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My 5 Favourite Tournament Matches

As we build up to the impending start of the 13th European Championships, I thought I’d take a walk down memory lane and share my five favourite games that this tournament has thrown up over the years with you and I’ll start with the match that hooked me in to […]

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Euro '08 Quarterfinals Predictions (Part 2)

OK, I’m back. Quarterfinal #3 (June 21, 2:45 PM; St. Jakob-Park, Basel): Italy (Group C winner) vs. Russia (Group D runner-up): This would be a sneakier game for Italy then many people would think, especially if they just looked at the two names and knew that Italy is the current […]

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Euro '08 Quarterfinals Predictions (Part 1)

Last week was devoted to previewing each of the four groups in Euro 2008 and with the start of the tournament less than a week away, it’s time for me to take those previews and make predictions for the knockout rounds. Today, I’ll cover the four quarterfinal matchups I believe […]

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Italy have Cannavaro headache

The Italian squad has suffered a major scare today with the news that talismanic defender, Fabio Cannavaro, is having to seek hospital treatment on ankle injury received in training. Cannavaro was injured in an accidental clash with the full back Giorgio Chiellini. Reportedly, Italy’s doctor, Paolo Zeppilli said “We have to do […]

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MLS Weekend Thoughts

  Jeff Cunningham had a great finish for TFC’s second goal but didn’t finish his other opportunities leaving me to believe Cunningham is most certainly in decline and may not after all catch Jaime Moreno and Ante Razov as the top two MLS scorers all time. The Galaxy’s young guns […]

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Vieira injury causes Domenech problems.

Less than a week after being cut from the French 23 for the European Championships, the AC Milan midfielder Matthieu Flamini has been recalled as cover for Patrick Vieira. Squads can be changed anytime until midnight on June 8th and Domenech has serious concerns that Vieira may not recover from a thigh […]

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MLS Wrap and Other Notes

This weekend’s MLS action was tainted by the continued insistence of the league not to break or at the very least reduce its schedule for international matches. Landon Donovan, Brad Guzan, Mo Edu, Frankie Hejduk and Rico Clark should not have to take a long flight after one international match […]

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Why Capello Has Reason to be Positive for England Furture

England’s performances against USA and Trinidad and Tobago can hardly be described as spectacular, but Fabio Capello has learnt some extremely valuable lessons for when the real business begins in September. Of course, supporters will expect a much more vibrant and cohesive display of football against Andorra and Croatia in […]

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Mark Hughes given permission to speak to Manchester City

Blackburn Rovers fans will be stunned to discover this morning that the club have allowed Manchester City permission to discuss the vacant manager’s position with Mark Hughes. A brief statement has been placed on Blackburn’s website and reads as follows: “Blackburn Rovers can confirm that they have received a request […]

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Fulham Unveils New 08/09 Home Shirt

Fulham has unveiled the design of their new home shirt for the 2008/2009 season. Manufactured by Nike, here’s a picture of the design:The simplistic design features a black v-neck. The back of the collar does feature a unique design feature, though:The shirts will go on sale on July 15.

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Eriksson sacked by Shinawatra

In a move that has surprised no-one, Manchester City chairman Thaksin Shinawatra has sacked Sven Goran Eriksson. The only thing that has surprised everyone is how long this crazy situation has dragged on for. In my honest opinion, it is a disgrace, one based purely on ego and delusion on […]

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England cruise in the Caribbean

England finished the season with a comfortable win against the home side last night. Two goals from Portsmouth’s Jermaine Defoe and a lovely volley from Gareth Barry made light work of sticky temperatures and a bouncy pitch. England’s line took to the field in this commerative fixture to the T […]

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International Friendly round up

This weekend has seen most of the participants for the European Championships have their final friendly games before the tournament begins on Saturday and saw a mixed bag of results. France could only draw 0-0 against Paraguay in Paris, though they did hit the post twice. Missing, Thuram, Vieira, Sagnol and […]

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A Brief History of the European Championships

With Euro 2008 only a week away now it’s about time we looked back over what has gone before the tournament kicks-off in Basel. The European Championship may not be as old as the World Cup or even as prestigious but the tournament has provide the beautiful game with some […]

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