Friday, October 27, 2006

Tony Cascarino Column

The former striker looks into the West Ham situation...,,277-2421998,00.html

Rio and Bolton

I was looking for a good photograph of Mr. Ferdinand the other day and could not find one. I saw this one today and had to put it up. No reason. I just love the hair. I don't know why I do, but I do. Then I realized that Rio and Bolton look quite similar. I wonder how Bolton would look with the tassles?

Anyway, let's hope Michael Bolton's Wanderers can put a few past him this weekend...

Klinsmann talking with U.S. Soccer

James Richardson in Italy

Richardson looks at the Milan Derby...

EPL Weekend Preview

Manchester United travel to The Reebok to face Michael Bolton Wanderers in the big fixture of the weekend...

Serie A Weekend Preview

La Liga Weekend Preview

Five-game ban for Mijailovic after racial abuse

Gabriele Marcotti column

Marcotti breaks down all the player awards in European football...

Blades investigate training-ground row

Akinbiyi refuses to confirm or deny claims that Claude Davis approached him with a razor - Yikes!,,1933226,00.html

Lawro's Premiership Predictions

Oh, Lawro, how we love you so...

Kevin Nolan column

The captain of Michael Bolton Wonderers talks about his red card from last weekend...

Cech left with no memory of horror clash

Player Profile: Jussi Jaaskelainen

I think this article was written by a five year old...

The Fiver,,415657,00.html

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Portrait of Irish great George Best to appear on banknote

Dickie Best (not of the Allman Brothers Band) - George Best's father holds up the bills...

Serie A Wrap: Inter And Palermo Extend Lead

Serie A Team Of The (mid)Week: Round 8

Adriano Not Sure When He Will Return To Milan

Would it really be such a "shock" if he waited until January and went to Barcelona? I can't see him returning to Inter at this point...

England: Carling Cup Wrap;_ylt=Aj7496BBctlliR7j7ZbeQ9Emw7YF?slug=afp-fblenglcup&prov=afp&type=lgns

Carling Cup Fourth Round Draw

Queen forced to cancel opening Arsenal stadium

She picked up a knock in training, I suppose...

FC Copenhagen can finally tap in to beer sales

This is the best line from any article that I've seen in many moons:

"Copenhagen officials protested that local custom "required" beer consumption during games -- and UEFA have relented. "

Gotta love the Danes...

Why are Serie A attendances on the slide?

FA long in tooth but short on wisdom

Martina Hyde thinks the English FA should charge itself with bringing the game into disrepute...

Mexican soccer team gets injection of U.S.-groomed talent

Further setback for Lauren

At least a couple more months for the Arsenal defender...,,1932261,00.html

Kewell injury troubles continue

The Aussie winger won't feature until 2007...,,1931848,00.html

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A couple of interesting things...

Jermaine Defoe bites another player and receives a yellow card.

Adriano can't score and hasn't been playing well so Inter send him to Rio (the city, not the defender who thankfully got rid of the tassles on his head) to regain his form. They send him to Rio. Rio.

West Ham buy (receive?) two stars from Argentina's World Cup squad and two of the most coveted young talents in the world and lose eight straight games, the eighth against League One Chesterfield. (Sorry Hammer fans)

Italian Serie A average attendance so far this season: 19,511
American Major League Soccer average attendance in 2006: 15,504

Serie A attendances fall again despite World Cup win

A lot of people don't realize how small crowds in Europe usually are. With the exception of the "big clubs" most teams usually attract numbers that would be deemed tiny in the States...

England: Carling Cup review

More trouble for West Ham, Arsenal's kids sparkle...

Injured goalkeeper Cech leaves hospital

Good news...

Wednesday's rumours,,1931119,00.html

Mexico Target Lippi

This would be interesting...

Grades Thus Far: Americans in the Premier League

Fox Soccer Channel's Nick Webster grades the Yanks...

