Archive for September, 2009

Ruud blow for Real 0

Ruud blow for Real


Dutch striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy has been ruled out for six weeks after injuring himself celebrating his goal in Real Madrid’s 5-0 win over Xerez last weekend. The 33 year old, who has just come back from nine months out with a knee problem, has damaged a muscle in his left thigh. “I’m okay, but […]

He's never boring, is Bellamy 0

He’s never boring, is Bellamy


Is it just a matter of being at the wrong place at the wrong time for Bellamy, or does it seem after every corner he walks into trouble? There was unwanted media attention on him and Liverpool after his bust-up with John Arne Riise ahead of their Champions League tie with Barcelona in 2007. He’s […]

Football Punditry - Irish banter beats bland British 2

Football Punditry – Irish banter beats bland British


It was during the second half of the recent Ireland/Cyprus nightmare (yes we won but tell me you didn’t despair for 90 minutes) that I realised something. I was longing for something more than the eventual winning goal. I was braced with excitement for more than just the prospect of being one step closer to […]

The world bids farewell to Sir Bobby Robson 0

The world bids farewell to Sir Bobby Robson


The tumultuous strains of Nessun Dorma hit their crescendo, the years fell away and the tears flowed inevitably once more down the cheeks of Paul Gascoigne. Not just dear old Gazza. There were misty eyes everywhere in Durham Cathedral at an emotional thanksgiving service for Sir Bobby Robson which was attended by the great and […]

The Week In Football #7 0

The Week In Football #7


Dodgy goings on in France, Manchester and Liverpool derbies, referees hitting the deck and a staple from the Christmas bloopers DVD market in our regular round-up what went down this week in football history. September 21 A habit was born for England today in 1949, when they lost to a team from outside the UK […]

Kenna resigns, leaving Pat’s without a Saviour 0

Kenna resigns, leaving Pat’s without a Saviour


Ian Walsh’s Home Views looks over an eventful week in Irish football as St. Patrick’s Atheltic ends Jeff Kenna’s time in the managerial hot seat. ‘We want Kenna out’ were the cries from the St. Patrick’s Athletic supporters after a 2-0 defeat to Waterford United in the FAI Ford Cup mid-week. And what the fans […]

Big four triumph as Utd stun City in a thrilling derby 2

Big four triumph as Utd stun City in a thrilling derby


The entire “top four” picked up three points this weekend as Manchester Utd got a late winner in a seven goal derby thriller, Chelsea hammered Spurs 3-0 at the Bridge, Arsenal got back on track with a demolition of Wigan and a Torres brace helped Liverpool beat West Ham. In what was sure to be […]

This weekend's Premier League preview 6

This weekend’s Premier League preview


After such a thrilling weekend of action last week, will gameweek six continue the trend? Manchester City and Manchester Utd lock horns in the highly anticipated local derby, while Chelsea and Tottenham do battle at the Bridge. Burnley v Sunderland Sunderland travel to Turf Moor hoping to inflict Burnley’s third loss in a row, on […]

Playing a captain's role 2

Playing a captain’s role


After playing a starring role last weekend, Darren Bent is retained as captain for Gameweek 6 as Ruining Football continue their fantasy football journey. The decision to put Darren Bent as captain for Gameweek 5 was a brave one, but it paid off as the striker bagged two goals in Sunderland’s win over Wolves. This […]

Lucas Neill joins Everton 0

Lucas Neill joins Everton


Everton have signed former West Ham defender Lucas Neill on a one-year deal. The Australia international was a free agent after ending his time at West Ham at the beginning of the summer. The 31-year-old passed a medical at the club’s Finch Farm training ground on Thursday morning, and has signed a contract reportedly for […]