Sporting Intelligence
2011
  • Premier League – the global game. How English football is seen in … Nigeria

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 30 December 2011 England’s Premier League is, by far, the nation’s most successful sporting export, watched live each week in more than 200 countries, and earning from foreign TV rights alone £1.437bn for the current three-year overseas deals (or £479m a year) as reported by sportingintelligence last […]

  • Everton on brink of 1,000-point milestone

    By Brian Sears 30 December 2011 Everton have won 999 points from their 751 Premier League games to date in the PL era, so need just one more point for 1,000. It should arrive soon. Their next game is at West Brom on Sunday, then they play at home to Bolton on Wednesday 4 January. […]

  • 20,000 goals and all that: random trivia on top-flight English scoring

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 23 December 2011 The occasion of the Premier League’s 20,000th goal, scored on Wednesday evening by Marc Albrighton and marked with a tongue-in-cheek live blog on this website, was celebrated and castigated in fairly even measure. The critics picked up on the obvious point that […]

  • LIVE: Countdown to the Premier League’s 20,000th goal, scored by…

    By Sportingintelligence 21 December 2011 . This article was regularly updated until the Premier League’s 20,000th goal was scored … BUT IT’S OVER NOW PEOPLE. GO HOME .. 8.56pm. GOAL! And that’s it. Marc Albrighton of Aston Villa (v Arsenal) scored the 20,000th goal in Premier League history. Thank you and goodnight. ** Goes to […]

  • View from Brazil: some thoughts from Santos on the enigma of beautiful Barca

    JORGE VASCONCELOS is from Santos in Brazil, where he lives a couple of miles from the Estadio Urbano Caldeira – the footballing home of Pele between 1956 and 1974. Like every Brazilian, he’d claim to know what constitutes a beautiful game. And in his latest article for Sportingintelligence, in the wake of Barcelona’s 4-0 crushing of Santos in the […]

  • England and Chelsea captain Terry faces charge for racist abuse

    By Sportingintelligence 21 December 2011 Chelsea’s John Terry – also the captain of England – will face a charge of using racially abusive language towards QPR’s Anton Ferdinand, the Crown Prosecution Service said today. The Football Association launched its own investigation in October into allegations that Terry used a racially abusive term towards QPR’s Anton Ferdinand […]

  • COMING TONIGHT: The Premier League’s 20,000th goal

    By Brian Sears 21 December 2011 The Premier League’s 20,000th goal will be scored in one of Wednesday evening’s seven fixtures – barring a freaky night of low scoring that would be entirely counter to this extraordinary season so far. LIVE countdown to 20,000 HERE The revamped top-flight began in the 1992-93 season, and by […]

  • Rovers fans pose 64 questions but Blackburn postpone meeting

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 20 December 2011 A meeting between Blackburn’s board and fans’ representatives, scheduled for this week with the intention of letting supporters know what is happening at the club, has been indefinitely postponed, Sportingintelligence can reveal. The meeting, promised in exchange for a ‘truce’ on protests […]

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