Monthly Archives: March 2011

England vs Ghana: will the ‘internationalitis’ epidemic strike again?


The domestic season will be put on hold next weekend as international fixtures take centre stage.  England visit the Millennium Stadium for a European Championship qualifier on Saturday, before Wembley plays host to World Cup quarter-finalists Ghana the following Tuesday.  … Continue reading

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A shift in the European balance of power


Inter travel to Bayern Munich tonight with the hopes of a whole nation on their shoulders. The Milanese outfit are Italy’s sole remnant in European competition for the 2010/11 season, with the other six Serie A entrants already eliminated from … Continue reading

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Yellow cards and red mist


The smoke hasn’t yet cleared from last night’s Champions League clash between Barcelona and Arsenal, and a glaring moment of controversy – when Robin van Persie was red-carded for playing beyond the referee’s whistle – has ensured that the dust … Continue reading

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Lamb dressed as mutton


Arsenal’s surprise loss to Birmingham City in the Carling Cup final a little over a week ago prompted a post-mortem. The Blues pulled into Wembley at 2pm wearing their Sunday best; the Gunners stepped off their coach shortly afterwards kitted … Continue reading

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Mid-season managerial mayhem: the revolving-door continues to spin


“Insanity,” said Albert Einstein, “is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” That seems to be the logic that plenty of Football League chairmen abide by – with several teams falling short of their ambitions … Continue reading

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