Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Chelsea's Vindictive Pursuit of Adrian Mutu Over Drugs Shame: Just Wrong?

In July of this year, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled against Adrian Mutu's appeal against FIFA for a breach of contract. As a result, the Fiorentina player was ordered to pay his old employers, Chelsea, £14.65 million. Was the result fair?

EPL Review: Ancelloti Out, Torres Rout, Arsenal Win Ugly, and Spurs

It was a weekend to remember in the Premiership. Thirty-seven goals were scored over the 10 fixtures, the Chelsea machine was finally beaten, Fernando Torres beat Hull, and Arsenal finally won without playing well.

There was a multitude of great stories on Saturday, starting with the Blues shock defeat to Wigan at the DW stadium.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Spurs 5-0 Burnley: Four-midable Keane as Tottenham Stroll to Win Over Clarets

Robbie Keane scored four goals in five as Spurs returned to their winning ways against hapless Burnley at White Hart Lane. The Irish striker continued his impressive partnership with Jermain Defoe as Spurs ripped the Clarets to pieces in front of their home crowd.

Robin Van Persie Admits To Exaggerated Simulation, But He Doesn't Dive...

Robin van Persie took the strange steps today of admitting that he goes down too easily whilst saying he also despises cheaters and divers.

The Arsenal player has come under some abuse from opposing fans for going down far too easily over the last few seasons.

His comments come only a few weeks after Eduardo, his Arsenal team-mate, escaped a charge through a technicality after he dived against Celtic in the qualifying round of the Champions League.

Monday, September 21, 2009

EPL Review: Hughes Cries Over Spilt Milk, Liverpool... and Chelsea Hammer Spurs

This weekend's EPL action saw the "big four" all win while the two pretenders to their dominance were both beaten. Aston Villa moved back to where everyone thought they would be, and Blackburn moved to where everyone hopes they will stay.

The first big derby of the season produced a classic in forward play and a nightmare in defensive play as Manchester United beat Manchester City 4-3 with Michael Owen popping up in the sixth minute of injury time to claim the winner after Micah Richards went walkabout instead of staying with his man...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Spurs' Season Threatened By Defensive Crisis, Could Ledley King Be Finished?

A defensive crisis of biblical proportions is threatening to destroy all of Tottenham Hotspur's good early season work after Ledley King and Sebastian Bassong joined fellow centre halves, Johnathan Woodgate and Michael Dawson, on the sidelines.

FIFA Begin's "Quest" Into Premier League Bung Culture Without EPL Knowledge

FIFA have taken the unprecedented step of hiring Quest Investigations, one of the worlds leading corporate investigation companies, to look into a series of transfer deals emanating from the Premier League in England.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Will Manchester City Ever Be United?

This weekend sees Manchester United take on their city rivals, Manchester City, at Old Trafford, in what is certain to be one of the defining games of the season. Welcome to Manchester...

Monday, September 14, 2009

UEFA Overturn Eduardo Ban: But It Raises More Questions Than Answers

UEFA have taken the monumental decision to overturn the ban given to Arsenal's Eduardo for diving. The Croatian international had been set to miss the Gunners opening two fixtures in the Champions League, but after today's decision he is free to play.

Eduardo had been found guilty of diving to win a penalty in Arsenal's Champions League qualifier against Celtic last month. The penalty which was converted by the striker ultimitely ended the tie as a competitive fixture, seeing the Gunners through to the lucrative group stages comfortably.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Adebayor Set To Be Charged By FA After Stamp and Provocative Celebration

Emmanuel Adebayor looks set to be handed a lengthy ban for the manner of his provocative celebration and for his vicious stamp on Robin van Persie in Manchester City's 4-2 victory over Arsenal.

The City striker scored late on against his old team and then turned and raced over 100 yards, avoiding his own team players, before sliding on his knees before the irate Arsenal fans at the far end of the pitch.

The very same fans he celebrated with last season...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Manchester United: Spurs Handed Reality Check By Champions

Manchester United put in a performance worthy of champions today at Spurs, as they came from behind to beat Tottenham 3-1 despite having to suffer the ignominy of Paul Scholes being sent off.

Goals from Ryan Giggs, Anderson, and Wayne Rooney cancelled out an early overhead kick by the on-form Jermain Defoe as United swept Harry Redknapp's resurgent Spurs aside.

Manchester City: Fast Becoming the Most Hated Team In the EPL?

Newcastle United, in they hay-day were everyone's favourite second team, they were beautiful to watch. As is the current Manchester City team, but unlike Newcastle, this City team are beginning to get up peoples noses. Why?

As ever, there are a number of reasons, some of them are credible while others aren't. Let's take a look...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wayne Rooney: The Key Player for Fabio Capello as England Qualify for World Cup

It was going to take something special from the not-so-special Croats to deny England at Wembley tonight, but judging by this performance nothing was going to deny Fabio Capello's team a deserved place in South Africa next year.

England well and truly humbled the team ranked ninth in the world by FIFA, a 5-1 mauling sending a clear message to all who will travel to the World Cup in South Africa next summer that England are a team who could go far in the tournament.