Tag Archives: English Premier League (EPL)

The Daily Drool: Lukas Jutkiewicz

3 Aug

Lukas Jutkiewicz25 year old striker Lucas just signed this month to newly promoted English Premier League side Burnley from Middlesbrough. He’s eligible to represent England, Poland and Republic of Ireland on the national level.

The Daily Drool – World Cup 2014 – Bosnia and Herzegovina: Asmir Begović

6 Jun

Asmir Begovic3Goalkeeper Asmir plays for EPL side Stoke City. His family fled war-torn Bosnia when he was 4 settling in Stuttgart for 6 years and then moving on to Canada. He represented Canada at the U20 level before making his senior debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2009.

Thomas Hitzlsperger Comes Out

8 Jan

{89A905CB-44DE-4155-96D1-3A893DD8CDD1}Thomas Hitzlsperger, who retired in September 2013 has revealed that he is gay. The 31 year old central midfielder played in the EPL (Aston Villa, West Ham, Everton), Serie A (Lazio), Bundesliga (Wolfsburg, Stuttgart) and League 2 (Chesterfield). He represented Germany at the U19 (as captain), U21 and senior levels.

His Germany teammate Lukas Podolski tweeted “”Brave and right decision. Respect, Thomas Hitzlsperger. His outing is a important sign in our time.” Many others including his former club, Aston Villa, have expressed their support.  I look forward to a day when this will no longer be such big news. I admire & wholeheartedly support Thomas’s decision to come forward. This has got to be a relief for him. I hope that many others will follow.

Thanks to watishista Tali for sending in the news.

– Lozil

Mesut Twitter Takeover Tomorrow

25 Sep

MesutIs there a question you’ve always wanted to ask Mesut? Well, here’s your chance. He’s doing a Twitter Takeover tomorrow with Arsenal. Continue reading

UPDATED: Jason Sudeikis To Coach Tottenham Hotspur?

2 Aug

Well at least he is in this ad for NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage. He plays Coach Ted Lasso who is described thusly: “Coach Lasso is a Football coach born and raised in Texas. He’s just arrived in England to coach in the Premier League and he’s realizing…..It’s Football just not as we know it.” Wonder if they’ll turn this into a series of commercials? I mean, who doesn’t love Jason Sudeikis? “What are those? Trust exercises?” ::snort::

Updated: Here’s more Coach Lasso and a report on the cool NYC subway campaign NBC is doing from Dirty Tackle.

– Lozil

The Muslim Premier League on BBC

7 Jul

Yesterday, a new footy doc about Muslim players in the PL began airing on BBC One. I don’t even remember how I heard about this program, but I’m very happy that I did. It’s exciting and very nice to see the PL’s 40 Muslim players featured and to see how they balance their athleticism with aspects of their Islamic faith, such as fasting for Ramadan….which is just around the corner. Brace yourselves, Muslim Watishistas! I’ve just started the series, so I’m going to get back to that, but I’m posting the link to the video after the jump, for anyone who wants to watch. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Ben Foster

21 May

ben foster 230 year old Ben is a goalkeeper for EPL side West Bromwich Albion. He has represented England at the senior level.

It’s Official: Pep Guardiola To Coach Bayern Munich

16 Jan

130116112241-guardiola-ballon-horizontal-galleryEnding the rampant speculation about which EPL team he would go to, Pep signed a three year deal with Bayern Munich. You gotta hand it to him and Bayern, they played this one close to the vest. Well played, sir, well played. He’ll take over this summer when Jupp Heynckes retires.

– Lozil

The Daily Drool – Epic Bromance Month: Michael Essien/Luka Modric

2 Dec

The new guys are bromancing! How adorable is that? EPL transplants Michael and Luka seemed to have bonded quite nicely, eh? Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Stéphane Sessègnon

31 Oct

Attacking midfielder Stéphane plays for Sunderland in the EPL. He has represented Benin on the national team since 2004.