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Win high quality gloves from Sondico

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Premiership Talk is thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with iconic football brand Sondico to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of Sondico Sentinal Academy KFS Roll Finger goalkeeping gloves, worth £40.

Sondico is rich in history with legends like David James, Peter Shilton, and Neville Southall donning their gloves during a golden era for the brand.

Who are the best fans in the Premier League?

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The Premier League season is flying by quickly and we are already only three matches shy of the half-way point in the 2012-13 campaign. So, while many of us are excited and happy this time of the year for festive reasons, just how many are happy with their top flight teams?

On the contrary, how many are not happy with their sides at all?

PT’s special connection with the Euros

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Premiership Talk celebrated its fourth birthday yesterday and while we are already looking forward to another year exciting year of football/soccer coverage, I cannot help but look back at the earliest days of our organization.

Four years ago, as European football fans braced themselves for an exciting few weeks of the prestigious continental Championship that was about to be contested in Austria and Switzerland, Premiership Talk was just coming into existence.

Premiership Talk celebrates four years

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Four years ago I never imagined I'd have the opportunity to write this article. Exactly four years ago today Premiership Talk was born, completely out of frustration that all football fans will understand: my favorite club's star player's desire to leave.

Four years ago today I sat down to start what was then a blog to vent my opinions about Cristiano Ronaldo's desire to leave Old Trafford despite the club being at the peak of its powers, and despite Ronaldo's growing influence on the Premier League and world football.

United outcast has a point

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Tomasz Kuszczak's recent declaration that he is being treated "like a slave" at Manchester United is certainly a dramatic overstatement but the goalkeeper's situation also warrants sympathy.

Many have countered that if being a slave is training everyday and picking up a hefty paycheck, more than a lot of people make in a year, then they would happily accept the hypothetical shackles the Pole is chained to with Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

Quartet arrive to represent Racing Portuense

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Racing Portuense's four latest signings Tom Corner, Josh Dale, Lewis Parker, and Conor Grogan arrived in Spain to join a team that is already full of enthusiasm.

Academy Manager John Gontier was at the airport to receive the quartet and each one of the promising youngsters shared Gontier's excitement about the future of Portuense.

Premiership Talk Fantasy Football returns

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The Premiership Talk Fantasy Football is back! With the new Barclays Premier League season less than a week away, sign up before this coming Friday to enjoy many perks throughout the year.

The fantasy league, which is located over at Yahoo, can be accessed here.

The Group ID# is 6138 and the password is premiership.

Important football project developing in Spain

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As the UEFA Champions League prepares for a highly anticipated clash between Spanish La Liga's FC Barcelona and the English Premier League's Arsenal, there is hardly a better occasion to unveil another project where talents from these two countries will be coming together.

Each one of us has been in situations before where a second chance is all we need to prove ourselves.

Premiership Talk visits Manchester

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Premiership Talk is hitting the streets of England, and in the build up to this Sunday's FA Cup clash between Manchester United and Liverpool, Prem Talk's Boian Filev was running through the city with just a scarf, an umbrella, and a camera. Click the image to the right for a glimpse into his Manchester and Old Trafford photos, and be sure to head over Premiership Talk's official Facebook page for a link to the full gallery.

Free money for football fanatics

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Who wouldn't love making a lot of money betting on football matches with zero risk? You may not think it's possible, but there are plenty of people out there that will prove you wrong. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of betting websites that claim they have great free bets and matched betting.

Did you know?

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Welcome to the third edition of Premiership Talk's smattering of fun-facts, which is simply known as Did you know? Without any further delays, the top 10 entries for this week are as follows:

Former Liverpool winger Harry Kewell is married to English soap star Sheree Murphy.

Listen to the Prem Talk & Football Corner WC podcast

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The Premiership Talk & Football Corner World Cup Special Live presented by is now in the books, and it's available for download for those of you that couldn't tune in live! The hour long show was hosted by Premiership Talk's Brian Lofrumento and Football Corner's Cathal Breathnach and sponsored by the great folks over at SportsInteraction.

