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Sergio Ramos is 100% staying at Real Madrid, says Rafa Benitez

Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez is confident disgruntled defender Sergio Ramos will remain at the club past this summer. It has been well-publicized that Ramos and club president Florentino Perez have had a major falling out concerning various personal and professional issues. In June, it was reported that the Spain international told […]

Real Madrid expected to present Rafael Benitez as new manager next Wednesday

Rafael Benitez is expected to be officially presented as Real Madrid manager next Wednesday, according to Spanish journalist Josep Pedrerol. The host of the television programs Jugones and El Chiringuito revealed that the Napoli coach will be unveiled as Real Madrid’s new boss at the Santiago Bernabeu on June 3 […]

Rafael Benitez moves closer to Real Madrid after confirming Napoli departure

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has confirmed he will leave the club after Sunday’s final Serie A game against Lazio. The announcement was made earlier today during a joint press conference with club president Aurelio de Laurentiis, who thanked Benitez for his efforts and announced that a search for the coach’s […]

PSG losing patience with Laurent Blanc and eyeing up possible replacements

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is losing patience with Laurent Blanc and wants the manager to take a tougher line towards the players in his dressing room. The Qatari reportedly feels that Blanc has lost control of the squad and outbreaks of indiscipline are seen as a direct result of the […]

2011: A New Start For Italian Football

2010 was a bad year for Italian football. I tried to think of the positives, but very few came to mind. A disastrous World Cup in South Africa, a bad showing in the Europa League, and only a Champions League victory (guided by a Portuguese mastermind) which retains some dignity […]

Five Things To Note From Serie A This Weekend

The Serie A continues with much of the same; Benitez loses his second game in a row, Krasic cuts through defenders like a hot knife through butter, and Ibrahimovic provides a fantastic goal for us all to enjoy. This slate of Serie A games saw many players play brilliantly, like […]

Benitez Body Language Irks Big Sam

It’s quite rare to find myself defending Rafa Benitez in any respect, but I think the recent comments by Sam Allardyce are more than ridiculous.  After Liverpool’s 4-0 romp of his team, the Blackburn manager claims Benitez showed a “lack of respect” for failing to meet for the traditional post-game […]

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Euro 2008 Group C Predictions

So, after watching Croatia give a wonderful impression of England and Germany win their first game at Championships since 1996, today gives us the first day we’ve been waiting for. Group C is the Group of Death, where one of the big boys will definitely go out. Yet I think it will […]

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