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.
For a club the size of Sheffield Wednesday, Championship football is the very minimum. For Barnsley, who have one of the poorest average attendances in the Championship, League One football would diminish the crowds even further. Therefore the predicament they both find themselves in, is getting serious.
The leap to Europe is still a bracing one for many footballers to make. To make that leap as safely as possible, there’s nothing like the welcoming cushion of a well-negotiated contract.
When Steve Bruce was sacked by Sunderland just over a year ago, it was natural to wonder whether his managerial career would ever be the same again
How do you express that feeling that only a goal in a fifth-place play-off at the Club World Cup can give you?
Ten man Lyon recorded a 1-0 victory over arch rivals St Etienne in the Derby du Rhone on Sunday to retain top spot in Ligue 1.
Where Mario Balotelli struggled on another afternoon battling his demons, Wayne Rooney was industrious, creative and effective in a man of the match display.
Expect to be considered a diver, until proven otherwise.
Chelsea are taking part in the Club World Cup – the third side Benitez has managed at the tournament.
Panathinaikos have the chance to qualify for the Europa League knockout stage if they can overcome Tottenham at White Hart Lane tonight.
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