Individual Highlights: Gareth Bale’s awesome performance v West Ham

Gareth Bale has played some brilliant matches for Spurs, but his performance on Monday night at Upton Park may have been up there with the games against Inter Milan in the Champions League. Albeit, not against such a high class of opposition, Bale produced a stunning display, where West Ham simply could not get near […]

I would love it! Top managerial rants

Following a scrappy victory in their FA Cup 5th Round tie against Middlesbrough, Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez launched a tirade against his detractors (fans, players, journalists and Roman Abramovich) and announced that he was leaving his interim post in May once the season’s over. Since taking over from Roberto di Matteo, Benitez has struggled to […]

Who skinned Carles Puyol better? Angel Di Maria or Denilson?

Two days on from El Clasico and the abiding memory remains Angel Di Maria making Carles Puyol do the splits for the second Real Madrid goal. It is a sign of just how brilliant Puyol has been that the Barcelona captain has very rarely been skinned in such a manner for either his club or […]

Brilliant goal you won’t have seen: Graham Carey (St Mirren) v Hearts

St Mirren beat Hearts 2-0 on Wednesday as the hosts leap frogged their opponents from second bottom in the SPL to third bottom. A relegation clash in Scotland’s top division was the setting for one of the finest goals of the week as Republic of Ireland midfielder Graham Carey pulled out a Howitzer from the […]

Selangor & Lebanon’s star defender Ramez Dayoub is banned for life for match fixing

Lebanese international Ramez Dayoub, who played his club football for Malaysian powerhouse  Selangor, has been banned for life by Lebanon’s FA for alleged match-fixing in a world cup qualifier against Qatar. The evidence against Dayoub seems damning. Back in June 2012 the Cedars suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Qatar, and the only goal of the game came […]

Individual Highlights: Nathan Ake impresses on 1st Chelsea start at Middlesbrough

Chelsea’s 2-0 FA cup win at Middlesbrough on Wednesday evening will likely be remembered for Rafa Benitez’s rant post-match but it was significant for a Blues youngster. Nathan Ake, a Dutch 20-year-old defender, was thrust into midfield by Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez and did not put a foot wrong in a fine first start […]

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