Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2010«

Someone turn the Tap off!

July 30, 2010 by


The big summer transfer saga involves Arsenals captain Cesc Fabregas and former club Barcelona. Cesc has made no secret of his desire to rejoin his boyhood club at some stage in his career and Mr Wenger understands this, but the antics of Barcelona and their players trying to lure Cesc has boarded on ridicule! First […]

Europa League – Double Edged Sword

July 28, 2010 by


The Europa League campaign kicks off for Liverpool tomorrow in Macedonia in what could be an 19 game adventure, an exhausting schedule spread across the next 10 months. Of course, Hodgson himself is familiar with the route after taking unfancied Fulham to the Final last season in somewhat heroic fashion, knocking out Juventus, Wolfsburg and […]

A Message From Albert Who?

July 27, 2010 by


Last week saw Olympiakos sign Anfield misfit Albert Riera for a club record of around 4.2 million, the scenes that greeted Riera when arriving in Greece looked like something out of a Hollywood movie – there was a reported 5000 fans turn up to see their latest signing. Im guessing the greek fans haven’t seen Albert […]

You know things are bad when…

July 20, 2010 by


Joey Barton has thrown his hat into the ring for another chance with England, the Newcastle midfielder has boasted “He is as good as anyone in this country”. It appears that our friend Joey is having a dig at England midfielders Lampard, Gerrard and Barry for their performances in South Africa. The Newcastle midfielder will […]

LFC and The Rumour Mill

July 19, 2010 by


Loic Remy, the 23-year-old Frenchman looks set to join Liverpool – much to my delight! Loic has been plying his trade in France with Lyon, Lens and Nice. Loic helped himself to 14 goals in 34 appearances last year with a struggling team, only 4 goals off the top scorer in Ligue 1, Loic has blistering pace and a direct style […]

The Capello Index – are you sure?

July 17, 2010 by


Fabio Capello caused uproar in South Africa when it emerged he wanted to publish his ratings of the England team after each game, thankfully the FA managed to persuade him to wait until after the tournament has finished. So, the time has come for Fabio to release his ratings on the England team South Africa, […]

Slavia and New Beginnings

July 17, 2010 by


Yesterday I went to watch Slavia’s first game of the season against local rivals Bohemians Prague 1905. The match had started with some promise as Bohemians scored a well worked goal in the first minute and Slavia soon responded 15 minutes with a tidy goal themselves. We might as well have gone home there and then, the quality […]

Vuvuzelas, Maradona and Pundits.

July 12, 2010 by


The World Cup is finally over, last night Spain edged past Holland to claim their first ever World Cup. I don’t think anyone can argue that Spain are without doubt the best team in the world, although they didn’t really hit the heights they should have done. This could be down to a magnitude of […]

Tika-Taka vs Total Football?

July 11, 2010 by


Spain take on Holland in tonights world cup final in what should be a classic of final, somehow I doubt that will be the case. Spains style is often described as “Tika Taka” football, the obsession of passing the opponent to death, the abilty to make 40+ passes and walk the ball into the net. […]

The Final Weekend

July 10, 2010 by


Todays game sees Uruguay take on Germany for the third place play off, probably the most irrlevant game of the World Cup. Will the Germans actually care about this after the recent heartbreak of the semi final defeat to Spain? Also news broke yesterday of a flu virus that hit the german camp, with Lahm […]

The Future is Bright, The Future is Orange

July 7, 2010 by


Well, I could write a huge long post about the Dutch, clogs, windmills and tulips but I think after lasts nights game you only need to see one thing. 17 minutes in and the Dutch have possession in the Uruguay half and the ball gets played across field to Giovanni Van Bronckhorst… WALLOP!! NETBUSTER!!  Well […]

Too Many Cooks Spoil The Premiership

July 5, 2010 by


Manchester City have already made a statement of intent this summer by signing David Silva, Jerome Boateng and now Yaya Toure who will be on a staggering 185k a week. The same Yaya Toure that was obviously surplus to requirements at Barcelona, another defensive midfielder for City’s already bulging squad with the likes of De […]

Expectation and Hope

July 2, 2010 by


Andy Murray steps out onto centre court today facing Rafa Nadal for a place in the final at Wimbledon, the whole of Britain hopes that Murray can produce a performance worthy of reaching the final at SW19. The majority of the pressure Murray faces is from himself and not the nation, the rest of us just […]