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Tag Archives: real madrid

Back In The Big Time

Posted on by Josh Pedley

  One of the great fixtures in European football returns tonight when Real Madrid travel to Turin to take on Juventus. After a home victory against Zenit St Petersburg and a surprise 2-2 draw in Belarus against BATE in their … Continue reading

Champions League News Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With World Cup qualifying on, its been a little slow for UEFA club competition news but here are some stories around the web that I thought you’d find interesting. ESPN Soccernet details the problems at Fenerbahce Bundesliga Talk has posted … Continue reading

Cannavaro Returning To Serie A Is It Possible?

Posted on by Kevin Walker

Cannavaro’s contract with “Los Merengues” runs out in June 2009, and reports have suggested the Real Madrid defender could be set for a return to Napoli.  At the age of 35 we will be witnessing yet another great football career coming … Continue reading

UEFA’s Stand For Club Identity And Fair Practices

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This may be a bit long-winded and rambling but I hope you stick with me as there are a number of important points to discuss.  UEFA recently released a publication entitled “Safeguarding The Heritage And Future Of Team Sport In … Continue reading

Champions League Matchday Two Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

On the newly re-launched Third Half podcast (a roundup show for all the Talk web sites), I had a great discussions with host Jonathan Starling about the goings-on of Matchday 2. Download the episode from EPL Talk. It was a … Continue reading

Friday Five: Wembley to Host 2011 Champions League Final, Thierry Henry Unhappy

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In a new experiment, I am going to try a weekly wrap-up of news stories that caught my eye but that I don’t think require pages of analysis as I am prone to doing So, here they are, concise and … Continue reading

FIFA 09 TV Advert Starring Wayne Rooney: Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

To promote the upcoming release of FIFA 09, EA Sports came up with a remarkable way of advertising the new version of the game. During halftime of the Chelsea against Man United match last weekend that was televised on Sky … Continue reading

Manchester City Are Going To Be The Biggest Club In The World

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Imagine an all-star team of footballers featuring the top names in the sport. Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Cesc Fabregas, Fernando Torres, Thierry Henry, Robinho and David Villa. Now imagine all of these players on the same team, Manchester City. Before yesterday, … Continue reading

Man United Website Features Berbatov As New First Team Player

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Manchester United’s website has Dimitar Berbatov featured as one of its first-team players (see above screenshot). While a final decision has yet to be announced regarding whether Berbatov will join Man United, Manchester City or Real Madrid, the webmaster at … Continue reading

Real Madrid Accepts Manchester City £32.5 Million Bid For Robinho

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Marca, the daily Spanish sports newspaper, is reporting that Real Madrid has accepted a £32.5 million bid for Robinho. The audacious bid by new Man City owners Abu Dhabi United Group was made at the last minute, and now we … Continue reading

Champions League Group Stage Draw Results

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I’ll have more analysis and comments later but for now just a quick update on the results of today’s drawing. Some of the groupings, as in past seasons, was almost a bit too predictable but there are some interesting matchups … Continue reading

Another Youngster In Madrid´s Radar?

Posted on by Juan Arango

The biggest transfer in Argentina is supposed to happen within the next 72 hours.   Many of the people outside of the country know him, but he seems to be one of the biggest promises in the game in three or … Continue reading

Di Madrid?

Posted on by Juan Arango

Madrid looked to for a Plan B or C, but now that Diego Milito and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar sem to be out of the mix, they emerged with a Plan D. Benfica´s Ángel Di Maria seems to be the name of … Continue reading

Baptista Is A Romanista, A.S. Roma Welcomes The Beast

Posted on by Kevin Walker

Roma have signed offensive threat Julio Baptista, to strengthen a Totti short lineup, doing so with little time to spare.  Over the last 3 weeks readers have clearly indicated the depleted status of Roma as a concern with several poll results placing the Giallorossi on … Continue reading

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

Schalke Draw Atletico Madrid in CL 3rd Qualifying Round

Posted on by Mark

Yesterday was the draw for the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League, the last hurdle before the group stages commence. There are plenty of interesting ties (Steve McClaren’s FC Twente vs. Arsenal topping the list), but in pure footballing … Continue reading