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  1. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Soccer diplomacy is a win-win for EPL and China

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 09:45pm by Peter Simpson

    ... of 20 clubs now have foreign owners. Scudamore insisted the EPL remains English through and through despite the foreign influx. "We have a pretty sophisticated marketing machine ... the midweek clash between the Saints and Aston Villa. Every home match has sizeable contingents of Chinese, Koreans, Taiwanese, Hongkongers and Japanese, a cultural mix witnessed at most EPL clubs ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Patriotism involves much angst when watching England

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 08:49pm by Peter Simpson

    ... to German players. But half of those auditioning are hard-pressed to secure regular EPL club games. There's little point indulging in the debate about too many foreign players in the domestic ... line-up, it was an occasion to wear our club's colours with pride in the vast arena the Chile coach described as "the cathedral of football". It was Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez who ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    England's failures due to EPL's success

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... the answer is simple: the large number of foreign players, managers and club owners elbowing our boys off the pitch. The fundamental right of English players to rise as far as their talent will take ... foreign player and manager quotas, controls over club ownership- plus a drastic reduction in the multinational decadence and commercialism of the rip-roaring league that so captivates the world- ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Bundesliga on a roll but still can't claim the EPL's crown

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... vain foreigners egotists- the Middle Eastern sheikhs, the Russian oligarchs and the Americans- taking over and running amok. Unlike England where scores of clubs operate their finances ... to the top German club next season. There's no point denying the Bundesliga is on a roll. More fans watch league matches in Germany than anywhere else in Europe, with an average attendance ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Oh, we fickle fans of short memories

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Southampton. The unexpected announcement that hero manager Nigel Adkins had been sacked by the club's foreign owners to be replaced by a non-English-speaking, obscure Latino- the former Argentina ... for reasons not properly, if ever, explained. Yet we direct only muted ire at the ruthless, deep-pocketed foreign owners- those who with one hand injected cash and optimism and with the other deliver ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Gareth Bale a victim of UK media hyperbole

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... this season for club and country, scoring four in consecutive EPL games. He also has a hat-trick of last-gasp clinchers which have propelled Spurs to third in the EPL and helped march them towards ... a two-footed maestro like Ronaldo. And should he be snapped up by a foreign team come the summer, his technical flaws might be exposed in the more artistic environs of the Spanish league. Bale ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Name and shame the plummeting prima donnas

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... to a victory. Diving, and moaning about it, are back in fashion and making an unwanted splash in the headlines. And once more, the sporting EPL hosts are blaming their foreign and highly paid charges ... to complaints from Manchester City's Sergio Aguero that foreign imports have a tougher time with referees in the EPL. Ferguson, who last fielded questions on this subject when Ashley Young's ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    EPL horror show has big box-office appeal to world

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... soap opera. Rather than foreign broadcasters shunning the shenanigans and imbroglios, the raucous, often poisonous melodrama adds to the league's perverse charm. Indeed, it might well ... and the 20 clubs access to 21 different TV stations across the mainland, but the US deal stands out as it takes the league into new territory. America has been a far harder nut to crack than China ...



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