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Where Did It All Go Wrong For Micah Richards?

Jose Mourinho fell out with Roman Abrahamovic over him, Martin Jol tried twice to sign him for Tottenham and Barcelona were even watching him but those admiring glances and failed bids seem a long way off now. When he first burst in to the Premier League back in 2006, I […]

The Silly Season (€54.5 million! What Recession)

Armin Veh was announced as Wolfsburg’s new manager after their title celebrations. The ex-Stuttgart manager will now try and replicate his 2008 Champions League form. It should be easier with the imminent loss of Dzeko and Misimovic. Mario Gomez became the most expensive player in Bundesliga history, swapping Stuttgart red […]

Sunderland Need To Move Quickly But Realistically

The only thing that surprised me about Ricky Sbragia’s resignation was the timing of it, coming just 20 or 30 minutes after the final whistle. It was odd to watch Niall Quinn speaking about his manager not wanting to take up the option of another year as manager, whilst Sbragia […]

The Bundesliga Rumor Mill

Here is this week’s round up of transfer rumors. Schalke Keving Kuranyi is being heavily linked to Blackburn Rovers in England. Werder Bremen Martin Harnik will be available this summer for cheap as he hasn’t made the grade for Thomas Schaaf’s side. Arsenal and Tottenham are now casually linked with […]

Newcastle Call For Venables? Things Can’t Get Any Worse

Well, can things get any worse for Newcastle United than they currently are? One win in the league in 3 months, the manager still recovering from his triple heart bypass operation, crowds are falling, the caretakers pointing out, in case you’ve missed it, that Newcastle find themselves in a relegation […]

Time For Aaron Lennon To Show Consistency

Anyone who’s caught Tottenham in action recently will not fail to have been impressed by Aaron Lennon’s recent form on the right hand side of Spurs’ midfield. For me, it’ll be a major surprise if he’s not in Fabio Capello’s next England squad for the Friendly against Slovakia and the […]

Could Cinderella Ruin The Bundesliga’s Ball?

With Hamburg’s win today over Energie Cottbus, the Dinosaurs join Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich in a three way log jam in second place behind surprise front runners Hertha Berlin. All four are four points behind the pace with upstarts Hoffenheim a mere five points off the pace with just ten […]

A Good Week in Europe for the Bundesliga

It was a pretty good week for the Bundesliga in European competitions. Let’s start with the disappointing. Wolfsburg followed a 2-0 road loss with a 1-3 loss at the VW to PSG of France. While PSG has been a self-imploding team over the previous two campaigns, contending with relegation both […]

Is Mourinho Really The Special One?

Tomorrow night sees a meeting between two of  Europe’s best coaches in the Champions League when Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United travel to Milan to face Jose Mourinho’s Inter side. Mourinho’s magic touch is still continuing in his current spell in Italy, with one trophy already safely stashed away with the SuperCoppa and […]

Time For Tottenham Fans To Forgive Hossam Ghaly

Why are Tottenham fans still so unforgiving toward Hossam Ghaly is a mystery to me, but Friday night left me even more perplexed as to why the Egyptian is still disliked so much still at White Hart Lane. There were 12 minutes to go on Friday night and Ghaly seemed […]

UEFA Cup Group Draw

UEFA held the draw for the UEFA Cup group stage today and some fascinating pairings emerged. Both Martin Jol and Steve McClaren will take their new clubs back to England as FC Twente will face Manchester City and Jol’s Hamburg will take on Aston Villa. This year’s groups are looking […]

die Tabelle lügt nicht! (Bundesliga Week Four)

1. Hamburg SV HSV have just opened up a cemetary next to the Nordbank Arena. With Martin Jol leading the way, Hamburg top the table for the first time in nine years. Meanwhile, the big man’s old club are in last place in the EPL. Supporters of Tottenham Hotspur are […]

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Round Up Of CCC Transfers 26 July 208

Barnsley: In: Roberto Colace (Newells Old Boys, Und), Out: Istvan Ferenczi (Ferencvaros, Und) Blackpool: In: Matt Gilks (Norwich, Und), Adam Hammill (Liverpool, loan) Burnley: In: Diego Penny (Coronel Bolognesi, Und) Crystal Palace: In: Calvin Andrew (Luton Town, Und), Jose Fonte (Benfica, Und), Simon Thomas (Borehamwood, nominal)  Derby County: In: Rob […]

Halftime Thoughts–Liverpool vs. Chelsea

 • I miss Tommy Smyth and Derek Rae on the call. I’m assuming they’ll be working the Manchester United-Barcelona game tomorrow, but I’m not sure why they couldn’t do this game as well… • The first shot on goal came nearly eight minutes in, and it was a relatively slow […]

Barcelona confirm Pedro exit; Manchester United to unveil player later this week

Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has confirmed to Spanish television that Pedro has asked to leave the club. The Spain international was subsequently left out of Luis Enrique’s starting eleven for today’s UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla. Earlier today, reports emanating from Spain speculated Pedro’s transfer to Manchester United was […]

New Bolton Home Shirt Revealed For 2008/2009 Season

Bolton has unveiled their new home shirt for the 2008/2009 season. Out of all of the new shirts revealed so far this summer, Bolton’s is the most adventurous. Designed by Reebok, the shirt features the new Reebok logo, navy shoulders and a red trim. Wanderers will also revert back to […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]