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CONMEBOL Matchday 7

Big Loser:   Chile and Colombia.  If there is a tiebreaker it would hav to be based on the result.  So La Roja woud have to earn that honor.  These were the only two that lost at home.   But it was not their loss on the scoreboard, it was their offensive […]

Champions League Group Stage Draw Results

I’ll have more analysis and comments later but for now just a quick update on the results of today’s drawing. Some of the groupings, as in past seasons, was almost a bit too predictable but there are some interesting matchups ahead (Real Madrid – Juventus springs to mind as does […]

Roma Make The Move For Menez

Keeping pace with the other top four clubs Roma have signed young attacking protege, Jérémy Menez, from Monaco to strengthen their frontline. The French starlet, barely 21 years of age, is seen as one of Europe’s brightest prospects and is being labelled the next Zidane.  A key man in the middle of the park […]

Roma Crushed At White Hart Lane

Fluent play by Spurs and poor defending by Roma ultimately led to a 5-0 drubbing of the Giallorossi.  New recruits outperform for Tottenham including, Bentley, Giovani Dos Santos and Modric.  At times Tottenham looked more like Roma we all know and love. It was only two seasons ago the club from the Eternal City was […]

UEFA Cup Roundup and Quarter Final Predictions

From ChampionsLeagueTalk.com Benfica’s struggles continued as they failed to make any impression in Spain, as Getafe progressed to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup with a 1-0 (Agg. 3-1) win thanks to Albin’s gorgeous lob. Getafe’s reward is a quarter-final matchup against my favourites to win FC Bayern Munich. Bayern […]

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Hicks and Gillett Force Benitez To Bargain Hunt

February 2007, the dawning of a great new era in Liverpool’s history as Tom Hicks and George Gillett bought the club from the Moore’s family. Promising massive investment and the funds for the construction for the new stadium that Liverpool needed, it seemed as if Liverpool were finally about to […]

Where Did It All Go Wrong For Hull City?

When a team only wins 2 games out of 18, you’d fully expect them to be propping up the Premiership table, already planning for life in the Championship the following season. Thankfully for Hull City, their fantastic start to the season has kept them out of the bottom 3, hanging […]

So Much for the Three Lions

I now have a new all-time favorite soccer quote.  After the English team drew against the USA and Algeria, barely beat Slovenia and was torn open and summarily dismissed from the World Cup by Germany, BBC commentator Chris Waddle had this observation: “England will never win the World Cup while […]

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Jurgen Klopp has agreed 3-year deal with Liverpool; Press conference scheduled for tomorrow

Jurgen Klopp has agreed to become Liverpool’s new manager and will officially sign his contract when he flies into Merseyside on Thursday evening. Press Association Sport understands all negotiations have been completed with the former Borussia Dortmund boss and confirmation from the club is likely to follow later today. Liverpool’s […]

CONCACAF Cup: Jurgen Klinsmann vs. Tuca Ferretti is a battle between 2 different coaching beliefs

The major qualm with Jurgen Klinsmann when he was hired by the United States became embodied in Philipp Lahm’s autobiography, where the Bayern legend and former German international portrayed Joachim Loew as the real tactical mind behind the 2006 Nationalmannschaft. Klinsmann dwelled on fitness, never talked about tactics, and left […]