Archive for April, 2010

Sleeping with the Enemy 1

Sleeping with the Enemy

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As pages are torn from calendars around the world, the start of the British summer may just bring the end of a season of a  completely different type, but whether or not it will be Manchester United’s is the question on everyone’s lips. The second last round of games in an enthralling Barclay’s Premier League […]

Preview - Manchester City v Aston Villa 1

Preview – Manchester City v Aston Villa

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The race for that all important last Champions League spot in the Premiership is about to reach its end but before it does there is still plenty of football to be played. On Saturday afternoon two of the contenders, Manchester City and Aston Villa, go head to head in a game that will be seen […]

Al Volo: Serie A Week 36 Preview 0

Al Volo: Serie A Week 36 Preview

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After one of the most news-filled weeks of the season, the next round of fixtures are upon us already and with the relegation places all but settled, the focus is on the races for lo Scudetto, fourth place and the Europa League slots. Table topping Inter, fresh from the greatest loss in the clubs history, […]

This weekend's betting tips 2

This weekend’s betting tips

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So it’s the penultimate weekend of the Premier League season and the title is still up for grabs. As the season draws to a close, predictions become astronomically difficult but this weekend I have included a special accumulator gamble at 25/1. Liverpool v Chelsea On Sunday Chelsea travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool in […]

World Cup O2W - Michael Bradley 3

World Cup O2W – Michael Bradley

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We continue our exploration of some of the young stars that will be on show in South Africa. Today, Chris Mann introduces us to the USA’s midfield dalisman Michael Bradley. The son of the United States Coach, Bob Bradley, Michael Bradley has had to endure more than his fair share of accusations of nepotism during […]

Finalists Atletico at last make a case for the defence 1

Finalists Atletico at last make a case for the defence

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Liverpool 2 Atletico Madrid 1 (2-2 on agg, Atletico Madrid win on away goals) Quique Sanchez Flores is used to succeeding Rafael Benitez. He succeeded Benitez as a coach in the Real Madrid youth setup. He succeeded Benitez in the home dugout at the Mestalla. Finally, he succeeded at Benitez’s expense and steered Atletico Madrid […]

Al Volo: Jose, Facchetti and The "C" Word 1

Al Volo: Jose, Facchetti and The “C” Word

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What we saw in Camp Nou last night was, without doubt, a remarkable display of defensive resilience by the ten men of Inter, standing defiant against what is widely viewed as the greatest collection of attacking talent ever assembled. “I’m so special I won without a sweeper” Messi, Xavi, Ibrahimovic and the rest of Pep […]

Matchday Diary - Planes, trains and errm, evacuations 1

Matchday Diary – Planes, trains and errm, evacuations

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Manchester United picked up an important three points at the weekend against fourth place hopefuls Tottenham, and Ed Diggins was there….eventually. This was never going to be an easy trip. Something called Eyjafjallajökull (pardon my French) meant that last Monday to Wednesday was spent trying to sort out a backup plan via road. Thankfully come […]

Fulham v Hamburg 3

Fulham v Hamburg

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With Hamburg in turmoil ahead of tonight’s Europa League semi final second leg, Dean Mears believes Fulham’s tag as favourites may be their downfall. Fulham’s Europe League campaign has been a fairy tale story, the underdog against all odds beating giants like Juventus, Wolfsburg, Roma and Holders Shakhtar Donetsk. They travelled to Hamburg in a […]

Inter will prove a Real test for Bernabeu-focused Barca 1

Inter will prove a Real test for Bernabeu-focused Barca

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One single word dominates the countdown to tonight’s Champions League Semi Final second leg between Barcelona and Inter Milan at the Camp Nou – remuntada. It is the Catalan word for “comeback” and it is being repeated ad nauseum by Barca fans across the globe. To miss out on retaining the most prized trophy in […]