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As we approach the end of the January Transfer Window it is Newcastle who have been amongst the busiest so far. Having added five players from Ligue 1 Newcastle now have ten outfield French players in their squad. Given the relatively low fees spent on these players it looks likely that Newcastle will add at least a couple more players to the side before the window closes. They may well be coming from France too, with St. Etienne stating they have rejected a bit from Newcastle for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. …

Football fans had been anticipating January eagerly as the transfer window was re- opening, preparing for mesmerizing speculation and ‘knee-jerk’ decisions, seeing which new players were bought into their club and observing who departed. So who would have thought that the biggest talking point so far in January, would be a managerial one, the decision of the sought after Pep Guardiola to take over at Bayern Munich in the summer.
I first heard the news, when I received a message by a good friend of mine who works for a leading broadcast …

I think its important to make clear now that what I mean is the misery of being a mid-league, mid-table side that no one has any comment about.

Apart from a couple of seasons supporting Chelsea when Di Matteo was a player and a couple supporting Man Utd leading up to the triple I have been a Portsmouth supporter all my life. In this time I have seen my club sell John Aloisi for peanuts to Coventry, Robert Prosinecki keep the side out of relegation trouble single handedly, Harry Redknapp buying …

I’m a big fan of West End musicals and whilst I was considering the outcome of the Arsenal Manchester City game last Sunday it very much reminded me of the plotline of We Will Rock You.  If you haven’t seen it, let me give you a basic overview.  In the future the world is controlled by a fictional company, Globalsoft, a Media organisation that has evolved into control of everything with the help of Cyberspace and Media control.  Dissenters are ignored, reprogrammed and like what they are told to like.
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101 games for Chelsea and only 28 goals. 1.78 million per goal. A goal every 324.6 minutes. That’s a goal every 3.6 games.
With stats like these we all know Torres has been a failure at Chelsea. However it looked like his career had brightened up when he scored twice against FC Nordsjaelland, two more three days later at the stadium of light, one at Elland Road and then a sensational header against Villa. He was on 6 in 4 games and many predicted that he was back to his …

How does it come to pass that a footballer who just over two seasons ago was lifting Europe’s premier club prize finds himself frozen out of his current club and unable to find a new team with which to go and ply his trade? This scenario, it seems somewhat ludicrous yet it is the scenario that is facing Internazionale Milan’s Wesley Sneijder. After his significantly protracted move to Manchester United in the summer of 2011 never came to pass the Dutchman has struggled to find the levels of performance that …

As the opening of the transfer window is looming the press are sharpening their pencils and throwing plenty of names around, who will be the biggest signing of the window and what club will be most active in the January sales?
Manchester City will be looking to secure the Premiership after the embarrassing exit from the Champions League and whats to say they wont add a few names to their overloaded squad to try and kill off Manchester United’s hopes of winning back the Premiership crown. Hulk and Sneijder could be …

On the weekend, I watched Manchester United outplay Arsenal at Old Trafford, winning 2-1. The close score-line does not reflect the nature of the game, as United put the ball in the net numerous times only to be ruled offside, missed a penalty, and spurned many good goal scoring chances. Rafael and Valencia exposed Podolski and Santos down the right side of the pitch, and van Persie’s movement and finishing was excellent. Podolski and Cazorla struggled to make an impact (despite Cazorla’s wonderful last minute goal), Walcott was ineffectual when …

Fans of the English national football team were confidently expecting their team to win by at least four goals on Friday 12th October. For a pleasant change, it wasn’t because of wild optimism, but because their team was clearly superior to the opposition, in this case San Marino. Pundits compared the San Marino football squad to a pub team, and supporters weren’t much better at hiding their own amusement.
Very few people actually gave the San Marino team any heartfelt credit – their compliments were the patronising ‘they’re not that bad, …

With England set for two more World Cup qualifiers this week, pay attention to a familiar name on the pitch, one that’s time is limited. As Umbro will not be around for much longer.
Trading tradition for the swoosh, is a bold move but it is not as though The FA care about tradition when a major trophy has not be won in 46 years. Personally I could not feel more disappointed. I just love sporting my England kit (home or away) on the streets of Toronto (where I am from). …