From what the whole world has seen this past week, there’s been a widely held assumption that there’s been a tectonic shift in the corridors of power. Spain’s cycle of dominance is at an end and the mantle’s been passed onto the mighty Germans.
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Everybody has a favourite player but for me I have two which share that honour and one of them is Ryan Giggs. The other being our 38 year old magician Paul Scholes.
Is there such thing as loyalty in football these days?
The likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Francesco Totti are all in the twilight of their careers and while there are still a few one-club men out there, with the exception of players such as Steven Gerrard, Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol who are unlikely to move anywhere but their respective clubs, the loyalty is largely gone.
After reading Michel Platini's ideas on expanding the Champions League to 64 teams, I thought I would write an article on my thoughts.
European competition has been under many guises, but the ones I enjoyed the most were the European Cup and the Cup-Winners Cup.
First of all, I am a Celtic fan writing this piece on Victor Wanyama so I will aim to be as unbiased as possible whilst giving my opinion as to why I know he would be a great signing for Manchester United (although hopefully not for a while!).
After his performance against Barcelona I'm sure there is quite a bit of hype surrounding the young Kenyan so it's hard not to get carried away.
When Paul Scholes retired from Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson focused his attention on replacing the Old Trafford legend with a player who mirrored the same attributes.
It really is no hidden secret that the reds made a serious and lucrative offer for Inter Milan midfield play maker Wesley Sneijder, the deal never happened and United suffered without that touch of calmness and class in the centre of park.
In recent years it strikes me that the ownership of football clubs is an important factor in the on-field performance of the team. There seems to be several ownership models which I've broadly divided into 4 groups:-
1) Mega rich owners
2) In it for the money owners
3) The fans owners
4) Not sure I know why owners
The relationship twins share is a very unique and special one. It has been said that twins can share a somewhat telepathic relationship with each other. On the other hand being a twin doesn’t come without some problems.
As Manchester United's Danny Welbeck delicately back heeled the ball into the Sweden goal to confirm England's 3-2 win, it proved to me that I made the correct decision to drop all interest in our national side.
After a weekend of refereeing blunders headlined by Juan Mata’s ‘goal’ for Chelsea against Spurs at Wembley in the second of this season’s FA Cup semi-finals, one man has been the centre of attention this week.
Gareth Bale is HOT property. And he has set sight on a move abroad with Real Madrid or Barcelona supposedly in the hunt for the Welsh winger. Manchester United were linked with him but for now that seems unlikley. Let us see how he can fit into both teams:
In 2003 when Ronaldinho was playing in France for Paris Saint-Germain, Sir Alex Ferguson identified the Brazilian as a player Manchester United needed to replace the likes of David Beckham, who had left to join Real Madrid, and Juan Sebastián Veron, the Argentine flop who had signed for Chelsea.