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  1. Tangled up in Blue

    Argentinian/South American football

    Enjoyed seeing three games in our fortnight's visit to Buenos Aires over Easter. River Plate v Rafaela,Bocca V San Lorenzo and San Lorenzo v Gremio (Copa de Libertadores). Had no idea SL were a BA team (apparently the Pope's team no less).Great atmosphere there too- easily comparable with that...
  2. Tangled up in Blue

    Gay footballers

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/share/1531208 Why gay footballers won't come out.It's all the fans fault apparently.Is it though? Dátolo,Espanyol's(injured) Argentinian forward(who came out when he was playing for Naples)has never had any stick from Espanyol supporters for his sexuality(not that I've...
  3. Real Outclassed in El Clasico to Forget

    Lionel Messi and Pedro Rodriguez sealed a dominant win for Barcelona in El Clasico, seemingly deciding the La Liga title race as Real were left out thought, out fought and out classed. This will, by no means, go down in history as an El Clasico to remember. Barcelona entered the contest coming...
  4. Xavi Takes Centre Stage in Football Spectacle

    When two teams of the highest calibre collide, it wouldn’t be beyond the realms of possibility that they negate each other and the feature becomes something of an anti-climax. Not when Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola are around. No. This was special. Barcelona flew out of the traps as if to...
  5. Money Can't Buy You Class

    Money can you buy a lot of things. It can buy you a fast car, a nice house and a beautiful wife. It can buy you the worlds greatest player and, in Manchester City's case, it can buy you an incompetent defence. What money can't buy you, Manuel Pellegrini learnt tonight, is class. El Classico...
  6. Lionel Messi's NOTW Interview

    On a Sunday I usually get a copy of the News of the Screws as well as the Observer purely for the actually impressive football coverage, and today the supplement has an "exclusive" interview with Lionel Messi. Good, I thought. During the interview, something came up that i've certainly not...
  7. ESB's Champions League Run Down

    It's that time of year again. The time when the Giants of European football clamour together for one big orgy of tactical football and self-congratulation. yes, it's the Champions League group stages, and here is my run down of the groups and who to look out for. Group A On the face of it...
  8. Fabulous Fabiano Foils Fat Faker

    National hero, cheating midget, the worlds greatest, bloated drug addict, national coach, and now, the man responsible for almost failing to qualify Argentina for next years World Cup. No, this isn't the Newcastle team sheet for next weekend, this is the rap sheet for Diego Maradona. Going into...
  9. Huddersfield 1st Fixture.

    I saw Huddersfield's friendly against a full strength Newcastle the other evening, as a friend lives up north. People wondered why Clarke left to join them, well the evidence was in their play. Good fast flowing football, excellent link up play and very very unlucky not to win. They had by far...
  10. jarriss

    Diamond Formation

    Wanting to understand this proposed new system, I googled "diamond formation". Initially, I got a lot of (useful) information about carbon under pressure for millions of years forming transparent precious stones... Adding 'football' and 'tactics' into the search and I got: The ‘Diamond...
  11. sufcintheprem

    Semi-match report

    I thought I may as well put my thoughts on the game up as I've barely been on since the game. As I mentioned before this match, the form of the home team compared with that of the away team and the relative league standings pointed only one way: Away win. Sure enough, the form book wasn't...
  12. Napster

    Lee Bradbury

    PUTTING OFFSHORE ISLANDS ON THE MAP "A number of Channel Islanders have played in the top English division over the years (Matthew Le Tissier, Chris Jones, Graeme Le Saux)," writes David Glass, "but have there been any well-known players from the other offshore islands - the Isle...
  13. Interpol Shrimper

    Argentine Hooliganism

    An interesting article on BBC Sport re the current major crisis in Argentinian football concerning hooliganism along with certain parallels as to how English football "cured" the problem. Tim Vickery Column I don't agree though that English hooliganism disappeared when the...
  14. West Ham

    Not a fan of West Ham but big round of applause to whoever managed to secure that one!!!
  15. Gabrielle Batistuta

    The Argentinian legend now lives here in Perth after what was a great career. Though obviously for fun and not a sign of his ability, he occasionally plays for Fremantle Croatia FC. They are the equivalent of a Saturday pub team, crowds of around 50 max each week. Imagine turning up Sunday...
  16. Kenny

    Nathan Jones

    I see Nathan Jones featured on the left for Brighton today in their 1-0 play off final victory. Must have been quite buzz for the fella winning at the Millenium Stadium.
  17. Xàbia Shrimper

    Oxford United

    Oxford United have appointed former Oldham boss Brian Talbot as their new manager. He replaces previous boss Ramon Diaz, who left the club earlier this week, along with the rest of his coaching staff.Talbot, who has also previously managed West Bromwich Albion, Aldershot and Rushden &amp...
  18. Sandbach Shrimper

    Which footballer are you?

    Which footy player are you? I'm Gabriel Batistuta: An Argentinian genius. You're one of the highest scorers in Serie A, smacking home 27 goals in 13 games. You're not a bad bloke but you look after yourself. Especially now that you could be past your best
  19. Third Division News

    Kidderminster Harriers Jan Molby is interested in signing strikers Richard Walker and Phil Jevons. Kidderminster defender Craig Hinton has rejected the club's offer of a new contract on reduced terms and is set to leave Aggborough. Rochdale Talented young midfielder Scott Warner has...
  20. palexander

    Diego Maradona

    Anyone else seen that Maradona is in a critical condition in an Argentinian hospital fighting for his life? Rumoured to have taken a cocain overdose! Probably the most gifted footballer of our generation (alongside Tony Richards) - and most wasted talent.