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Friendly Fire

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 02:41:01 PDT

Down and Out in Paris and London in the International Break FRANCE 2:3 COLOMBIA          Stade de France, ParisCOLOMBIA 0:0 AUSTRALIA    Craven Cottage, London It was the March international break and I opted to nip over to Paris on the Eurostar to check out two of the World Cup finalists before heading back to London to see another. As an England fan member who has spent the last quarter(image)



A Date From Hell?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:47:37 PDT

ENGLAND & RUSSIA ARE THE BEST OF ENEMIES HEADING INTO THE WORLD CUP Many a lonely man has fallen in love with a beautiful Russian woman online and sent her cash, only to find out she has taken the money and run and was probably never even a woman in the first place. This summer the Football Association has a date to keep with Mother Russia herself but is currently squabbling with her like a(image)



Champions & Europa League QF draws

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:41:30 PDT

ONE ENGLISH CLUB MAKES THE SEMIS, BUT SPANISH GIANTS REMAIN The English torrent of five clubs in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League has become a trickle with only one making it through to the last four. Liverpool and Manchester City have been drawn against each other in the quarter finals, leaving the possibility of three Spanish teams in the semi finals. Sevilla put a lame dog to(image)



City's millions sweep Arsenal aside

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:21 PST

GUARDIOLA BAGS HIS FIRST SILVERWARE AS ARSENAL STRUGGLE AGAIN League Cup Final: Manchester City 3:0 Arsenal Pep Guardiola has finally won a trophy in England, albeit the least prestigious, the League Cup. Yet no-one could begrudge the stunning improvement he has made to Manchester City this season. The Blues are playing dynamic and flowing football week-in, week-out, garnished by a panoply of(image)



The Champions League resumes

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:09:15 PST

AND IT'S LOOKING LIKE A PREMIER YEAR It feels a little churlish to have grown up in the 'terrace generation' of the 1970s and then look forward to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, given that I grew up understanding it as a cup for champions alone, as it still says on the tin. However, in 2018 I was delighted to see the planet's premier club competition spurt into action(image)



Fifa World Rankings February 2018

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:19:57 PST

Fifa's World Rankings for February 2018 were published on February 15 at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. There is little change in the top 20 ranked teams in the world from January. Confederations Cup winners Germany remain first with Brazil second and Portugal third. Argentina, who struggled to qualify for World Cup 2018 are in fourth. There is no change in the top 17 teams. The full top(image)



Fifa World Rankings January 2018

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:17:21 PST

Fifa's World Rankings for January 2018 were published on January 18 at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. They are the first rankings of the new year and a pointer to the favorites for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Confederations Cup winners Germany remain first with Brazil second and Portugal third. Argentina, who struggled to qualify for World Cup 2018 are in fourth. There is no change in the(image)



Slaying the Giant-Killers

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:34:14 PST

FOREST'S WIN OVER ARSENAL AND OTHER 3RD ROUND MIASMAS Another Third Round Saturday and another unappetising serving of false shocks and watered-down lineups. Where are the soccer gods when you need them to save the game's oldest competition and revive its famous magic? Arsene Wenger dominated the headlines again with another hapless setback but within a day the fuss over Arsenal's(image)



Fifa World Rankings December 2017

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:17:39 PST

Fifa's World Rankings for December 2017 were published on December 21 at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. They are the last rankings of the year and a pointer to the favorites for the 2018 World Cup. Confederations Cup winners Germany remain first with Brazil second and Portugal third. Argentina, who struggled to qualify for World Cup 2018 are in fourth. There is no change in the top 20 teams(image)



The Fall of Rome 2017

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 06:26:21 PST

THE AZZURRI’S ABSENCE FROM RUSSIA IS A LOSS TO THE GAME “Here sighs and lamentations and loud cries were echoing across the starless air...strange utterances, horrible pronouncements, accents of anger, words of suffering and voices shrill and faint, and beating hands.” Canto III, The Inferno, Dante Russia 2018 has already written itself into the history books. Three and a half big(image)



Fifa World Rankings November 2017

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 21:37:24 PST

Fifa's World Rankings for November 2017 were published on November 23 at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. They are the last rankings before the World Cup 2018 finals draw in Moscow on December 1. Confederations Cup winners Germany remain first with Brazil second and Portugal third. Argentina, who struggled to qualify for World Cup 2018 are in fourth. The full top ten is: Germany, Brazil,(image)



How the mighty fall

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:14:54 PST

REAL REEL, CHELSEA CHOKE AND EVRA THE MARTYR What are we to make of Real Madrid's 3-1 capitulation to Tottenham? The definitive dethronement of the world club champions or merely a hiccup in the midst of a bad run of form and confidence? Cast your minds back to Cardiff last May and Real looked unbeatable if not particularly thrilling or attractive to watch. Yet the Champions Cup holders(image)



