Friday, September 22, 2006

Fit-again Henry hails 'unique' Wenger legacy

From "Boring, boring Arsenal" to "beautiful football" according to Thierry...

Capturing the Best

Now that the Zidane film is coming out, Ernst Bouwes writes on the German art film that captured a British legend at the peak of his powers. For a review of the Zidane film, see Richard Williams' post from earlier today...

New Berbatov setback damages Tottenham

Bayern paid a heavy price for World Cup: Rummenigge

This is a bit of a no-brainer...

South Africa will be ready by 2010: World Cup chief

Prepare yourselves for articles just like this for the next three years...

Morientes happy to be out of English football

Fernando says:

"I didn't like the physical nature of the game in England or the referees who let more things go, and who blow for fewer fouls than they do here," Morientes added.

"A striker isn't protected from rival defences there, and they gave me a really hard time."

EPL Weekend Preview

Fulham entertain Chelsea whilst Reading welcome Manchester United in the weekend's most interesting fixtures...

Spain: Primera Liga Weekend Preview

Valencia travel to Camp Nou on Sunday in what should be a cracker...

Serie A Weekend Preview: Palermo go to Empoli on a high

Friday's rumours

Featuring yet more reasons to pur score on Manchester United defenders...,,1878813,00.html

Richard Williams on the Zidane film

What does the new film that follows Zinedine Zidane through the course of a match tell us about the player?

The Fiver,,415657,00.html

Baptism of Old Firm fire

Rangers and Celtic clash...

Bundesliga Weekend Preview: Werder, Hamburg desperate for points in derby

Lawro's Premiership Predictions

Lawro's been crap of late but I still enjoy reading his prose...

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Cesc Fabregas = Monchichi?

The Wife says so but I'm not convinced. Decide for yourself...


Xabi Alonso's Goal vs. Newcastle

He's only been in the EPL a couple of years but it seems like he's already scored a handful of goals like this. When I saw Spain at the World Cup, the first thing that struck me about Alonso was how tall he is. I was close enough to the pitch to really get a sense of his size. He's not one of those diminutive middies like Cesc or Riquelme or Steed. He's much bigger and has a greater stature. So yeah, this is a great strike. Thanks to soccerweblog for the vid. -Sanford

Roberto Gotta in Italy

Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle + EPL Table

Premiership Table:

Man Utd512
Aston Villa59
West Ham55
Man City54
Sheff Utd52

Serie A: Palermo go top as Inter triumph at Roma;_ylt=AnNZmvGDUrPiLXsJezVYCnkmw7YF?slug=reu-italy_picture&prov=reuters&type=lgns

Serie A Team Of The Week: Round 3

Toon coach blasts 'little upstart' Bellamy

Carling Cup: EPL Sides Crash In Night Of Shocks

The Fiver

The Guardian's Tea-Time look at the world of football. Today, featuring a letter from Sanford pal (and Spurs fan - yikes!) Peter Bogaty!!,,415657,00.html

Let's buy a calender for Arsène the unready

Is there nothing that can be done to help managers caught cruelly unawares by the start of the season?

Kevin Nolan Column

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

FA and Premier League begin urgent investigation

Bungs! Bungs! Bungs!

Red Bulls start work on $140 million stadium

BBC Show Murders Bolton, Allardyce, Son Craig Over Illegal Dealings

More Bungs!

Abuse Shocks Roeder

Tumour Boy! That's pretty brutal...

Italy: Serie A Team Of The Week: Round 2

Serie A General Preview (Rd.3): Wild Wednesday In Italy

England League Cup: Wigan ousted by Crewe;_ylt=Ah9HVKtB_DSEkSM4HHF.aMImw7YF?slug=afp-fblenglcup&prov=afp&type=lgns

European campaign swells Arsenal's coffers

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Phil Ball in Spain

Ball updates us on the Seville derby...

Police probe Arsenal keeper 'bottle kick' claim

Never a dull moment when Jens is around...

At home in Hamburg

Andrea Canales on Preston Zimmerman, an American trying to make it at Hamburg SV...

German soccer federation launches racism probe;_ylt=ApS1lfNxLJSzbALTnQP2YREmw7YF?slug=reu-germanyracism&prov=reuters&type=lgns

BBC Programme Set For Sensational Corruption Expose

EPL Team of the Week

Totti Out Of Italy Qualifiers

Reo-Coker: Argentine Duo Has Unsettled The Hammers

Spain: Primera Liga Team Of The Week

Wenger warns fans over Cole

The homophobic chants have to stop...,,1875512,00.html

James Richardson in Italy

Sven waits in the wings at Inter lurch into crisis...

Sid Lowe in Spain

Who gives a toss about the fans??

Monday, September 18, 2006

Lehman's save from Ole Gunnar's shot

This is about as good as it gets. I thought for sure the Baby-Faced Assassin had nicked a point for the Red Devils but Crazy Jens saved the day... -Sanford

Richard Jolley at Old Trafford

It's One - Nil to The Arsenal...

The Insider at Bramall Lane

The Insider gives his views on Sheffield United and Reading...

Italian Serie A reports

Calcio Corner: Interesting Inter

Graham Lister's Premiership Perspectives

English Premier League match reports

Spanish Primera Liga reports

German Bundesliga match reports

Life's a beach, says top U.S. striker Donovan

Juventus grab first Serie B victory

Hargreaves' broken leg opens way for Carrick's England return,,1874752,00.html

Manchester United vs. Arsenal player ratings,,1874988,00.html

Ashley's a laugh, but his man with the Bentley isn't quite so funny

OK, I promise this is the last article about Ashley Cole... -Sanford

Alan Hansen's column