Carling Cup Wednesday Preview: More Tasty Ties

Toure signs long term deal at Arsenal;_ylt=AkusfLAM83hbi8FZTXEPRREmw7YF?slug=reu-toure&prov=reuters&type=lgns

Mbeki, FIFA seek to calm fears over 2010 World Cup

Gallic untouchables Lyon out on their own

Paul McGrath's Struggle Continues

McGrath's autobiography is out now - this is an interview with the former Irish star about his alcoholism...,,1929825,00.html

Italy: Serie A Mid-Week Preview

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Defoe Bites Javier Mascherano

Mascherano certainly gets the ball but he gets loads of Defoe as well. And then Jermaine has a wee snack. Two versions...

Phil Ball in Spain

Phil reports on a clasic El Clasico...

Norman Hubbard on Aston Villa

Norman discusses Villa's lack of firepower...

Wenger eager to complete domestic set

The Arsenal boss has never won the Carling Cup. The Gunners face West Brom tonight...

Spain: La Liga Table

Spanish Primera División Table

Club Played Points

Barcelona 7 16
Valencia 7 16
FC Sevilla 7 15
Real Madrid 7 14
Deportivo La Coruña 7 14
Real Zaragoza 7 13
Atlético Madrid 7 13
Getafe 7 13
Recreativo Huelva 7 10
Celta Vigo 7 10
Villarreal 7 9
Mallorca 7 9
Levante 7 8
Osasuna 7 7
Racing Santander 7 6
Espanyol 7 6
Athletic Bilbao 7 5
Real Betis 7 4
Gimnastic de Tarr. 7 4
Real Sociedad 7 2

England: Premier League Table

English Premiership Table

Club Played Points

Man Utd 9 22
Chelsea 9 22
Bolton 9 20
Arsenal 8 17
Portsmouth 9 16
Everton 9 16
Aston Villa 9 15
Fulham 9 13
Reading 9 13
Blackburn 9 12
Liverpool 9 11
Middlesbrough 9 11
Tottenham 9 11
Man City 9 9
Wigan 8 8
Newcastle 9 7
Sheff Utd 9 6
Watford 9 5
West Ham 9 5
Charlton 9 4

EPL Talking Points: Derby Duo Must Grow Up

Prem Perspectives: United & Arsenal Send Out Strong Messages

Graham Lister looks back at the weekend in England and sneaks a peak at the upcoming fixtures in the EPL...

Spain: Primera Liga Best XI (Round 8)

Italy: Serie A Team Of The Week: Round 7

Alan Hansen's column

The BBC Football Expert says Newcastle have spent a lot of money not getting it right...

Tuesday's rumours

Will Goldenballs return to ManU?,,1930233,00.html

Felix in the flames as Bayern fail to ignite

It's Bayern's worst Bundesliga start in 13 years...

Sack race alert: the competition narrows

Who will be fired first in the EPL? Odds for every gaffer in the league...

The Fiver

The Guardian Unlimited's Tea-Time Take on Football...,,415657,00.html

Sid Lowe in Spain

With their most irreplaceable player languishing on the sidelines, Barcelona are anything but the irresistible force of the past two seasons...

James Richardson in Italy

Palermo put retiring Milan to bed. And I wish when I was having a bad few months at work my boss would send me off to Rio to regain my form...bloody Adriano.

Benítez worries over players' commitment

Problems mount at Anfield...,,1929976,00.html

Monday, October 23, 2006

The Insider at Stamford Bridge

Shevchenko off the mark...

Richard Jolly at Old Trafford

Scholes marks his 500th Manchester United game with a goal as Liverpool fall 11 points back...

Raul leads rampant Real to El Clasico victory

England: Premier League reports

Spain: Primera Liga reports

Serie A match reports

Germany: Bundesliga match reports

Hamburg get a victory and Bremen beat Bayern Munich...

European Scouts Flock To See Dempsey And Teammates

Sports minister wants probe into Defoe 'nibble'

Jermaine begins his post-match meal a tad early...

Monday's rumours,,1929338,00.html

David Pleat on Liverpool's and Gerrard's woes

How Benitez shackled Gerrard and hobbled Liverpool's verve...

Amy Lawrence on Blackburn vs. Bolton

Why waste time with Real Madrid vs. Barcelona or Manchester United vs. Liverpool?