Monthly Archives: February 2010

O Pato

Long time beloved Boca Juniors goal-keeper Roberto “Pato” Abbondanzieri is leaving the nest once again, this time under less auspicious circumstances than in 2006 when he headed to Spain for a few years. While the 37 year old’s place at…

Guus Kebab

Turkey pulled off a great move this past week by securing the services of Dutchman Guus Hiddink through the Euro 2012 qualifiers. If everything goes well, Hiddink will guide Turkey through the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. After reported links…

On Tap

A couple of good match-ups this week-end in Spain and Italy, with Barcelona traveling to Madrid to meet Atletico and Inter going south to take on fourth place Napoli. In Argentina, San Lorenzo’s early form struggle will be tested once…

Euro 2012 Draw

This past Sunday fifty-one countries participated in the draw to determine the qualifying groups for Euro 2012, a competition held every four years and hosted this time around by Poland and Ukraine jointly. The groups will be contested according to…

English Crunch

The Premiership season is on the cusp of splitting into three competitions with two teams – Chelsea and Man United – racing head-to-head for the title, five teams – Liverpool, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Manchester City and increasingly Arsenal – battling…

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…

South America Roundabout

Clausura 2010 is on, with excellent starts for Lanus, Racing and Estudiantes, good results for San Lorenzo and Banfield, but River and Boca showing little to get excited about in their openers. Mauro Boselli is still providing joy to Estudiantes…

Egypt on top in Africa

A late goal by super-sub of the tournament Gedo provided The Pharaohs a good measure of redemption after missing out on the World Cup. The victory restored the wounded Egyptian pride and sent the masses into the streets of Cairo…

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…