English Premier League

White Hart Pain - Inheriting A Mediocre Team

Jared Joffe | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Sport
Jared Joffe

I expect disappointment, I expect to narrowly fall short and be left with the inevitable 'what if' questions that will haunt me for years to come. But whatever the result, most Spurs fans will turn up again next season with the same gusto and passion as always - because that's all we know.

December Is The New November For Arsenal

Chris Darwen | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Disgraced former England manager Allardyce is rumoured to be off to China. It has nothing to do with the money though, right? He has learned his lesson on that one. The rumours that Rooney might be following him are getting louder. Rooney to China at the end of the season would have to spell the end of his England career and many would consider that the finest Christmas present he could give to the English game. Not me though, I'm a fan.

How Online Video Took Over In 2016 And What's In Store For 2017

Dror Ginzberg | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Dror Ginzberg

This year has seen significant developments in the media industry that will have long lasting effects going well beyond 2016. Every major media trend from this past year centred around video, which now accounts for over two-thirds of all internet traffic. There's been three key trends that standout in my mind:

Dear Gareth - Could You Make England Play Like Spurs Please?

Chris Darwen | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Dear Gareth. Could you make England play like Spurs please? Thanks. Before we wax lyrical about the Premier League to soften the blow of losing it ...

Video Replays In Football: Surely It's Time?

Ross Ayling | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Sport
Ross Ayling

Over the pond, video replays are used to assist official's decisions in basketball, ice hockey and baseball. So someone please tell me why the suits over at football HQ haven't given it the green light yet? The sooner we get them in, the better and fairer the game will be.

Tales From The Top Flight

Chris Darwen | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

I thought I would break up today's column with something very, very funny for once. Yes, none of the usual tongue-in-cheek, poke fun stuff here. I am going for downright hilarious. Yaya Toure's agent has claimed both United and Arsenal are interested in his client. I'll just leave that there for a second and you can decide for yourselves whether there is any point in me continuing today. I mean, I'm not going to top that am I?

Pre-Season Ponderings: Swansea City to West Ham United

Tarutr Malhotra | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Sport
Tarutr Malhotra

West Ham have been real lucky this summer, taking advantage of so many different unknown factors to sign players of quality like Feghouli and Tore. Ever since Gary Neville left Valencia after a scintillating few months, Feghouli has been unable to forget his time there...

Why the English Premier League Should Look Towards Indonesia

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Sport
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

As Indonesians, accessing the official website of the English Premier League (EPL) offers a channel to something interesting. The website has seven la...

Leicester on Top of the World

Keith Vaz | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

With the success of the Foxes, the city itself will at last get the recognition it deserves. When people across the world spin a globe, they will point to Leicester; when they visit the United Kingdom, they may now make the journey to the centre of world club football, the King Power stadium. Leicester's motto, 'Semper Eadem' means 'Always the Same'. This is a rare moment to disagree with history, but things are not the same in Leicester anymore, and they will never be again.

Now That's What You Call A Pitch Invasion....

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Sport

AFC Bournemouth all but clinched promotion to the Premier League on Monday night and their fans celebrated in emphatic style, with 11,000 supporters i...

Loic Remy Will Never Overhaul Diego Costa

Matt Gault | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

Despite Remy's decisive contribution against Steve Bruce's side, he is unlikely to usurp Costa as the chief provider of goals at Stamford Bridge anytime soon. The harsh reality for Remy is that he is a victim of Jose Mourinho's preferred 4-2-3-1 system.

Steven Gerrard's Ego Problem Is Threatening to Ruin His Legacy

Chris Deeley | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

For some Liverpool fans, Gerrard will no longer just be the man who dragged them back from the brink over and over again. Now, he's the egotist who ran out of the talent to back up his personality.

The Premier League Most Wanted for 2015/2016

David Fearnhead | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Sport
David Fearnhead

At just 23-years-old the striker already comes with a big price-tag, but it's not put off the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal all of whom have been linked to the player..

Spurs Aren't 'Spursy' Anymore

Theo Delaney | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

In just a few months Pochettino has managed to assert his authority in a way that none of his recent predecessors have. The football has been entertaining, the results have been good, but it is the manner in which they have been achieved that has been the clearest and most welcome manifestation of his influence.

Understanding The Premier League's Shockingly Expensive TV Deal In 7 Easy Slides

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Sport

£5.136bn – that’s how much Sky and rival BT paid for the rights to screen Premier League football from 2016 to 2019. The princely sum is 70% h...

Sky Sports And BT Sport Spend Big

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Sport

£5.136bn – that’s the GDP of Moldova. It's also the figure for which the Premier League has peddled the UK television rights for the 2016-2019 se...

Tottenham Have What It Takes to Win at Anfield

Theo Delaney | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

For Tottenham to make a game of it all that's required is more of the relentless intensity and flair that did for Arsenal. In Sturridge, Sterling and the in-form Coutinho, Liverpool have dangerous attackers but they look less than impregnable at the back.

History Will Judge Aaron Lennon's Exhilarating Tottenham Career Kindly

Theo Delaney | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

The moment when a player leaves a club isn't usually the time that his efforts get the fairest assessment. If he is going at the peak of his powers the fans are disinclined to appreciate the good times because they feel jilted. If he goes when his best days are behind him, fans are slow to remember him in his pomp.

The Fruity King Arena Anyone? Gaming Giant in Bullish Mood Over Plans to Enter Football

Gary Gowers | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Sport
Gary Gowers

British football may soon have a new brand name to add to the long list of those with strong associations to the beautiful game. Since the concept o...

Diego Costa: The Man to Solve Chelsea's Striker Nightmare

Jamie Currie | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Currie

Can Diego Costa buck the trend of failing Chelsea strikers? He can, he is a Mourinho-type player and able to spearhead the Blues' attack next season. He will give them the physical presence they have been sadly lacking since Drogba's departure.

Bringing Sexy Back

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

There's a risk associated with playing a certain style of football or with only certain players, and it is one which West Ham fans must note. It would take several transfer windows, not one, to transform West Ham... West Ham can't afford the drama of the drop or to risk restarting their current project under new management.

Team Focus: Teams Must Resist Dominating Van Gaal's Manchester United Next Season

Ben McAleer | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

While Van Gaal tends to do well when he takes over at a new club, teams found a way to counter his system at the World Cup. Provided United do not lure the opposition into a false sense of security in matches next season, the Dutch tactician may have to endure a rocky start in Manchester when the campaign kicks off next month before finding his feet in England.

Not Every 'Scandal' Should Lead to Resignation

Gavin Megaw | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Sport
Gavin Megaw

This is undoubtedly a headache to the Premier League, for club owners, and those who sit around the table once a fortnight. But they should think about what they are risking if they let Scudamore go. He has performed miracles at the Premier League, while continuing to support the rest of the game. To lose him from football would be a real scandal.

Gus Poyet - The South American With an English Heart

Tony Jimenez | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

t's an oft-used cliché, but, with an exciting and honest style of play, Gus is one of football's good guys - and will become an even more desirable commodity in world football. What odds on him one day representing England himself? It can surely only be a matter of time before the bigger clubs - or indeed the national team - come calling.

League Focus: The Battle to Avoid Relegation in the Premier League

Ben McAleer | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The Premier League title race took another twist at the weekend, but a win for table footers Fulham closed the gap between themselves and 14th placed Swansea. Just five points separate seven teams at the bottom of England's top tier, with the battle to stave off relegation expected to go down to the wire.