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Back to the future: Felipe Scolari shows that oldies like Ronaldinho can be goodies for Brazil, Football

Back to the future: Felipe Scolari shows that oldies like Ronaldinho can be goodies for Brazil

Ronaldinho has reinvented himself since moving to Belo Horizonte. The legs are no longer what they were, but in their place a wiser, cannier playmaker has emerged.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 3:04 pm

Brazilian clubs form a not so orderly queue for Fenerbahce star Alex, Football

Brazilian clubs form a not so orderly queue for Fenerbahce star Alex

The news that former Fenerbahçe star Alex has flung off his wedding band and announced himself to be “out there” has thrown more than a few Brazilian clubs into a frenzy of loafer polishing, cologne dousing, and nostril hair plucking, in the hope of wooing the experienced midfielder back to their particular corner of the motherland.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 5 October 2012 at 12:09 pm

No field of dreams for Ronaldinho on return to Flamengo, Football

No field of dreams for Ronaldinho on return to Flamengo

The Engenhão is the unloved ugly sister of the spiritual home of Brazilian and carioca football, the Maracanã, and the “blue mosaic”, as the sea of empty seats at the ground has been dubbed, is by now a depressingly familiar sight.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 27 September 2012 at 2:34 pm

The letting go: The trials and tribulations of Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Football

The letting go: The trials and tribulations of Ronaldinho Gaúcho

For a two time Fifa World Footballer of the Year, Palmeiras v Atlético Mineiro was hardly the most glamorous of occasions. But for Ronaldinho Gaúcho, however, it provides perhaps a last shot at redemption.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 14 June 2012 at 3:16 pm

Premier League review: Special strike puts Wayne Rooney in glorious light, Sport

Premier League review: Special strike puts Wayne Rooney in glorious light

Welcome to the Overhead Hall of Fame, Wayne. Manchester United’s man of the moment made time and Kompany stand still as his exquisite bicycle-kick stormed into Joe Hart’s harrowed net on Saturday. For all his off-field ignominy, this was a reminder that Rooney possesses the ability to dictate the ball with devastating effect.
“I keep seeing [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 14 February 2011 at 11:58 am

Legends of the Fall – Ronaldinho, Sport

Legends of the Fall – Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho looks all set to depart European shores once and for all despite the speculation linking him to Blackburn in what would be a sad good-bye to one of the best talents that the world saw in recent years.
The life of footballers is often trumped up as an exuberant and extravagant affair full of drinking, [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 5 January 2011 at 1:04 pm

Ronaldinho, Roy and the return of David Beckham, Sport

Ronaldinho, Roy and the return of David Beckham

Blackburn not chicken about Ronaldinho
Is Ronaldinho really worth £6.2m in the Premier League? Forgive me if I laugh at the new owners of Blackburn if they think this player will solve their problems but it is managers that are the key signings for clubs. They were potty to sack Big Sam, I don’t think his [...]

By | Sport | Tuesday, 4 January 2011 at 6:00 pm

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