5:05 AM EDT, Sat November 01, 2014
The Tilehurst End 22 mins ago

Blackburn v Reading FC: Match Preview

Reading travel to Ewood Park to face Blackburn on Saturday afternoon and Phil Owtram provides all the key information ahead of the game. Blackburn v Reading  League ChampionshipSaturday 1st November 2014, KO 3PMEwood Park Referee: Carl Boyeson Reading (14th) Form (all comps): WLLLDReading v Blackpool: 3-0Bournemouth v Reading: 3-0Reading v Derby: 0-3Brentford v Reading: 3-1Leeds v Reading: 0-0 Reading ended their run of 7 games without a win when they beat Blackpool 3-0 at the Madejski Stadium last Saturday afternoon. A Glenn Murray header and a penalty from Nick Blackman either side...
Pre-Newcastle Overnight Open Thread

Pre-Newcastle Overnight Open Thread

Five questions to pass the time as we wait for kickoff from St James' Park. 1) What does the fullback situation look like? 2) Rested midweek, does Steven Gerrard make an undisputed return to the starting line-up? 3) Does Fabio Borini get the nod from the start for the first time in approximately forever? 4) Who is rested ahead of the Champions League match next week versus Real Madrid? 5) Time of the first goal? Bonus: Newcastle upon Tyne has several "sister cities", amongst them Atlanta (USA), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), and Malmö (Sweden). In a mini international competition comprising your...
The Liverpool Offside 9 hours ago

Newcastle United vs. Liverpool, 11.01.14

Preview, team news, ways to watch, lineups, live coverage, and reactions as Liverpool travel to Tyneside to face in-form Newcastle United at St. James' Park. October wasn't an overwhelmingly successful month for Liverpool, with two losses in the Champions League and a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Hull City, but if we're looking for silver linings, they manage to win three of six on offer despite not being at their best, and in each of those matches they had to find a winner after conceding an equalizer or going down a goal. Brendan Rodgers loves to talk about character and strength,...
The Short Fuse 10 hours ago

Arsenal vs. Burnley: Match Preview

The last-placed team in the top flight comes to the Emirates. Arsenal vs. Burnley English Premier League Sunday, November 1 8AM PT/11AM ET/3PM BT Emirates Stadium, London League Form: ARS slightly better but unconvincing | BUR I just feel bad mocking them US TV: NBC Extra Time | Worldwide TV: livesoccertv.com NOTE: British Summer Time ended last weekend, so in the US this game kicks off an hour later than you'd probably expect it to. US readers, don't forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night. The "honor" of turning in the worst season in the history of the Premier League belongs...
Anfield Asylum 10 hours ago
So Many Birds: AA's Newcastle Preview

So Many Birds: AA's Newcastle Preview

Liverpool take on Newcastle on Saturday in what has, for the longest time, been one of the Premier League's most mouthwatering encounters. UK: 12:45PM-BT Sport US: 8:45AM-NBC Sports Liverpool visit St. James's Park on Saturday after respective cup victories in the week. Newcastle have their tails up after a great performance against holders and league champions Man City, but there's no reason for Liverpool not to be in full gear either. Jose Enrique has a problem with his knee and will not travel with the squad to face his former team, but he's the only new concern with Mamadou Sakho, Jon...
Cottagers Confidential 10 hours ago

Is promotion still a realistic goal for Fulham?

Fulham are full of optimism since Kit took over, but Felix dug a big hole. He only managed one point in his seven matches. Is that simply too big to come back from? To analyze this, I went back through every season since Fulham was last in the Championship. That's fourteen years worth of data. I found the point total for the team in sixth place, the point total of the playoff winner, and the point totals for the two automatically promoted sides. It's laid out in this table. Year Team Position Points Promoted 2014 Leicester...
The Liverpool Offside 11 hours ago
Rumour Mongering: Reus Plays Down Transfer Talk

