Archive for November, 2009

Return of the Old Lady 0

Return of the Old Lady


Juventus were without a doubt Italy’s biggest club in the 1990s, but a match fixing scandal left them in Serie B having lost a lot of their star names. Michael Donnelly looks at the resurgence of the bianconeri. Any football fan born in the 80s will have grown up watching probably as much Italian League […]

One 2 Watch - Jordan Henderson 0

One 2 Watch – Jordan Henderson


Jordan Henderson 19 |England | Midfielder | Sunderland One 2 Watch focuses closer to home this week as we examine Wearside’s biggest emerging talent Jordan Henderson. Some Soccer AM (Sky’s Saturday morning programme) purists may remember Jordan Henderson when he appeared on their “Skill School” feature about two years ago. It’s rare we ever hear […]

 Arsenal to face West Ham in FA Cup 0

Arsenal to face West Ham in FA Cup


Arsenal and West Ham have been drawn against each other in the FA Cup third round, while Manchester United could face Leeds United at Old Trafford. Arsenal have been drawn top face West Ham in one of three all-Premiership ties in the FA Cup third round. In the others, Aston Villa host Blackburn Rovers while […]

Serie A - Week 14 Preview 0

Serie A – Week 14 Preview


After some interesting results in week 13, this weekend sees two of the biggest clubs in Italy go head-to-head in the shape of Inter and Fiorentina, whilst the city of Genoa will be divided as Genoa take on Sampdoria in the Derby della Lanterna. It’s shaping up to be yet another exciting week in Serie […]

Endo picks up top Asian gong 0

Endo picks up top Asian gong


Japanese midfielder Yasuhito Endo has picked up the AFC Player of the Year at an awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week. The Gamba Osaka star overcame international compatriot Kengo Nakamura, Bahrain’s Sayed Mohamed Adnan, Iran’s Hadi Aghily, and Syria captain Firas Al Khatib to scoop the award. “It was my goal to win […]

Hangeland pens new Fulham deal 0

Hangeland pens new Fulham deal


Fulham defender Brede Hangeland has committed his future to the club by agreeing terms for a new three and a half year year deal. The 28 year old Norwegian had recently been linked with a move away from Craven Cottage, with a number of big clubs rumoured to be interested in him. However, he will […]

Yanks very much Clint 0

Yanks very much Clint


Fulham’s American midfielder Clint Dempsey was the saviour for Ruining Football in Gameweek 13 after what was a very much below average weekend for the team. If only I had gone for Jimmy Bullard instead of Geovanni…….. Fantasy football is very much a game of hindsight, and after coming up with the less than original […]

Serie A - Week 13 Review 0

Serie A – Week 13 Review


The thirteenth round of games in Serie A, despite having had the potential to spring a few surprises, ended up going largely with the form book as the sides towards the summit of the table continued to assert their dominance over the early phases of the campaign. Travelling to Bologna on Saturday, Jose Mourinho’s Internazionale […]

A week in League One & Two 0

A week in League One & Two


League One >> Brighton and Hove Albion 0 – 3 Leeds United Former Leeds assistant Gus Poyet made an encouraging start to his reign as Brighton boss after a 2-1 victory away at Southampton in his first game in charge but his new charges came unstuck against a Leeds side surely destined for promotion. Excellent goals form […]

The Championship – Weekend Round Up 1

The Championship – Weekend Round Up


Preston North End 0 – 1 Newcastle United The marquee match in the football league this weekend saw perennial play-off team Preston North End host Newcastle United on Monday evening. A Kevin Nolan goal 15 minutes from time ensured that Newcastle returned to the North East back at the top of the Championship. The goal […]