Friday, November 23, 2007
Italian Serie A
Juventus host Palermo while Inter welcome Catania
English Premier League
Newcastle host Liverpool while Tottenham head to West Ham
Bremen and Hamburh continue their assault on Bayern Munich
Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid travel to Murcia and Barca welcome Recreativo
Thursday, November 22, 2007
"Just about the limit: England is out! Oh no, England! How 'stupid' the Tommys could be. The Motherland of football again writes a tragic capture of football history" - Koelner Express, Germany.
All The Rest
- Switzerland (co-hosts)
- Austria (co-hosts)
- Greece (champions)
- Czech Republic
VERDICT: Sympathy for McClaren will be hard to find, yet this was a night when England's players were shown up to be second rate. Gerrard and Lampard were poor throughout and they are the stars expected to shine when their country needs them. Let the post mortem begin.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
With the decision earlier this season that San Jose will begin play next year and Tuesday's announcement that Seattle will start in 2009, MLS has grown to 15 teams. Garber said the goal is to add a "16th by the end of the year."
Let's start with the one that seems to have tickled most correspondents' fancy: the time David Beckham morphed into David 'Beckam' during the 1997 Charity Shield against Chelsea. "I thought the lads were winding me up," he is reported to have said at the time. "Then I saw it for myself. It was too late to do anything about it, so we all had a laugh instead."
The English Football Association confirmed on Tuesday that Newcastle would be eligible for a payout under the terms of their insurance, which covers clubs for players' wages up to a maximum of 100,000 pounds per week.
Meanwhile Newcastle have sent Owen to Germany for treatment by high-profile specialist Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller Wohlfahrt.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The spate of burglaries aimed at Liverpool players continued as Dirk Kuyt received the news that his home had been targeted on Thursday whilst the Dutchman was away on international duty.
This unprecedented start to this season owes a lot to the brilliant individual performances of some of the Bianconeri players. One player that has been silencing his long-lasting critics lately is Nicola Legrottaglie.
Monday, November 19, 2007
New England Revolution 1 - 2 Houston Dynamo
It's New England's fourth loss in an MLS final and the second win in a row for the Dynamo...
Dynamo prove their championship mettle
Martin Rogers: Definition of an MLS Dynasty
The Special One comes to town (briefly)
Kraft is having more success with his football team than his futbol team
The third matchday saw Brazil ape their first outing as the Canarinha slumped to a 1-1 away draw against a dynamic but hardly cutting edge Peru who managed to hold the five-times champions who shrank back after scoring and paid the penalty
Peru Hold Overstuffed Brazil
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo gave short shrift to the sector of Portuguese fans who'd booed a so-so Selecção das Quinas despite the home side winning the match and bringing the national side to the very brink of classification
Ronaldo Hits Out At Home Booing
Ireland players want a man with international experience to guide them through their 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign
Player power set to rule out Jewell as Ireland manager
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Even Zizou's at it
Adrian Mutu left Chelsea in disgrace, but he has renewed his career in Italy and led Romania to Euro 2008
Happy Mutu kicks coke for another bite at big time
With victory over Swindon Leeds United moved to second position in League One. Under normal circumstances this would be no more than expected due the size of the club. But when you consider it's only November and they started the season with -15 points, it's pretty good going.
Beckord's double strike helps Leeds turn tables
Defeat for Guus Hiddink's side has left England only needing a draw at Wembley against Croatia to qualify for Euro 2008.
England's prayers answered as Israel triumph
McClaren gets a second chance, but he sure doesn't deserve it
Lampard looking to make the most of second chance