "In [the video] the ex-England international talks about his childhood, his burning love for football and Match of the Day, getting arrested for stealing a car, finally breaking into football with Crystal Palace, and eventually joining Arsenal.

Breaking News (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Breaking news comes towards the end of the podcast. As John Terry reveals that he is quitting...England...national...football. Yeh...as the pod comes to terms with the opinions and ramblings of the feverous media we look forward to the League Cup and back at the weekend. Featured match: Liverpool v Manchester United.

John Terry Retires from International Soccer With Angry Attack on FA: The Nightly EPL

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Less than one day before the start of the FA's hearing into the Anton Ferdinand saga, John Terry has announced that he's retiring from international soccer and will no longer play for England. Reading between the lines, Terry is probably making the move now knowing that the FA would have banned him from England duty anyway, so rather than take the punishment, it looks like he's making a preemptive decision.

Liverpool’s Martin Kelly Ruled Out Until Next Year While Daniel Agger Could Miss Rest of Season: The Daily EPL

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Liverpool has had a tough start to the season with matches against Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City, so it's not surprising that they find themselves in the position that they're in. Things will start getting easier for the Reds, and we'll begin to see more youngsters coming through the system who have shown so much promise so far such as Sterling and Suso.

FIFA 13 — Review: Finally Learning from Their Competitors

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Player Career – How I Spent my Weekend in Northampton Town

One thing that has always been daunting about playing FIFA games, especially as a new player, is that the player career mode was unforgiving. You create your player and your stats were always low. And you either jumped in to swim with the big fish or you got booted from the team especially if you were trying to make it with a big club like Inter, Manchester United, Barca or PSG.

Former Man City Manager And West Ham Player John Bond Dies At 79: The Daily EPL

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One of the most memorable faces of early 80s British football passed away today at the age of 79. John Bond will be remembered by many as the manager of Manchester City from 1980-83 during a very trying time for the club. To shine some light on his time at City, you should definitely watch (or re-watch) the documentary about City on YouTube.

EPL Talk Redesign Coming Soon

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Regular readers to EPL Talk will be wondering where The Gaffer has been the past 24 hours. Well, the wonderful news is that we're gearing up for a launch of a brand-new redesign, which will be going live in the ...

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FIFA 13 — Review: Finally Learning from Their Competitors

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Player Career – How I Spent my Weekend in Northampton Town One thing that has always been daunting about playing FIFA games, especially as a new player, is that the player career mode was unforgiving. You create your player and ...

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FOX Soccer Gets Red Card For Spoiler Alert FAIL

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Here's a letter from one of EPL Talk's regular readers and commenters named NotTheNoob: "When I want to avoid a spoiler, I don't watch ESPN2 broadcasts and I stay off the Internet. Today, I hoped to watch Fox Soccer's tape-delayed ...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 5 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Swansea City vs Everton Video: Swansea v Everton Premier League highlights 09/22/12 Chelsea vs Stoke City Video: Chelsea v Stoke City Premier League highlights 09/22/12 Southampton vs Aston Villa Video: Southampton v Aston Villa Premier League...

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David Luiz Tackle Angers Stoke Boss Tony Pulis: The Nightly EPL

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Here are the Premier League news headlines tonight: David Luiz tackle angers Stoke boss Tony Pulis — BBC Sport Tottenham Hotspur hope to appoint Franco Baldini as director of football to work — The Telegraph Luis Suárez should shake Patrice ...

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Where to Watch Liverpool-Manchester United On US Television

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If you live in the United States, you have two ways you can watch Liverpool against Manchester United on US TV. First, you can watch it live beginning at 8:30am ET on FOX Soccer on Sunday, September 23. Second, you ...

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 5: Open Thread

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Do Sunday mornings get any better than this?Liverpool against Manchester United, Newcastle against Norwich City, Manchester City versus Arsenal and Tottenham against Queens Park Rangers. Four matches in the space of 4.5 hours. Needless to say, the...

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Being Liverpool, Episode 2: “On The Road”: Open Thread

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Episode 2 of "Being: Liverpool," the behind-the-scenes TV documentary from FOX Soccer and Liverpool FC airs today live on FOX Soccer at 2pm ET, and replayed at 9pm ET. After the debut episode drew mixed reviews from fans and critics ...

