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Deco Wins Court Case To Clear His Name From Doping Accusations

Nearly a year once Portuguese international Deco announced his retirement from soccer, he’s back in the spotlight with a vengeance. The former playmaker was cleared on Thursday by the Brazilian Court for Arbitration of Sport but he is now considering taking legal action against the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, as […]

La Liga Jornada 31 Review: Xavi’s Foresight and Pep Guardiola’s Tactics Lead Barcelona Over Real Madrid in El Clásico

Throughout Barcelona’s two-year run of groundbreaking excellence, Josep Guardiola i Sala role as a tactician tended to be undervalued.  He reinstituted the “Total Football” concept that Johan Cruyff, Guardiola’s former manager at FC Barcelona, instilled when he was a player and a manager at the club, and he changed the […]

Champions League Tuesday Scores

Madrid Feel  “El Chorreo” At Casa De Anfield Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid LIV: Torres (16′), Gerrard (27′ pk, 47′), Dossena (88′) LIV adv. on 5-0 agg. Drogba and Essien Are Money- Again Juventus 2-2 Chelsea JUV:  Iaquinta (18′), Del Piero (74′) CHE:  Essien (45’+1′), Drogba (83′) CHE adv. on 3-2 […]

Champions League KO Matchups

A former teammate of mine that had a style of play “similar” to Steven Gerrard (and would be insulted as he is a Man Utd.  fan)described the ties in one word- mouthwatering.  I will use this term only once as I could sound redundant.  Each one of these ties could […]

Deco Departing?

The rumour mill has been working overtime and the latest is that Deco’s agent is expected in Milan on Wednesday to hold talks with Internazionale. The FC Barcelona playmaker has been linked with a switch to Serie A several times, despite his insistence that he wants to stay at Camp […]

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Down, down, down: Derby v Fulham

Given a choice, I might not normally put much thought into viewing this game but I decided that I needed to watch at least one complete Derby match this season to truly assess if they are the worst Premier League team ever. The numbers for Derby are staggeringly bad. -54 […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 15 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Twenty two goals in eight Premier League matches is a decent return for a Premier League Saturday especially given the number of surprise results and end-to-end-action. Here are the video highlights from today’s matches (for US readers only). West Ham United vs Chelsea Video: West Ham v Chelsea Premier League […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]