Dear Manchester City: It’s Over

This scene from the 2009 Premier League season likely will be repeated as Manchester City are huge favorites to win the league in May. Photo from redcafe.net

Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra, who was always good for a quip, said about sports, “The game isn’t over until it’s over.” For Manchester City, “the game” — the Premier League season — is over. We are sure […]

Roller Coaster for Nottingham Forest Fans

Nottingham Forest owners, from left, Fawaz, Abdulaziz and Omar Al-Hasawi stand in the City Grounds.
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If you know any Nottingham Forest fans, give them a hug. If you’re a fan of the Reds, you have our sympathy. The return of Billy Davies as manager on Feb. 7 began another chapter in what was expected to […]

Sissoko Enjoys Newcastle Start

As Petr Cech gets the ball, Moussa Sissoko celebrates one of his two goals in Newcastle's 3-2 win over Chelsea.
Photo from footmercato,net

Sometimes it just takes a change of scenery for a player to shine. Moussa Sissoko has taken his move to heart, and Newcastle United has been a happy beneficiary since his arrival. Sissoko joined Newcastle on Jan. 25 from the […]

Europol Claims Match-Fixing on Grand Scale

Europol director Rob Wainwright speaks during Monday's press conference.  Photo from kinderohnerechte.org

Monday’s announcement by Europol about an investigation its officials claim involves at least 425 soccer players, match officials, club officials and criminals to affect almost 700 matches in Europe sent fans into shock. There have been many match-fixing scandals in […]

Peter Odemwingie Has Some Explaining to Do

Peter Odemwingie will remain at West Bromwich Albion. Photo from zimbio.com

Transfer day became a soap opera for two Premier League clubs after Peter Odemwingie had thought he was headed to Queens Park Rangers. Instead, he will have to repair a few relationships as he will remain at West Bromwich Albion. […]

Gary Hooper Will Remain at Celtic

Gary Hooper will be in the Celtic lineup for its Champions League knockout-stage matches against Juventus.
Photo from sportsworldreport.com

Norwich City‘s attempt to secure Gary Hooper from Celtic has failed after several transfer requests during the last two weeks were rejected. As the January transfer period entered the final day Thursday, rumors were that the Canaries were preparing a […]

Willian Moves to Anzhi in $48 Million Transfer

Anzhi Makhachkala will pay a European transfer high of $48 million to receive Brazilian midfielder Willian.
Photo from uefa.com

Premier League sides Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were hot to get midfielder Willian during the transfer window. Those hopes were dashed when the Brazilian was sent to the Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala for what would be the highest fee in […]

Queens Park Rangers Bring Christopher Samba Back to England

Christopher Samba will return to the Premier League after signing with Queens Park Rangers.
Photo from talksport.uk

In what manager Harry Redknapp called a surprise, Queens Park Rangers have acquired Christopher Samba on a transfer from Anzhi Makhachkala. Samba, a 28-year old defender who previously spent 4 1/2 years with Premier League side Blackburn Rovers, returns to […]

Birmingham Desperate to Sell Jack Butland

Birmingham is attempting to sell Jack Butland at a bargain price to ensure financial stability.
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It has been known in England that Birmingham has endured a rocky road financially for several years. Selling its most valuable player, Jack Butland, at a fire-sale price, however, appears to be an act of desperation. Butland declined an offer […]

Mario Balotelli Wins, Will Go to Milan

Mario Balotelli and Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will part ways as the striker will go to Milan.
Photo from kilburntimes.co.uk

After a month of rumors and back-and-forth haggling between clubs, Italian badboy Mario Balotelli will head to Milan, an official with the club announced. Balotelli, whose 2 1/2 years at Manchester City alternated between outstanding and aggravating, will move to […]

FA Cup Turns into Premier League Nightmare

Oldham Athletic players thank Matt Smith on one of his two-first half goals against Liverpool. Photo from tv2.no

  The beauty of the FA Cup is that the top-flight clubs are equals to those below them on the field at match time. For the Premier League, however, it turned into a bloodbath as five sides were knocked out […]

Supporters Increasingly Becoming Owners

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