Archive for December, 2009

Dann & Johnson - Lower League Reliables 4

Dann & Johnson – Lower League Reliables


According to most, Birmingham’s incredible success in the Premier League this season is all down to the terrific centre half pairing that has been assembled between Scott Dann and Roger Johnson – who just last season were lying in the midtable of the Football League’s Championship. Now, as we approach the New Year, the Blues […]

Serie A - Week 17 Review 0

Serie A – Week 17 Review


In a week when four Serie A games were cancelled due to the snow and ice that affected most of Italy, Juventus again grabbed the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Ciro Ferrara’s side capitulated to Catania at the Stadio Olimpico to plunge the Old Lady deeper into crisis whilst Inter seized their opportunity to […]

Messi scoops top FIFA award 1

Messi scoops top FIFA award


Lionel Messi has capped a superb year by picking up the FIFA World Player of the Year award at a ceremony in Zurich last night. The Barcelona and Argentina star was selected from a shortlist which is also contained his club team mates Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka. […]

Deegan set for Championship switch 0

Deegan set for Championship switch


League of Ireland champions Bohemians have been dealt an off season blow with the news that Gary Deegan is to join Coventry City. The 22 year old midfielder was instrumental in the Dalymount Park club’s back to back league titles but moves to City on a three and a half year deal commencing January 4. […]

Hughes out, Mancini in at City 0

Hughes out, Mancini in at City


Manchester City have sensationally parted company with manager Mark Hughes just hours after they defeated Sunderland 4-3 at the City of Manchester Stadium. The Welshman is to be replaced by former Internazionale boss Roberto Mancini, who was spotted in the crowd at today’s game, effective immediately. City owner Sheikh Mansour is believed to be unhappy […]

Panic on the streets of London 0

Panic on the streets of London


Cesc Fabregas’ midweek injury has seen almost a quarter of a million managers transfer the Arsenal star out of their fantasy football team. BFP’s Neil Sherwin is not one of them. Ten days. That’s how long Arsenal believe that Cesc Fabregas will be out for following his early departure from Wednesday’s game with Burnley, yet […]

FIFA Puskas Award - Goal of 2009 3

FIFA Puskas Award – Goal of 2009


FIFA have announced the ten goals nominated for the Puskas Award, named after the Hungarian legend, given to the scorer of the best goal of the year. The winner will be chosen by votes cast on the FIFA website and criteria for the award include the quality of the goal and the importance of the […]

Beckham and Mourinho face former employers 0

Beckham and Mourinho face former employers


David Beckham will be squaring up with Alex Ferguson and his old teammates in the knockout stages of the Champions League when AC Milan, the club he will join in January on loan, drew the Premier League champions in Nyon. Jose Mourinho will also be returning to his old stomping ground after his Internazionale drew […]

This weekend's Premier League preview 0

This weekend’s Premier League preview


Jamie Carragher celebrates his 600th game for Liverpool down south at chilly Portsmouth, Arsenal host Hull at the Emirates and Chelsea clash with West Ham in the London derby in the final gameweek before Christmas. Defender Jamie Carragher is set for his 600th appearance for Liverpool against Portsmouth on Saturday, becoming only the ninth player […]

Euro 2004's Greece - where are they now? 1

Euro 2004’s Greece – where are they now?


They were the team that defied the odds throughout Euro 2004 by beating France and the Czech Republic en route to the final against Portugal. Led by their German manager, Otto Rehhagel, Greece beat Portugal’s “Golden Generation” in the final, securing their first ever international title at senior level. The Event – Euro 2004 Final […]