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Soccerphile brings you all the latest football news, features and interviews from the English Premier League and English football in general including the Championship, League One, League Two and Non-League Football.

Read about the latest EPL transfer rumours, interviews with players, analysis and full Premiership team profiles. We also have a weekly Premiership predictions column.

Jamie Vardy, Wayne Rooney, Arsene Wenger, Harry Kane, Jurgen Klopp, John Terry, Carlos Tevez, Sol Campbell, Harry Redknapp, Avram Grant, Aaron Ramsey, Sam Allardyce and Alan Shearer are some of the big names covered so far.

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Manchester City Set Early Premiership Pace

Pep Guardiola's free-scoring Manchester CIty hammered Stoke 7-2 to send a warning to their rivals and Manchester United in particular who parked the bus at Anfield for a dour 0-0 draw.

Newcastle United Must Spend Big

After promotion to the Premier League, Newcastle United must spend big to stay there.

Leicester Four In A Row

Since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri, Leicester City have returned to winning ways with victories over Liverpool, Hull, Sevilla and West Ham.

Normal Service Resumed?

Normal service has resumed in the Premier League as the six heavyweights sit at the top of the table with last season's surprise winners Leicester City languishing near the foot of the standings.

Chelsea Top At Christmas

Chelsea are set to be top at Christmas from where they usually go on to win the title.

Barton Back To Burnley?

Speculation mounts that troubled midfielder Joey Barton may return to Burnley.

Premier League World Class Talent

Plenty of super managers ply their trade in England but is there a lack of world class talent in the Premier League?

Bob Bradley New Swansea Coach

Bob Bradley has become the first American to coach in the Premier League with Swansea City.

Conte At Chelsea

Chelsea are eyeing a return to their dominant ways of old next season under new manager, Antonio Conte.

Klopp At Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp was appointed as the new Liverpool manager just nine months ago but he has already done enough to win both the supporters and owners over.

Spurs Title Charge Peters Out

Tottenham's bad-tempered 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge handed the title to Leicester City.

FA Cup Semi Final

Manchester United are in good form heading into their FA Cup semi final with Everton at Wembley.

Manish Bhasin

Manish Bhasin - the BCC TV presenter and Leicester City supporter talks about his beloved club’s incredible season to date.

Premier League Climax

This season’s English Premier League race has been as unexpected as it has fascinating.

England Strikers For Euro 2016

England have a wealth of in-form strikers for Euro 2016: Vardy, Kane, Rooney.

Lee Sharpe

Lee Sharpe talks about his trophy-winning time at Manchester United.

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger is happy with his hard-earned point at Stoke.

Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy, the Leicester City striker, has equaled the Premier League record with 10 goals in successive games.

Jamie Vardy

The Jamie Vardy fairy tale continues as the Leicester striker has now scored in nine consecutive games.

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp addresses the media attention that has followed his appointment at Anfield to succeed Brendan Rodgers.

Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez, the Leicester City winger, has made an impressive start to the 2015-2016 Premier League season.

Burton Albion

Burton Albion are upwardly mobile under under the guidance of ex-Premier League hotshot Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Aston Villa Summer Signings

Aston Villa have been busy in the transfer market this summer in an attempt to avoid another battle with relegation.

Mourinho Criticizes Rafa

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho blasts Rafa Benitez for "destroying the best team in Europe."

Raheem Sterling Saga

Raheem Sterling leaves Liverpool for Manchester City after a bitter power play.

Rafa Eyes Sterling

New Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez praises unsettled Liverpool star Rahim Sterling.

Chelsea Win Premier League

'Boring Chelsea' tag doesn't wash after decisive title triumph.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane marked his full England debut with a goal.

We Will Win Premier League - Mourinho

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho predicts his side will win the Premier League despite crashing out of the Champions League.

Chelsea v Manchester City Preview

Chelsea face Manchester City with a build-up dominated by managerial outbursts and unsavoury off-field incidents.

Gareth Bale & Aaron Ramesy

The two Welsh super stars give Wales their best chance of reaching a major tournament since 1958.

David Moyes & Brendan Rodgers

David Moyes & Brendan Rodgers - 10 months ago David Moyes was being taunted by Liverpool fans, now Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is the man under pressure.

Paul Lake

Paul Lake: I'm Not Really Here - highly praised autobiography of the Manchester City player, whose career was ravaged by injury.

The Wayne Rooney Debate

Wayne Rooney's form for England continues to divide opinion.

Premier League Targets From The 2014 World Cup In Brazil

We look at a whole team of potential 2014 World Cup stars who could be playing in the Premiership next season.

Louis van Gaal Appointed New Manchester United manager

Louis van Gaal takes over the United hot seat from David Moyes.


