Archive for the ‘EPL’ Category

Five Premier League teams listed among most valuable sports franchises

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Forbes has released its latest list of the top 50 most valuable sports teams on the planet, with eight soccer teams in the top 50 as 52 teams are worth at least $2 billion. STREAM: Every PL match live ] Five Premier League teams make it, with Manchester United in sixth with a value of $3.81 billion, Man City in 25th at $2.69 billion, Chelsea 32nd at $2.58 billion, Arsenal in 42nd at $2.27 billion and Liverpool in 45th at $2.18 billion. Real Madrid and Barcelona lead the charge of most valuable soccer teams, sitting in third and fourth respectively with values of just over $4 billion, while Bayern Munich are in 17th with a valuation of $3.02 billion.

Chelsea hopes Christian Pulisic will expand US fan base

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Chelsea hopes Christian Pulisic will help the London club expand its U.S. fan base and assist the team's campaign to combat anti-Semitism. Chelsea bought the 20-year-old midfielder from Borussia Dortmund in January for 64 million euros (then $73 million), by far a record price for an American player, then loaned him back to the German club for the rest of the season. Pulisic can't play for Chelsea for a May 15 charity exhibition at the New England Revolution dubbed the "Final Whistle on Hate," but will play a role in Chelsea's promotional efforts after he joins in July.

Super Bowl 2019: VAR and what the Premier League can learn from NFL’s 40-year search for replay perfection

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Millwall are level with 15 minutes remaining against Premier League Everton and an FA Cup upset is well and truly on. Already running to the boundary, cornerback Nickel Robey-Coleman has no chance of turning back and hammers into Lewis before the ball hits the turf. "We have seven or eight players in the penalty area who can see the handball so how can the referee not see it?” Everton manager Marco Silva said shortly after watching his side tumble out of the FA Cup at Millwall on Saturday night.

Under Center Podcast: With NBC Sports Soccer’s Arlo White and Roger Bennett

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Under Center Podcast: With NBC Sports Soccers Arlo White and Roger Bennett originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.comTwo of the biggest Bears fans you'll meet happen to be two of the most recognizable voices of NBC Sports' Premier League coverage. Arlo

Fulham hires Claudio Ranieri after firing Jokanovic

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League with Fulham, two years after overcoming 5,000-1 odds to win the title with Leicester. The 67-year-old Italian coach was hired Wednesday by Fulham, which announced the firing of Slavisa Jokanovic at the same time. "The objective at Fulham should never be to merely survive in the Premier League," Ranieri said in a statement.

Premier League clubs’ frustration grows over Tottenham stadium delays

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Frustration is growing within Premier League clubs at Tottenham Hotspur’s ongoing stadium delay and the continued use of a Wembley pitch that was described on Tuesday night by PSV Eindhoven manager Mark van Bommel as “s----”. The annoyance centres not just on a playing surface that has also been used this autumn for American Football, as well as how clubs may face away games against Tottenham at different venues, but a view that the schedule to re-open White Hart Lane was always overly ambitious. The Premier League have allowed Spurs to play their home games so far this season at Wembley, but the sight of NFL markings and such a worn pitch in one of the prestige fixtures of the season against Manchester City has deepened disquiet among some rivals.

Premier League clubs’ frustration grows over Tottenham stadium delays

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Frustration is growing within Premier League clubs at Tottenham Hotspur’s ongoing stadium delay and the continued use of a Wembley pitch that was described on Tuesday night by PSV Eindhoven manager Mark van Bommel as “s----”. The annoyance centres not just on a playing surface that has also been used this autumn for American Football, as well as how clubs may face away games against Tottenham at different venues, but a view that the schedule to re-open White Hart Lane was always overly ambitious. The Premier League have allowed Spurs to play their home games so far this season at Wembley, but the sight of NFL markings and such a worn pitch in one of the prestige fixtures of the season against Manchester City has deepened disquiet among some rivals.

‘To play a football game in that pitch is not easy’ – Pep Guardiola says Wembley pitch helped Man City return to the top

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Pep Guardiola said that his Manchester City side had the poor Wembley pitch to thank after Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela missed a crucial late chance. The showpiece game of the Premier League weekend was played on a patchy surface that was ­covered in markings from Sunday’s NFL encounter, and reduced to dirt in some areas near the touchline. Wembley’s ground staff had worked through the night to ­prepare the surface for Monday night’s game, which took place barely 24 hours after the match between Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles.

‘To play a football game in that pitch is not easy’ – Pep Guardiola says Wembley pitch helped Man City return to the top

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Pep Guardiola said that his Manchester City side had the poor Wembley pitch to thank after Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela missed a crucial late chance. The showpiece game of the Premier League weekend was played on a patchy surface that was ­covered in markings from Sunday’s NFL encounter, and reduced to dirt in some areas near the touchline. Wembley’s ground staff had worked through the night to ­prepare the surface for Monday night’s game, which took place barely 24 hours after the match between Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles.

Analysis reveals which NFL, English Premier League teams are most used passwords

Monday, September 10th, 2018

With football season about to kick off, password manager app Dashlane, along with Virginia Tech researchers led by Gang Wang, put together an analysis to see which teams were the top-ranking password choices. Teams from the NFL and English Premier League were the focus for the Analytics Team who used Wang's anonymized database of 61.5 million passwords, from 107 datasets, to establish the top-related passwords in football, as well as gain a “deeper understanding of how weak passwords are generated,” notes the Dashlane blog.