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  1. amsemp

    Joel Ward

    This guy has been superb all season for Palace. Can play left back, right back and midfield, all whilst making it look like he's been playing there for years. I remember watching the Palace vs Chelsea game where he stood out as the best player on the pitch by a country mile. Spoke to a mate at...
  2. Yorkshire Blue

    Who are the five biggest stars in the EPL?

    I'd be interested to hear everyone's top 5.
  3. Yorkshire Blue

    NBA Strike

    It might seem odd to start a thread about netball in the general football forum, but what caught my eye was this comment: Despite extensive efforts, we have not been able to reach a new agreement with the players' union that allows all teams to be able to compete for a championship while fairly...
  4. Yorkshire Blue

    Man U going home

    Man U to be listed in their spiritual home of Singapore
  5. Elite Player Performance Plan

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/premier-league/8324495/Henry-Winter-Premier-Leagues-elite-plan-radical-overhaul-of-academy-system-to-help-top-schoolboy-talent.html So, this is the EPL's new scheme to restructure youth development. Effectively, it's a plan to increase the...
  6. Barcelona Showing Up the EPL, Yet Again...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q4mWpkhcxs Somehow, I can't imagine England's Brave and Loyal Lion JT, Cashley or Steevee Gee doing the same...
  7. Premiership to Launch Next English Domination Scheme?

    Whilst SZ was down, this nugget came out in the Evening Standard during an interview with Palace Co-Chairman Steve Parish: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/markets/article-23903557-all-hands-to-the-parish-pump-as-palace-starts-to-rally.do Basically, the gist of it is that the Premier League want...
  8. Yorkshire Blue

    Liverpool Red Sox sold

    Apparently the owners of the Boston Red Sox have agreed to buy the Liverpool EPL franchise. Got to say this looks a good match up. Both franchises are notable for the annoyingness of their fans and for long droughts without winning the title. Neither franchise managed to make it to the...
  9. Premier League Finances and UEFA

    Inside the Observer this morning is a great article by David Conn on the financial problems that many of the EPL clubs are facing now and how the worlds richest league is effectively rotting from the inside. Brings up a lot of important points, including one that UEFA have seemingly snuck...
  10. Slipperduke

    No Chance For Youth At The Top

    One week on from The Great Chelsea Punishment and still the sense of shock reverberates through the global game. A steady stream of similar accusations have trickled in through the front door of FIFA HQ with some of English football's proudest names implicated in the scandal. Poaching, it is...
  11. Slipperduke

    I Hope Arsene's Wrong

    I HOPE ARSENE'S WRONG How fantastic was this weekend's football? There was Arsenal's emphatic destruction of Everton and Liverpool's surprising stumble at White Hart Lane. Manchester United and Chelsea got their three points, but only after being made to work for them by two teams that no-one...
  12. Slipperduke

    Taxing Times For EPL

    Have you noticed anything strange about this transfer window? Usually by this stage of the summer the Premier League is awash with new superstars from every corner of the planet, all clutching whopping great contracts and glibly swearing their allegiance to the cause, but with the exception of...
  13. Slipperduke

    Giggs' Award Is Worth Sweet PFA

    I despair at the PFA Awards, I really do. If it's not bad enough that they demand that all the votes are counted months before the end of the season, they go and let the footballers decide who wins. Everyone knows that's asking for trouble. Most footballers hate watching football, as much as...
  14. Slipperduke

    EPL Has Nothing To Fear From Below

    If you think it's tense at the top of the Premier League, you should see The Championship at this stage of the season. With a collection of runners and riders who all seem incapable of stringing consecutive wins together, it's the division that no-one wants to win. Wolverhampton Wanderers have...
  15. Slipperduke

    Let The Spending Continue!

    If there is to be a dramatic collapse in the finances of the Premier League clubs, it may not happen for a few more years yet. The much-heralded drop-off in those all-important TV revenues have failed to materialise, which is welcome news for those clubs over-burdened with debt. The Times...
  16. Slipperduke

    EPL Half-Term Reports Pt II

    Bolton - Not one of our most popular pupils, this one. Prone to fits of violence and if there's a ruckus in the playground, you'll invariably find him at the centre of it. That said, he has settled into his work better this term and is beginning to achieve some reasonable grades. A bit more...
  17. Slipperduke

    EPL Half-Term Reports Pt1

    As the halfway point of the Premier League season approaches, we sent Iain Macintosh to compile reports cards for all the movers and the shakers. Who's the most improved student? Who deserves a merit award? Who's so bad that they're in danger of being moved to remedial class? Find out here...
  18. Slipperduke

    Back In Business

    The roar, when the whistle finally came, was loud enough to shake the stadium to its foundations. A late Rafael strike and six minutes of injury time almost proved too much for the Arsenal fans who were in anguish at the prospect of another late capitulation, clutching their heads in their...
  19. Slipperduke

    Young Guns Hit Five

    There is a swagger about Arsenal in Europe this year. Since the inception of the Champions League, the Gunners have struggled to take their domestic form with them when they go to the airport, reaching the final just once and crashing out early every other year. In that same time Manchester...
  20. Slipperduke

    Scolari Still Not Happy

    Under ordinary circumstances with an ordinary manager, a 4-0 victory in the Champions League might be considered worthy of celebration. However, it is rapidly becoming apparent that Luiz Felipe Scolari is very far from ordinary. "We did not play very well," he complained afterwards. "We made...
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