Anthony Knockaert’s dive in the box, followed by his penalty miss and Watford’s late winner, smacked of a beautiful natural justice.
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.
Staging the NFL at Wembley is a start, but the future of American Football in the UK lies with the kids
Unlike bubblegum, Jimi Hendrix and the Geller siblings and co, American sport has not enjoyed a sustained level of success in Britain.
When it was assumed Redknapp would be given first refusal on the England job, there was a consensus that this summer’s European Championships would represent a tournament without pressure. Roy Hodgson will not be afforded that luxury.
Is it possible that football might actually benefit from delaying this inevitable development for as long as possible?
It has been quite the eventful season for referee Martin Atkinson, even more so after he allowed Juan Mata’s ‘ghost goal’ in yesterday’s FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham.
Ahead of yesterday’s FA Cup semi-final between Tottenham and Chelsea, a moment of reflection was scheduled before kick-off so that the 96 fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough in 1989 could be remembered.
Fabio Capello’s time as the manager of England is over and many in the country are breathing a huge sigh of relief. To say the Italian divided opinions is an understatement as he seemed to be living on borrowed time ever since the World Cup debacle. But did the Italian fail to understand English football as many have suggested, or was it simply the other way round?
Despite England’s impressive victory over Spain, Fabio Capello’s men cannot be crowned Unofficial World Champions as the title was not Spain’s to lose.
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