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Notes from a Friday afternoon.

Posted: August 27, 2010 by thepremierleagueowl in General
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Marc-Antoine Fortune has rejoined West Brom from Celtic, quite why that is seen as a good idea by Roberto Di Matteo remains a mystery. Charles N’Zogbia is having a medical at Birmingham, which now means that Wigan possess the worst defence in the league whilst also carrying no attacking threat whatsoever. The future is bright […]

My goodness there are a lot of people who don’t want to see Tottenham in the Champions League. As Spurs eased past Young Boys Bern last night, the achievement was lost under the weight of the vilification of Jermain Defoe’s handball. Forgetting the favourable decision to allow YBB’s opening goal nine days ago, it seems […]

‘The Sun’ is…like…well-clever.

Posted: August 25, 2010 by thepremierleagueowl in General
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The Sun, friend of the illiterate, virgins, fascists, and those indulging in domestic violence, have gone all ‘Anti-Capello’ again. The reason? Fabio Capello has allowed Jack Wilshere to play for the Under 21s – making him ineligible for the senior squad. That would be the same Jack Wilshere that has looked out of his depth […]

Ashley Young will already have been on the phone to his agent… The day Martin O’Neil handed in his resignation at Aston Villa, the future looked less bright in the midlands. Less bright, but not bleak – Villa fans could correctly have reasoned that they still had a very competitive squad, even if the manager […]

Arteta ready for England

Posted: August 21, 2010 by thepremierleagueowl in General
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As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago here, Mikel Arteta qualifies to play for England through the residency rule. Interestingly enough the BBC has reported that the Spaniard would be ‘open’ to a call-up, with him quoted as saying: “If one day the opportunity comes obviously I would have to consider it very seriously” […]

Couple of notes this morning… Vladimir Weiss should be a Glasgow Rangers player by the end of the day, the Slovakian is set to move to Glasgow on a year’s loan. Does moving to the SPL on loan actually, in football terms, equate to being dead for a year? James Milner will wear the number […]

News that is as appealing as the Colin Montgomery sex-scandal now – Mario Balotelli will complete his move to Manchester City in the next 48 hours. Enough inches have already been dedicated to ‘Super Mario’ in this corner of the internet, so we’ll just stand-by everything we’ve said about him, and his agent, and wait […]

New Premier League Ball Launched

Posted: August 10, 2010 by thepremierleagueowl in General

Say hello to the Nike Total 90 Tracer…we’ll save you the usual ’roundest ball ever, lots of panels’ rhetoric that usually accompanies ball launches, but this was today unveiled as Nike’s effort for the Premier League 2010/11 season.