The meaning of Hillsborough 25 years on.

David Bentley

The curious case of David Bentley, once touted as a long-term replacement to David Beckham on the right of England's midfield.

Unpredictable City

An unpredictable Manchester City team are flying under the radar.

Fernando Torres

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres shows his strength of character in win over Manchester City.

John van Zweden Swans & Den Haag Super Fan

John van Zweeden has gone from teenage fan to director of Swansea City football club.

Arsenal Top Guns!

Arsenal top the Premier League after six games bolstered by the signing of Mezut Ozil from Real Madrid.

No Bedding in period for Moyes

David Moyes knew that the first month of his first Premier League season as Manchester United manager was never going to be straightforward.

BT Sport

The newly-launched BT Sport is offering live Barclay's Premier League football on its network this season for the first time.

White Hart Lane

Take a tour of the home of Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United v Chelsea

The "classic showdown" was marred by the timing of the transfer window.

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United refuse to bow to pressure over Wayne Rooney.

2013 Barclays Asia Trophy

Manchester City, Spurs, Sunderland and South China competed in the 2013 Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong.

Football Programmes

Read about the supporter-run programme shops at Walsall, Pererborough & Dagenham .

Roberto Martinez

Wigan's ex-boss Roberto Martinez takes over at Goodison Park.

Premier League Review 2012-2013

A look back at a Premier League season to savour and forget.

David Moyes

Everton boss David Moyes discusses his 11 years in charge of Everton.

FIFA International Soccer

Electronic Arts/EA Sports' video game FIFA International Soccer has its own official global tournament, the FIFA Interactive World Cup.

Margaret Thatcher & British Football

The Premier League has ruled out any public shows of respect for Margaret Thatcher this weekend.

City Win At United But Title Lost on Consistency

Manchester City deservedly beat Manchester United away but have lost the title on consistency.

Newcastle's French Revolution

Newcastle United have used the January transfer window to buy a number of French players.

FA Loses Its Way

FA loses its way : the world's first football association celebrates 150 years in the deep shadow of globalization.

Manchester Derby

Manchester United's 3-2 win at the Etihad sends them six points clear at the top of the Premier League. 

Aitor Begiristain

Is the arrival of Begiristain at the Etihad a sign that Guardiola is to follow?

EPL Preview

Will Robin van Persie make the difference for Manchester United?

Olympic Soccer

We preview the 2012 Olympic soccer tournament.

England v France

England got off to solid rather than spectacular start with a 1-1 draw with France at Euro 2012.

City Beat United in the Manchester Derby To Gain Title Advantage

Manchester City won the derby 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium to leave themselves in pole position for the title.

Rooney's Absence England's Main Concern

The absense through suspension of England talisman Wayne Rooney is England's main concern going in to Euro 2012.

Dalglish Out of Touch

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish seems worringly out of touch concerning the Luis Suarez affair.

Capello Has Signs Of Optimism After Friendly Wins

England's friendly international wins over Spain and Sweden and the performances of England's youngsters brought a rare smile to Capello's face.

Capello Plans For Life Without Rooney

Wayne Rooney's suspension for the start of Euro 2012 means Fabio Capello will look at other options.

2011 Community Shield

Manchester United beat Manchester City 3-2 at Wembley in the Community Shield.

Lord Sugar's Football Action Plan

Former Spurs' chairman Alan Sugar's action plan for the indebted English Premier League.

Nasri Could Be Perfect Fit At Old Trafford

Arsenal's Samir Nasri could be the prefect fit for Manchester United's midfield.

Manchester United Summer Spending

Manchester United have spent big this summer on defender Phil Jones, forward Ashley Young and goalkeeper David de Gea.

England Crash Out Of U21 European Championships

England's 2-1 defeat to the Czech Republic revealed a dearth of new Premiership talent.

Out Of Contract Footballers

Players out of contract at the end of the 2010-2011 season include Sol Campbell, Jay Bothroyd and Abdoulaye Faye.

Manchester United Lose 2011 Champions League Final

Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-1 in the 2011 Champions League final at Wembley.

Blackpool Face Final Day Hurdle

Blackpool risk relegation with a final day game away to Manchester United.

The Race is on

The race is already on for next season's Premiership title which could be the most competitive ever.

Charlie Adam or Fernando Torres

Who has been worth more to their clubs this season? Blackpool's Charlie Adam or Fernando Torres at Chelsea.

Wenger Under Pressure

Manager Arsene Wenger is under pressure after Arsenal's latest setback at home to Liverpool.

Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes talks to the press ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup semifinal versus Manchester City.

FA Cup Semi Finals

Stoke legend Denis Smith previews Stoke City v Bolton Wanderers.