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Nothing To Something; Ian Wright Documentary [VIDEO]

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I recently found a fascinating documentary about Ian Wright, the Arsenal striker. The 30-minute documentary from GRM Daily will help people better understand the often misunderstood Wright. According to 100 Great Goals, "In [the video] the...

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Breaking News (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Breaking news comes towards the end of the podcast. As John Terry reveals that he is quitting...England...national...football. Yeh...as the pod comes to terms with the opinions and ramblings of the feverous media we look forward to the League Cup and ...

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John Terry Retires from International Soccer With Angry Attack on FA: The Nightly EPL

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Less than one day before the start of the FA's hearing into the Anton Ferdinand saga, John Terry has announced that he's retiring from international soccer and will no longer play for England. Reading between the lines, Terry is probably ...

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Liverpool’s Martin Kelly Ruled Out Until Next Year While Daniel Agger Could Miss Rest of Season: The Daily EPL

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Liverpool has had a tough start to the season with matches against Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City, so it's not surprising that they find themselves in the position that they're in. Things will start getting easier for the Reds,...

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New FIFA 13 TV Commercial Features Snoop Playing Soccer Video Game [VIDEO]

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The latest FIFA 13 commercial features Snoop playing FIFA 13, as well as other stars including Andrew Luck, A$AP Rocky and Monica Gonzalez. The FIFA 13 commercial is to promote how FIFA Soccer 13 with Kinect enables you to use ...

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What Would Generate Higher TV Ratings – A Live MLS Game or LFC Documentary?

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Would more Americans watch a live MLS game or a TV documentary about the 17th-placed team in the Premier League? We now know the answer after NBC debuted their first MLS game on free-to-air television Saturday, while FOX showed its ...

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Real Madrid vs Manchester City & Montpellier vs Arsenal: Open Thread

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For many of us, today kicks off what will feel like the first day of the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League season. No more qualifying groups. This is the real deal. And what a better way to start it than with ...

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What Should Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers Do With Steven Gerrard?

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The only path to sustainable success is stability. The only way a side without extraordinary financial backing can succeed in an environment as tough as the Premier League is through having a defined plan bought into by all its players. ...

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David Moyes Unhappy With Two Disallowed ‘Goals’ (Video): The Nightly EPL

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David Moyes is not one to mince words, and not surprisingly, he was outraged after Everton were denied two clear-cut goals against Newcastle United tonight in a match that they should have won. Here are the latest Premier League news ...

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Hillsborough Deathtrap Threatened Manchester United Fans 32 Years Before 1989 Tragedy: The Daily EPL

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In the build-up to this weekend's match between Liverpool and Manchester United, The Telegraph‘s Henry Winter reports of a near tragedy that happened at Hillsborough 32 years before the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster. In 1957, Manchester United...

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PES 2013 TV Commercial: Viva PES [VIDEO]

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Konami has released their TV commercial to promote its upcoming release of PES 2013, due out September 25, 2012 around the world. This one looks more like a Budweiser or Pepsi commercial than one for a video game. It's slick, ...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 4 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Sometimes you just want to see the highlights all over again. For others, you may have had a busy day and didn't get a chance to watch the Premier League matches. Whichever boat you're in, here are the match highlights ...

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Manchester Utd Condemns Anti-Liverpool Chanting Heard At Old Trafford: The Nightly EPL

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Manchester United supporters had an opportunity today to wipe the slate clean and to show what a model they are for football supporters across Great Britain. Instead, sections of the Old Trafford crowd today participated in despicable anti-Liverpool...

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Reasons For Liverpool to be Positive After Sunderland Draw

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After an insufferable international break, the Premier League was back with some brilliant fixtures to sample Saturday. Here are some tactical thoughts on the two games I watched: Reasons to be positive for Liverpool: Liverpool were particularly...

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Reading vs Tottenham Hotspur, Gameweek 4: Open Thread

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The Madejski Stadium hosts the only Premier League match today as Reading FC plays Tottenham Hotspur (live on FOX Soccer at 11am ET). This should be a quite open game since both teams have something to prove. Tottenham Hotspur has ...

