Friday, September 15, 2006

Terry hopes Chelsea can end Reds challenge

Striker crisis for Gunners ahead of OT clash

Premiership Weekend Preview: Favourites Clash

Spain: Primera Liga Weekend Preview

Frank Dell'Apa on MLS' Identity Crisis

Premiership Preview: Manchester United-Arsenal

It's an epic clash between first in the table and 17th...

Lawro's Premiership Predictions

Serie A Preview: Tricky tests for Milan clubs

Gabriele Marcotti looks into bungs

Ever wonder what they mean when they talk about bungs? Find out here...;_ylt=AmqpfD15CqOWsv9q7qqpUaMmw7YF?slug=cnnsi-shadysituation&prov=cnnsi&type=lgns

Champions League Team Of The Week

Kevin McCarra: Manchester United Defence Slipshod

Trezeguet: Juve Forced Me To Stay

You will play in Serie B and you will like it!

Chelsea manager's favourite restaurant bugged

Who said the Cold War is over?

UEFA Cup Wrap: Newcastle, Parma Win, Ajax Rolls

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Not Ready For Prime Time: Justin Hoyte

I've watched this lad in quite a few games now and unlike any of the other Gunner Babies, Hoyte just doesn't pass the test. Young players like Senderos, Eboue, and Fabregas have all had their issues at the onset of their careers in the first-team but with Hoyte he really seems out of his element. As a defender he does not fill me with confidence and on the rare instances when he does venture forward in support he offers little in creativity or force. When Cesc started out he seemed too little to be a cog in the midfield but you could see the skill, vision, and pace that were there. You could tell that once he figured out the physical demands of his position, he'd excel. Likewise, Senderos has been guilty of his fair share of dodgy defending but his technique and physical presence were such that it was clear that he'd improve with experience. I don't see anything to comfort me when I watch Hoyte. Flamani should be back there and Hoyte should be gaining his experience at Barnet and in the League Cup. -Sanford

Wednesday's Champions League Round-up

Lyon stun Madrid, wins for Manchester United and Arsenal...

Ferguson rues loss of key midfielders

Injuries to Park, Giggs...

Rosicky strike sees off Hamburg

Lyon outclass toothless Real Madrid

Playmaker Riquelme one of a dying breed

Roman retires from the Argentina squad...

£6 Million Ballack Can't Afford Home

Inzaghi Strikes Again As Milan Ease Past AEK

Portsmouth aim to add Brazilian blend with in-demand Denilson

The King of the Stepover!,,1872017,00.html

Hostile crowd spurred me on - Friedel

£100,000 for a lifetime of disappointment

The price of being a football fan in England...

Barton accused of assaulting and swearing at female steward

I'd rather be called a "slag" than have a lit cigar stuffed in my eye...,,1872018,00.html

Cole's book in brief - show me the money

How everyone's heart bleeds for poor, misunderstood, money-grabbing millionaire Ashley Cole.

Kevin Nolan column

The Bolton captain weighs in on books by footballers...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Jean-Alain Boumsong Lowlights

After his error for Juventus helped Rimini snatch a draw this weekend, I thought it would be nice to see a few of his other gaffs. He couldn't handle the EPL and obviously he's going to struggle in Serie B. Can you believe Juventus paid over 3 million pounds for him? Or is it worse that Souness paid over 8 million for him based on his work in Scotland? And now Shay Given is left with Titus Bramble leading his line. Poor lad. Newcastle fans cover your eyes... -Sanford

Miss Universe Controversy

This really reflects poorly on the whole competition...

Champions League review: Barca impress, Inter stutter

Mourinho suspicious of Chelsea's Euro bookings

Cole spills the beans on Pizza-gate bust-up

At least one interesting thing has come out of his book...

Norman Hubbard on Portsmouth

Old demons return to haunt new-look Inter;_ylt=AnhlmtuG4DlLQcDeZ0SDkVcmw7YF?slug=reu-championsinter&prov=reuters&type=lgns

ESPN to show all Champions League games online

Celtic's Caldwell: Old Trafford Won't Intimidate Us

Champions League preview: Hamburg vs. Arsenal

BBC's Champions League lowdown

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Reading 1-0 Manchester City + EPL Table

We're in the thick of it now as domestic leagues are rolling and the Champions League group stage kicks off. Phil Ball and Sid Lowe in Spain, James Richardson in Italy, Convey assists in Reading's win, Cole angry with everyone, Figo interview and much more!!

We begin the day with a report from Monday Night Football in Reading and the EPL table...Sanford

English Premier League Table as of September 12:

Club Played Points

Man Utd412
Aston Villa48
West Ham45
Man City44
Sheff Utd42

Cole spares no-one with 'tapping-up' revelations

Henry ruled out of Hamburg clash

It's a foot injury and Wenger won't risk it...

Phil Ball in Spain

2006/2007 UEFA Champions’ League: Matchday 1 Preview - Groups A-D

2006/2007 UEFA Champions’ League Matchday 1 Preview: Groups E-H

Serie A Review: Round 1's Aaron Pires takes an in-depth look at the action in Italy this past weekend... Luis Figo Interview;_ylt=AjvL.qaCDYGP3Q9y2hIelYQmw7YF?slug=cnnsi-plentyoffightle&prov=cnnsi&type=lgns

EPL: Best 11 of the Week

Given slates Bramble and 'sub-pub standard' defence

Oh Titus!,,1870136,00.html

Silence after Argentine match abandoned

It's a wonder to me how this league even exists... Sanford

Ogbuke Set for Arsenal In January

Sid Lowe in Spain

James Richardson in Italy

Feelgood factor could see German clubs revive in Europe

Bayern, Bremen and Hamburg can banish the once inconceivable vision of Bundesliga teams afflicted by an inferiority complex.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Richard Jolly at Old Trafford

Michael Carrick confronts his critics vs. Spurs...

Sloppy Juventus suffer a rude awakening,,1869609,00.html

Pardew blames Tévez 'circus' for Hammers' poor start,,1869531,00.html

Van Nistelrooy hits three as Real thrash Levante;_ylt=AntC6ujLS1EU4v.pyzhs_HUmw7YF?slug=reu-spain_picture&prov=reuters&type=lgns

England: EPL Review

Everton rock Liverpool, ManUre beat Spurs, Arsenal draw with Boro, goals for Bocanegra and McBride for Fulham...

American accent to English soccer

Four Americans could be on the field in an English Premier League game Monday when Reading hosts Manchester City...;_ylt=AklBcPTlTR_0CO9bYywKSLkmw7YF?slug=ap-americansinengland&prov=ap&type=lgns

Italian Serie A reports

Milan beats Lazio and Inter edges Fiorentina 3-2...

'Invisible' Cole jealous of Henry treatment

Bullard Doesn't Blame Parker For Horror Injury

Spain: La Liga Team of the Week

Alan Hansen's column

The Premiership title cannot be won in August or September - but it can certainly be lost...

Benitez tells "too nice" Reds to get nasty after derby humbling

Convey hopes to dazzle US viewers,,1869394,00.html

Cole's point of principle? Even that comes at a price,,1868966,00.html

Buffon Blasts Juve after draw with Rimini