Monthly Archives: October 2009

On Tap

Two excellent matches take place this Saturday. The north London derby headlines the week-end.

Galacticos Down to Earth

Dudek, Arbeloa, Albiol, Metzelder, Drenthe, Diarra, Van der Vaart, Guti, H. Gago 46′, Granero, Marcelo 62′, Benzema, Raúl Van Nistelrooy 72′. This is the Real Madrid team that achieved possibly the most infamous feat in club history, a 4-0 Copa…

Super Classico: River – Boca 1-1

On the most important day in Argentine football, the battle between the two clubs’ supporters was as spectacular as ever, with incessant chanting and colorful choreography blanketing all sectors of the stadium. The people of River Plate, treated to a…

Liverpool – Manchester United 2-0

On a bright Sunday morning in New York, Liverpool FC supporters congregated as they always do at the 11th Street Pub to unite in spirit on the most important of all Premiership occasions, Manchester United’s annual visit to Anfield.

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…

Champions League Match Day 3 Notes

A few surprises on UEFA’s Champions League Match Day 3, none bigger than Rubin Kazan’s improbable win in Barcelona against a Barca side that seemed a bit over exerted, but otherwise on top of its game. Milan achieved a very…

Still Bitter?

An uninspired Simon Kuper laid out some bizarre maxims in his recent Financial Times article about Diego Maradona’s Argentina.

Roundabout

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…

Argentina in the World Cup

Argentina clinched the final automatic place to South Africa with a win in Montevideo last night to a sense of collective relief, rather than jubilation.

BuqueBus Uruguay – Argentina

Dramatic Saturday in South Africa qualifiers around the world, none more captivating perhaps than in Quito and Buenos Aires where the fates of three nations dangled and twisted and then re-twisted in a span of four mostly injury time minutes.…

Road to South Africa

The World Cup picture got clearer Saturday on a thrilling day of qualifiers that left winners celebrating in the streets from Copenhagen to Santiago, while the heartbreak of missing out on South Africa will linger for a long time for…

Roundabout

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…