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Being Liverpool, Behind-The-Scenes Documentary, Debuts On US Television: Open Thread

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Video: Being: Liverpool director Boggins excited by new series FOX makes history today by broadcasting the first-ever soccer documentary ever to be shown on free-to-air network television in the United States. That fact alone is another reason to...

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What the Dickens? (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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"A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self" – so come waste some time with the pod. We feature United and Wigan; discuss Citys with ideas; and look at Chelsea's derby issue. Not only the top teams, ...

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Tottenham’s Benoît Assou-Ekotto May Miss 4 Weeks With Knee Injury: The Nightly EPL

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Just as Tottenham's season is turning around after a convincing win today, the Lilywhites have been dealt a blow with the news that Benoît Assou-Ekotto is out injured for up to four weeks due to a knee injury. The footballer, ...

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David Silva ‘Delighted’ to Sign Five-Year Deal at Manchester City: The Daily EPL

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When Manchester City works with their footballers and staff to sign contracts, they don't do it on small-term agreements. Today, Manchester City announced that they've signed David Silva to a new five-year deal, which will keep him at City until...

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Everton vs Newcastle United, Gameweek 4: Open Thread

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Everton plays Newcastle United today at Goodison Park in a match where the Toffees are planning on having a tribute to the 96 people who died in the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster. The plans include the mascots wearing both Everton and ...

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Football Manager 2013: New Features And Enhancements In Detail [VIDEO]

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FOX Will Air 3 Premier League Matches on NFL Sundays In September-November

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Can Leighton Baines Take Over From Ashley Cole for England?

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Coming To The Fore-th (EPL Talk Preview Podcast)

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Hillsborough: Prosecutions Likely Over ‘The Biggest Cover-Up in History’: The Nightly EPL

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Hillsborough Report Prompts FA to Issue ‘Full and Unreserved Apology’: The Daily EPL

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FIFA 13 Demo: First Impressions

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British Prime Minister Issues Apology To Families of 96 LFC Fans Who Died at Hillsborough: The Daily EPL

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Read the Hillsborough Independent Panel Report: Open Thread

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Assessing Manchester United’s Transfer Dealings

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FIFA 13 Demo Now Available For Download

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Roy Hodgson Concerned Over Lack of English Talent in Premier League: The Daily EPL

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England vs Ukraine, 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Open Thread

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Fantasy Premier League Tips: International Break Edition

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Hillsborough – The Search for Truth, ITV TV Documentary [VIDEO]

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South Yorkshire Police Doctored Hillsborough Evidence In Bid To Escape Blame: The Nightly EPL

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FA Talks Could Lead to Renaming of Wembley Stadium: The Nightly EPL

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Lots of news about England tonight in the build-up to Tuesday's match against Ukraine at Wembley. Speaking of Wembley, the Football Association of England is in talks that could lead to renaming the stadium according to The Telegraph. While I ...

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Being Liverpool Review: TV Documentary Promises A Lot, Delivers Little

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I wanted so much to love the first episode of "Being Liverpool," but after watching it, I walked away from it feeling like I had just seen a lightweight, puff piece that taught me nothing new. Instead, it felt like ...

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GolTV Goes On The Offensive Against beIN SPORT In Bizarre Announcement

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Twelve days after DirecTV e-mailed many of its customers to announce that GolTV was being dropped from its Sports Pack, GolTV has responded by posting a quite bizarre message on its website. "As a result of DirecTV's new relationship with ...

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Assessing Manchester United’s Transfer Dealings

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Sir Alex Ferguson has nothing left to prove. Everyone knows this. And if reports that suggest he was recently in New York speaking to Pep Guardiola about Manchester United are to be believed, the man himself knows it too. Still, ...

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England Worried After Walcott and Sturridge Sit Out Training Session: The Daily EPL

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When it was reported that John Terry would miss England's match against Ukraine yesterday, he was the eleventh player to be absent from England's squad. And now Theo Walcott and Daniel Sturridge have both complained that they felt unwell last ...

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Hillsborough – Searching For The Truth; BBC TV Documentary [VIDEO]

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BBC Hillsborough – Searching for Truth by dm_504d1dd58a163 Last night, BBC North West and BBC Yorkshire aired a brand-new documentary entitled "Hillsborough – Searching For The Truth." If you missed it, here it is in its entirety. According to the...

