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Wolfsburg’s Dilemma

Ah the rumor mill. Such a crazy addictive hobby. And it’s always a load of rubbish. The thing that will stir it up more than anything is a massive purchase. Due to the particularities of January and the desperation of clubs, there tend to be more ridiculous purchases than during […]

Idiotic Promise May Cause Future Trouble

With Fabio Capello insisting that he won’t manage England past the 2012 European Championships, names are already been branded about as a possible successor to the Italian. But with the FA proudly boasting that their next manager will be English there is hardly a wealth of managers to choose from. […]

Make Or Break Time For Capello

After a hectic start to the Premier League season attentions now turn to England who face two crucial games in five days that will set a trend for Fabio Capello’s next two years in charge of England. Before the World Cup Fabio Capello could do no wrong. He was seen […]

Steve McClaren Wins Dutch Title With FC Twente

Fleet Street never had so much fun. Steve McClaren, who had never played or managed in London and hailed from Yorkshire was the England manager. McClaren in retrospect never had a chance with the snobbish London set, which is intent on writing tabloid headlines and poking fun at outsiders and […]

Man United Coming to America, GolTV in HD And More

Manchester United looks very likely to be the opponent in this summer’s MLS All-Star Game, according to press reports. That’s just one of the headlines in the news. Here are the latest Premier League-related stories that are making the news in the past 24 hours: GolTV will launch in HD […]

Can Peter Crouch Deliver Against Top International Sides

Well, there’s one thing you can’t hold against Fabio Capello and that’s that he keeps his cards close to his chest. Today he’s announced that Peter Crouch will lead the England attack against Ukraine tomorrow night and deservedly so. Crouch has been the victim of some vicious criticism over the […]

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 […]

England Are In A No-Win Situation Against Andorra

Only a few days remain before England plays their first 2010 World Cup qualifying match against Andorra at the Estadio Olímpico de Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain. No matter what England does, they cannot win. England’s 2007 match against Andorra continues to be a dark cloud that hangs over the heads […]

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Benny’s Back

Ben Olsen has been over the past twelve seasons one of the best American footballers plying his trade in MLS. After several injury plagued seasons and speculation that he’d retire last year, Olsen scored a dramatic stoppage time tying goal tonight to give DC United a critical home draw with […]

Euro 2008 Recap–Day 2

Was it just me, or did you all also get a sense of déjà vu when watching today’s action from Group B? I felt like I was witnessing yesterday’s games all over again. Consider: • Both yesterday’s first game and today’s first game ended 1-0, and yesterday’s second game and […]

Tony Cascarino: Footballer, Pundit and Poker Junkie

Poker is all about competition.  Its rush stems from the risk, reward, guile and ultimate satisfaction from conquering an opponent and, of course, the money. It sounds an awful lot like professional football, so it’s not a great surprise that footballers would peruse the top poker sites or know where […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]