Results: First Annual Premiership Talk Awards

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You had your say and so did our panel! At the end of voting Sunday night, all the votes were compiled and now, we are ready to announce the results of the first annual Premiership Talk Awards. Some categories managed to split up the fans as well as the panel. On the other hand, there were also categories where the winner was decided rather easily with a comprehensive vote from the fans and the panel.

Premiership Talk Awards – VOTE NOW

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Premiership Talk is thrilled to begin the voting process for the first edition of Premiership Talk Awards today! As mentioned in the last article regarding the awards, there are nine different categories in which you can cast your vote. In addition to recognizing players in all different positions for their contributions in the current season, we will also be unveiling the most popular manager as well as the most widely enjoyed match of the year.

Nominations for Premiership Talk Awards 2010

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Premiership Talk is delighted to announce the first edition of our website's annual Premier League awards. The nominees for all the different categories are listed below and as part of the interactive voting process, fan input will count for 50% in deciding the winner. The remaining 50% input will be derived from the vote of several experts on our panel, who will be announced shortly as well.

Announcing the Premiership Talk Live Text Service

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Premiership Talk is pleased to announce the launch of a live text messaging service. Premier League fans around the United States will be able to text the Premiership Talk team around the clock with any questions, score inquiries, news inquiries, or anything Premier League related!


Win a copy of Marley

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Premiership Talk is pleased to announce that it is giving away an amazing prize to one lucky reader! Kevin Macdonald's new film Marley makes it's way to DVD and BLU-Ray on August 7th, and Premiership Talk is giving away a copy of the movie to one lucky reader.

Marley has been described as the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international stardom.

Win a copy of You’re The Boss and Football Manager 2010

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Premiership Talk is pleased to announce that it is giving away two prizes to two lucky readers! Michael Sheen's new DVD You're the Boss hits stores on November 9th, and Premiership Talk is giving a copy away to one lucky reader! If that's not good enough, we'll also be giving away a free copy of Football Manager 2010, the latest and greatest football management simulation game on the market!

Manchester United

Beckham in hilarious undercover video

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Moving to the United States has definitely lowered David Beckham's worldwide football appeal, but the former Manchester United midfielder has found his feet in Hollywood. In his latest American adventure, one of the world's most recognizable athletes went undercover as a Target employee on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, a daytime comedy talk show.

Manchester United v Chelsea – LIVE

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Join Premiership Talk's Zain Alvi for a play-by-play coverage of Chelsea's visit to Old Trafford as they take on reigning champions Manchester United. The hosts will be without the services of Wayne Rooney and having lost to Bayern in Munich Tuesday night, they will be looking to bounce back in order to get their season back on track.


A bid to stop the riots – help clean up

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In the midst of this week's chaos and rioting around England, one good samaritan on Twitter is urging people to stop the violence and help out.

Twitter account @Riotcleanup was started by Dan Thompson, who used the medium to encourage "proud Londoners" to get out and help "reclaim their streets.

PT-sponsored runner finishes half marathon

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Premiership Talk's first ever sponsored runner last week completed the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Michael Lofrumento, pictured, completed the 13.1 mile race with a finishing time of one hour and twenty six minutes. Despite this being Lofrumento's first half marathon, the 26 year old finished a respectable 76th out of 9,000 runners.

Did you know?

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Premiership Talk is excited to bring back a feature that made its debut not too long ago. Did you know strives to reveal some lesser-known facts about your favorite people around the football world. Without a further adieu, let's dive into the ten entries chosen for this edition.

Did you know?

Are You Ready for FIFA 10?

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With the arrival of the weekend, football fans across the world are returning to following their respective teams in another series of cracking fixtures. However, excitement is going to reach a whole different level next weekend, when the much awaited FIFA 10 releases in Australia (October 1) and Europe (October 2).