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John Terry Out of Ukraine Match And Could Miss QPR Return: The Nightly EPL

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John Terry picked up an injury in England's match against Moldova on Friday night, and will miss Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley. While England will be able to cope without Terry, it also means that the Chelsea ...

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Who Should Start For Tottenham Against Reading Next Weekend?

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The first few weeks of Andre Villas-Boas's start as Tottenham Hotspur manager has been underwhelming to say the least, particularly in the results column. Small pockets of supporters at White Hart Lane booed the manager at the half-time and...

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Roy Hodgson Believes Tom Cleverley Can Play Fábregas Role for England: The Daily EPL

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If you watched England's impressive 5-0 win against Moldova on Friday, you will have noticed how Tom Cleverley played a key role in midfield for the Three Lions. While he did miss a few glorious chances in front of goal ...

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Manchester United Defender Phil Jones Out for Up to 8 Weeks: The Daily EPL

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If there's one club in the Premier League who seems to be plagued with injuries time after time, it's Manchester United. Defender Phil Jones looks set to be out for up to eight weeks with an injury. Meanwhile, Chris Smalling ...

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Everton’s Loan of Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe Blocked by FIFA: The Nightly EPL

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In a blow to Everton, FIFA has blocked their loan of Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe from Club Brugges. Everton, meanwhile, are considering other options to either push the deal through and look elsewhere. Here are the latest Premier League news headlines:...

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Moldova vs England, 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Open Thread

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England's path via the qualification rounds for the 2014 FIFA World Cup takes off today with an away match against Eastern European country Moldova (2:45pm ET on ESPN3.com for readers in the United States). That's a qualification path of 1 ...

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How Many Premier League Clubs Still Play At Their Original Ground?

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Some of you may remember that my favorite rock band, The Cult, are also massive football supporters. Billy Duffy, lead guitarist, appeared on talkSPORT Radio this afternoon to describe his passion for Manchester City. Meanwhile, lead singer Ian...

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Premier League Player Faces In PES 2013 [VIDEO]

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Now that the PES 2013 demo is out, the hype is building up for the September 21 launch of the PES 2013 game. But before it's released, here are several player faces from PES 2013 — so you can see how ...

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Liverpool’s Lack of Strikers Gives Teenager Suso a Chance to Shine: The Daily EPL

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Jesús Joaquín Fernández Sáez de la Torre, or better known by his nickname Suso, looks set to get a chance to prove himself to Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool fans when the boss will give him a chance to play himself ...

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When Will “Being Liverpool” Debut On US TV? All You Need To Know About the LFC Documentary

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"Being: Liverpool," the behind-the-scenes Liverpool FC documentary by FOX Sports, will debut on Sunday, September 16 alongside NFL programming on the free-to-air FOX network, FOX Sports announced today. WHO: FOX Sports Media Group has partnered with...

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Football Manager 2013 Screenshots [PHOTOS]

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Now that we know more about the Football Manager 2013 new features, we've gotten our hands on screenshots from the upcoming game. While the screenshots don't tell the whole story of Football Manager 2013 (and are subject to change), it ...

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FIFA 13: New Video Shows Off FIFA 13 Graphics [VIDEO]

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A new video has been created that shows off the new gameplay and graphics in FIFA 13. FIFA 13 player Kazooie94 was invited to a special event by EA Sports recently, where he got to play the game and capture ...

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New Features in Football Manager 2013 Announced [VIDEO]

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Sports Interactive, the makers of the Football Manager computer game series, have released a new video to explain many of the features and benefits in Football Manager 2013, which is due out later this year. The video features a faux ...

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Have a Break, Have a Podcast (EPL Talk Break Podcast)

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International break time and the podcast are fine with it. Why cry over crocked players? Stoke certainly don't...but Laurence poses the question: are we not giving international football enough credit? We discuss strikers, strikees and touch on...

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What’s Your Favorite Shirt Of Your Premier League Club?

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If you begin to count the number of different home football shirts that each club in the Premier League has had, it would make your head spin. But in those, I believe that we all have a favorite. It may ...

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Wear Your Clint Dempsey Tottenham Hotspur Shirt With Pride [PHOTO]

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Arguably the best US soccer player ever has jumped ship from Fulham to Tottenham Hotspur. And now you can order a Tottenham Hotspur shirt with Clint Dempsey's name on the back — to show your support for the player, the club ...

