Archive for September, 2009

Moments of Magic #8 - Trevor Sinclair 2

Moments of Magic #8 – Trevor Sinclair

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Now one of the richest clubs in England, Queens Park Rangers are focused on getting back to the top flight, and this week Moments of Magic looks at one of their greatest ever goals. #8 Trevor Sinclair v Barnsley, 1997 The FA Cup produces its fair share of spectacular goals, and they don’t come much […]

Champions League Quick Throw - Week 1 0

Champions League Quick Throw – Week 1

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BPF’s Kevin Coleman has a quick look at each of this week’s Champions League games; as all English teams get off to a winning start, Rangers earn a draw in Germany and the Internazionale/Barcelona clash ends goalless. Juventus 1-1 FC Girondins de Bordeaux – Jaroslav Plasil struck 15 minutes from time to give Bordeaux a […]

All eyes on UEFA as Alphonse takes a dive 1

All eyes on UEFA as Alphonse takes a dive

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Last night there was a signigficant incident at Letzigrund in Zurich. Alexandre Alphonse won a penalty for his side after English referee Martin Atkinson believed he saw a foul by Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas. However, on further inspection and after numerous replays from different angles, there appears to be another case of deception on UEFA’s […]

Rodwell's time to shine 1

Rodwell’s time to shine

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Another abysmal start for a club that needs to be setting much higher standards in performance for itself. With no disrespect to Fulham whatsoever, the idea of players like Damien Duff and Danny Murphy being able to completely boss a midfield battle against a team that has finished 5th in the two previous seasons must […]

Premier League to introduce home-grown quota 0

Premier League to introduce home-grown quota

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The Premier League will introduce a squad cap of 25 players and a quota on home-grown players from next season, chief executive Richard Scudamore has confirmed. The 20 clubs met last Thursday to agree the introduction of a home-grown player rule, which will take effect at the start of next season, and the immediate implementation […]

Champions League 2009/10 - Group by Group Preview 0

Champions League 2009/10 – Group by Group Preview

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With Champions League football returning to grounds around Europe this week, Ian Walsh previews each group which ties some big teams against each other, none bigger than Barcelona and Internazionale. Group A Bayern Munich, Juventus, Bordeaux, Maccabi Haifa Bayern Munich have had a busy summer with Louis Van Gaal taking charge, Frank Ribery decideding to […]

The Week in Football #6 0

The Week in Football #6

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This week’s trip down memory lane sees the invention of the penalty kick, the first-ever televised match and the passing of one of the game’s all-time greats. September 14 The humble penalty kick: scourge of England, masterminded by Germany, invented by an Irishman and first seen today in 1891. In order to stop the excessive […]

The flip side of crossing the water 0

The flip side of crossing the water

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Ian Walsh brings us his weekly column Home Views, where he looks at Irish football and players. Today, he examines why Shane Supple decided to quit football with Ipswich Town for ventures elsewhere. A little over a month ago Shane Supple walked away from Ipswich Town just weeks after being awarded a lucrative new contract […]

Goals galore this week in the Premier League 3

Goals galore this week in the Premier League

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It’s been an entertaining weekend of Premier League action with thirty-six goals, no draws plus  plenty of Adebayor related controversy as City hit Arsenal for four in a six goal thriller, Manchester Utd bring Spurs’ run to an end and Chelsea grab a late late winner against Stoke. Eyes were glued on Eastlands on Saturday […]

Adebayor faces stamping accusation 2

Adebayor faces stamping accusation

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Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor faces a stamping accusation after maliciously catching Robin van Persie’s head with his boot today at Eastlands. The Togo international may also face a Football Association probe for running the length of the Eastlands pitch to taunt his former club’s supporters after scoring City’s third goal. Arsenal forward van Persie […]