Archive for April, 2012

Chelsea FC to battle Manchester City over Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain

Chelsea and Manchester City are tipped to be headed for a transfer battle with one another for the signature of Real Madrid’s Argentine attacker Gonzalo Higuain. During his 217 appearances for Madrid in La Liga and all competitions the player has scored 102 goals and collected 35 assists. His run of for this season has [...]

Roberto Di Matteo should be given a shot with Chelsea

Chelsea Football Club has made a miraculous turn around since the departure of high profile young manager Andre Villas-Boas. Under former Chelsea player and West Bromwich Albion boss, Roberto Di Matteo, the Blues have found their feet once again. Locker room controversies have been replaced by signs of unity and progress. Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard [...]

Champions League Live from the Camp Nou

Champions League Live from the Camp Nou

A shot of the ¨Tribuna¨ grandstand, before the stadium began to fill up  

Summer madness

Summer madness

The summer is fast approaching and if you are a soccer fan in the United States, you are well aware that many top European teams will be heading across the Atlantic for a preseason tour – again. These preseason tours have been going on for years and while it does give fans the opportunity to [...]

Dortmund Germany’s champ,  Eintracht set to return to Bundesliga

Dortmund Germany’s champ, Eintracht set to return to Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund is Germany’s old and new champion. After an impressive second consecutive Bundesliga title, they left no doubt as to Germany’s best team. Record-champion Bayern Munich, playing in the Champions League final in its own stadium on May 19, can only finish second. Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt is preparing for its return in the Bundesliga. [...]

Fulham 2 Wigan 1

Fulham 2 Wigan 1

Senderos finishes Fulham’s comeback win over Wigan Wigan clogged the midfield at Craven Cottage, effectively stifling Fulham’s forwards early on. Fulham struggled as their approach play was led by Moussa Dembele, Clint Dempsey and Danny Murphy, all players who prefer to operate centrally. Wigan took advantage as Fulham failed to threaten Ali Al-Habsi’s goal, and [...]

Twitter Top 5 – Week of April 14, 2012

Twitter Top 5 - Week of April 14, 2012

A week filled with highs and lows - an Italian player passes away, the FA Cup Final is all set, the final legs of the Champions League semi-finals are far tastier than first expected.

The Merits of the Midtable

As I began to take an interest in the Premier League, Clint Dempsey solved my puzzle of having to choose a club. Following the World Cup in 2006 he seemed to be on the cusp of stardom: young, skillful and seemingly able to make poor MLS defenders look silly at will. So, completely unaware of [...]

Liverpool’s Andy Carroll ready to fight for his place and stay at Anfield

Liverpool’s Andy Carroll looks to have finally figured things out. The last few weeks he has looked sharper, livelier and is starting to make a real push for a permanent first team place alongside Luis Suarez. After netting late winning goals against Blackburn Rovers and then against Everton in the Merseyside FA Cup semi-final it [...]

Who will lose the upcoming ¨Clásico¨; Barça, Real, or Refs?

Who will lose the upcoming ¨Clásico¨; Barça, Real, or Refs?

This time last year, soccer fans from all over the world were preparing for the ultimate, unprecedented, mouthwatering buffet of ¨Clásicos¨: four games in seventeen days. Even if there were some exciting moments (albeit a few), the general consensus was that of gorging oneself.  Most felt uncomfortably saturated, lightheaded, and/or had a ¨I should have [...]

Why Does Manchester United Not Use Twitter?

It is very interesting to analyze the growth and use of social media by teams in the English Premier League. Manchester United dominates the competition with the use of their Facebook timeline but has no official presence on Twitter. What do you think is their reasoning? Any other interesting takeaways from the March 2012 summary [...]

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Six Americans likely on the move this summer

Six Americans likely on the move this summer

The season for most European countries is about ready to come to a close in a little more than a month and soon after the summer transfer window will open. For Americans players, it could be a very active transfer window. These are the top six candidates to be on new clubs by August 31. [...]

Twitter Top 5 – Week of April 2nd, 2012

Twitter Top 5 - Week of April 2nd, 2012

Bets made, a legend joins Twitter, and the Balotelli saga continues.

Arsenal’s Summertime Opportunity

This coming summer’s most intriguing blockbuster storyline won’t be on a movie screen. It won’t feature any computer-generated special effects. It won’t have any glitzy Hollywood premieres. It won’t be set on an alien world. It will unfold in the offices and on the mobile phones of Arsenal football club. Arsenal are at a turning [...]

Robben to stay with Bayern

Although earlier this year Arjen Robben announced that he will be leaving Bayern at the end of April “Bild” reports that his manager is currently negotiating details for extending his contract for two more years.

Sergio Aguero move to Bernabeu?

According to “Daily Mail” Sergio Aguero is on the top of the list of wanted players by Real Madrid during  the upcoming summer transfer period.  It has been almost a year since Aguero made the move to Etihad from Atletico Madrid scoring 17 goals in the Premier League including 2 goals on his debut against [...]