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Special 1 TV: Sven Gets The Sack

Sven Goran Eriksson getting sacked by Mexico last week was perfect fodder for this past weekend’s Special 1 TV episode. The Special One and Nelson Mandela gave Sven a bit of stick, while Wayne ended up babysitting a certain someone special on the set. Be champions! Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

La Liga Roundup – Week 29

The quest for the La Liga trophy has resumed after an exciting break for World Cup qualifiers. Spain’s Top 3 teams continued their winning ways with tough 1-0 road wins. 1st place Barcelona got a 40th minute goal from Samuel Eto’o to beat Valladolid to maintain their 6-point lead over […]

Manchester United Hold Off Aston Villa To Stay Top

This weekend’s premier match, Manchester United hosting Aston Villa, was seemingly alight with some very sensitive microphones.  I’m not sure if the press box was the culprit, or perhaps those huge foam-covered ones on the touchlines, but you could hear shouts of “Don’t foul him” and “C’mon Jonny”, the latter […]

Guti Refuses To Warm Up?

José María Gutiérrez was always a players with a temperment. Now that same temperment has him on the outside looking in with Madrid coach Juande Ramos. This rivalry has become part of the subplots in the Madrid media as the team now sees the weeks pass by and their six-point […]

Pompey Play Up To Realism

Saturday, February 7 2009 may well have been the most significant day in the modern history of Portsmouth FC when the Portsmouth of Tony Adams had succumbed to a 3-2 defeat at home to Liverpool despite having taken the lead twice. This was the lowest point and the final straw […]

2009 USL-1 Preview

USL-1 season begins in two weeks and thanks to Brian Quarstad of Inside Minnesota Soccer for compiling this preview of USL-1. Tomorrow we’ll have our weekly MLS review and a preview of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal second leg match between USL-1’s Islanders and Cruz Azul of the FMF. For […]

Arsenal Maintain Their Grip on Fourth

Thanks to a brace from Emmanuel Adebayor, Arsenal continue on their quest to retain Champions League play for next year.  With a vacuum of newsworthiness over the last weeks, at least in regard to the Premier League, speculation turned to Cesc Fabregas’ return and whether or not the Gunners were […]

Not so Fantastic: Advice to the MLS from The Special One

Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore Jose Mourinho, because he is the proverbial moth drawn to the media spotlight. This recent FIFA International Break found the Special One in the United States as he prepared for the World Football Challenge, which will be occurring here this summer. While […]

Liverpool Without Javier Mascherano…

It was a strange booking.  Xabi Alonso stuck out a leg and caught Real Madrid’s onrushing defender, Pepe, but Javier Mascherano took the booking. This may have been for kicking the ball away, but the Argentinian seemed to be clearing it in case play didn’t stop. It didn’t look a […]

Interview: Ján Figel’ (European Commission)

If you consider yourself a political junkie on top of being an EPL newshound, then we certainly have quite the interview for you today. With FIFA’s proposed ‘6+5’ rule to place limits on the number of foreign-born players in domestic club teams rearing its ugly head in the press once […]

Can The Whites Do It Again?

Back on March 21, Fulham turned the race for the 2008-2009 Premiership title on its ear with a stunning 2-0 defeat of nine-man Manchester United at Craven Cottage. On Saturday, the Whites will take aim at another big four team when Liverpool comes calling. Before the win over the Red […]

Injuries Affect Teams As Serie A Returns To Action

With World Cup qualifiers over until June, the wild followers of various Serie A teams can get back to cheering for their beloved clubs. This weekend play will resume with a full slate of matches.  With 9 matchdays left in the 2008-09 season, this is when teams must make their […]

Aaron Lennon: Potential Starting To Pay Dividends

Since the turn of the year, Aaron Lennon has been in outstanding form. His club exploits have been rewarded with not just an international call up, but a place in the starting eleven in England’s last two matches, the latter being a competitive qualifier. This is just rewards for Lennon […]

Steve Bruce Is Right To Come Clean Over Zaki

Why don’t more managers come clean in the press about disruptive or unprofessional players? It seems that more and more in these sanitised and sponsorship heavy times that too many people keep quiet about the players who are taking the Michael. At least Steve Bruce has bucked the trend and […]

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