Two off as Betis and Valladolid draw blanks

Betis 0 – Valladolid 0 (La Liga, February 11, 2013) Valladolid had Antonio Rukavina sent off in the 75th for a second bookable offence, whilst Betis lost Antonio Amaya in stoppage time as both teams finished with ten men.

Braga beaten 3-2 at home by impressive Pacos Ferreira

Braga 2 – Pacos Ferreira 3 (Portuguese League, February 11, 2013) Christopher Hurtado headed the visitors into the lead. Hurtado doubled his tally in the first half with another header. Cicero headed in a third for Pacos. Leandro Salino pulled one back for the hosts with yet another header. Eder scored the 5th header of the […]

St Johnstone win 3-1 at Hibs

Hibernian 1 – St Johnstone 3 (SPL, February 11, 2012) Rowan Vine stunned the hosts with a quick-fire double in the first half, while Ben Williams also saved a Steven MacLean penalty in a hectic opening period. Patrick Cregg’s strike put the result beyond doubt in the second half before Leigh Griffiths’ late consolation goal for […]

The greatest disallowed goals of all time: A definitive list

The reasoning behind this list is due to what we believe to have been a contender for one of the greatest disallowed goals ever by Mario Balotelli in AC Milan’s 1-1 draw with Cagliari on Sunday. Now, not everyone thought this was such a special disallowed goal. Bearing in mind it was a scissors kick in the […]

Lanus stuff Colon 4-0

Lanus 4 – Colon Santa 0 (Clausura, February 11, 2013) Lanus took the lead through Victor Ayala in the 21st minute and doubled their lead when Silvio Romero netted on the stroke of halftime. Ismael Blanco made it 3-0 just after the hour mark and Mario Regueiro rounded off the scoring 14 minutes from the end.

El Confidencial: Real Madrid are lining up a €45 million bid for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale’s red-hot form has not gone unnoticed in Spain if newspaper El Confidencial is to be believed. The Spanish outlet are today reporting that Real Madrid have begun negotiations for a €45 million bid for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale. El Confidencial make some bold comments in their piece. According to the article, Bale has made it clear that he […]

Individual Highlights: Gareth Bale’s match winning performance v Newcastle

So good was Gareth Bale against Newcastle on Saturday, that all and sundry, not just Andre Villas-Boas, were describing the Welshman’s influence on Tottenham as comparable to Lionel Messi for Barcelona. Arsenal fans have taken a slightly different view, resorting to call their north London rivals “Bale United” and Tottenham’s recent reliance on their Welsh […]

The Premier League Wage v Position table: Who is over performing & under performing?

Congratulations to Financial Fair for producing an excellent graph that will be of interest to all fans of Premier League teams and likely beyond. The Premier League Wage v Position scaled table is particularly interesting in light of the recent agreement on financial rules agreed by the top 20 clubs in England. But, key […]

Individual Highlights: Andres Iniesta’s latest master class performance v Getafe

“He played at an extremely high level. He plays with such ease, he makes football look so easy. This is what makes him great.” – Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura. There were some excellent performances in global football this weekend, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick v Sevilla and Gareth Bale’s brace against Newcastle but on Sunday […]

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