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If you had asked people before the English Premier League season which teams would still be unbeaten at the start of November, not many would have said Newcastle, but there the Magpies are, sitting near the top of the table with a zero in the loss column.

Tim Howard and Everton will try to hand Alan Pardew's squad that first loss in the opening match of today's busy schedule of action. The other unbeaten team in England, Manchester City, travels to Queens Park Rangers, where they will look to beat the same QPR side that defeated Chelsea at home just two weeks ago. In Manchester, Sir Alex Ferguson marks the 25th anniversary of his time as manager of Manchester United, who face Sunderland.

On the Americans Abroad front, Michael Orozco will be in action as San Luis takes on Toluca, while Sonny Guadarrama will look to build on his successful appearance last week when Atlante faces Monterrey.

If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump):


8:45 a.m. - ESPN2/ Deportes - Newcastle vs. Everton

10:30 a.m. - GOLTV - Borussia Dortmund vs. Wolfsburg

11 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Blackburn vs. Chelsea

11 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/ - Manchester United vs. Sunderland

11 a.m. - Deportes - Arsenal vs. West Brom

11 a.m. - - Aston Villa vs. Norwich City

11 a.m. - - Liverpool vs. Swansea City

11 a.m. - - Hull City vs. West Ham

1 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus - Palermo vs. Bologna

1 p.m. - GOLTV - Mallorca vs. Sevilla

1:20 p.m. - - Middlesbrough vs. Watford

1:30 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Queens Park Rangers vs. Manchester City

1:30 p.m. - Deportes - Bayer Leverkusen vs. Hamburg SV

3:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Novara vs. Roma

4 p.m. - - Lille vs. Evian Thonon Gaillard

5 p.m. - Deportes - Levante vs. Valencia

5 p.m. - GOLTV - Botafogo vs. Figueirense

7 p.m. - Telefutura - Queretaro vs. Estudiantes Tecos

7 p.m. - Telemundo - Monterrey vs. Atlante

7:20 p.m. - GOLTV - Real Cartagena vs. Atletico Nacional

9 p.m. - Telefutura - Santos Laguna vs. Atlas

9 p.m. - Telemundo - Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Pachuca

11 p.m. - Telefutura - San Luis vs. Toluca


  1. Not so much in creating this team though. They picked up Demba Ba on a free transfer, Cabaye for 6-8 mil lbs, Santon for like 8-10 mil, and most of the rest have been with the club for a while. You can’t really compare the quality of the 2011-2012 NUFC vs 2011-2012 Everton FC by looking back at expenditures over the past 5 years, because neither spent a ton to assemble their current rosters. In fact NUFC sold almost all of their expensive impact players this past summer.

  2. Bedoya got on the field as a sub today for Rangers. He looked active & attacking in his short time out there. Hope for more now that Naismith is gone.

  3. I don’t know if I’d agree that their squad’s any good. IMO, they only have two players who are reliably above average at their positions: Baines and Howard. If Fellani ever gets his game together, that would be 3. They’re thin-to-nonexistent everywhere else, with a number of players who have clearly regressed over the last couple of years (Heitinga).

  4. Give him a few weeks and another MLS Championship. He will be back at Everton and likely playing better soccer than he has since the World Cup. LD needs the added pressure to get that fire burning again and I’m sure he’s more than welcome back in blue….with the right price-tag.

  5. Seamus Coleman had a terrible game. He presented next to no danger. Time to get a different winger, perhaps one that is known and liked by the Goodison faithful. Perhaps one that is plying his trade on another continent.

  6. Ryan Taylor’s goal was fantastic. Newcastle weren’t great but you can’t ask for anything more than 3 points. 2nd in the league, unbelievable.

    That said, Newcastle fans must be a bit conflicted. If Sunderland get something from Man United they will go into international break 2nd. I suppose I can root for a draw.

  7. Newcastle 93 million pounds over last 5 years
    Everton 62 million pounds over last 5 years

    Newcastle are big spenders, only 6 teams have spent more while Everton is near the bottom in spending. In fact, the Magpies have spent more that Arsenal over the last 5 years.

  8. ummm, what? Nobody’s purse is as small as everton’s right now. Everton’s purse, along with all it’s contents, has actually been seized by the bank.

    Newcastle deserve credit for spending wisely, but they do have funds to work with.

  9. How much can Newcastle spend in comparison to Everton?? That’s why I hate teams like everton… don’t blame the system for you’re owner’s incompetence in the transfer market and unwillingness to spend wisely. It’s one thing to argue that you can’t win the league if you can’t spend, but I believe we see a newcastle team doing quite well and they can’t have that much of a bigger purse than everton seeing that they’re still coming back from the fiasco that was the past 3 years for them.


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