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World Cup Legends #5: Archie Gemmill

For Scotland fans, there is one goal above all others than stands alone as a probably the best goal they’ve ever scored in a World Cup. In fact, lets be honest, it’s one of the best goals scored by any team at a World Cup. It’s certainly one of my […]

World Cup Legends #1: Just Fontaine

Despite the superstars that have graced the World Cup over the decades, there is one record that may never be beaten by any player ever again. Only 3 times has a player scored double figures in a World Cup tournament, once in 1954, Sandor Kocsis scored 11, in 1970 the […]

Will Owen Coyle Take Over At Bolton Wanderers?

Well it certainly sounds like Owen Coyle will be moving the 25 or so miles to Bolton Wanderers to replace the sacked Gary Megson. After being given permission to talk to the Trotters, Coyle looks set to  become the manager of a club he served so well for two years […]

Gary McAllister Agrees To Join The Portsmouth Fight

It sounds as if Gary McAllister is about to named as Paul Hart’s assistant manager tomorrow morning. Reports coming from Radio Solent are claiming that McAllister, after turning down the same role under George Burley with the Scottish national team last week, has agreed to join Pompey. After the start […]

Two Suggestions To Fix The Lifeless League Cup

The League Cup stinks. It’s superfluous and boring. It’s the FA Cup with neither the romance nor the tradition. It’s either meaningless adornment for big clubs or a delusion for teams not good enough to win a real trophy. Other countries have only one cup competition. The League Cup shows […]

Sneijder’s Ankle Not Too Bad

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 — Netherlands 1: 0 Scotland today at Hampden Park (here’s the minute-by-minute report). As George Burley said, Scotland deserved at least something from the match at home in which they threatened the woodwork serially. The difficult loss ends Scotland’s chance of qualifying for South Africa’s pageant […]

McFadden’s Wonder Goal Raises Scottish Hopes

I settled down yesterday afternoon ready for one of those great footballing days that come along every now and again. I had the prospect of 4 matches in a row to keep me entertained (including Charlton v Brentford!) and to see if Scotland could get a win against Macedonia. It […]

Diego Maradona Returns to the International Football Scene

As Diego Maradona prepares to return to the forefront of international football it is quite fitting that he will make his managerial debut of the Argentine national squad in the cauldron of all English hatred, Hampden Park.  Anyone that can somehow contribute to the demise of the England national football […]

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Americans on Display in Fulham-Everton Match

I kept hearing the Star-Spangled Banner in my head during Fulham’s critical 1-0 victory over Everton today as six Americans, five of whom currently still play for the national team, took part in the game. Kasey Keller, the US all-time leader in wins and shutouts, posted another of each at […]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Selects His “Dream” Starting Eleven [VIDEO]

Paris Saint-Germain has released a video of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic selecting his “dream” starting eleven on the club’s official YouTube channel. The Sweden international uses an adjective for each player in his squad, giving a little insight into what he thinks of his Dream Team teammates. Of course, the 33-year-old striker picked […]

Great Piece On Ronaldinho

Former footballer Michael Robinson tackles one of the biggest questions in world football today- what happened to Ronaldinho?  This is part of Informe Robinson, one of the most successful sports magazines in Spanish television. In the piece that Canal Plus produced, Robinson inteviews everyone from the neighborhood he grows up […]

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Rafa Benitez backs under-fire Karim Benzema: ‘He is very important for us’

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has restated his support for French striker Karim Benzema amid increasing criticism of Benzema’s off-field behavior in his homeland. Benzema has been charged in France for his alleged participation in a blackmail case involving international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. French Prime Minister […]