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Manchester United Reveal Huge Loss

While their bitter rivals Liverpool are sweating over a takeover that could decide their future, Manchester United have today revealed some worrying financial results of their own.  The club which for so long was the financial powerhouse of the Premier League lost a staggering £79.6 million. The news will only […]

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Bebé: Hero or Hobo?

The decision made by Sir Alex Ferguson to bring the previously unknown Tiago Manuel Dias Correia, commonly known by his nickname Bebé, to Manchester United has come under a lot of scrutiny by the press, but has Fergie unearthed another gem? The Bebé transfer was an interesting and peculiar one right from […]

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5 Transfers Which You May Have Missed This Summer

It has been a quiet season on the transfer front if your name isn’t Roberto Mancini. Of the teams who finished in the top 4 very few ‘big’ transfers have been made. Sure we are excited by the prospect of Chamakh and Chicarcito (who scored AGAIN last night against Spain) […]

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Spain Peaking At the Perfect Time With Their 1-0 Victory Over Portugal

When Spain fell to the hands of Switzerland in the opening match of World Cup 2010, the vultures suddenly appeared from the sky and circled around their “dying” carcass.  No team has ever won the World Cup after losing its first match.  The ghosts from yesteryear are rising from the […]

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La Liga Jornada 31 Review: Xavi’s Foresight and Pep Guardiola’s Tactics Lead Barcelona Over Real Madrid in El Clásico

Throughout Barcelona’s two-year run of groundbreaking excellence, Josep Guardiola i Sala role as a tactician tended to be undervalued.  He reinstituted the “Total Football” concept that Johan Cruyff, Guardiola’s former manager at FC Barcelona, instilled when he was a player and a manager at the club, and he changed the […]

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La Liga Jornada 29 Review: Real Madrid Continues Atlético Madrid’s Nightmare in El Derbi Madrileño

A gigantic banner covered one end of the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu before the match.  On this banner, the Grim Reaper and other scary creatures from movies and stories past sprawled across, and there was a message for their Madrid neighbors to the south, “Noche de Derby.  Vuestra Peor Pesadilla.” In […]

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La Liga Review: Real Madrid Proves To Be A Legitimate Threat to Barcelona

The Almería – Barcelona match had not concluded when Real Madrid took to the pitch, but a few minutes into their match with Sevilla, they knew that Barça slipped at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos and dropped two points with a 2-2 draw against Almería.  Expectations were that Real […]

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Can Kaka Build On Villarreal Showing?

Brazilian Kaka has been the subject of criticism due to his performances which can be described as inconsistent at best. There are a number of issues to be considered before judging whether Kaka’s season has been a failure or a relative success. In terms of the team’s results, Real Madrid […]

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Mallorca Loses Its Home Invincibility to Sevilla FC

A half-empty stadium.  A running track surrounding the pitch that places the fans further away from the action.  Supporters that create less noise and din than those at the Vancouver Olympic Centre, where the Olympic Curling competition is contested.  The ONO Estadi hardly constitutes as an intimidating atmosphere, but RCD […]

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Will Real Madrid Sell Karim Benzema?

The latest reports in the Press have indicated Real Madrid are growing impatient with striker Karim Benzema despite the fact he has yet to complete his first season in Spain. The Spanish giants signed the Frenchman in the summer for €35 million with the fee rising to €41 million based […]

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Messi Wins Ballon d’Or

As expected Lionel Messi succeeded Cristiano Ronaldo as the winner of the Ballon d’Or award. The Barcelona star comfortably won the prize but he admitted his surprise at the margin of victory as he received 240 points more than Cristiano Ronaldo who finished second. Messi was quite close to winning all 480 points  possible […]

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Carles Puyol the Differences as Barcelona Edges Past Real Madrid

The hype, the pomp, the circumstance.  All of these rose to a higher level for this episode of El Clásico at the Camp Nou on Sunday evening.  Coming into this match, FC Barcelona turned their fortunes around in the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Inter Milan.  The […]

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