Friday, May 25, 2007
Guillem Balague: Sevilla still knocking
The U.S., defending Gold Cup champions and hosts of the 12-team CONCACAF tournament which begins on June 6, will warm up with a friendly against China in San Jose on June 2 before its first group B match against Guatemala in Carson, California five days later.
Michael Johnson, a veteran of seven play-offs campaigns, knows enough about local tensions to realise that he will be running for cover should Derby County leave the Coca-Cola Championship a week after Nottingham Forest failed to gain membership.
Matt Oakley is desperate to lead Derby County out at Wembley on Monday as he attempts to banish the memory of his biggest disappointment in football.
If I were pulling for England, I'd be all for this. Regardless of tactics or positioning, Beckham is one of the few England players who gives 100% in every match and is able to maintain focus for 90 minutes. That alone is worth loads when it comes to England. -Sanford
Of course, Terry Butcher disagrees:
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Arsenal are letting me go, insists Baptista
The ads are still up in this southern city and they're everywhere.
From Time Magazine's China Blog:
The lozenge maker invited him to a banquet in 2003 (and paid him a handsome sum for him to attend), but apparently never mentioned how all of the pictures taken that night would be used. (Danwei smelled foul play back in November 2003 when the ads first appeared.) But Ronaldo, alas, only learned about his purloined visage when another Chinese company invited him to become its spokesman and asked him to terminate his relationship with Golden Throat.
This time there was to be no miracle escape and no sixth European Cup. Even though Dirk Kuyt's last-minute header raised the prospect of a comeback equally as memorable as the one Liverpool produced in Istanbul two years ago, ultimately only a Greek tragedy was awaiting Rafael Benitez as his side fell victim to AC Milan's Champions League revenge mission in Athens' Olympic Stadium.
(It's difficult to tell if The Diving Twat has just scored, or if he was "fouled")
Richard Williams offers his assessment:
And of course, there were problems outside the ground...
Chaotic disturbances outside the ground soured the evening, as fans with tickets were turned away and sprayed with tear gas by riot police.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
AC Milan v Liverpool Preview
Milan hope Kaka will bring redemption
Gerrard calls for heroes
Ancelotti hails Milan's fortitude
Maldini the fulcrum of Milan generation game
Two famous clubs united by darkest days
Liverpool supporters foot large bill for Athens
Milan could have landed a double, says Gullit
The Big Questions
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Hicks the cereal buyer enjoys Anfield honeymoon
Gattuso must lay ghost to rest
Ambrosini makes Milan so much better
Cafu’s team talk : defender gives an insider’s view of teammates
Mascherano relishes his return to the big stage