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Friday Football Stories: Recommended Reading

Here are some fun football stories for a Friday. Have a wonderful weekend. Championship Manager is Coming to the iPhone (Just Another iPhone Blog). Just one day after I write about the top 5 essential iPhone apps for soccer fans, The Times reveals that the makers of Championship Manager are […]

Fabio Cannavaro could be just what Juve need

Juve have endured a fairly difficult season in the fact that it never really looked like they were going to get the better of Inter Milan and take the Scudetto. One of the things that has disappointed me about I bianconeri this season has been their defence, which has on […]

Zubizarreta – The best ever?

Goalkeepers are a special breed. The sole guardian of the sticks – they live and die by their mistakes. Because of the cut-throat, merciless world that goalkeepers inhibit they are often remembered for the right and sometimes, wrong reasons. One shotstopper destined to go down in history is Spanish legend […]

Premier League Footballers Do Not Make Too Much Money

Premier League footballers make extraordinary salaries.  The common implication from this is that they make too much money.  Players are the scapegoat for the endemic money culture that has invaded football.  It’s held as common sense that salary caps and other punitive measures are the only way to save a […]

New Era for Liverpool?

Liverpool are the most successful team in English football having won more trophies than any other team, but it has been nineteen years since Liverpool last won the league title and unless Man Utd make a lot of mistakes then you will have to round that up to twenty. Yes […]

Does USL-1 Need a Salary Cap?

USL-1 made a statement in the CONCACAF Champions League. No one will question this, and those like myself who have long been proponents of the second flight of American football were pleased by the results which saw USL-1 emerge on the media map in a mainstream fashion for the first […]

Top 5 Essential iPhone Apps for Soccer Fans

This week, Apple expects to hit the magic number of one billion downloads in its App Store. An incredible achievement by any means in addition to the 3.9 million iPhones that have been sold that have revolutionized the cellular phone industry. With so many apps available on the App Store, […]

Why Are Premier League Crowds So Quiet?

Watching last night’s match on television between Manchester United and Portsmouth, I was dumbfounded by the lengthy periods of silence I heard from the crowd of 74,895 at Old Trafford. Sure, this is nothing new. Sir Alex Ferguson has described the atmosphere created by the Old Trafford fans as a […]

Gazzas Good

This Sunday, Paul Gascoigne appeared on Match of the Day 2 as a pundit/guest. This was part of a triumvirate of televisual appearances. One in which perhaps we have seen a refreshing look a man we have all been seriously worried about, a man all who love football deeply care […]

Will The Real Dimitar Berbatov Please Stand Up?

So the dust seems to be finally settling on the criticism about Berbatov’s mishit penalty on Sunday in the semi-final defeat against Everton. There’s no doubting it was a badly hit penalty, but it seems to have unpicked a scab over his performances for Manchester United as his time so […]

How to improve Barcelona's starting XI?

With Barcelona romping to the 2008-09 La Liga title and strong favourites for the UEFA Champions League, it is difficult to see how Pep Guardiola’s men can get much better. Even compared to the 2005-06 double winning team starring Ronaldinho, the current mob look much more solid while maintaining their […]

Should Milan WANT to keep Ancelotti?

If the media are to believed, AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti is the one of the most sought after managers in world football with Real Madrid and Chelsea among the sides linked with the Italian boss for the 2009-10 season. However, this writer struggles to see why Ancelotti’s stock is […]

Can Alan Shearer Save Newcastle?

The return of Alan Shearer to Newcastle United was proclaimed as the ‘Return of the Messiah’ (MK II). Newcastle supporters far and wide rode the wave of optimism and turned up in their thousands to hail the saviour of their cherished club. Shearer, it seems, is the antidote to the […]

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