Author Archives: Carl Setterlund

English Premier League Preview: The Big Four

The English Premier League season kicks off tomorrow and the general consensus is that only four teams have a serious chance of winning the league title. As much as Tottenham would like to disagree, that believe is grounded in reality. … Continue reading »

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English Premier League Preview: The UEFA Cup teams

With the English Premier League season set to kick off, we here at SBI are going to offer up a refresher on the EPL, with an emphasis on the top teams in the world’s top league. SBI correspondent Carl Setterlund … Continue reading »

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New England wins SuperLiga Final as bonus squabble looms

                                                         Photo by The 2008 SuperLiga Tournament came to a close in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night as New England defeated … Continue reading »

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Evening Roundup: Inter give up on Lampard but land Muntari, Sunderland swoop for Diouf

The dream reunion of Frank Lampard and ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho just wasn’t destined to be as Inter have ended their interest in Lampard after completing the purchase of Sulley Muntari. The on-again, off-again courtship of the England international has … Continue reading »

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A closer look at the Robbie Keane transfer

So much for not having funds to throw around. Today, Liverpool completed the £20.3 million ($40.5 million) transfer of Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane. The 28-year-old is Tottenham’s first significant sale of the summer after the North London club … Continue reading »

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FIFA lays down law on releasing of Olympic players

                                                        Photo by In the ongoing power struggle over whether or not U-23 star players will be allowed to play in … Continue reading »

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Transfer Roundup: Hleb makes Barca switch, Gilberto heads to Greece, Mancini set to join Inter

(Good evening folks. Most of you have already scoured through Wednesday’s transfer news so you probably have read about some of these transfers, but for those of you who haven’t had time, or are like us and were busy with … Continue reading »

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Ronaldinho spurns City, seals $33 million switch to Milan

(Good morning all. Apologies for not touching on the Ronaldinho transfer, which went down yesterday afternoon, but I was busy with the Claudio Reyna retirement. SBI correspondent Carl Setterlund gives us a thorough breakdown of the Brazilian star’s move.) ____________________ … Continue reading »

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