A difficult Premier League card over the weekend where it’s hard to be confident enough about anything to recommend a solid bet at odds on; and it’s perhaps better to look for some speculative value.
Manchester City’s game against Barcelona looks a real blockbuster and the home side does look to have a genuine chance of winning.
The Football Lawyer: Once Brazilian players prove their European ancestry, it’s still not easy for them to settle
The fact that there are so many gifted Brazilians actually makes it harder for them to move abroad.
The Football Lawyer: Uefa has made moves to stamp out racism, but only time will tell if they grow more forceful
Yaya Toure may have fallen short of silverware last season, but in recent months he has demonstrated even greater leadership away from the field than he does during ninety minutes of football
It has been a deserved, runaway triumph, built around a clutch of astute signings, ranging from the marquee to the relatively unheralded, combined with the emergence of some bright young players
From the Centipede to the Rat Hunter – How Brazil’s longest suffering club escaped from the wilderness
Welcome to football in the north east of Brazil…
June 12, 2014. England against Brazil in the opening game of the World Cup. Surprisingly the stands at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo are almost entirely empty…
The reality is that Fifa and Qatar cannot predict what a court might rule…
There might still be sixteen games left of this Brasileirão season, but last night’s celebrations of almost 50,000 Cruzeiro fans after a 3-0 win over closest rivals Botafogo had a definite ‘put the champagne on ice’ feel.
An England line-up with no Manchester United players. When did that last happen?
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