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Man United is Behind Calls for Financial Fair Play Rules to be Introduced to EPL: The Daily EPL

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Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan claims that Manchester United is behind calls for Financial Fair Play rules to be introduced to the Premier League. It's an obvious move by United to lessen the power of their noisy neighbor as well ...

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Which Premier League Club Is The Biggest Spender In The Last Decade?

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Which Premier League is the biggest spender in the last decade? You may be surprised by the results. According to a recent survey by Deloitte, Premier League clubs have spent more than £4.4bn on players since the transfer window was introduced...

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The Enigma That Is Liverpool’s Stewart Downing

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As the transfer deadline came and went, Liverpool supporters would have become painfully aware of two things. One was that the club's owners had basically stabbed their manager in the back. Another was that yet again, instead of strengthening, a...

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Positive Opening to the Season Bodes Well For Chelsea’s Title Hopes

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Now that we're in the international break, Chelsea sits atop the Barclay's Premier League as the only team to record victories in all three of their opening games. The combination of these wins, being current holders of the UEFA Champions ...

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Why Things Are Looking Up at Aston Villa Despite the Results

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After seven years of trudging up past Villa Park in my school years, I can categorically tell you that Aston is a dull place. Grey and melancholic, the drones of the Aston Expressway resonate throughout the tower blocks of inner ...

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5 Soccer Apps Reviewed for Smartphones and Tablets

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Now that we're on an international break, it's perfect timing to take a look at five apps that soccer fans should consider in order to get their footy fix on the go. One is new yet nostalgic, one is revamped, ...

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England Remain Third in Latest FIFA Rankings Following their Win Against Italy: The Daily EPL

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In the alternate reality of the FIFA rankings, England is still the third best team in the world according to the latest rankings released today. If that's the case, then England should walk over Moldova and Ukraine in the matches ...

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Andy Carroll Will Be Out For 6 Weeks After Suffering Hamstring Injury: The Nightly EPL

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Other than a whopping paycheck after his move to Liverpool in the distant past, things haven't been going well for Andy Carroll. He started well in his debut for West Ham United on Saturday, but had to walk off after ...

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FOX Makes Executive Changes In Lead-Up To FIFA World Cup Coverage

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FOX Sports has recently made moves to build its' coverage to a world-class level in preparation for its FIFA World Cup broadcasts beginning in 2015 with the FIFA Women's World Cup through FIFA World Cup tournaments in 2018 and 2022. ...

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3 QPR Players to Watch Out For During The 2012-13 Season

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While the star signings that Queens Park Rangers made in the summer transfer window have gotten most of the limelight, here are three players from the Super Hoops that deserve recognition and that football supporters should keep a close eye ...

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Fantasy Premier League Tips: Adventures in the Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 3

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1. Leeds in Norwich: Leeds United haven't been relevant to fantasy football for a long time. Indeed, since their relegation in 2003, United haven't even been relevant to real football. Leeds used to be really good, but now they're managed ...

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Liverpool’s Combination of Youth and Established Veterans Will Pull Them Through

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"If you are good enough, you are old enough." This adage can be heard around the halls of Liverpool's training ground, Melwood. Along with an inclusion of youth, the Liverpool squad of 2012/13 has already seen drastic changes for the ...

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Swansea City Is At Liberty to Reach New Heights This Season

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At the moment, comments abound about people "speaking too soon" this season and I think for the most part that sentiment is well founded. The sensible pragmatist stays well clear of this type of comment, the worst place to have ...

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A Tactical Look at Southampton-Man United and Liverpool-Arsenal

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The two big games on Sunday provided us with some further insight into how the respective teams will approach this season. Here are some tactical points that proved to be key in determining the results, and some things that may ...

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Hugo Lloris Already Unhappy With André Villas-Boas Only Four Days After Joining Spurs: The Daily EPL

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Hugo Lloris is already unhappy with Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, according to Didier Deschamps. And so he should be given Brad Friedel's performances wearing the Tottenham goalkeeper's shirt during the team's draws against Norwich City and...

