A day away packing up the house and what did I miss? Not a great deal actually. So Spain deservedly won the World Cup for their performance in the Final.Continue readingWorld Cup Thoughts As Barcelona Players Get Shirty With Cesc
The transfer window has been officially open for one month and eleven days with little but speculation to show. There have been some transfers but nothing yet which has whettedContinue readingWill Arsène Take His Cue From Germany?
Spain deservedly qualified for the World Cup Final on Sunday, a meeting against the Dutch which will be intriguing encounter and be the first time a European nation has wonContinue readingSpain Through, RvP, Koscielny Signs And Other Gossip
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Theo Walcott apparently scared the living bejasus out of Barcelona which led to Lionel Messi questioning the logic of Fabio Capello in omitting the player from his squad. Given theContinue readingTheo Got Barca Messi, England Youth Shambles & Transfer Gossip
Spain did not need Cesc last night to beat Portugal, David Villa providing the obligatory offside goal. Still, if he thinks Vincent del Bosque doesn’t love him, he knows thatContinue readingCesc Feels The Love, Campbell Feels The Way, Technology & Transfer Talk
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So England’s dismal World Cup campaign came crashing to a halt with a crushing defeat to Gerrmany. The players and coaches may cling to the view that their cause wasContinue readingHave The FA The Guts To Make The Necessary Changes?
Club football in England has taken a back seat this morning as the nation gets set for BBQ’s and football, beers lined up in celebration or commiseration. Germany awaits inContinue readingEngland Expects As RvP Chills, Catalan Maths & Eduardo Out?
The final group phase matches passed without much incident last night, no surprise that Spain beat Chile nor that Switzerland failed to score the goal which would have taken themContinue readingWorld Cup Enters KO Phase As Transfer Talk Gets Tied Up
When the ball hits the net The World Cup’s over, you bet For the Azzurri – with apologies to Dean Martin The twists and turns of this World Cup continuedContinue readingAzzurri Buried, van Persie Strikes & Gossip
The rag tag rabble of an England squad got their act together yesterday and put in a half decent performance to qualify for a Round of 16 meeting with Germany.Continue readingEngland Through, Schwarzer Risk & Cesc Denies Spanish Media
A day when the bitten bit back. John Terry was firmly put in his place yesterday by Fabio Capello and roundly humiliated when he turned out to be a falseContinue readingCapello Bites Back, World Cup Round-Up With Incomings
Sepp Blatter promised us a festival of football. It duly arrived this weekend with the bloated egos of players coming to the fore, everything that this money-driven era of theContinue readingWorld Cup Plummets To New Lows Whilst Exits Beckon At Arsenal
Arsene spoke yesterday in the usual vague terms about the transfer activity but held out the branch of hope to many with the promise of a defensive signing before theContinue readingNew Defender Coming In As England Get World Cup Nerves
Fixtures announced and digested with the only real complaint about them being the number of tough away games which follow Champions League Group matches. Visits to Sunderland, Chelsea, Manchester City,Continue reading2010/11 Fixtures And Arsene Goes Bah Humbug!
World Cup Round-Up The World Cup received its first shock according to the Eurocentric media. Some of us think that Japan’s win over Cameroon, a result which may just eliminateContinue readingWorld Cup, Cesc & Ibrahimovic, No Mata Who & Win A Home Shirt
A World Cup which was expected to burst into life suffered a severe bout of flatulence yesterday. Two moments of Brazilian brilliance shone through on a day of deflated expectationsContinue readingWorld Cup, Barca Still Talking Bol…Cesc, Koscielny & Win! Win! Win!
A mixed day for the Arsenal contingent in South Africa. Robin van Persie will be happy with his performance and the result, Bendtner mixed emotions and goodness alone knows whatContinue readingArsene To Buy Ajax, Roy Of The Rovers & Win A Home Shirt
Goalkeepers moved to centre stage in the World Cup this weekend and for all of the wrong reasons. The opening day was uneventful, the concerns over how the ball wouldContinue readingAlmunia’s Not Worried As Goalkeeping Targets Fail Their Auditions
England ventured onto the World Cup stage last night and produced an emminently forgettable performance. Plenty of endeavour but few succeed without natural talent to supplement it. Perhaps Fabio CapelloContinue readingEngland Huff And Puff, Cesc & Loads In
What? Did you seriously think I would let this opportunity pass? The eve of England’s first game? And yes, I live in eternal hope…Oh, and Seaman pops up with aContinue readingArsenal At The World Cup #10: Sol Campbell v Sweden 2002