Well, the upcoming Quiniela looks as challenging as keeping Jose Mourinho hiding on his bench for a full match, so let's start. As usual, it's '1' for a home win, 'X' for a draw and '2' for an away win.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Jon Carter Previews Chelsea vs. Everton
Jon Carter Previews Blackpool vs. Manchester United
Blackpool vs. Manchester United Under Threat
From inflatable bananas to Dundee United playing in the USA, here are football fashions that didn't quite last the course.
Choices Raise Questions of FIFA Integrity
Choices Show Desire To Leave Legacy
How England's Bid Failed
Short Memories in South Africa
Russia Faces Major Hurdles
Deep Humiliation For English Game
Heat Means Games At Night in Qatar
FIFA's Ongoing Folly
World Media Reaction
The footage is really self explanatory. There are many things I want to say about this country but it is still a very closed society and there are many rules regarding the Qatari. We are forbidden to photograph, touch or speak to them "with loud words". This is very serious and some German's I work for can attest to this. I am currently working in the employ of the government so I think it is smart to wait until I am home to share my thoughts. Please pass this along to Sanford, but I must remain an anonymous source. I know it sounds paranoid, but there is a real cultural change occurring here with the younger generation and this world cup announcement has set the wheels in motion, but the older generation is still in many of the positions of authority. The person who filmed it said he didn't care if it was linked...
Thursday, December 02, 2010
The World Awaits Decisions in Zurich
England impress in final pitch
Who are the FIFA 22?
FIFA World Cup Votes Explained
While England and the Low Countries provided a vision, Russia and Spain-Portugal presented only politics
Henry Winter: One vote will define a decade
Five bidders are vying for the 2022 tournament: Japan, Australia, United States of America, South Korea and Qatar.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Martin Tyler's stats and facts column is here!
Every week he will be here to offer you statistical gems to make your day, impress your mates and, on occasion, to settle the odd bet.
Sky Sports' voice of football and his back-up team of experts are here to answer your questions and queries on all things statistical and historical from the beautiful game.
Mourinho has been banned from the touchline for two Uefa competition matches – the second of which is suspended for three years – with the club fined €120,000 (£100,000) after the two players seemed to deliberately incur second bookings, therefore wiping out previous cautions ahead of the Champions League knockout stage.
The great and good of football, or what passes for such a category at present, has assembled in Zurich to decide which countries will be bestowed with the honour of hosting the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sir Alex Ferguson Vs Arsene Wenger: Who Really Is Bringing Through The Best Youngsters For Manchester United And Arsenal?
With Arsenal to face Wigan Athletic and Manchester United clashing with West Ham United in the quarter-finals of the competition on Tuesday, both Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson are unlikely to change their regular practice of selecting a young team, a system that has generally worked well in recent years.
Derby travel to Burnley on Saturday, while Leicester host Forest on Monday night, but which East Midlands side will finish highest?
It is fair to assume that there is a link between sport and Rio's latest outbreak of social violence. Last week, the drug lords staged a show of strength, setting fire to vehicles all over the city. It is conceivable that this action was planned to coincide with Rio's staging of the Soccerex conference and trade fair, which aimed to give a kick-start to Brazil's hosting of the 2014 World Cup and the Rio Olympics two years later.
With the global focus on Rio and Brazil, the scenes of widespread disorder were an embarrassment for the local authorities, who hit back with a show of strength of their own, one which may have been stronger than the drug lords had bargained for.
You will hear few dissenting voices when you argue that the two top teams in the Bundesliga owe a good deal of their current success to their respective coaches - Thomas Tuchel, masterminding Mainz, and Jurgen Klopp, directing Dortmund.
Hamburg's skittish win over Stuttgart provided evidence that Bundesliga managers are not up to the standard of its players.
Armin Veh will be lucky to stay course at 'heaven and hell' Hamburg.
As displayed in their impressive 3-1 win over Roma, the Rosanero have serious designs on the Champions League.
Josip Ilicic steals the show as Palermo flip the script.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Publication Marca alleges that poor security allowed a group of radical Barcelona supporters, believed to be from the group known as the Boixos Nois, to attack the bus as it arrived, and a member of Los Blancos security team was struck on the neck during the incident.
Who: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
When: 3pm EST
U.S. TV: GolTV, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3
Hype goes into overdrive
The game's best rivalry
The Joy of Six: El Clásico Classics
Rewind to 2002: Figo's Great Betrayal
The ties will be played on January 8 and 9.
Butt arrived in Hong Kong on Monday and will spend at least a week training with the team and playing in the first division game against local club TSW Pegasus at Hong Kong Stadium.
Carlos Gurpegi earned Athletic Bilbao the derby honours as they beat Osasuna 1-0 in the Primera Division. Mallorca climbed into the top six with a 2-0 win over Malaga, who have now suffered successive defeats under new coach Manuel Pellegrini. Eleven players were booked as Real Sociedad scored a goal late in each half to claim a come-from-behind 3-1 win at Sporting Gijon.
Martin Lipton's Weekend Review
Georgina Turner's Weekend Review
Aston Villa 2 - 4 Arsenal
David Lacey at Villa Park
Kevin Palmer at Villa Park
Manchester United 7 - 1 Blackburn
Andy Hunter at Old Trafford
Newcastle 1 - 1 Chelsea
Richard Jolly at St. James' Park
Louise Taylor at St. James' Park
Tottenham 2 - 1 Liverpool
Mandeep Sanghera at White Hart Lane
Stoke City 1 - 1 Manchester City
Richard Jolly at the Brittania Stadium
Premier League Chalkboard Analysis