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Tag Archives: Martin Jol

The Early Season Roller Coaster Ride for Premier League Managers Continues

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Barclay’s Premier League season kicked off on Saturday August 17, 2013. Each club has now played six matches and one manager has been fired (Sunderland’s Paolo Di Canio). Even after just six matches, some Premier League managers have been riding … Continue reading

Ah Mike Ashley, How I've Missed You

Posted on by Paul Bestall

There was something inevitable about Chris Hughton’s sacking today, almost if after the last few weeks, it was a case of when rather than why. I was extremely critical of Mike Ashley’s reign in the season that Newcastle United were … Continue reading

Where Did It All Go Wrong For Micah Richards?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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 … Continue reading

The Silly Season (€54.5 million! What Recession)

Posted on by Double Pivot

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 … Continue reading

Sunderland Need To Move Quickly But Realistically

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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 … Continue reading

Bremen and HSV Prove Why the UEFA Cup is Better to Watch than UCL

Posted on by Double Pivot

While yesterday’s antics by Chelsea and the drama in dying minutes get all the coverage, today’s semi-final matchup between Werder Bremen and Hamburg provided significantly more bang for the buck, and a real game to boot. And while there were … Continue reading

The Bundesliga Rumor Mill

Posted on by Double Pivot

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 … Continue reading

Istanbul, Istanbul, We Aren’t Coming…Or Are We?

Posted on by Matthew Semisch

Never mind the fact that I’ve been subjecting myself to the pain of following Manchester City for nigh on 12 years – Despite what I and every other City fan have been singing at the top of our lungs all … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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 … Continue reading

Time For Aaron Lennon To Show Consistency

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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 … Continue reading

Could Cinderella Ruin The Bundesliga’s Ball?

Posted on by Double Pivot

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 … Continue reading

A Good Week in Europe for the Bundesliga

Posted on by Double Pivot

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 … Continue reading

Streit declares “to hell with Jens, I am the biggest Douche Nozzle in the league”

Posted on by Double Pivot

Who’s your douche-daddy? That’s right Albert! Angered that notorious douche-weasel, Jens Lehmann had grabbed all the headlines this week with his shoe throwing incident against Salid Salihovic, Albert Streit decided to take matters in his own hands by getting into … Continue reading

Is Mourinho Really The Special One?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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, … Continue reading

Time For Tottenham Fans To Forgive Hossam Ghaly

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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 … Continue reading

The Sync: Tough Draws in the UEFA Cup

Posted on by Double Pivot

Yesterday, the Bundesliga’s five UEFA Cup entrants were handed very tough groups for the upcoming middle stage of the UEFA Cup. While group previews will be prepared later this month, let’s take a look at the draws for Hertha, Schalke, … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Group Draw

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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 … Continue reading