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  1. Hawk-Eye taking away the what-ifs

    Ravi Ubha

    LONDON -- Rio Ferdinand, the veteran Manchester United defender, delivered this tweet after the Premier League announced Hawk-Eye would be used next season to show whether balls crossed the goal line. "Goal line technology given green light, what...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  2. Transfer window winners and losers

    Ravi Ubha

    He's gone. For now. Mario Balotelli's transfer from Manchester City to AC Milan was the highest-profile move involving a Premier League team in the January window. For that, the Premier League is a slightly duller place. But he wasn't the only ...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  3. Four to watch in the FA Cup

    Ravi Ubha

    It's time, unfortunately, to take a break from the Premier League. Fortunately, however, silly friendlies aren't on offer this weekend. Instead it's that famous competition, the FA Cup. - Mancini plays down Balotelli row - Cole, Hammers reunite...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  4. Sleepy Spurs stop Swansea

    Ravi Ubha

    Hypnotized and likely bored with the featuring of short, slow, square balls, White Hart Lane was silent and subdued for most of the first half as Tottenham hosted Swansea in Sunday's leading encounter in the Premier League. With the sunshine out in N...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  5. Parkhurst on the move

    Ravi Ubha

    These are exciting, yet anxious, times for US international Michael Parkhurst. The defender's contract with Nordsjaelland in Denmark expires at the end of the month, and Parkhurst is keen on making a move away from the Superliga to a more prestig...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  6. Five things we've learned after 10 Premier League games

    Ravi Ubha

    A familiar name rests atop the Premier League: Manchester United. Chelsea is a point behind, and defending champion Manchester City is a further point adrift. The order of the top three may change, but the teams won't as the season progresses. ...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  7. Backwards to go forwards

    Ravi Ubha

    Charlie Davies is back in Scandinavia, where it all began. Before a car accident that left a fellow passenger dead and Davies with multiple fractures, severe facial injuries, a lacerated bladder and his World Cup hopes dashed. Before a loan spell ...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  8. Derby drama? Far from it

    Ravi Ubha

    I'll admit that the thought of midfielders Cheik Tiote and Lee Cattermole going head-to-head at the Stadium of Light in Sunday's Sunderland-Newcastle derby excited me. It's a watered-down version of Roy Keane versus Patrick Vieira, but enticing and b...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  9. Dirk Kuyt on life after Liverpool

    Ravi Ubha

    Liverpool fans will never forget Dirk Kuyt. The Dutch international will never forget the fans. The hard working Kuyt was a Kop favorite for six years, departing in the off-season when his playing time diminished under Kenny Dalglish. Two days aft...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  10. Onyewu happy to wait for his day in the sun

    Ravi Ubha

    He's moved around Europe with such frequency that Oguchi Onyewu admitted, light heartedly: "I don't know how many countries I've been in." Let us fill you in, 'Gooch. It's seven. But he has good taste. When the imposing central defender joi...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  11. Top Toffees: Five Prem takeaways

    Ravi Ubha

    Everton is the new entertainer of the Premier League. After Monday's 2-2 hard-luck thriller against Newcastle, the Toffees beat Swansea 3-0 to climb to second and extend their unusually good start to the season. Elsewhere there was relief for Sout...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  12. Much on the line for Roberto Mancini

    Ravi Ubha

    In football, memories can be short. Carlos Tevez, for instance, has been forgiven by Manchester City fans for refusing to, at the very least, warm up against Bayern Munich in last season's Champions League. Tevez would of course go on to play a ro...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  13. Ubha: EPL Predictions, Week 2

    Ravi Ubha

    The opening weekend of the Premier League season produced several surprises. Manchester United lost while Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool all failed to bag three points. Chelsea eased past Wigan, then moved atop the standings by taking adv...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  14. Prem Week 1: The story so far

    Ravi Ubha

    Only one game of the Premier League's opening weekend was scoreless. Ominously for Arsenal fans, it featured the Gunners, who couldn't hit the target at home in the aftermath of Robin van Persie's sale to Manchester United. As for defending champion ...

    Blog | August 19, 2012
  15. Do the Prem's promoted teams stand a chance?

    Ravi Ubha

    West Ham, Southampton and Reading: Don't be afraid. You can stay up. Gone are the days when teams promoted to the Premier League last only a season in the top flight. Look at last term. Swansea, Norwich and QPR all survived. And immediately prec...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  16. Premier League Season Predictions

    Ravi Ubha

    Euro 2012 and the Olympics made the summer progress much quicker for soccer fans usually tortured by a nearly three-month adjournment. Yes, the new Premier League season is already here. Manchester City is seeking a repeat, while Manchester Uni...

    Blog | August 16, 2012