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Made it Ma! Top of the World! How Corinthians left Chelsea singing the Blues at the World Club Cup, Football

Made it Ma! Top of the World! How Corinthians left Chelsea singing the Blues at the World Club Cup

It’s not known if Jimmy Cagney, responsible for the words above, had a favourite Brazilian football team, but if he did, the smart money might go on it having been Corinthians.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 17 December 2012 at 1:54 pm

The next Lionel Messi? South America’s brightest hidden talents, Football

The next Lionel Messi? South America’s brightest hidden talents

A whole new generation of South American talent is being nurtured. While some players, like Brazil international Neymar, are already world famous there are many more yet to establish themselves.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 1 May 2012 at 3:59 am

Adverts in which you won’t see a footballer, Sport

Adverts in which you won’t see a footballer

The football elite will advertise just about anything, from Armani underwear to erectile disfunction awareness, but a line has to be drawn somewhere… surely? Here are a few advertising campaigns we (probably) won’t be seeing…

By | Sport | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 at 2:58 pm

Sports stars: What happened to their je ne sais quoi?, Sport

Sports stars: What happened to their je ne sais quoi?

Don’t you miss the rivalry between Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane back in the days when Arsenal were a half-decent team and capable of beating Manchester United? Don’t you miss the days when heavyweight champs like Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson were regarded as the best – and not mediocre fighters like David Haye? Those were good times, right?Sport just doesn’t seem to have the same feel.

By | Sport | Thursday, 25 August 2011 at 12:54 pm

It is possible the QPR ruling won’t be the end of the matter, Sport

It is possible the QPR ruling won’t be the end of the matter

Any club who fails to secure promotion may well undertake a review of the Commission’s ruling on QPR.

By | Sport | Monday, 9 May 2011 at 3:26 pm

Romance may be dead but football’s magical moments are immortalised, Sport

Romance may be dead but football’s magical moments are immortalised

Governed by his head rather than his heart, Fernando Torres recently declared that romance is dead in football, following his defection from Liverpool to Chelsea. He’s right. Players come, players go, so lacerating the idea of loyalty and often leaving a vapour-trail of duplicity behind them.

By | Sport | Monday, 7 February 2011 at 5:05 pm

Carlos Tevez and Co caught in the snood, Sport

Carlos Tevez and Co caught in the snood

It’s the great debate that’s been dogging Fifa for the past few years, the issue at the forefront of football and one that can’t be ignored any longer.
The World Cup was ruined by it and had the technology been around at the 1966 World Cup, history would have looked very different. Yes. It’s the snood.
Fifa [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 4 February 2011 at 1:44 pm

Bankers’ pay is crazy. Footballers’ pay is not, Eagle Eye

Bankers’ pay is crazy. Footballers’ pay is not

There is plenty that is wrong with Premier League football but the fact that it makes quality footballers as rich as Croesus is not one of them.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 8:59 pm

Edin Dzeko is a £27.5m tonic for Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez troubles, Sport

Edin Dzeko is a £27.5m tonic for Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez troubles

Carlos Tevez’s ill-timed transfer request was a timely reminder to the Manchester City hierarchy of  just how unhealthy their dependence on the irascible Argentinian could be. The goalscoring burden has been carried dexterously by the club captain all season but Tevez’s employers must be uncomfortable about the extent of their reliance on a player [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 10 January 2011 at 4:11 pm

Troubled Carlos Tevez is a tragic waste of talent, Sport

Troubled Carlos Tevez is a tragic waste of talent

It would be too much to expect someone as well remunerated as Carlos Tevez to do anything as arduous as actually think for himself but whoever advised him to rescind his recent transfer request probably had the player’s best interests at heart.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 21 December 2010 at 11:33 am

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