Archive for May, 2010

Mourinho move will tempt reluctant media 6

Mourinho move will tempt reluctant media

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In case you hadn’t noticed, the English media bloody love a bit of Jose Mourinho. In fact, they love all of him. From his relentless quotability to his remarkably candid opinions and consistently suave appearance, Mourinho will always be the special one on Fleet Street. It was love at first sight. Even before the Portuguese’s […]

Al Volo: Inter Milan Triumph, But it's the End of an Era 1

Al Volo: Inter Milan Triumph, But it’s the End of an Era

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A new era began last night, and it was a resounding triumph. UEFA’s decision to move its showpiece event, the European Cup Final, to Saturday night was a huge success, and the match itself lived up to the hype as two of the world’s best coaches went head to head, student becoming master as Jose […]

Bayern 0-2 Inter: Deadly Diego on the Double 0

Bayern 0-2 Inter: Deadly Diego on the Double

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To complete a fine day of football action, which began in Wembley with Ian Holloway’s Blackpool winning a coveted Play-Off promotion to the Premier League, Louis van Gaal’s German League and Cup champions Bayern Munich faced his old “student” Jose Mourinho and Inter Milan to decide who are the Champions of Europe. Only Ernst Happel […]

"Have, have, need, have, need....." 9

“Have, have, need, have, need…..”

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Sticker books have been around for what seems like an eternity and, like everything else, have moved with the times with FIFA and Panini launching an online version of the popular pastime. I completed my one and only Premier League sticker book as a nine year old back in 1994 after months of haggling and […]

World Cup O2W - Dele Adeleye 0

World Cup O2W – Dele Adeleye

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Dele Adeleye | 21 | Nigeria | Defender Nigeria has long been a conveyor belt of some of Africa’s finest footballing talent, and Sparta Rotterdam’s 21 year-old defender Dele Adeleye looks to be yet another addition to the country’s long line of gifted players. A tall, commanding centre-half, Adeleye, as a part of what is […]

World Cup Scouting: Ghana / Greece 0

World Cup Scouting: Ghana / Greece

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Ghana make their second consecutive appearance at a World Cup Finals in South Africa. After a respectable last 16 appearance in 2006, the Ghanaians will be looking to go one step further this time around. At the head of their strike force will be 24-year-old Asamoah Gyan. Although appearing at his second finals, Gyan’s relatively […]

Football League Attendances Up Again 0

Football League Attendances Up Again

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The Football League has enjoyed another successful season with attendances topping the 17 million mark for the first time in 50 years. With 17.1 million spectators attending 1,656 league matches played during 2009/10, the Football League has continued to prosper. The increase of 4.4% on last season gave the leagues the highest aggregate crowd figure […]

Arsenal sign Chamakh from Bordeaux 0

Arsenal sign Chamakh from Bordeaux

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In the first big Premier League signing of the summer, Arsenal today completed the signing of Bordeaux and Moroccan international Marouane Chamakh. The signing is a huge step for Arsenal who have lacked in striking options since the departure of Emmanuel Adebayor and the constant injuries to Robin van Persie. The Bordeaux forward has signed […]

Zlatan: the €68million question 4

Zlatan: the €68million question

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The alice band of brothers Tall but not a targetman, quick of mind but not of body, incredibly expensive but arguably not first-choice – critical descriptions that could match two players at world-class football clubs, both of whom have been outshone this season by a younger colleague who allies a formidable work ethic with dazzling […]