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Again, football has been dominated by one issue in the last week or so, and indeed over the last year.
I’m not referring to the fact that a toddler’s got more chance of finishing a bowl of soup with a plastic fork than Luis Suarez has of finishing a decent chance. And No, it’s not even the question as to why the Wayne Rooney who plays for Man United seems a master class away from the one who turns out for England. Nor is it the fact that Harry Redknapp continues to make the rest of the pundits on Match of the Day look like chumps of the highest order.
No, it’s Read On..
Jose Mourinho has openly said that he would welcome a return to England and manage `any club` in the Premier League when his stint in charge of Real Madrid is over. The straight talking Portuguese made some very direct comments over this stating that after Real `England, that`s for sure`.
Mourinho also said that when in England he is Blue a direct reference to his old team Chelsea but is a return to Stamford Bridge remotely likely? Roman Abramovich sacked the `special one` in 2007 after three years that brought a string of honours, including back to back Premiership wins.
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.
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.
Just one quick one, although transfer deadline day if you are lucky enough to blessed with Sky Sports News and Jim White of course is fantastic.
Why an earth is it on a friday which I am sure means that these new signings probably won’t be eligible for the weekends matches.
Here are the early stories of the final day with little confirmed and speculation still rife…
Rafael Van Der Vaart of Spurs to join Hamburg.
Fernando Llorente to join Spurs.
Daniel Sturridge loan move to Liverpool, from Chelsea.
Clint Dempsey could move to Villa, after having a bid accepted!
Michael Essien could be off to Arsenal
Keep up to date by following us on twitter via @FRivalries Read On..
It has been a funny transfer window. Not least with Robin Van Persie’s shock move to Manchester United. A transfer that most would have scoffed at this time 3 months ago.
Now we have the bizarre episode with QPR and Joey Barton. I think that whenever a foreign club comes in for an English player it raises a few eyebrows unless it is one like David Beckham or Michael Owen to Real Madrid. I know that Barton’s end of season behaviour was appalling, but surely the punishments handed out by QPR were undeserved, a fine was surely the just outcome without the unusually poor treatment the club followed up with, which Read On..
It is foolish and hard to look beyond Manchester City, I only feel they have weaknesses but not definite ones in defence. Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany are top class and they seem to fill in the gaps with adequate players.
The only question is can Mancini keep everyone happy because at the moment City seem to have enough attacking class to change the game, or get a winner when they really need it.
I do see United challenging but their results depend on how Vidic comes back, how De Gea deals with his second season, how Kagawa and Van Persie fit in. They are a lot of things that must Read On..
As much as I was looking forward to watching match of the day with the pundit line up of Lineker, Hansen and Shearer I always feel that there is so much to take in and the short highlight clips never really allow you to judge a player’s performance. None the less I will summarise what I took from the program.
The biggest shock of course was the 3-0 romping by West Brom against Liverpool. For the first time that I can remember since the Premiership started West Brom have looked like a stable team who you wouldn’t necessarily nail them down as a team for relegation. They seem to have a Read On..
Robin Van Persie is set to arrive in Manchester later on today to under go a medical and sort out personal terms for a contract that Sir Alex Ferguson will be licking his lips for.
When Van Persie announced back in July that he wouldn’t be signing a new contract with the Gunners, it would have been met
by many with a roll of the eyes as Manchester City step forward to offer him a contract to rival that of Tevez and Aguero. As the last few weeks have gone on though, it has come to light that maybe RVP Isn’t drawn to just cash. I think this because the whole situationhas Read On..
If the hallmark of champions is the ability to win even when playing badly, then surely the quality of run away champions has to be the ability to sweep aside 3 of their supposed closest rivals by a cumulative scoreline of 14-3, without even playing closest to their best. Take 5 of the season took place this weekend, and auditions didn’t quite go as well as some might have planned, but this is the premier league, since when does anything go according to plan. Just over a month in and everyone including myself already has strong opinions on who the winners and losers will be this year, but let’s back Read On..