Unveiling Premiership Talk Fantasy Football

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Premiership Talk is absolutely delighted to unveil the first ever Premiership Talk Fantasy Football Challenge. We've been hard at work behind the scenes to bring you an exciting new fantasy football game, and we've teamed with the guys over at 11 Kicks to give Premiership Talk readers an exciting new game.

Win a free jersey and €700 in Fantasy World Cup!

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The World Cup is finally here! While the tournament doesn't kickoff until Friday, all of the world's attention has turned to South Africa, and here at Premiership Talk we're more excited than anyone! To celebrate the world's biggest tournament, we're in a giving mood: by competing against other Premiership Talk readers you'll have a chance to win €700 and a World Cup jersey of your choice all for free!


Tune in to our live World Cup special podcast

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Premiership Talk is teaming up with our friends over at Football Corner to bring you the first ever Premiership Talk & Football Corner World Cup Special Live presented by, leaders in sports betting.

During the hour long live show hosts Brian Lofrumento of Premiership Talk and Cathal Breathnach of Football Corner will discuss a wide range of World Cup topics, ranging from tomorrow's third place match to Sunday's massive clash between Holland and Spain.

Where to get World Cup News

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With the World Cup finally coming, I've decided to compile a small list of sites and stuff where you can get the best World Cup news. I've also added a couple of sites where you can get World Cup gear and more soccer gear.

Also a small reminder that if you are looking for a podcast show all about soccer, truly the best one there is has to be World Football Daily.

Soccer Wrap Up

Happy Holidays from SWU!

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Soccer Wrap Up thanks all of its viewers for your support, the blog has grown a lot recently thanks to sites like,,, and many more! Hopefully 2010 will be a year of even more views, comments, and more, so thanks for supporting and have happy holidays!

New Premiership Talk article out: Ronaldinho, the wrong promise?

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My new article on Premiership Talk is out, Ronaldinho, the Wrong Promise, takes a look at three key factors in AC Milan's chances this year. Read, Comment, and more not only on Soccer Wrap Up, but also on Premiership Talk.

The article URL is

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Premiership Talk article is now out!

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Premiership Talk article, Champions League Possibles, who's next?My very first Premiership Talk article is out on the website, you can either click on the link above, or if that doesn't work, copy and paste the URL below into your browser,

It is a breakdown of which team could lift the crown next after Barcelona, go to www.

Premiership Talk articles

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I will soon be writing some articles for Premiership Talk, it is a great football website, and I will provide links to my articles. Follow, comment and read both Soccerwrapup, and Premiership Talk at, and

The Rest

Prem Talk Hangout: Strikers the talk of the town

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In the first edition of Prem Talk Hangouts, strikers were the talk of the town. Premiership Talk writers Brian Lofrumento, Dan Lifshatz, and Patrick Tardiff discussed all of the football world's hottest topics, laying down their opinions and discussing all of the news from the day of headlines.

Strikers were understandably the center of focus, with nearly all of the Premier League's top clubs in the hunt for an elite goalscorer.

Celebrity Soccer Challenge: A Huge Success

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The fourth edition of the annual Mia Hamm & Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer Challenge turned out to be quite a success in the D.C. area on Sunday.

The charity event, which is dedicated to raising awareness about registering as a bone marrow donor, featured NBA superstar Kobe Bryant along with several U.

The importance of sports insurance

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Ever considered who has got your back when you roll your sleeves up for that big game you have been waiting for? Given the fast pace and high intensity of modern-day sports, injuries are always likely to happen.

Therefore, it has become more important than ever before for every athlete to take a step back and carefully review insurance options available.

Nike Mercurial Vapor V from Soccer Pro Review

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As part of our continuing partnership with the guys over at Soccer Pro, from time to time they send us products to test out and review. This month we received a pair of Nike Mercurial Vapor V cleats to try out, and after three matches of playing in them I must admit that I have only good things to say about them.