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Messi Wins Fifa Ballon d’Or Award

Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi captured the inaugural Fifa Ballon d’Or award. This is the first time this award has been presented as the Ballon d’Or (former European Footballer of the Year award) and the FIFA World Player of the Year award have been merged. Messi beat out fellow […]

Wayne Rooney Belongs At Inter Milan

The soccer press has been buzzing about the latest Wayne Rooney press conferences, statements, and rumors.  The usual suspects have been named as possible destinations: the ATMs that are Manchester City and Real Madrid, EPL rival Chelsea, and Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich.  But where Wayne Rooney really belongs is in […]

Inter to Face Barca in Champions League

Serie A’s lone representative in the Champions League advanced to the semi-finals with a 2-0 aggregate win over a feisty CSKA Moscow club.  Their reward: facing probably the best team in the world, a Barcelona club that obliterated Arsenal yesterday at Camp Nou. Inter did what it needed to do to […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 21

A nice quiet weekend in Serie A.  Fortunately, there were no matches of interest and no controversy that came out of the matches.  Nothing unusual or interesting at all. Or not.  In a weekend highlighted by the top two squads facing off, injuries to star players, and an odd mask […]

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 […]

Transfer Update: Rafael van der Vaart to Madrid plus signings for Rangers, Bordeaux and more

Rafael van der Vaart was officially unveiled as Real Madrid’s newest player yesterday in a presentation the Santiago Bernabéu. As pictured above (photo courtesy of Real Madrid’s official website), he was introduced by Real’s President Ramón Calderón and President of Honor Alfredo Di Stéfano.Rafael van der Vaart is only 25-years […]

Debate: Who'll Be Your Player Of Euro '08?

Euro 2008 hasn’t even started yet, but that hasn’t stopped so many pundits who have been writing off Holland’s chances of success in the tournament. The critics keep on pointing at the Dutch defense as a weakness, but what they’re forgetting is the Oranje’s power in midfield and up front.An […]

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Man United Need Leaders Like Roy Keane

“There’s only one Keano” usually isn’t sung as a lamentation, but never before have Man United missed Roy Keane so much. Whether berating a prawn sandwich culture, or throwing under-performing players publicly under the bus, the man Keane never hesitated to put the spotlights—and pressure—upon his own shoulders. More importantly, […]

Most Expensive Injuries In Serie A

The 2008-2009 season starts end of month but several big names will be missing come opening day.  AC Milan especially are showing their weakened status with several poor performances in pre-season, including a 0 – 5 loss to London’s Chelsea last week in Russia.  Who do you think will be the most […]

Superb League Cup Coverage from Setanta Sports

In the last round of the League Cup, Setanta Sports treated us to coverage from Crewe against Manchester United, and Chesterfield versus West Ham United. While both matches were entertaining to watch, I wrote how impressed I was that Setanta showed all of the footage from SkySports. While soccer fans […]

Sven for the sack?

Just what the English Premier League needs, another ill-informed, tinkering owner. I’m certain that Manchester City’s billionaire owner Thaksin Shinawatra is a reasonably intelligent man. You don’t get to be a billionaire without a little nous. However, like many other rich sports franchise owners, he does not appear to be […]

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Allegri urged to fill Mourinho’s Chelsea shoes

Massimiliano Allegri has been urged to “walk to Chelsea” and take up the “fantastic offer” that has been tabled for the Juventus coach by the Premier league giants. Both Allegri and his predecessor at Juventus, Italy coach Antonio Conte, have been linked with the Chelsea manager’s job currently being filled […]

Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma ruled out for six months

Chelsea and France defender Kurt Zouma will have surgery this week on a knee injury set to rule him out for the rest of the season and Euro 2016, the Premier League club revealed on Monday. Zouma injured his anterior cruciate ligament in Chelsea’s 1-1 Premier League draw against Manchester […]