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ONE YEAR TO GO: Will World Champs or World Chumps be flying to South Africa?

To fans of Calcio it’s still as vivid as ever: The vision of Fabio Cannavaro lifting the World Cup aloft remains the proudest of Italian memories in a difficult recent history. But with one year to go before the 19th World Cup Final, Cannavaro and his Azzurri have a lot […]

The Special One’s Goal of Week Three

The AC Milan vs Lazio match saw a variety of impressive goals but the one which sticks out above the rest was the winner scored by Gianluca Zambrotta.  Zambrotta’s is Goal of the Week for the following reasons, 1. distance 2. location 3. power 4. as a fullback Zambrotta doesn’t score often, making this a very special goal compared to the rest netted by […]

Rossoneri Resurrection, AC Milan 4 – 1 Lazio

Calling all Milanista, I got it wrong and admit it but what’s more important is understanding why.  The key to today’s victory was manager Ancelotti getting back to basics. Take a look at the starting XI, leaving Ronaldinho and Andriy Shevchenko on the bench was the right move.  Ancelotti would instead go with young Pato, Marco Borriello and a […]

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Has MLS Actually Improved?

Donadoni was among the early top shelf foreign signings for MLS The last two years we have been subjected to loads of conversation, some of it even bordering on propaganda as to how the league is constantly improving. While from a technical standpoint the league seems to be getting better, […]

Rebuilding AC Milan

As the season comes to a close the top of the Serie A table makes for sobering reading for those behind Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri have won the league at a canter this season and in truth it never looked as if anyone was going to catch Mourinho’s men. AC […]

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Euro 2016 qualifying, group stage results: Netherlands eliminated as field grows to 20 [VIDEO]

The Netherlands became the biggest casualty of the 2016 European Championship qualifying cycle on Tuesday, with a 3-2 loss to the Czech Republic confirming the third place finishers at the 2014 World Cup would not qualify for UEFA’s preeminent international competition. Even if the Dutch had won, their status would have also been […]

Everton progress report after eight Premier League games

It’s been 20 long years since Paul Rideout scrambled a goal home to win the FA Cup for Everton against Manchester United, and since then the Blues haven’t won another piece of silverware. They have, though, for the past decade been in a very comfortable position, first started by David Moyes […]

Gladbach add to Klinsmann’s woes by confirming Johnson’s injury

The first post backing their player already caused a stir among United Soccer men’s soccer’s most devout supporters, but Borussia Moenchegladbach didn’t stop there. One day after midfielder/defender Fabian Johnson returned unexpectedly early from international duty with the U.S., the Bundesliga club sent out two tweets assuring that yes, the player who’d been […]

Manchester United defender McNair remains hospitalized in Finland with abdominal injury

Manchester United defender Paddy McNair is to remain in Helsinki for another night for further assessment on the abdominal injury sustained on Northern Ireland duty. Press Association Sport understands the 20-year-old is still being monitored at a hospital in the Finnish capital. McNair was injured in the 13th minute of Sunday’s […]