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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Winter Break

Not Premier League Proven would like to announce their winter break.

Normal service shall resume on Wednesday 18th January 2012 for podcasting, but there will be a bloopers episode for download on Wednesday 4th January 2012 which is much in keeping with the festive period!

In the meantime remember to catch up on all our previous episodes from Episode One - Emile Beckeanbeaur right through to Episode Nine – Well, it’s déjà vu!

You can also have a read through all of our blogs that we have written to give you our view on the world of football.

Have a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Thanks for your support,

The NPLP team.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Talent Spotter: Jan Vertonghen - The Modern Centre-Back

By Declan Olley

Since 2004 there have been seven Ajax captains: Rafael Van der Vaart, Jaap Stam, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Thomas Vermaelen, Luis Suarez and Maarten Stekelenburg.

Not bad players I hear you say, but is the seventh captain worthy of sitting alongside those names?

The answer is a pretty simple yes.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Episode 9 - Well, it's déjà vu!

So as 2011 comes to a close the NPLP team take a look back on an eventful year for the world of football by giving you their Top Three moments of 2011.

But, with 2012 to look forward to, the January transfer window gives the boys an opportunity to tell you what their club’s should ask Santa for this Christmas.

There’s also the regular features like the Premier League review, preview and quote of the week for your lovely listening.

Don’t forget too that NPLP is taking a break for a month and a bit and will resume normal service on Wednesday January 18th 2012. 

But in the mean time stay tuned for a Special Edition Episode that will be released on Wednesday January 4th 2012.

You can support NPLP via Twitter: @NPLP_Podcast , Facebook: NPLP Podcast or visit the website http://notpremierleagueprovenp0dcast.blogspot.com/

Videos for Episode Nine

Check out all the videos from Episode 9 by clicking 'Read More' below.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Thompson Talks Tactics: Stoke 2 - 1 Spurs (11/12/11)

 By Sam Thompson

Two teams competing in the Europa League. One with Woodgate, Palacios, Etherington and Crouch, the other who used to have Woodgate, Palacios, Etherington and Crouch. In the end Stoke were victorious and won 2-1, but here are some of my observations on this Sunday's game...

Friday, 9 December 2011

Topping's Tantrum: Footballers Only Care About The Money

By Bill Topping

I once read an article in the Guardian in which Spurs’ left back Benoit Assou – Ekotto admitted he played football for the money rather than for the love of the game.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Dan's Debate: There Is More Good In Football Than Bad

By Dan Sampayo

“Someone once said to me, ‘to you, football is a matter of life and death!’ and I said ‘listen, it’s more important than that.”

Bill Shankly’s most famous quote, possibly the most famous in football, defines life for a football fan. Any boy or girl who grew up playing football in the park with their dad, or craning their neck above fat men in smoky pubs trying to watch the match will understand. Kids that stayed up late on a Saturday to watch Match of the Day and players like Paul Scholes, Michael Owen and Thierry Henry will instinctively know the passion.

The death of Gary Speed last weekend, however, threw this quote into stark reality. Is football truly a matter of life and death? Of course not.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Episode 8 - Sammy Ame-Ame-Ame-obi

The Euro 2012 draw gets the NPLP team all excited for what will surely be an entertaining group phase.

An in depth review and preview of the Premier League, as well as the return of Martin O’Neill to football, is discussed in detail by the boys.

Face masks are the agenda for this week’s Top Three too.

There is also a competition for you lovely listeners. Remember to send your answers, accompanied by a question for the boys or simply a funny football story, to notpremierleagueproven@hotmail.co.uk (Competition only open to UK Residents and competition closes on Friday 9th Decemeber 2011).

You can also support NPLP via Twitter: @NPLP_Podcast , Facebook: NPLP Podcast or visit the website http://notpremierleagueprovenp0dcast.blogspot.com/

Videos for Episode Eight

Check out all the videos from Episode 8 by clicking 'Read More' below.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Let Me Take You Back ... To 13th June 2004

 By Jack Reed

In the week where we see England and France drawn together in a European Championship group, let me take you back to June 13th, 2004.