Friday, April 20, 2007
And here it is:
Arsenal face Spurs in North London Derby amidst off-field turmoil.
Primera Liga heavyweights Real Madrid and Valencia meet at the Bernabeu on Saturday knowing a win would be a major psychological blow in the title race.
Inter Milan will be determined to prove the midweek loss to Roma that delayed their title celebrations was only a blip by beating Siena on Sunday.
Bayern Munich can say 'Auf Wiedersehen' to the Bundesliga championship unless they can beat VfB Stuttgart on Saturday in a showdown for third place with just five weeks left in the season.
Looks like this is shaping up to be a wonderful season for traditionalists, or at least for history-laden football cities. We have already had a closer look at Schalke, en route to winning their first championship since 1958, and Karlsruhe, about to return to the top flight after nine years. And on Tuesday night, Nuremberg reached the German FA Cup final for the first time in a quarter of a century - 71 years, 4 months and 9 days after this club had become the first-ever team to lift the trophy.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wright-Phillips nets a brace:
Liverpool 2 - 0 Boro
Gerrard nets a brace:
Blackburn 3 -1 Watford
Relegation now a formality:
James Richardson's take:
Roberto Mancini reckons Roma's pooping of the great Inter title party isn't that big a problem. I'm not so sure.
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Perhaps the only side worthy of such an accolade is Sunderland and their rookie boss Roy Keane. That the Black Cats, under the stewardship of chairman Niall Quinn, managed to lose their first four games of the league season, but now sit in pole position for the title is a remarkable achievment.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Blackburn manager Mark Hughes is urging his team to push for a UEFA Cup place after seeing the door to Europe suddenly reopen:
Liverpool vs. Middlesbrough
Rafael Benitez has confirmed publicly for the first time that he has turned down a massive offer to manager Real Madrid:
West Ham vs. Chelsea
West Ham manager Alan Curbishley has demanded an immediate improvement from Carlos Tevez ahead of the vital Barclays Premiership clash with Chelsea:
Uefa's astonishingly bold move to award Euro 2012 to Poland-Ukraine means that, already, Michel Platini's presidency has its legacy:
Richard Jolly's take:
Arsenal 3 -1 Manchester City
Fabregas inspires revival:
Wenger accepts fans reaction:
Beasley scores third Premier League goal of season in Man City loss
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Smith rediscovers his first-team feet after 14-month slog:
Warnock hoping to record 'result of the decade' (Oh, be serious, Neil! - Sanford)
Arsenal vs. Manchester City
Gilberto calls for calm:
Monday, April 16, 2007
"Brazil does not even have one stadium capable of hosting a World Cup match"
Sunday, April 15, 2007
If one in 10 people are gay, where are all the gay Premiership stars? It's a question that's often asked, but there are only whispers, dodgy rumours and malicious media gossip for answers.
Football, it seems, is one of the last professional environments where you can't be out and proud. In every other entertainment industry we have gay stars. Why should football be different? Are football fans really so incapable of watching a gay player without abusing him? The same bunch of fans who are routinely homophobic always sing along to the camp-as-you-like Scissors Sisters anthems played at grounds up and down the country or the Pet Shop Boys song 'Go West'?
Ballack strikes in extra time:
Chelsea’s dream of winning an unprecedented quadruple remains very much alive after they set up an FA Cup Final meeting with Manchester United, but thoughts of a showpiece opening to the new Wembley Stadium were last night overshadowed by an even more unlikely prospect — a rapprochement between José Mourinho and Roman Abramovich.
Watford 1 - 4 Manchester United
United brush Watford aside:
Paul Wilson Column:
Watford gave an excellent account of themselves and at times in an open and occasionally tense second half they had United penned in their own half for significant periods.
Sevilla lose 2-0 at Valencia:
Inter can clinch it with one more win:
West Ham stomped by Sheffield United:
Wins for Bayern and Bremen:
Gunners emerge from tunnel of hell:
INSIDER MOAN: Why does the outbreak of some moderately warm temperatures encourage women of all sizes to wear the skimpiest of clothing? The flabby woman sighted outside the Arsenal club shop wearing leopard skin leggings should consider investing in a mirror.