Questions about the English Premier League (EPL) in the sport of football.

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When are the English football competitions' schedules published?

This October, I will be visiting the Rugby World Cup and I would like to combine that with visiting other sports events. For sure, I want to visit one, but probably more, football matches. So, I ...
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Why do football teams reveal injuries?

This is specific to league play in Europe (England, France, Germany, Spain). Why do coaches reveal to the media in a pre-match conference which of their players are injured and unlikely to play? I've ...
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How can older players play for a U-21 team in England

This question may apply to other leagues in other places, but recently I saw an article about Radamel Falcao playing for the Manchester United U-21 team and Rafael doing the same thing. Both players ...
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Is premier league tv rights money divided among all 20 teams equally?

Premier League just signed a massive 3 year GBP 5.136 billion deal. Does the amount divided among the 20 premier league clubs equally ? or the teams who finish higher in the table get more money than ...
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Can retrospective action still be taken for violent conduct even if the player is subsequently sent off for an unrelated offense?

In the Premier League (I don't know about other leagues), retrospective action can be taken against a player if they commit a 'violent conduct' offense which is missed by the on field officials. As ...
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Does a Barclays Premier League team play its first 19 fixtures of a season against 19 different clubs?

Does the Premier League have a concept of 'cycles'? In the first 'cycle' every team plays the other 19 teams once. In the second 'cycle', the fixture venues are reversed. (although the fixture order ...
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In what game did Luis Suárez (seemingly) try to bite his own teammate?

Here's a short clip showing Suárez apparently trying to bite his own Liverpool teammate, who was celebrating after a goal. When did this happen? Do we know any additional context that would explain ...
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Who wins a league (BPL) if two teams have the same number of points?

Is there any rule defined by UEFA or FIFA? If more teams have the same number of points in a league after the finishing game, what is the rule to declare a winner?? Were there any rule updates ...
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Football - Two injured players from the same team

Watching the premier league game of Liverpool vs Chelsea today, there was a point during the game that Chelsea had two players injured at the same time. The commentator mentioned that if there was ...
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What is the average distance run by a professional footballer?

I'm interested to know the average distance a professional footballer covers in a Premier League game.
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Who was the quickest player in the English Premier League in 2014?

There are some rapid players in the premier league but who is the quickest as of now (2014)? And how fast are they?
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When does a Barclays Premier League season start and end?

I am getting more and more into football (soccer, here in the United States) and I was wondering what the season schedule is for the Barclays Premier League regular season. Is it more aligned to ...
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EPL match with the longest injury time

Which EPL match has had the longest injury time added at the end of 90 minutes?
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Who has scored the most goals as a substitute?

EPL has had quite a few prolific super-subs (from Solksjaer to probably Chicharito today). Who has scored the most goals as a substitute in the EPL? Note: If statistics aren't available since 1991, ...
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Goals conceded from corners in the English Premier League in season 2012/13

In the 2012-13 season of the English Premier League: How many goals were conceded from corners? Which team conceded the most from corners? Which team conceded the least from corners?
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Is there a particular reason why brittish players rarely make it out to other major leagues in Europe? [closed]

Football is more global than ever and clubs are constantly out on the hunt for talent all over the world. Biggest clubs not only have the money to buy best players regardless of origin, many clubs ...
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Why is Boxing Day a match day in the English Premier League?

My question sounds easy: why is Boxing Day used as a match day in the English Premier League (EPL)? The Wikipedia article on Boxing Day states that: In England, Wales, Scotland and Northern ...
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What factors could be accounted for Liverpool FCs lack of success in EPL in the recent years?

It's been a while I have been wondering about why Liverpool's been lagging behind the other big clubs in the EPL. I went back and checked stats from the last 10 years. They have four top-3 finishes ...
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Tie breakers to decide league position in football (soccer)?

In the English Premier League, the league standing is decided using total points scored over the season, then goal difference and then goals scored - in that order. 1) Does anyone know what happens ...
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Has there been an “eventless” English Premier League game?

Has there ever been a game in the English Premier League during which no goals were scored and no cards were shown?
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How do top football league (e.g. EPL) teams retain reserve players?

Premier division teams in the top European leagues (EPL etc) play a lot of matches, especially the elite teams that also play in UEFA. With player fatigue, injury, suspension etc reserve players must ...
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What football formations have been most prevalent in the English Premier League since 1992?

There are a handful of sites (example) discussing formations and their popularity, but few discuss what is popular in certain periods in specific leagues. What I'm looking for is an overview of what ...