OK so it will be a few years before my football team (Leeds United) make it to the premiership but you can now follow any English premier league team in IE8 via a web slice from Buzztap.
Such as this for West Ham
“The buzztap team-based web slice add-ons allow you to keep up to date on the latest buzz for a given team without leaving your current brower page. Click on one or more of the teams listed below to add the web slice(s) and be automatically notified when updates are available. Then simply click the web slice to view the fresh buzz from buzztap.”
Thanks to Matt on msn for the spot
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