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EPL power of 10

As we enter 2011, EPL Power of Ten picks its top 10 performers of the season so far (in no particular order).
Happy New Year peeps. Now I got a bit morose in my last blog, as the chill of an English winter got into the bones, but now with the Sydney cloud on my back, lets look at the positives and my personal choice for the players of the season so far ...

The longest winter

The big freeze has left many to ponder on the game in its 'homeland" and the realisation that all is not well in English football.
See if you name this country: there’s been a failed World Cup bid leaving much soul searching.The national team disappointed in South Africa capitulating to the Germans. There are calls for a complete re-structuring of management. The domestic...

EPL power of 10

The topsy turvy league continues to surprise and delight, but the storm clouds gather over Chelsea.
1. Carlo sees his allies fall For Ancelotti, November has been a disaster. Chelsea dropped more points at Newcastle, thanks to a howler from Alex, after a week where the second string struggled past Zilina and Frank Arnesen announced his dep...

EPL power of 10

Carlo wants out, Bolton is the new Barca and Arsenal, well, the less said about it the better.
1. Ancelotti is on the brink Which is ridiculous of course. I mean a couple of dodgy results with some players missing. But Big Boss appears to have spoken. The Wilkins sacking has had an impact on the players, and the coach, and the fans' percep...

EPL power of 10

The English Premier League sides competing in the UEFA Champions League are struggling, while the heat is suddenly on Arsene.
The English Premier League sides competing in the UEFA Champions League are struggling, while the heat is suddenly on Arsene.The Hangover The English Premier League sides competing in the UEFA Champions League are struggling, while the heat is ...

Bale the tip of the iceberg

As Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott bask in the Europe limelight, spare a thought for the academy that produced them.
While Gareth Bale is the toast of Europe, the talent factory he came from struggles. Many years ago, in another life I produced a fly-on-the-wall documentary series called 'The Academy" for British network Channel 5. We followed the 16-19 y...

The EPL power of 10

Manchester City shows it is actually rubbish, Newcastle United loves its neighbours and Mark Clattenburg, well...
1. Gomes, Clattenburg and 'Arry Well, where do you start? I think they are all to blame. And Nani, and the linesman. It was a handball, but clearly, Clattenburg didn't relay his "advantage" decision clearly enough. But Gomes should know bet...

The EPL power of 10

Will he, won’t he. Well we wonder no more. After a week of fevered speculation the EPL blog returns.
1. Oh Wayne. Oh Fergie. Don’t believe the hype. There are no winners in this sorry saga other than Rooney’s odious agent. Fergie saved a bit of face, but ultimately showed how desperate he was the keep 'The Boy’. Wayne made his point, but n...

The EPL power of 10

The world’s most infrequent EPL blog returns to talk Liverpool, horror tackles and England’s Kevin Davies (yes, really).
The world’s most infrequent EPL blog returns to talk Liverpool, horror tackles and England’s Kevin Davies (yes, really). 1. Woy’s Weds are in Weal Twubble Cheap gag I know to pick out Roy’s slight speech impediment, but given the rest of the f...

The EPL power of 10

Berba proved them all wrong, Arsene blew his top, and Chelsea enjoyed a training ground knock about.
1. Berbatov is Better than Rooney At the moment anyway. But then the marketing guru at Gold Coast United is outperforming The Boy as things stand... Berbatov has been excellent this season. On Sunday he was outstanding. A hat-trick of real q...