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Articles Archive for March 2011

The Scottish Premier League have re-arranged three out of the four outstanding games that Rangers have to contest before the league splits into half for the last five games of the season.
Perhaps the most surprising fixture is when Rangers travel to Perth to face St Johnstone, with an unusual 6.00pm kick-off on Tuesday April 5th.  Celtic have been given the same kick-off time at McDiarmid Park when they visit a week later.
Due to UEFA regulations, matches cannot be televised at the same time as a UEFA Champions League is taking …

Apparently there’s nothing like a win over the Manc’s to bring a reclusive blogger out of hiding.
It’s been a while since I’d forced my thoughts and opinions upon anyone else in a form more than 140 characters but then it’d been a while since I’d actually wanted too. You see, I’d grown frustrated and saturated with Football. Things were happening which my Kylie Minogue-sized brain couldn’t handle… £35m for Andy Carroll? Ronaldo retiring, Keys and Gray ‘smashing it’, Ashley Cole shooting someone and Gary Hooper being rumoured as a possible …

With Craig Mackail-Smith looking likely to leave the club in the summer and currently gaining awards almost daily there is hardly a more poignant time to write this.
Hands on hips he stood. In the middle of the pitch. Alone but surrounded, it appeared to effect him more than the others. It wasn’t as if this hadn’t been coming; it had been inevitable for months. But this had hurt. That much was evident. His effort couldn’t be questioned for he had given as much as he could. In the end …

A remarkable left foot, the ability to pick out almost any pass during a game, set piece specialist, a captain who led his men to the promise land of the Premier League and possessing a resolute determination which has seen him go from strength to strength in a two year period which has undoubtedly turned his life and career on its head.
Left out in the cold by the team he moved to as a youngster, allowed to leave for a paltry sum in a mystifying transfer market and now the …

For years people have debated which league is the best in the world, LaLiga or the Premiership but what about the Bundesliga? Overlooked for years it is now making a comeback and boasts some of the best prospects in world football.
Attendances are one of the main reasons the Bundesliga is great with even the bottom club Borrusia Monchengladbach averaging 43,000 fans every week while in England current bottom club Wigan average only 16,000. The fans are also some of the most passionate around and games are all a cauldron of noise and colour …

When Luis Suarez walked into Melwood for his first day of training with Liverpool, he was expecting to be meeting up with his new strike partner, Fernando Torres.  In a matter of hours, instead of linking up with the then Liverpool number 9, he was filling the boots he had left behind, as Torres was out the revolving door to join rivals, Chelsea.  But the big question on football fans lips up and down the country was, Will Suarez be good enough to replace Torres, the man who scored 65 goals …

Fabio Cappello goes into the match against Wales at the weekend under fresh criticism from fans for his decision to hand the captaincy back to John Terry however should the Chelsea skipper even be in the squad at all?
England got knocked out of the world cup by their old enemy Germany in a great display by a youthful team full of energy that  showed the flaws in the English team that all fans had been saying but Cappello ignored. The team is just too old and it needs the fearless …

Over a month has passed since the eternal number nine announced his decision to retire. Finally, as the hysteria subdues and the tributes cease, the time for true reflection on the career of the “Phenomenon” can be begin.
 Whether Ronaldo is the greatest of all time, the greatest of his generation or just one of many great strikers is another article for another day. What is most significant, and why he will be missed most dearly, was his ability to transcend club allegiances and national patriotism and become loved by fans all over the world regardless.
The greatest testament to the popularity of Ronaldo is reflected by …

Although Chelsea spent around £70 million, Liverpool paid £57.8m for two strikers and Aston Villa paid £24 million on a goal machine it looks like Wolverhampton Wanderers may have made the most important signings in January.
Staring relegation in the face going into the transfer window wolves spent just £500,000 but their two signings are helping to drag them away from the drop.  In 18th and unbeaten in four games including a 3-3 draw with Spurs and an away win at Villa, Wolves are full of confidence which wasn’t there at the start …

Leicester City have today completed the loan signing of Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara, the Senegal international joins the Foxes until the end of the season. The 30 year old was slowly degrading down the Fulham pecking order, as Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora both returned from injury a couple of months ago. Kamara was a vital part of West Bromwich Albion’s 2007 season, where he was named in the PFA Championship team of the year, aswell as picking up the reward for West Brom’s player of the year.
He joined Fulham in the year 2007 for £6 …