Futbol's Going South

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:07:56 PST

CONMEBOL NATIONS MUST UP THEIR GAME BEFORE RUSSIA 2018 What would a World Cup be without the South Americans? The opportunity to test the best of European football nations against the faraway empire of CONMEBOL is so exciting because it only happens every four years. Yes there is the Confederations Cup now and the World Club Championship as well but in effect the two poles of world soccer(image)



Fifa World Rankings October 2017

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:17:20 PST

Fifa's World Rankings for October 2017 were published on October 16 at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland after the final round of qualifying matches for World Cup 2018. Confederations Cup winners Germany remain first with Brazil second and Portugal third. Argentina, who struggled to qualify for World Cup 2018 are in fourth. The full top ten is: Germany, Brazil, Euro 2016 winners Portugal,(image)



Oldham Athletic 0 v Wigan Athletic 2

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:37:26 PDT

Oldham Athletic and Wigan Athletic have both fallen on relatively hard times as of late and find themselves at opposite ends of League One. Oldham, under Joe Royle, were one of the founding clubs of the Premier League in 1992-1993 and Wigan won the FA Cup as recently as 2013, the year the club were also relegated to the Championship. Oldham's heart-breaking loss to Manchester United in(image)



Sheffield FC Happy 160th Birthday Football

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:56:05 PDT

On the 24th October 1857, Sheffield FC was founded and the World’s most popular sport was born. The World's First Football Club, Sheffield FC turn 160 years old this year and have long been recognised by World football for their impact on the game through the creation of the rulebook, the first organised team, the first football derby and much more. 160 years on and #theworldsfirst is still(image)



Parisian starlets set the pace

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:40:55 PDT

The UEFA Champions League gets going once again After the first round of Champions League games it looks like money talks for PSG. Their galacticos made light work of Scottish champions Celtic at Parkhead, cruising to a 5-0 away win in Glasgow with their newly acquired gemstones, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both on target. While it is hardly news to say that a club's success correlates(image)



Fifa World Rankings September 2017

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:16:46 PST

Fifa's World Rankings for September 2017 were published on September 14 at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. Confederations Cup winners Germany change places again with Brazil with Portugal third. Argentina, who are struggling to qualify for World Cup 2018 drop to fourth. The full top ten is: Germany, Brazil, Euro 2016 winners Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, France,   Chile(image)



Oranje squash

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:57:00 PDT

LAST SEASON'S EUROPA LEAGUE FINALISTS ARE OUT OF EUROPE ALREADY Spare a thought for Ajax, who thrilled at times on their way to last season's Europa League final before a Mourinho masterclass floored them. Unsurprisingly, the stellar eleven which dazzled as recently as May has now been whittled away. Inspirational midfield skipper Davy Klaassen was snapped up by Everton in the summer and(image)



Fifa World Rankings August 2017

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:17:52 PST

Fifa's World Rankings for August 2017 were published on August 10 at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. Brazil are top ahead of Confederations Cup winners, Germany and Argentina. The full top ten is: Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Switzerland, Poland, Euro 2016 winners Portugal,  Chile, Colombia, Belgium and France. England are 13th, Wales are 18th. Egypt are the top African team in 25th place.(image)



Football's Oldest Derby

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:43:26 PDT

Football's oldest derby takes place this Sunday, 30th July 2017, for the 157th year. The World's oldest football derby will once again take place on Sunday 30th July as Sheffield FC face Hallam FC. Now in its 157th year, the derby was first played on Boxing Day 1860 under the original "gentleman's rules" and is a celebration of football's true and original values of Integrity, Respect &(image)



Surviving a dry summer

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:03:02 PDT

THE DRAG OF THE CLOSE-SEASON IN ODD-NUMBERED YEARS Summers in these off-years are hard to get through for football fans like me. By off-years I mean those ending in odd numbers which have neither the World Cup nor European Championships to get excited about. July is the dryest of dry seasons in years like this, with the daily mash of transfer gossip a poor substitute for the meat of real(image)



Garcia fallout and the 2026 World Cup

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:03:37 PDT

With little on the field to get excited about, my thoughts turn to football politics. The Michael Garcia report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup awarding decisions has finally been published, but sadly did not provide enough ammunition to charge Russia and Qatar or strip them of their World Cup hosting. That Qatar paid $2 million to the ten year-old daughter of a FIFA official (the(image)



James joins Bayern

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:52:28 PDT

Never mind the hype about the Premier League: James Rodriguez has agreed to join Bayern Munich, it was announced this morning. The move is only a two-year loan but includes an option to buy the 25 year-old for £35 million at the end of it. The 2014 World Cup golden boot winner sorely needed a change of scenery after being exiled to the bench for most of the season at Real Madrid, but his(image)



Fifa World Rankings July 2017

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:18:13 PST

Fifa's World Rankings for July 2017 were published on July 6 at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. The Fifa World Rankings are now published on Thursday and not Wednesday as before. Confederations Cup winners, Germany go top ahead of Brazil and Argentina. The full top ten is: Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Euro 2016 winners Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, Chile, Colombia, France and Belgium.(image)