Olympiakos defender Vasilis Torosidis has announced that he will not be renewing his contract with the Greek champions following a resplendent six-year spell in Piraeus.
It may have been the first game of yet another Super Sunday, but Chelsea welcoming Arsenal to Stamford Bridge didn’t quite inspire the usual excitement.
For those poor souls whose primary source of post-Christmas entertainment is the machinations of the Bundesliga, January was set to be bleak.
The capture of the former Barcelona manager is some sort of revenge for Bayern Munich over Chelsea.
The managerial merry-go-round can be like a continuous episode of Laurel & Hardy but so common are the absurdities of sackings and appointments, the audience have a tendency get confused and don’t always laugh on cue.
PSG talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic could soon have a rival for occupying nearly ever back page in France , with Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao a possible summer transfer acquisition for the Qatari-owned club.
Poor old Frank Lampard. Actually, not poor. Not by a long chalk. Not that old either.
In an intense final quarter of an hour at the Stadio Ennio Tardini, Palermo goalkeeper Francesco Benussi contrived to allow Parma striker Amauri’s half volley slip through his arms in farcical fashion.
Tactics Talk: Liverpool pay the price against Manchester United for putting square pegs in round holes
For all Alex Ferguson’s success, his approach to big games had become largely predictable in recent years. Flood the midfield, counter-attack when possible and take advantage of any mistakes.
It’s interesting to note that while Bradford are the third best side in League Two at home, they are only the 16th best side away from Valley Parade.
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