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Tag Archives: Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo Transfer Saga Creates Unlikely Heroes

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Imagine how many hundreds of thousands of words were wasted discussing the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo moving from Man United to Real Madrid this summer. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the word count went into the millions as … Continue reading

The Set: Best Transfers

Posted on by Double Pivot

Undoubtedly, the minute I post this, Ronaldo will give up on Real Madrid and move to Hamburg, so forgive me for being premature. Let’s take a look, as the season begins, at the seven best signing so far this summer … Continue reading

Hamburg Captain van der Vaart transfers to Real Madrid

Posted on by Mark

It’s finally official, Rafael van der Vaart the Netherlands midfielder and Hamburg’s captain is on his way to Real Madrid pending the results of a medical. The Bundesliga’s own version of the Ronaldo affair has come an end. Although the … Continue reading

Transfer Market Update – AC Milan’s Bargain And Manchester United’s Hypocrisy

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

It’s hard to label any transfer deal that costs 21 million Euros a bargain but considering the numbers that have been thrown around this summer, Ronaldinho’s move to AC Milan looks to be cheap. The former two-time World Player of … Continue reading

Football And The Decline Of The Western Civilization

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Many scholars of art, literature, football and music will argue that the classics are far better than the recent and current crop of artistes. Legends such as Dali, Picasso, Shakespeare, Yeats, Dickens, Cruyff, Pele, Pukas, Lennon, Sinatra, Presley and Marley … Continue reading

Why Manchester United Should Let Cristiano Ronaldo Go

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The only thing stopping Cristiano Ronaldo from becoming a Real Madrid player is Manchester United themselves. In his body language and in the words he says, it’s so apparent that Ronaldo wants to join Real Madrid. It’s always been his … Continue reading

Phil Scolari Set to Sign…Everyone

Posted on by tyduffy

Portugal manager Luiz Felipe Scolari stirred the footballing pot when Chelsea announced an agreement with him to become their next manager, at the termination of his Portugal contract after Euro 2008. Throwing even more chum into the water, are the … Continue reading

Ronaldo picks Real Madrid over Manchester United

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As the old saying goes, money talks and Cristiano Ronaldo is listening. The 23-year-old Portugese superstar finally ended his silence in an exclusive interview with respected Brazilian website Terra he is reported as stating: “I would like to play for … Continue reading

Ronaldo picks Real Madrid over Manchester United

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As the old saying goes, money talks and Cristiano Ronaldo is listening. The 23-year-old Portugese superstar finally ended his silence in an exclusive interview with respected Brazilian website Terra he is reported as stating: “I would like to play for … Continue reading

BBC Sport Pays Homage To Mozart With Euro '08 Trailer

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If BBC Sport could be as creative and slick with their live football coverage as they are with their promotional trailers, the Beeb would rule the TV roost once again and kick Sky Sports to the gutter. Such is the … Continue reading

Silly Season Sillier Than Ever

Posted on by Christopher Harris

While Premiership footballers are working on their tans, the businessmen within football are busier than ever. Silly season has well and truly begun as football agents, chairmen, publicists and executives burn the midnight oil. As we’ve seen in the past … Continue reading

Hats Off to Manchester United

Posted on by tyduffy

Manchester United defeated Wigan 2-0 to win their second consecutive Premier League title.  The brace flowed fittingly for this season.  The young generation won it, with Cristiano Ronaldo deftly slotting in a penalty.  The older generation sealed it with Ryan … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 31 March 2008

Posted on by tyduffy

Arsenal beat Bolton 3-2 at the Reebok, keeping mathematical title hopes alive.  The Gunners, with 10 men on the pitch, scored three goals to reverse a 2-0 deficit.  Diaby deserved his red card for raised studs.  Poor fortune averaged itself … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 21 March 2008

Posted on by tyduffy

Manchester United 2 – Bolton 0 Cristiano Ronaldo may be masking United’s problems,  but he’s doing a damn good job.  His record-breaking brace bumped the Red Devils into sole possession of first – one they are not likely relinquish.  He … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 17 March 2008

Posted on by tyduffy

Derby 0 – Manchester United 1 This match epitomizes the season for both clubs.  Derby worked but weren’t quite good enough.  United’s only enemy was their own cuteness.  Ronaldo should have scored at least three, or more according to his … Continue reading

Do stats tell the story?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

One thing I’ve always lamented since starting to follow soccer seriously is the lack of statistics that are readily available to the average fan. Other sports (I think of American baseball and football for examples) tend to have large volumes … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 25 Feb 2008

Posted on by tyduffy

Arsenal 2- Birmingham 2 Eduardo’s injury – a horrific broken leg – stole the headlines.   But, it did not decisively affect the outcome.  Luck controlled much of it.  Birmingham capitalized upon one free kick – a questionable call – and … Continue reading

Premier League 2007 Awards (Traditional)

Posted on by tyduffy

Best Player: Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United It’s difficult to argue with this one.  Even if he does score a number of goals on penalties, he still produces a striker’s tally from midfield and, unlike Frank Lampard, he manages to look … Continue reading