Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bargain: Manchester City Jersey 2012 (Juniors)

I use to get really annoyed at how quickly new football shirts were released, every couple of seasons, so you can imagine the rage I now have, when my son who has recently become a Manchester City fan, much to my dissatisfaction, is adamant on having the new Manchester City Jersey of 2012 for his birthday next month.

Never the less, after checking out the new Manchester City strip in JJB sports, I was shocked to see the price tag. I must however mention, how impressed I was with the quality of material from the Jersey also the design and colours of the new strip. The club emblem/crest has become darker which goes Read On..

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Preview of the Premiership Weekend

Fans across the globe rejoice as Premier League football comes back after the boredom that was International football. With 8 cracking games lined up for Saturday, football fans are spoilt for choice. The only real downer is the fact that 6 of these games kick off at the same time meaning viewers will have a hard time picking the games to watch.

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Wayne Rooney – 10 Premier League years

It has been 10 years since Wayne Rooney’s league debut goal against Arsenal. Since then he has terrorised teams all over Europe with notable performances against the likes of Fenerbahce, AC Milan, Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City. While working with some of the greatest strike partners in his time with Van Nistelrooy, Solskjaer, Tevez, Ronaldo and Van Persie.

But how much more can Rooney achieve at the club he claims to want to end his career with?

To give some perspective to Rooney’s success and potential success, Ryan Giggs, the most decorated Premier League player has secured 33 club trophies and if Rooney were to match the lifespan of Giggs’ career which, Read On..

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Russian football paying stupid money

It seems like Russian football is trying to rival the Premier League, its financial power and appeal.

The similarities are that both nations play within less than desirable climates, with long cold winters.

A few of the clubs in both nations are willing to pay stupid wages and it seems our Russian friends are prepared to pay silly transfer fees too in order to secure new signings.

What is lacks is the history of the English clubs in European competitions.

Where I question the Russian clubs strategy is that they are signing what I would call second grade players that top clubs who chase Champions League and domestic league titles on an equal footing, Read On..

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Malouda out in the cold

According to his twitter page French footballer Florent Malouda has been banished to the youth team to train whilst playing for his current club Chelsea.

There has been no official explanation from either Malouda or Di Matteo or the club, on any potential reasons for him being exempt from the first team.

For the life of me for this to happen just days after the transfer deadline is a disaster for manager,club and player.

Di Matteo has laid down his authority but not to a big name, key player in his prime.

Malouda has been a decent performer since joining in 2007 but only enjoyed I would say about a season and a half Read On..

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Michael Owen to Stoke City

In a move that is sure to strike fear into every Stoke City opponent this year, the club has secured the services of the tall and burly striker Michael Owen on a free transfer. Reaffirming the belief in their “hoof it as high as possible” system, the presence of Owen alongside the likes of Peter Crouch is sure to create havoc in the opposition penalty area. It is also being widely reported that Stoke are  interested in signing the legendary Emile Heskey on a long term deal. There have been news of locals gathering outside the Britannia with umbrellas in tow to catch a glimpse of their new stars. A Read On..

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Which nation had the poorest turn out at Football Stadiums around Europe?

I was watching Real Madrid’s win over Granada this past Sunday and just from where the camera is positioned you can always get a sense of how large the stadium is.

This got me thinking about how well stadiums across Europe fill out each week.

Here are some interesting statistics about the attendance of the biggest football stadiums around Europe.

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