Archive for the ‘EPL’ Category

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.

Guardiola doesn’t want to switch Spurs fixture

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Pep Guardiola suggested Manchester City would be reluctant to switch the October meeting with Tottenham to a home fixture as their Premier League counterparts face potential stadium limbo. City are due travel to face Spurs on October 28 – a game that was initially scheduled to take place at the north London club's new stadium. Spurs' derby against Chelsea on November 24 is listed on their official website as a game that will take place at their new home, although City's visit is slated as "TBC".

Spurs sorry over new stadium delay

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Tottenham have apologised to their supporters after the "unavoidable" delay to the opening of their new White Hart Lane stadium. The Premier League club have been forced to postpone the scheduled opening of the rebuilt area next month due to safety issues. Tottenham spent last season playing their home matches at Wembley while White Hart Lane was completely knocked down, with the new arena rising in its place.

Seahawks-Raiders at Wembley as Tottenham stadium isn’t ready

Monday, August 13th, 2018

NFL games will be played at Wembley Stadium on three consecutive weekends for the first time because the new home being built for English Premier League club Tottenham won't be ready. Tottenham said Monday that it would be unable to host the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 14 due to "issues with the critical safety systems" at the 62,000-seat stadium in the final stages of construction. "We appreciate the support our partner the NFL has shown since the extent of this issue became evident today," Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said Monday.