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New day (slowly) rising – As Brasileirão gets underway, Brazilian football stumbles, rather than leaps into the future, Football

New day (slowly) rising – As Brasileirão gets underway, Brazilian football stumbles, rather than leaps into the future

The average Serie A crowd last year was 13,000 – comparable to Australia’s A-League.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 24 May 2013 at 4:31 pm

A changing of the guards in English football: From Sir Alex Ferguson to Jose Mourinho, Football

A changing of the guards in English football: From Sir Alex Ferguson to Jose Mourinho

The guard has changed at Old Trafford for the first time in 26 years. Meanwhile, down the road, the man who brought Manchester City their first title in a generation is on his way. As Wigan go down, their much-coveted manager is set to field offers from many bigger clubs. And, of course, the self-styled Special One may be on his way back to Stamford Bridge.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 21 May 2013 at 10:01 pm

Nike kit deal puts England at No 2 in the world (but which country is top?), Football

Nike kit deal puts England at No 2 in the world (but which country is top?)

As England’s new football strip – made by Nike – is revealed today, new research shows the English FA are now second in the world in terms of income from their kit manufacturer.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 20 May 2013 at 4:52 pm

PSG and the French league must be more proactive in dealing with hooliganism, Football

PSG and the French league must be more proactive in dealing with hooliganism

Since PSG’s exit to Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League quarter-final in April, PSG have been surrounded by nothing but controversy.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 15 May 2013 at 2:37 pm

The ghost at the feast: Luiz Felipe Scolari hopes that dropping Ronaldinho for the Confederations Cup won’t come back to haunt Brazil, Football

The ghost at the feast: Luiz Felipe Scolari hopes that dropping Ronaldinho for the Confederations Cup won’t come back to haunt Brazil

There was no place for Kaká, Alexandre Pato of Corinthians, Chelsea’s Ramires, and, most perplexingly of all, Ronaldinho Gáucho

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 15 May 2013 at 1:54 pm

Anthony Knockaert and other examples of sporting justice, Football

Anthony Knockaert and other examples of sporting justice

Anthony Knockaert’s dive in the box, followed by his penalty miss and Watford’s late winner, smacked of a beautiful natural justice.

By | Football, Olympics, Sport | Monday, 13 May 2013 at 4:32 pm

The feel good factor in Belo Horizonte may not extend to the Brazil national team, Football

The feel good factor in Belo Horizonte may not extend to the Brazil national team

Rio de Janeiro? As stale as yesterday’s päo de queijo. São Paulo? As cutting edge as a mid-nineties Now That’s What I Call Music CD. These days, the footballing place to be in Brazil is Belo Horizonte.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 26 April 2013 at 3:58 pm

Surprise package St Etienne clinch first major trophy for 32 years, Football

Surprise package St Etienne clinch first major trophy for 32 years

St Etienne have won their first major trophy for 32 years after beating Rennes in the final of the French League Cup.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at 4:11 pm

Chorus Of Approval, Football

Chorus Of Approval

An inspired celebratory soundtrack at Old Trafford and other musical doozies from the world of sport.

By | Football, Music, Sport | Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at 11:30 am

Italian football divided on medical progression since the death of Piermario Morosini, Football

Italian football divided on medical progression since the death of Piermario Morosini

Mascia unveiled a placard dedicating the away end of the stadium to the Livorno midfielder, who suffered cardiac arrest during a Serie B encounter with Pescara exactly a year ago.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 23 April 2013 at 5:12 pm

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