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32.5 Million Reasons

August 31, 2010 by


The transfer deadline has been and gone, whilst there still maybe a few more deals to announced none will be as high-profile as Manchester City selling Brazilian star Robinho to AC Milan for around £15m. Which is baffling in itself as AC Milan are so skint they had to loan Kevin Prince-Boateng from Genoa in a third-party deal Kia Joorabchian would […]

Deja Vu

August 30, 2010 by


It all sounds a bit familiar, more noises are being made from Barcelona about matters that don’t really concern them. It only seems like yesterday that Puyol, Messi and Co were demanding that Fabregas join them at the Camp Nou. After that failed attempt Messi urged Liverpool to be “humane” and allow Mascherano to join him at Barca. Now their buddy Xavi […]

The Joy of Six

August 23, 2010 by


Another weekend passes in the Premier League and another 6 goals for Chelsea, fantasy football indeed. Mind you, it does help when the opposition is as inept as Wigan – even Blackpool put four past them last weekend. Carlo Ancelotti is remaining grounded despite Chelsea smashing in 12 goals in the opening two matches  “It is impossible to […]

Top of the Tower

August 21, 2010 by


When you think of Blackpool, you think of the Blackpool Tower, pleasure beach and knotted hankies. Now, its the Premier League which is main attraction at Blackpool. Ian Holloway’s modest, hardworking team find themselves in the land of the giants. No longer will they face Scunthorpe, Barnsley and Doncaster they look forward to hosting Liverpool, […]

Champions League Qualifiers

August 18, 2010 by


Last night’s Champions League qualifier between Spurs and Young Boys served up a classic. During the first half it looked like Harry Redknapp had taken the Astroturf pitch too seriously and fielded 11 subbuteo players. To say that the Spurs back line was static was a serious understatement, while it took the North Londoners 40 minutes to […]

Pepe, Maradona and Karma?

August 16, 2010 by


The first weekends action of the Premier League is almost over, just the matter of Man Utd hosting newly promoted Newcastle on Monday evening. I have mixed feelings about yesterdays game at Anfield, the late tackle from Joe Cole warranted nothing more than a yellow card, and the ref was desperate to even things up when […]

A Week is a Long Time in Football

August 15, 2010 by


Well, its been over a week since my last offering as I have been on a weeks break in Bulgaria, trying to cope with the ridiculous heat of over 100 degrees! So without wireless and just the back pages of the sports section to scan on the way to the beach my sports knowledge has been limited, […]

The Premier League 2010/11

August 4, 2010 by


As the opening game of the new Premier League season is rapidly approaching I  have been reminiscing about last season, here is a list of the things im going to miss this season – in no particular order.  1.       Jamie Carragher berating Phillip Degen for being out of position – with a move to Stuttgart imminent for Degen it looks like […]

Experience Still Leads The Way

August 1, 2010 by


After watching Slavia Prague labour their way to a 1-0 win over Mlada Boleslav it was clear to see that old head Stanislav Vlcek still has an important role to play. Vlcek  is 34 years old and  is in his second stint at Slavia Prague, his substitute appearance on Saturday swung the game in Slavia’s favour – infact his 30 minute cameo was enough to […]

The Mourinho Factor

August 1, 2010 by


As the new season draws closer im pondering on what impact serial winner Jose Mourinho will have on Real Madrid. On the face of it this looks like his toughest task yet, what team and manager can stop the Catalan juggernaut from winning the league again? Barcelona have made two signings this summer with versatile Brazilian Adriano Correia joining from Sevilla and not […]