Homosexuality in English Football

It seems English football is not ready for gay footballers to come out.

Arsenal v Barcelona

Arsenal were given a football lesson in their Champions League defeat to Barcelona in the Camp Nou.

January Transfer Window

Fernando Torres to Chelsea , Andy Carroll joins Liverpool in a hectic final day of the transfer window.

Manchester United

Manchester United remain unbeaten this season after a come from behind 3-2 win over Blackpool.

Boxing Day Football

A look at the very British tradition of football over Christmas & New Year.

Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez hands in a transfer request at Manchester City.

Transfer Window History

We look at the history of the transfer window and the significant deals in previous windows.

Wandering Towards Europe

Under the guidance of Owen Coyle, Bolton Wanderers are riding high.

Toure on Life at Manchester City

Kolo Toure reveals the mood in the Manchester City camp.

Death of 4-4-2

Premiership clubs are moving away from the tried and tested 4-4-2 formation.


Will Wayne Rooney play for Manchester United again?

Financial Fair Play

The clock is ticking for English clubs struggling to meet the requirements of UEFA's Financial Fair Play Regulations.

Red Sox Owners Buy Liverpool

The owners of the American baseball team the Boston Red Rox have purchased Liverpool FC.

Arsenal Fan Share

Tim Payton, spokesperson for Arsenal Fan Share , talks about the scheme that aims to give Arsenal fans the kind of influence enjoyed by supporters in Spain.

Promoted Trio

The early signs are positive for the promoted trio of West Brom, Blackpool & Newcastle.

Bert Trautmann

Manchester City legend Bert Trautmann tells of his journey from villain to Cup-winning hero.

25 Player Rule

We look at the likely effects of the new Premier League 25 player rule.

Joe Cole

Joe Cole is Anfield-bound on a new 4-year contract.

Premier League Transfers

Which players who shone at the 2010 World Cup are most suited to the Premiership.

The Kop

A look at the Boer War origins of the term Kop and how it was adopted at English football grounds.

Non-League Debt

Over 60 English clubs have become insolvent since 1986 and nowhere is the problem so acute as in Non-League football.

Premier League Review

A look back on the 2009-2010 Premiership season as we review all the Premier League teams.

England Squad

England squad for South Africa as Capello gets it right.

FA Cup Semi finals

The FA Cup semi finals at New Wembley saw empty seats, a terrible atmosphere, a ski slope pitch and a string of referring cock-ups.

Jose Mourinho

The Special One hints at a quick return to the English top flight after his "unhappiness" in Serie A.


Fulham , under the guidance of Roy Hodgson, have been a revelation in the Europa League this season.


The unrest at Anfield continues to increase as Liverpool struggle to secure fourth place.


Arsenal's late surge sees the Gunners challenging for both the League and Champions League titles..

Old Trafford

Manchester United's Old Trafford is 100 years old this year.

Play Offs

There is debate over establishing a play off system for the 4th Champions League spot.

Sol Campbell

Sol Campbell rejoins Arsenal in a shock move.

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Chris Hughton

Chris Hughton and his calm, practical guidance is reaping rewards at St. James Park.

January Transfer Window Part II

Read all the latest transfer rumours in our club by club guide. This week Liverpool to Wolves.

January Transfer Window Part I

Get all the latest transfer news and rumours in our club by club guide.

Winter Break

Winter break - should the Premiership institute a winter break?

Denise Robertson

Denise Robertson - TV's Agony Aunt tells of her love for Sunderland FC.

Manchester City

Manchester City chase a Champions League spot after their showdown with Chelsea at Eastlands.

Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet is the new man in charge at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Old Firm

Celtic & Rangers will not be joining the EPL anytime soon but the question refuses to go away.


Everton's crisis of confidence is evident in their displays so far this season.

English Football's Shortest Relationships

Sol Campbell at Notts County , Brian Clough at Leeds, Leroy Rosenior at Torquay.

Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith - the Tory politician on his love for Tottenham Hotspur.

David Beckham

David Beckham Becks is very much in Fabio Capello's thoughts for South Africa.

Lucas Neill

Lucas Neill - Socceroos captain Lucas Neill moves to Everton on a one-year deal.

The Psychology of Simulation

The art of the dive - a psychology professor analyses simulation in the wake of Eduardo's theatrical tumble in the Champions League.

Chelsea Transfer Ban

Chelsea are to appeal a two-year transfer ban for the illegal inducement of Gael Kakuta from Lens.

Transfer Window

The 2009 summer transfer window closes with some last minute comings and goings.

Manchester City Spending

Manchester City have bought wisely and well going for settled Premiership performers.

Up Pompey!

