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Arsenal v Leicester (11pm Sunday AEDT) and Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (3:15am Monday AEDT) could well be season defining encounters on one of the most titanic days in Premier League history.
In the great big shiny world of the English Premier League, hyperbole has never been too far from the surface. The marvellous Mitchell and Webb satirised it wonderfully. Since 1992, Sky have brought UK fans “Super Sunday”.  Often an ironi...
They say 'You couldn’t script it'. Well clearly you can. You can script anything. Someone scripted Eddie Murphy in a fat suit a hundred times, and Tim Roth as a noble Sepp Blatter.
But I digress. This Premier League season has played out as though penned by Billy Shakespeare himself. A plot so full of twists and machinations. An ensemble of players created with a Machiavellian zeal. For years now, the EPL has been Ca...
It’s a curious time to be an England football fan. A perfect qualifying record, and a series of encouraging displays, should translate itself into a state of near hysteria; a frenzy of “This is our time!” “Three Lions Ready to Roar!!”.
WATCH SPAIN v ENGLAND LIVE on SBS and streamed online SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER from 6.30am AEDT. However, a succession of turgid Championship performances, from the Wally with the Brolly days of non-qualification, through the misery and capitu...
It’s not too fashionable to praise Michel Platini at the moment but among the Good, the Bad and the Ugly to come out of the Nyon fiefdom over the past few years, the decision to expand the UEFA European Championship to 24 teams, is beginning to...
Admittedly, at the time, it seemed crazy. Easier qualification for the big boys. More dead rubbers. Bloated schedules. But as we draw the curtain on the first qualifying campaign, it appears that the key component of the “Carre Magique” m...

Has City found its Heart?

Since being re-branded under new ownership in 2014, Melbourne City has been secure in it finances, but now it might have acquired something it couldn't buy; an identity.
The list of players missing was impressive. Internationals Hughes, Franjic, Zullo. Seasoned campaigners Gameiro, Novillo and Williams. Prominent young guns Melling and Mauk. And yet for 45 minutes, it’s Melbourne’s Sky Blues who bossed Syd...
As the final curtain approaches in Canada, it’s a time to reflect on the month that we’ve seen and experienced.
The women’s game has truly hit new heights. This has been a FIFA Women’s World Cup of fabulous goals, wonderful games, and a sporting tournament that has truly made an impact across the globe. The #FIFAWWC has inspired girls & women ar...

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 ...

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 d...

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...

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...