Snow, Bitter Cold Lead to English Postponements

Snow covers the field at Stonebridge Road in Gravesend, where Ebbsfleet United's match for Saturday against visiting Tamworth was postponed. Photo by Paul Jarvis.

Fans of English soccer below the top two flights found it difficult to attend a match because 21 matches were postponed Friday and Saturday as the result of Britain’s first severe cold snap and snow. According to the Met Office, […]

Theo Walcott Signs $29 Million Contract to Stay at Arsenal

Theo Walcott would earn £100,000 a week under a new contract with Arsenal. Photo from freebetshq.com.au

After spending the early part of this season in Arsene Wenger‘s doghouse, Theo Walcott signed a contract extension with Arsenal that will put him among the financially elite in the Premier League. Walcott inked a 3 1/2-year contract Friday afternoon […]

League Cup: Why We Want Bradford-Swansea

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Sam Allardyce to Receive Damages for False Claim

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce.  Photo from danae47/flickr

Sam Allardyce will receive “substantial” damages as the result of a court settlement that will close a defamation case against the manager who followed him at Blackburn Rovers. Allardyce, now manager at West Ham United, reportedly will receive an estimated […]

Arsenal’s Ticket Scheme Angers Fans

Emirates Stadium seats about 60,000 for matches. Photo from sugimoto/flickr

Manchester City‘s return of about 900 away tickets for Sunday’s match with Arsenal has led to a backlash from Premier League fans who oppose the club’s ticket-pricing policy. The return of the tickets, valued at £62 ($100), for City’s 2-0 […]

Edinson Cavani Gets Interest from Manchester City

Napoli striker Edinson Cavani is being considered as a potential transfer target for Manchester City.
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Manchester City is considering going after Italy’s leading scorer, Edinson Cavani, during the January transfer window, a coach with the club confirmed to the media this week. Cavani, a 25-year-old striker, has scored 16 goals in 16 games for Napoli, […]

Jonathan Walters’ ‘Bad Day’ Aids Chelsea Win

Jonathan Walters walks away after one of his two own goals against Chelsea. Photo from eircom.net

So you think you have had bad days at work? Try having one in front of about 28,000 people, not to mention later when millions of people would see what you did? Jonathan Walters became the “star” of television highlight […]

Could Rangers Leave Scottish Leagues?

Charles Green objects to a plan that could hinder Rangers' ability to return to the top flight of Scottish soccer.  Photo from CarlukeDave/flickr

The chief executive of Rangers said the club would consider finding a league outside of Scotland if a plan to restructure its soccer leagues is implemented. Representatives of Scottish clubs met Tuesday to discuss a plan that would bring together […]

New Year’s Resolution for Each English Premier League Team

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Who Wants Jack Butland?

Birmingham is attempting to sell Jack Butland at a bargain price to ensure financial stability.
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It seems like everybody in the Premier League has been interested in Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland. So far six league clubs have reportedly expressed interest in the 19-year-old English international. The Daily Star newspaper of London reported that Arsenal, Liverpool, […]

FA Cup: Non-Leaguers Slay Championship Clubs

Macclesfield players celebrate their shock FA Cup victory over Championship leaders Cardiff City. Photo from http://eircomsports.eircom.net

It was time Saturday for the big boys to enter the FA Cup. It also is usually the time when the little minnows — clubs outside the Premier and Football Leagues — are supposed to dutifully step aside. Two of […]

Are Blackburn Rovers’ Owners Turning Club Into Joke?

Blackburn Rovers' director of football operations Shebby Singh. Photo by saramini1/flickr

Last week we discussed an owner whose ambitions might come back to hurt his club. But there also are the clueless ones, those who make fans pull their hair and scream as their club falls down the standings. Blackburn Rovers […]