England – Premiership

Looking at the January Transfers

Except for Real Madrid and Manchester City, apparently, times are hard all over the world. After months of speculation about big name movements, the January transfer window came and went without any earth-shattering deals. In a clear indication about the…

European Roundabout

Manchester United took a big step forward in its pursuit of the Premiership title, applying the pressure on Chelsea and knocking down Arsenal’s momentum just as the two London sides prepare for another high level clash at the week-end. In…

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Cold weather affected Europe strongly in the first two weeks of 2010, impinging fixtures from Germany to Spain, but the action is back with the resurgent Atletico Madrid, Milan and Manchester City enjoying positive campaigns in the New Year. While…

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Banfield Campeon Torneo Apertura 2009 For the first time in its history, Club Atletico Banfield from southern Buenos Aires is champion of Argentina. Banfield agonized until the end as it went down 2-0 at Boca Juniors on the final match…

Spectacular Week-End Roundabout

Messi won the 2009 Balon d’Or a day after his team prevailed in the derby of the universe, a game that featured four or five of the best players in the world, capping an exceptional week-end of action. Chelsea’s resounding…

Ya Ya on the Move?

At least three English teams have set their sights on Ya Ya Toure, Barcelona’s lanky Ivorian midfielder and it’s easy to see why. He has fallen out of Barca’s rotation and his physical presence and experience seems ideally fit for…

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Italy What a match in Torino! Juventus – Napoli lived up to expectations, electrifying the stadium and even signor De Laurentiis in the VIP section, who revealed emotionally how he has come to enjoy calcio Sundays since the arrival of…

On Tap – derby week-end!

Sunday is a treat featuring two of the world’s best encounters: Liverpool hosts Manchester United at Anfield, while the super-classico of Argentina, River Plate – Boca Juniors, will be played this time at the Monumental. Also Sunday, in France Paris…

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An enjoyable week-end of attractive performances and a bit of theatre concluded in Milan Sunday night, with the home side squeezing past Roma for the desperately need three points, albeit controversially. Chelsea predictably encountered a gritty Villa side that declared…

On Tap

Chelsea travel to Birmingham to take on a confident Aston Villa in the marquee Premiership match of the week-end. Barcelona hopes to get its internationals back in good shape for the important away match at Valencia, while a number of…

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It is still early, but eight matches into the Premiership season Liverpool have already lost three and will need to be very efficient going forward to stay in contention. Man Utd helped everyone else’s cause last Sunday by losing two…