Archive for October, 2009

This Week in Football #12 0

This Week in Football #12


This week’s trip down memory lane sees a record breaking match in Africa, the birth of the FA, revolt in Scotland, the debut of one of the games best young players and the retirement of El Diego. October 26 If Manchester United fans thought yesterday’s loss to Liverpool was bad then they’ve obviously don’t remember […]

Barclays agree Prem sponsorship extension 0

Barclays agree Prem sponsorship extension


A new three-year sponsorship deal has been agreed between the Premier League and Barclays estimated to be worth £82.25 million. The value of the new deal represents a 25% increase on the current agreement which is for £65.8 million. “We are extremely pleased that our long established partnership with Barclays will continue,” said Premier League […]

Backlash at the Bridge 0

Backlash at the Bridge


Didier Drogba is the man chosen to spearhead the Ruining Football charge this week thanks to a favourable matchup at home to Blackburn Rovers. This week could see a real goal fest at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea looking to rebound from last week’s disappointing defeat away to Aston Villa. Blackburn are an average side and […]

Perreira returns to Bafana Bafana 0

Perreira returns to Bafana Bafana


World Cup winning coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has returned to the helm at South Africa following Monday’s departure from the post of Joel Santana. Perreira, who guided Brazil to glory in 1994, left the job 18 months ago but has been pursuaded to return to help end a slump that has seen the World Cup […]

This weekend's Premier League preview 0

This weekend’s Premier League preview


The weekend’s highlight is no doubt the clash between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday and defeat for the hosts would see them drop 10 points behind their bitter rivals at this early stage of the season. Saturday, October 24 Birmingham v Sunderland Sunderland boss Steve Bruce returns to his old club on […]

Huth to sit out next three 0

Huth to sit out next three


Stoke City defender Robert Huth has been hit with a three match ban following his altercation with Matthew Upson in the weekend’s Premiership game against West Ham. The German international admitted to the charge of violent conduct at a hearing on Tuesday after striking Upson with his arm during the Britannia Stadium encounter. Stoke must […]

Injured Ribery to miss playoffs 0

Injured Ribery to miss playoffs


French star Franck Ribery is set to miss his country’s World Cup playoff tie with Ireland next month due to a tendon problem in his knee suffered while playing for Bayern Munich on October 3. Bayern coach Louis Van Gaal said he was unsure as to the extent of the damage but believes that the  […]

The Week in Football #11 0

The Week in Football #11


This week’s trawl down memory lane sees Norwich City’s most famous hour, Wayne Rooney’s arrival on the scene, a host of Manchester United and Arsenal clashes and a family affair at the Dell. October 19 Norwich City had the most famous result in their history today in 1993 when they beat Bayern Munich in the […]

Balde back in France 0

Balde back in France


Former Celtic defender Bobo Balde has returned to France to join Valenciennes having spent a number of weeks on trial with the club. The 34 year old had been without a club since leaving Celtic Park in the summerand has signed a one year deal with the Lique 1 side. “I was here a month […]

Boro part company with Southgate 0

Boro part company with Southgate


Middlesbrough have announced the departure of manager Gareth Southgate with immediate effect, despite sitting just one point off top spot in the Championship. The club announced the decision late last night and will now be on the lookout for a replacement in the hope of returning to the Premiership following last year’s relegation. “This has […]