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The Third Half 2

The mid week edition of The Third Half starts with Johnathan Starling and Kevin of Serie A Talk discuss the weekend that was Serie A along with discussing the Italian National Team that will play in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Shakira Graham of Championship Talk also joins Johnathan Starling […]

Milan Get Accessible Draw

AC Milan have a smaller obstacle to overcome en route to a UEFA Cup title.  Tuesday’s draw in Nyon saw them favored in the group stages as they will face off against Heerenveen, SC Braga,  Portsmouth, and Wolfsburg.  Meanwhile, Sampdoria and Udinese will see it extremely difficult in groups C […]

The Beginning Of The End For Debt Ridden Clubs?

With the prediction by Lord Triesman, head of the Football Association, that the current global economic crisis could spell a ‘terrible danger’ to clubs with spiralling debt, meaning could we actually see a Premier League club go to the wall? According to Triesman the Premier League is currently in £3bn […]

UEFA Cup Group Draw

UEFA held the draw for the UEFA Cup group stage today and some fascinating pairings emerged. Both Martin Jol and Steve McClaren will take their new clubs back to England as FC Twente will face Manchester City and Jol’s Hamburg will take on Aston Villa. This year’s groups are looking […]

Spain Plagued By Injuries

La Furia got together on Tuesday as they begin preparations for their upcoming World Cup qualifier matches against Estonia and Belgium.   Valencia midfielder Raúl Albiol joins Barcelona’s Carles Puyol (foot infection) and Andrés Iniesta (knee), Villarreal’s Santi Cazorla (leg contusion), and Sevilla’s  Diego Capel (hamstring) in the list of players […]

The Third Half Update

The early week edition of The Third Half will be released tomorrow night no later than 10 pm. On the show will be Kevin from Serie A Talk and Shakira Graham from Championship Talk as well as my thoughts on the weekend in the Premier League. The late week edition […]

The Special One’s Goal of Week Six

Headlines from Italy read, A sensational Swedish backheel, Magical Ibra!, Ibra waves his magic wand, Inter go top. Some excellent goals were scored this week including, Del Piero’s trade mark free-kick, Gilardino’s header and Kuzmanovic’s quick take, off the Montolivo free-kick but it should be obvious from the introduction Goal of The Week falls […]

Is Bradley Dumping the Bucket?

My CSRN American Soccer Show co-host Dave Denholm, CSRN’s Peter Brown and myself have been scathing on air in our denunciation of Bob Bradley’s tactics: the bucket formation and the overall defensive posture. However with Bradley’s wooing of Jose Francisco Torres and latest squad selection I believe Coach Bradley “gets […]

Serie A Match Day Six Results

Some surprises as Juventus, AC Milan and Roma all lose ground on the top teams and especially Inter. Lazio required a late goal by Simone Inzaghi to keep their place atop Serie A and maintain their home record of zero loses.  A quick look at match statistics reveals just how lopsided the Lazio-Lecce […]

Serie A – Week 6 Scores

(Home Teams Listed First) Saturday, October 4 Lazio 1 – 1 Lecce, LAZ: S. Inzaghi (89′) LEC: Tiribocchi (26′) Inter 2 – 1 Bologna, INT: Ibrahimovic (25′), Adriano (50′) BOL: Veras (56′) Sunday, October 5 Chievo 0 – 2 Fiorentina, FIO: Kuzmanovic (32′), Gilardino (74′) Siena 1 – 0 Roma, […]

Week 6 Scores

Home Teams Listed First: Saturday, October 4 Villarreal 2 – 1 Real Betis VIL: Gonzalo (69′), Joseba Llorente (70′) BET: Damia (20′) Barcelona 6 – 1 Atletico Madrid BAR: Marquez (3′), Eto’o (6′ pen, 18′), Messi (8′), Gudjohnsen (28′), Henry (73′) ATM: Maxi Rodriguez (13′) Sunday, October 5 Osasuna 0 […]

Poll: Did Vidic Foul Blackburn Goalkeeper Jason Brown?

It was the big talking point from this weekend’s game at Ewood Park. Should Manchester United’s first goal been disallowed because Vidic backed in to Blackburn goalkeeper Jason Brown and elbowed him in the face, or – as the commentators mentioned – it was Brown’s mistake for not asserting himself […]

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