Rumour Mongering: Reus Plays Down Transfer Talk

Everyone's favorite transfer target doesn't sound too terribly interested in leaving Dortmund just now. One of the hottest rumors for Liverpool fans for months has been the club being continually connected to a certain German star. Whenever people talk about improving Liverpool's attack, one name is almost unanimously the first to roll off everyone's tongues: Marco Reus. There was another burst of transfer rumors involving Reus moving to Anfield recently, after talks on a contract extension were believed to have stalled between the player and Borussia Dortmund. Adding in Bayern Munich...
Cottagers Confidential 12 hours ago

Cottage Talk: Fulham vs. Wigan Preview

Take a listen to the radio show that focuses on Fulham Football club. This is our preview of Fulham vs. Wigan. Check Out Soccer Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with cottagetalk on BlogTalkRadio
Lion Of Vienna Suite 13 hours ago
Norwich City v Bolton Wanderers: Lineups and Commentary

Norwich City v Bolton Wanderers: Lineups and Commentary

Live updates from Carrow Road as a rejuvenated Wanderers visit Norwich City, relegated from the Premier League last season. Bolton visit Norwich tonight, with Neil Lennon leading his side into a third away fixture in his fourth game in charge. Wanderers will be full of confidence with two wins in Lennon's three games, and much more positive performances under their belt. Bolton team news is that Jermaine Beckford retains his place up top, with Mark Davies returning to the starting eleven and Oscar Threlkeld coming in to start in place of Kevin McNaughton. The hosts Norwich boast a strong...
Bitter and Blue 13 hours ago
Who Should Start Against Manchester United

Who Should Start Against Manchester United

Whoever it is, we better not play a 4-4-2. The reason we preface this exercise in punditry with the caveat that Pellegrini is better at this than we are is because we sincerely believed it to be true. But I'll say this: in light of the enormous minutes they played previously, and in light of depth supposedly being a team strength, and as we were playing a relatively early round of the fourth most important competition we are engaged in, I'll confidently proclaim that I sure as hell would know not to start David Silva and Yaya Toure. The risk of injury was too damn high before and during...
Cartilage Free Captain 13 hours ago
Tottenham Hotspur #ScaryStoriesIn5Words

Tottenham Hotspur #ScaryStoriesIn5Words

BOO! Happy Halloween. Let's tell Spurs' #ScaryStoriesIn5Words. Welcome to the Emirates, friend David Bentley, former record signing Liverpool are back in Europe Alan Hutton is here now Harry Kane closed his mouth Spurs near deal for Damaio The 2012 Champions League Final Welcome home, Mr. Tim Sherwood Adebayor starts over Harry Kane Tom Carroll on the Bench Help, I'm lost in Woolwich Levy consider supporters trust ideas What if Harry signed Suarez?! Mido found the candy corn Spurs playing, out of whiskey Look at Sherwood's winning percentage Harry thinks Bale is leftback Kyle Walker is at...
The Liverpool Offside 14 hours ago

Former Everton Goalkeeper Thinks Mignolet Isn't Good Enough For Liverpool

Neville Southall, most notable for once being a rather rotund goalkeeper for Everton, thinks that Simon Mignolet is not and never will be good enough for Liverpool. OK then. Former players love to talk. Talk about their glory days, talk about how the game was better in their day, complain about how spoiled players are these days, or just generally yell at clouds until someone pays attention to them. Apparently, Neville Southall is no exception. The former Everton goalkeeper, who played over 500 league matches on the blue side of the Mersey before an affinity for pies left him less than...
Cartilage Free Captain 14 hours ago

Harry Kane could start against Villa

I guess. Maybe? I dunno. Leave MoPo alone. Tottenham need to be scoring more goals, but fortunately our youngest striker has been running rampant lately. Harry Kane has scored 8 goals in his 12 appearances for Spurs this season. So will he start this Sunday in the league against Aston Villa and fire Spurs' offense to glory? Let's ask Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. "Yes, maybe" FFS MoPo. When a reporter asks you if you're going to start a scoring God, you say YES. "We are very happy with him. Everyone is very important. But it's not difficult. It's a good thing he is scoring...
Heapylatic / Pie Eaters Footie 14 hours ago

