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Ibet: Galatasary and Chelsea: Game Could Be Tight In Turkey, Notebook

Ibet: Galatasary and Chelsea: Game Could Be Tight In Turkey

Galatasary have kept four clean sheets in their last five games, and at home have only conceded two goals in their last seven games.

By | Notebook, Sport | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Juventus prepared to go into ‘battle’ against Celtic, Football

Juventus prepared to go into ‘battle’ against Celtic

“We saw that they beat Barcelona in Glasgow, but we are prepared to adapt maybe more than they did on that occasion”

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 12 February 2013 at 1:05 am

Schalke can prove their potential in the Champions League – if Huntelaar stays, Football

Schalke can prove their potential in the Champions League – if Huntelaar stays

Rarely has the Ruhr been seen as a haven of creativity and artistry. Only on the football field can Germany’s industrial strongholds ever enchant the watching world with aesthetic excellence. But boy how they can.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 22 November 2012 at 4:55 pm

Are Chelsea really the villains for sacking Di Matteo?, Football

Are Chelsea really the villains for sacking Di Matteo?

This morning sounded another death knell for a Chelsea manager as Roman Abramovich wielded his favourite axe to sack Champions League winning manager Roberto Di Matteo from the club.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 21 November 2012 at 1:31 pm

Juventus’ tactics were ideally suited to demise of Di Matteo and Chelsea, Football

Juventus’ tactics were ideally suited to demise of Di Matteo and Chelsea

European Champions Chelsea were humbled last night, beaten 3-0 by Juventus in Turin following a consummate display by the Serie A leaders. It was a result which leaves qualification almost impossible for the Stamford Bridge club and has ultimately cost Roberto Di Matteo his job.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 21 November 2012 at 11:50 am

Lionel Messi in numbers: Is the Barcelona player the greatest-ever footballer?, Football

Lionel Messi in numbers: Is the Barcelona player the greatest-ever footballer?

Football’s greatest – Pelé, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer and Alfredo Di Stéfano amongst others – may already have been surpassed by a 25-year-old.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 29 October 2012 at 2:50 pm

Juventus make welcome return to the Champions League but face stern test against Chelsea, Football

Juventus make welcome return to the Champions League but face stern test against Chelsea

It hasn’t been the easiest of journeys but finally they are back. When the Champions League anthem is played over the Stamford Bridge PA system on Wednesday evening, the eleven men wearing the famous black and white stripes of Juventus will be the first to do so in almost three years.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 17 September 2012 at 2:47 pm

FC Barcelona: how to tiki-taka, Notebook

FC Barcelona: how to tiki-taka

I’ve been watching and thinking of Barcelona a great deal recently, and have been trying to write something about them and their style. I eventually came up with this piece.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 3 April 2012 at 2:43 pm

Eric Abidal looks for a repeat of heart-warming recovery as football family comes together again, Football

Eric Abidal looks for a repeat of heart-warming recovery as football family comes together again

Former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly famously once said “football isn’t a matter of life and death, it’s much more important than that.”

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 3 April 2012 at 12:03 am

AC Milan ready to unleash Italian Pharaoh Stephan El Shaarawy on Arsenal, Sport

AC Milan ready to unleash Italian Pharaoh Stephan El Shaarawy on Arsenal

A five foot 10 inch forward with a Mohawk haircut as outlandish as his dazzling footwork, ‘Il Faraone’ (The Pharaoh) will start against Arsenal this evening, as Allegri lets the sparkling forward off the leash for an opportunity on the big stage.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 6 March 2012 at 11:26 am

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