Friday, October 06, 2006

It's time once again to play...Who's the Uglier Footballer?

Jeff Agoos?

Or Carlos Puyol?

Sweden face their first real test against Spain;_ylt=AnKdCuSzQdiYaJgjWLAsNvsmw7YF?slug=reu-eurosweden_preview&prov=reuters&type=lgns

France need Scottish success to open gap;_ylt=AhA7Ub_sq_fpZsiN.PNnIOcmw7YF?slug=reu-eurofrance_preview&prov=reuters&type=lgns

Rooney returns to lead England attack;_ylt=Aq5NXkMv7ODsbt6FkZoXm6omw7YF?slug=reu-euroengland_preview&prov=reuters&type=lgns

Italy struggling to reach Euro 2008

Ferdinand: Caution cost us at Germany 2006

Well, duh...

Joaquin plays down 'Spain in chaos' comments

The ugly side of the 'beautiful game'

Lawro's Euro Predictions

Denmark vs. Northen Ireland...who will win?!

Why Ireland's international football teams should join forces

The Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland teams must be abolished, and replaced by an all-Ireland side.

The Fiver

Third-rate Elvis impersonator and Whitney Houston...,,415657,00.html

Mascherano in it for the long haul,,1889071,00.html

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Mixed Fortunes For Asia's European Stars

Ronaldinho is not a machine, says Rijkaard

Wenger Pleased With Arsenal's Return To Form

I agree that Arsenal have been playing much better of late but let's not overlook the fact that Lehman has literally saved them from dropping points on more than a couple of occasions. The stop on Ole Gunnar's shot versus ManU preserved the win, as did his brilliant save in the waning minutes of the Charlton match. Sorry - no video at the moment. After the Gunners took the lead at The Valley, they really seemed to shut off defensively and Gallas should have been called for hand ball in the area. Throw in Jimmy Floyd's missed open header and it was all pretty tense. Better form? Yes. But there is still a certain steel that is lacking in the side and they'll need to get that sorted. Did someone say "The Beast?" -Sanford

Anelka gets another chance with France

Ortega to miss River-Boca derby for personal reasons

After World Cup Willie everything is a latex letdown

Naranjito the orange? Goleo? A cuckoo? Pah! No mascot will ever come close to England's 1966 hero Willie.

Ask the expert : Lee Dixon, BBC football pundit,,1887625,00.html

Struggling McBride hit by virus

Kevin Nolan column

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Rooney: I'd Never Dive

Someone's got a short memory...

If anyone can find video of his dive versus Arsenal to win a penalty two years ago, please send it my way. Thanks, Sanford

OK - found it. I guess over the course of two years you could forget this dive that changed the course of the match and ended Arsenal's unbeaten run at 49...

USA prepares for Copa America invite, to name coach

Dempsey named U.S. player of year

Thank God they didn't pick Landon...

Arrests After Liverpool Stars' Houses Burgled

Things are not going well for Liverpool at the moment...

Pearce wants perspective on Barton's bare-face cheek

Arsenal Duo Come Through Reserves Test

Hammers Scrap Takeover Talks After Pardew Quit Threat

Why is Shevchenko struggling to adapt to the Premiership?

I really think it's a matter of time before Sheva starts knocking them in. He's played quite well off the ball and his passing and vision have led to plenty of Chelsea chances. This article notes the irony of Drogba's fine play of late (compared with Shevchenko's lack of fine play?) but I think Sheva's influence, skill, and presence have opened things up for Drogba and allowed him to relax and not feel like he's the only one who is a big physical presence and can lead the line. The goals will come once he settles. -Sanford

Wenger-Ferguson Relationship Has Mellowed

See the video of Rooney's dive in the post above...

Alan Hansen's column

The BBC football expert looks back at the weekend's EPL action...

Collymore comeback a joke

I'll say. But joke isn't really the best word. It's just sad. Poor old Stan just never gets it right...

Sutton Relishing Villa Opportunity

Inter: Grosso And Crespo Out For A Month

Lehmann to auction penalty list,,1886837,00.html

American Abroad: Spector Feels Like A Real Hammer

The Fiver,,415657,00.html

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Watford 3 - 3 Fulham: Hornets hit self-destruct

McBride plays role of super-sub to perfection...

Roberto Gotta in Italy

Another week, another scandal...

Phil Ball in Spain

Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger in Germany

Uli says the UEFA Cup is a joke...

Takeover talk ruining Hammers harmony

It's all gone wrong for the Hammers...

EPL Team of the Week

English Premiership Table + Spanish La Liga Table

English Premiership Table
October 2, 2006GPPT
Man Utd716
Aston Villa713
Man City78
West Ham75
Sheff Utd75

Spanish Primera División Table

October 2, 2006GPPT
FC Sevilla512
Real Madrid511
Atlético Madrid510
Deportivo La Coruña510
Recreativo Huelva510
Real Zaragoza57
Celta Vigo54
Gimnastic de Tarragona54
Real Betis53
Racing Santander52
Athletic Bilbao52
Real Sociedad51

Ferdinand Calls BBC Presenter ‘ A Faggot’

His name is Rio and he...

Serie A Team Of The Week: Round 5

Super Seol - Man On Fire

Legends of the Fall: The Art of Diving

James Richardson in Italy

Juventus angered as interminable saga takes new twist...

Sid Lowe in Spain

Only Atlético Madrid could have contrived to snatch disappointment from the jaws of glory at the Bernabéu...

Monday, October 02, 2006

Two videos from this weekend's EPL action

Video of Robin Van Persie's Goal vs. Charlton...

Didier Zokora's Dive vs. Pompey...

Richard Jolly at Bramall Lane

Richard Jolly catches Sheffield United capture their first win in style...

Richard Jolly at Old Trafford

The baby-faced assassin grabs a brace...

English Premier League reports;_ylt=ApNGOph3FTIVqyhaARwSUU8mw7YF?slug=reu-englandreports&prov=reuters&type=lgns

Spanish Primera Liga reports

Atletico and Real draw while Valencia and Barcelona claim wins...;_ylt=Ana8OQXk6_8jF0kuByqkudUmw7YF?slug=reu-spainreports&prov=reuters&type=lgns

Italian Serie A match reports

Draws for Milan and Inter...

German Bundesliga match reports

Dutch duo ignore van Basten overtures

Ruud says no thanks...

Police to probe Barton's backside

Barton moons Everton fans...

Van Persie among the best in goal-den decade for Wenger

Jol backs under-fire Zokora

Ten ways in which Wenger has changed English football

Amy Lawrence looks back at Arsene's decade in North London...

Monday's rumours

Tevez looking to escape Upton Park?,,1885685,00.html