Match Preview: Wigan Athletic vs Fulham

Big big game this weekend, first off we need to carry on our recent excellent form; secondly we need to avoid losing to a team who are no closing in on our backsides. Uwe Rosler must have felt like divine intervention after a 2-1 win last weekend against league leaders Derby County. Well now we are five games unbeaten and we need to start getting points on the board and get up and up the table. The club now has to start realizing the dream of getting promotion back to the Premier League. The team itself is still chopped and changed every other week as Rosler continues to try and find his...
The Fighting Cock 14 hours ago

Forget the league, let’s win a cup

Is it time to stop worrying about the league and concentrate on the glory a cup victory can bring? As things stand, Will Colwell is tired of aiming for “4th best” and wants us to focus our efforts elsewhere.
Lion Of Vienna Suite 14 hours ago

Match preview: Norwich City v Bolton Wanderers

So far Neil Lennon can call his time in charge a success, but will he still be able to do so at 10 o'clock on Friday night? Neil Lennon has picked up more points from his three games in charge of Bolton than Dougie Freedman did in the ten games he was in charge of this season. However, Lennon's first three games in charge haven't been anywhere near as challenging as the one he faces in front of the tv cameras on Friday night, and for the first time in ages I can say that the manager hit the nail on the head in his press conference in the lead up to this game. It's certainly no secret that...
Cottagers Confidential 14 hours ago
Cottage Talk Live At 7PM GMT

Cottage Talk Live At 7PM GMT

Take a listen to the radio show that focuses on Fulham Football Club. This is our preview of Fulham vs. Wigan. To listen live click here.
Cartilage Free Captain 14 hours ago

Premier League Projections, Week 9

This has to be a quick one, I'm working on a secret project. Shhhh. We had some movement in the Premier League this weekend. Tottenham Hotspur took a bad tumble being outplayed at home by Newcastile, dropping down into the Everton zone of "hey maybe it isn't our year," West Ham United continued their improbable journey with a convincing victory over Manchester City. Right now I have the gap between Spurs, Everton and the Hammers as basically rounding error. One of them might make a run, but odds are good it won't be more than one of them. The big match of the weekend was Chelsea's away...
The Tilehurst End 15 hours ago

TOTW Special: #ScaryStoriesIn5Words

Hoops brings us a Hallowe'en special after asking Royals fans for their contributions to the #ScaryStoriesIn5Words hashtag. It all started so simply. Hal Robson-Kanu up front. #ScaryStoriesIn5Words— Hoops (@RoyalHoops) October 31, 2014 Jason Roberts as Club Ambassador. #ScaryStoriesIn5Words— Hoops (@RoyalHoops) October 31, 2014 @royalhoops #scarystoriesin5words Tommy Burns given transfer warchest— David Gorgon (@Wallid74) October 31, 2014 Then... Pop. If I get enough #readingfc #ScaryStoriesIn5Words directed my way I might do a @TheTilehurstEnd #TTEtweets special. The onus is on...
The Tilehurst End 15 hours ago

Reading Player Of The Month - October 2014 Results

Three months down, three different winners of The Tilehurst End's Reading Player Of The Month award... And it's Adam Federici who takes home the gong having picked up 37% of your votes. The Aussie stopper had by far the best performance by any Reading player in October as he stopped Bournemouth knocking more than three past us in defeat at the iPro. It was the tightest vote so far this season as Adam won by just 7% from Jamie Mackie - the winger grabbed two Man Of The Match awards in October but couldn't follow up with the monthly award, winning 30% of your votes. Hope Akpan did enough in...

EPL Player News

  • 3 Steven Gerrard

    Steven Gerrard

    Liverpool FC set to open contract talks with captain Steven Gerrard

  • 1 Philippe Coutinho

    Philippe Coutinho

    Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho: We've got to improve and rediscover last season's form

  • 1 Olivier Giroud

    Olivier Giroud

    Olivier Giroud set to return to Arsenal training three weeks ahead of schedule

  • 1 Mamadou Sakho

    Mamadou Sakho

    West Ham ace wins London24’s POTM gong ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal stars

  • 1 Leighton Baines

    Leighton Baines

    Gareth Barry salutes Everton FC's assist machine - Leighton Baines

EPL Photos