Match Notes: Stoke 1:2 Chelsea
Match Notes: Stoke 1:2 Chelsea

Stoke City vs Chelsea FC at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, 3pm local time. Conditions: pitch good, weather fine. Line-ups Chelsea: Cech, A Cole, Terry, Ivanovic, Bosingwa, Ballack, Malouda, Kalou, Mikel, Lampard, Drogba Stoke City: Sorenson (Simonsen), Faye, Collins, Huth, Higginbotham, Delap, Shawcross, Etherington, Whelan, Kitson (Tuncay), Beattie (Fuller) 1st Half […]

Sneijder’s Ankle Not Too Bad
Sneijder’s Ankle Not Too Bad

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 — Netherlands 1: 0 Scotland today at Hampden Park (here’s the minute-by-minute report). As George Burley said, Scotland deserved at least something from the match at home in which they threatened the woodwork serially. The difficult loss ends Scotland’s chance of qualifying for South Africa’s pageant […]

Top 7 Goals of Wesley Sneijder
Top 7 Goals of Wesley Sneijder

Sneijder (the ‘j’ is silent) was evidently in The Zone back in his Ajax days. By comparison, his best-of reel from Real Madrid are closer in and more on the cheeky side. Yet this is an index of the quality in store for Internazionale. At Inter now, Mourinho was looking […]

Heitinga Transfers to Everton
Heitinga Transfers to Everton

Dutch international right back, Johnny Heitinga, has accepted a transfer from Atletico Madrid to Everton, completing a physical just under the transfer window deadline which closed at 5pm yesterday. It’s a loss for Atleti and a serious loss for the Champions League competition (Everton competes in the Europa League but […]

Will AS Bari Stay Up?
Will AS Bari Stay Up?

Introducing the Fearsome Chickens of AS Bari. Promoted side Associazione Sportivo Bari are not too attractive. But you could have said that about Hull, or Stoke, for that matter. In each case, the Premiership club became more attractive with exposure. Despite the horror fashion-mistake of the kit, Bari took two […]

Inter 4-0 AC Milan: Gattuso’s Sending-Off
Inter 4-0 AC Milan: Gattuso’s Sending-Off

For AC Milan in Saturday’s fabled Derby della Madonnina, Gennaro Gattuso’s nightmare came true. If not for Inter’s new-look, new-effect attack, poor Captain Rino would be carrying all responsibility for the unbalanced result (AC Milan 0:4 Inter). Inter earned three (and perhaps all four) of their strikes, yet more could […]