John Westwood on his beloved Portsmouth.

Celebs' Predictions

UK celebrities predict how their favourite teams will fare over the new season.

Pre-season Tours

Premiership squads traverse the globe in search of lucrative pre-season friendlies.

Legend For A Day

Soccerphile writer Andy Greeves fulfills a boyhood dream of scoring for Spurs.

John Terry

Manchester City's chase of John Terry recalls Chelsea's pursuit of Steven Gerrard.

Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson is Liverpool's first big signing of the summer.

Premiership Transfers Part II

Read a preview of possible Premiership transfers this summer.

Premiership Transfers Part I

Comings and goings in the annual Premier League merry-go-round

Carlos Tevez Case

Where will Carlos Tevez be next season?

Wembley Cup

Wembley Cup - IMG hopes the Wembley Cup becomes a regular fixture on the summer football calendar.

Premier League Might

Premier League clubs continue to dominate their European rivals on and off the pitch.

Nolan Knows

Newcastle United's Kevin Nolan knows what it's like to battle relegation.

UEFA Cup Decline

UEFA have brought about the shameful demise of their own club competitions.

Shear Hope

Alan Shearer's brief at Newcastle United is simple - keep the Magpies in the top flight.

Geographical Void

The top 5 current underachieving football areas of the United Kingdom.

Football On Guernsey

The struggle for the survival of the game on the Channel Island of Guernsey.

Spurs For Europe

Tottenham Hotspur could be heading for Europe this season.

Carlos Tevez Case

Has the Carlos Tevez case been resolved?

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side have struggled to score this season.

Ramon Vega

Portsmouth owner Alexandre Gaydamak rejects a takeover bid from former Spurs defender Ramon Vega.

Gareth Barry

Gareth Barry has been instrumental in Aston Villa's fine season so far.

The Premiership This Week

England lose in Spain , Becks and the regime change at Chelsea.

England U-19

Despite a recent defeat to Spain, there is lots of talent in the England U-19 team.

The Joy Of Facts

Manchester United lead the Premiership after Rafa Benitez's 'It's a fact' outburst.


Middlesbrough continue to slide in the Premiership as Southgate feels the strain.

Over-priced Players

A look at the extortionate fees payed for Premiership footballers.

Carlos Tevez Case

A new inquiry will investigate Carlos Tevez's transfer to West Ham United in August 2006.

January Transfer Window Part II

Another look at the possible Premier League transfers in the January window.

January Transfer Window

A look at the possible Premiership transfers in the January window.

Darren Anderton

Ex-Spurs legend Darren Anderton has retired after playing his last game for Bournemouth.

Iain Hume Case

Barnsley's Iain Hume was left in hospital after a violent elbow to the head.

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp has revitalized Spurs since he replaced Juande Ramos as manager at White Hart Lane.

Credit Crunch

How will the UK credit crunch impact on Premier League clubs and their fans?

Hull City

Hull City confound the pundits as the Tigers are roaring up the Premiership.

Football Curses

Are Tottenham Hotspur cursed? We look at famous football hexes.

A Sheikh-up at Manchester City

Manchester City become the richest club in the world - overnight.

Premiership Transfer Tedium

This summer's Premiership transfer sagas did little to whip up fans' enthusiasm for the coming EPL season.

Premier League Predictions

A look at all 20 Premiership teams ahead of the 2008-2009 season.

Bigger Than The Club?

Modern Premiership footballers such as Robbie Keane, Ronaldinho and Joey Barton are now bigger than the clubs they represent.

Fantasy Football XI

A Fantasy Football XI starring Gaizka Mendieta, Ivan Campo, Nolberto Solano, Hernan Crespo and Ian Harte.

Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey is the latest young talent snapped up by Premiership teams building for tomorrow.

Hull City

Hull City are in the top flight for the first time in their 104-year history.

Avram Grant

Avram Grant has yet to replace Jose Mourinho in the affections of Chelsea supporters.

Tottenham Rebuilding

Juande Ramos looks to rebuild the Spurs in the summer of 2008.

London International Friendlies

Ghana v Mexico & Brazil v Sweden on a night of international football in the English capital.


London is the world's football capital as international sides increasingly meet in the English capital.

Carling Cup 2008

Spurs face Chelsea in the 2008 Carling Cup Final at Wembley.

Mind The Gap

The growing gap between rich and poor clubs threatens the future of English football.

Premier League plans to stage games overseas

The Premiership's plan to play games overseas is seen as a move inspired by greed.

Premier League bemoan African festival of football

The African Cup of Nations is increasingly unpopular with Premier League managers.

Big Sam Sacked

Sam Allardyce is dismissed as manager of Newcastle United.

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