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Inside FOX Soccer’s New Studio For the 2012-13 Season [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

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Video: FOX Soccer studio tour with Rob Stone This season, FOX Soccer has moved into a brand-new studio for its coverage of the 2012-13 soccer season. The new home for FOX Soccer's coverage of the best soccer leagues is the ...

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Chelsea Sell Raul Meireles to Fenerbahce for £8m: The Nightly EPL

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In a crowded midfield at Chelsea, it's not surprising that Raul Meireles has been sold. But what is surprising is that no other Premier League club was able to capture his signature since he's obviously a gifted midfielder who did ...

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From Boston With Love: Arsenal Supporters Club Grows In Popularity

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Despite the early hour on a recent Sunday morning, a group of cheerful and eager fans made their way to Lir on Boylston Street in Boston. Clad in red and white jerseys, complete varying names of team heroes and an ...

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Zero to Hero: Is 4-6-0 the Next Tactical Step?

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When Luciano Spalletti used it, it made Roma one of the most talked about teams in Europe. When Scotland manager Craig Levein used it, he was roundly castigated for even trying it. And when Spain used it in Euro 2012, ...

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Can Charlie Adam Rule the Roost At Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium?

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Charlie Adam is looking to get his Premier League career back on track. His transfer deadline day move to Stoke City may work out for both him and manager Tony Pulis. After having a memorable season during Blackpool's stint in ...

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Liverpool Supporters Need to Back Their Club During Transitional Season

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Three games into the new season, and Liverpool is already in a state. It's hardly a shocking revelation. In fact it'll be easier to reflect over the past few years and pinpoint a time when they were not in crisis. ...

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A Tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson After 1,000 Games In Charge Of Manchester United [VIDEO]

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The average manager is in charge of a Premier League for just 55 matches. Yesterday, Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated 1,000 matches in charge of Manchester United after the Red Devils came back to defeat Southampton 3-2. Those 1,000 matches in ...

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John W Henry Defends Transfer Strategy in Letter to Liverpool Fans: The Daily EPL

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Liverpool owner John W Henry has written an open letter to defend Liverpool's transfer strategy. The American owner admits that the club has made mistakes in the transfer market during the first two years of ownership, and says that they ...

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Things are Changing (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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This weekend the pod is in the mood to chat. Encouraging you to listen to the entire podcast, we try to squeeze so much in. There is discussion on United, AVB, LFC and Wenger's system. Let it flow. We look ...

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Stoke and Sunderland Battle to Sign Michael Owen: The Nightly EPL

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Free agent Michael Owen is being pursued by both Sunderland and Stoke City. Both Premier League clubs are trying to land his signature. While his best years are past him, he's still the type of clinical striker who would be ...

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Robin van Persie Heroics Mask Manchester United’s Glaring Weaknesses

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What else could you really expect from Sir Alex Ferguson's 1,000 Premier League match? On a waterlogged pitch against a hungry Southampton squad on the verge of a statement win, Manchester United's most sensational summer acquisition, Robin van...

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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 3: Open Thread

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Three Premier League matches today, and they should all be crackers. Liverpool kicks off proceedings at 8:30am ET/1:30pm BST against Arsenal at Anfield in a match where both clubs have something to prove — Arsenal, to get their first goal of ...

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Tottenham Missed Out On Joao Moutinho Joining Club By Minutes: The Nightly EPL

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Heartbreak for Tottenham Hotspur fans tonight as The Telegraph reports that the club was literally minutes away from signing Portugese midfielder Joao Moutinho, but the club didn't make the Friday night deadline. The clubs had agreed a fee for...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 3 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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It won't go down as the most memorable of Premier League Saturday's but it was certainly entertaining to watch — with Norwich's comeback against Tottenham, QPR looking dangerous against Manchester City, an action-packed game in Wales between Swansea...

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Newcastle United Third Shirt for 2012-13 Season [PHOTO]

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Newcastle United has unveiled their third shirt for the 2012-13 season. Designed by Puma, Newcastle wore the shirt for the first time earlier this week in their Europa League match. The fluorescent-colored shirt features black trim, a rounded collar...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 3: Open Thread

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Savor the moment of today's games. The next time we'll have a Premier League Saturday will be TWO weeks from now due to the bloody international break. Ugh! Kicking off today's bevvy of Premier League matches is West Ham United ...

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