Monthly Archives: September 2012

German efficiency or British greediness?

Last Saturday, 1000 Borussia Dortmund fans walked out of Hamburg’s Imtech Arena after a mere 10 minutes of their team’s match against the home side, to protest against the ticket-price hike.

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12 Goals in 2 days … Anything could happen when Arsenal host Chelsea.

I’ve been asked by Football Rascal to write a preview of the Arsenal vs Chelsea game this weekend, so here goes. Those that know me will know I don’t have a lot of time for the tactical side of football. … Read more…

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League Cup focus, part 2. Hate it…

The last week of September is awful under so many aspects – the weather has turned grim but Christmas is still some three months away, summer holidays are nothing but a distant memory and then there’s the third round of … Read more…

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League Cup focus, part 1. Love it…

I have never understood people that criticise the League Cup, describing it as a meaningless and boring occasion. It is football we’re talking about here, not an interview with Piers Morgan.

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Massimiliano Allegri & AC Milan: A tale of irony, money and bad luck.

It is quite ironic that Massimiliano Allegri’s surname means “cheerful”, as so far this season the AC Milan manager has had little to be cheerful about as his position as AC Milan head coach hangs in the balance.

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Spurs in the Europa League: Winning is a habit and I want to be an addict!

Great. Another season of Europa League football at the Lane. I could hardly be more excited…well at least that was my outlook when saggy chops ‘Arry branded the competition meaningless last season.  What a difference a year makes…well let’s not … Read more…

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