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Tag Archives: Jose Mourinho

The England Outsiders#2 Full-Backs

Posted on by Paul Bestall

With less than 3 months to go until England’s first group game against the U.S.A on June 12th in the World Cup and one particular pair of positions are causing more problems than anyone envisaged. At full strength, the English … Continue reading

Ancelotti Outclassed By Mourinho In Battle Of Stamford Bridge

Posted on by John Nicholson

Proponents of the notion that the Premier League is the best in the world – an oft repeated mantra – might want to shut up for once and take a look at the Champions League this year. For the past … Continue reading

Mid-Week Review Show: EPL Talk Podcast

Posted on by Richard Farley

Chelsea has been eliminated from UEFA Champions League, having lost 1-0 to José Mourinho and Internazionale at Stamford Bridge, leaving the tournament on Tuesday after a 3-1 aggregate defeat. On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, Kartik Krishnaiyer and … Continue reading

Inter Lining Up Mourinho Replacement

Posted on by Robert

It looks like another scudetto wouldn’t be enough for Inter Milan’s management. ESPN Soccernet is reporting that Inter owner Massimo Moratti wants former Manchester United and French national team star Laurent Blanc as his manager next year if the squad … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho: Why We Love The Man

Posted on by John Nicholson

Jose. What a man. He patrols the touchline, immaculately dressed part drama queen, part coach. Watching Inter Milan on TV is essential viewing, less for the football than for the Jose show. Love or loath him, he is compulsive viewing. … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 25

Posted on by Robert

This weekend’s action has a wealth of subplots, controversy, and exciting soccer play.  But the main story line out of this weekend is the standings.  Right now, the top four spots in the Serie A standings are occupied by the … Continue reading

Should Milan Replace Leonardo?

Posted on by Robert

Fans of AC Milan have suffered through a bad four weeks, beginning by losing to short-handed rival Inter and most recently suffering a devastating defeat in their Champions League match versus Manchester United.  This comes the same week that Milan … Continue reading

Tough Games Ahead for Inter Milan

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

We have seen the powerful Inter of Mourinho, we saw it power through AC Milan with only nine men, we saw a war machine unleashed against Cagliari, demolishing them 3-0. But we have not seen this super style of play … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 23

Posted on by Robert

This weekend’s action saw a movement in the top four and in the bottom four.  While one Roman club continued its climb up the standings, one continued its slide downward.  The next Roma-Lazio match should prove quite an interesting contrast. … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho and the Sacchi influence

Posted on by Mark McAllister

Franco Baresi is one of the first names to come to anybody’s mind when you mention the Libero (or sweeper) position, simply because he was the on-field general and symbol of Arrigo Sacchi’s great Milan side in the late 1980s; … Continue reading

Manchester City Signing Patrick Vieira Is A Risky Business

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well when your side is screaming out for a centre half, why not simply go out and sign a centre midfielder who’s lost his pace and has struggled with injuries for 3 seasons. Yes, Roberto Mancini seems to think that … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 14

Posted on by Robert

The best way to sum up the action this past weekend is more of the same.  The top 4 remain the top 4 (with one switch) and those looking in danger of relegation still look in danger of relegation.  However, … Continue reading

Special One plots Italian exit

Posted on by Gareth Freeman

Internazionale boss Jose Mourinho is already plotting his exit from Giuseppe Meazza, after less than two years in the Nerazzurri hotseat.  The Portuguese boss is just halfway through his contract with Inter but he is already talking up his plans … Continue reading

With Rubin Kazan’s Deserved Victory, FC Barcelona Suffers a Minor Setback

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After a workmanlike 1-0 victory against Almería and a mediocre showing in their 0-0 draw at the Mestalla against Valencia CF on Saturday, FC Barcelona looked to reverse their form in the Champions League against a supposed weaker team in … Continue reading

EPL Talk Meets Patrick Barclay

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Patrick Barclay is one of Britain’s best known and respected football journalists. With a career of over 30 years working for a variety of publications and numerous appearances on television talking about the game, Patrick is always worthy of attention.Currently … Continue reading

Mourinho talking again, but for how long?

Posted on by Gareth Freeman

Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho has always had a bit of a reputation as an outspoken type of fellow but that looked like it had all changed when he imposed a ‘media blackout’ last weekend. The former Porto and Chelsea … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Giornata 5

Posted on by Robert

It’s crunch time in Serie A, as clubs must play three games in the span of 8 days this week, and even more over the next eleven days if they are playing in international competitions. It’s a Bad Month to … Continue reading

Top 7 Goals of Wesley Sneijder

Posted on by Sam Hiser

Sneijder (the ‘j’ is silent) was evidently in The Zone back in his Ajax days. By comparison, his best-of reel from Real Madrid are closer in and more on the cheeky side. Yet this is an index of the quality … Continue reading