Archive for October, 2009

Moments of Magic #12 - Ronaldo 0

Moments of Magic #12 – Ronaldo


Brazilian superstar Ronaldo is the subject of this week’s Moments of Magic feature as we look at his 1996 goal against Compostela in La Liga. #12 Ronaldo v Compostela, 1996 Back in 1996, Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima had the world at his feet as he terrorised La Liga defences with Barcelona. One of his […]

Cattermole injury rocks Mackems 0

Cattermole injury rocks Mackems


Sunderland have been hit hard by the news that midfielder Lee Cattermole will be sidelined for up to three months after damaging knee ligaments during the 1-0 win over Liverpool on Saturday. Despite the setback, manager Steve Bruce said the club were just relieved that the injury was not more serious. “It’s not good news, […]

Kompany commits to City 0

Kompany commits to City


Belgian international Vincent Kompany today signed a new contract with Manchester City that will see him stay at the club for the next five years. The deal puts paid to rumours that the 23 year old would sign for Barcelona in the January transfer window, and Kompany says he is delighted with the outcome of […]

One night in Paris 1

One night in Paris


The Republic of Ireland will play France in the World Cup playoffs with the first leg at home following this afternoon’s draw in Zurich. In the other three ties, Portugal face Bosnia, Greece go up against Ukraine, and Russia host Slovenia in the first leg. As well as being a difficult tie in itself for […]

Luck of the draw 1

Luck of the draw


With the draw for the World Cup playoffs to be made tomorrow, Michael Donnelly takes a look at Ireland’s potential opponents. So after 900 minutes, 20 goals (12 for and 8 against) and a never ending argument about a certain midfielder, we find ourselves in a position that was hard to believe could be achieved […]

Opinion: the Italian Blob 0

Opinion: the Italian Blob


Returning from a professional sabbatical and into actual sunlight for the first time in what feels like several years, Gav Reilly thinks that Football might finally, in 2010, come home

Let's talk about Cesc, baby 0

Let’s talk about Cesc, baby


Ruining Football dropped a number of places in the fantasy football league after an stunning performance from Cesc Fabregas saw him bag a massive 44 points as captain in Gameweek 8. With the World Cup qualifiers out of the way it’s back to normal this weekend and there are some interesting match ups and fantasy […]

Zenden signs on at Mackems 0

Zenden signs on at Mackems


Sunderland have agreed a deal with Boudewijn Zenden for the Dutch international to join the club until the end of the season. The former Liverpool, Barcelona and Middlesbrough midfielder has been training at the Stadium of Light since leaving Marseille and bagged a hattrick in a practice match earlier this week. “His performances in training […]

Calf injury sidelines Rooney 0

Calf injury sidelines Rooney


Manchester United will have to do without Wayne Rooney for the home game against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday after the striker suffered a calf injury while on international duty. Rooney picked up the injury in England’s 1-0 defeat against Ukraine last weekend and returned to Manchester for treatment. However, with a European tie against CSKA […]

Injury blow for Liverpool defender 0

Injury blow for Liverpool defender


Liverpool’s recent signing Sotiris Kyrgiakos is set to be ruled out for a substantial period of time after suffering a serious knee injury while playing for Greece last night. The 30 year old defender left the field just before half time in his country’s 2-1 win over Luxembourg and was rushed straight to hospital for […]