1. Manchester United Stumble to Stalemate Against Sunderland

    Manchester United 2–2 Sunderland Last season this fixture saw Sunderland park the proverbial bus in front of the Stretford End. The Black Cats frustrated United for 90 long minutes before Nemanja Vidic popped up to secure a vital win for the home side...

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  2. Jovetic Brace Crushes Liverpool

    Sorrowful renditions of “The fields of Anfield Road” were well and truly drowned out tonight in the hills of Tuscany, as the chants of the Fiorentina faithful reverberated around Florence...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 240 reads 17 comments

  3. Lucas Leiva Silences His Critics

    A month ago Liverpool were a club in crisis: outplayed at Spurs and out-muscled at home to Villa, last year’s Premier League runners-up slumped to two early defeats...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 504 reads 22 comments

  4. Arsenal-Fulham: Van Persie's Strike Crushes Craven Cottage, 1-0

    Arsenal’s title hopes suffered an early setback last season when Arsene Wenger’s men made the short trip across London to Craven Cottage. A Brede Hangeland header sealed three points for the home side...

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  5. Phil Jagielka Held at Knife Point in Latest Attack

    If you are a footballer living in Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, or the surrounding hinterland, you would do well to lock your door, shut all the windows, rig the alarm system and prepare to dial 999...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 172 reads 5 comments

  6. Why Fabio Capello Holds the Respect of the British Media

    The English press love a good story. Whether it’s a kiss and tell, an incriminating photo or a scandal-generating secretly taped conversation. The so called ‘Wags’ always provide a media frenzy during an international campaign...

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  7. N'Gog's Goal Sees Liverpool Through Against Leeds

    If Liverpool’s highly paid group of stars were under any illusions of this being simply another tie, these illusions were well and truly smashed by the piercing noise generated by the Elland Road faithful...

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  8. Match Report: West Ham United 2 - 3 Liverpool

    The appointment of Gianfranco Zola just over a year ago was met by the inevitable chorus of scepticism. The critics spoke dismissively describing it as another case of another former professional ...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 229 reads 8 comments

  9. The Gender Debate: Not Just a Case for Caster Semenya

    "Semenya is a hermaphrodite. She has male sex organs and no womb or ovaries.” These were the claims of the Sydney Daily Telegraph last Friday...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 253 reads 7 comments

  10. Michael Shields Returns To Anfield: What Has He Missed?

    "Me? I still wasn't ready to believe it," said Liverpool fan Michael Shields after being told he was a free man. "They were going to turn around in a minute and say it had been a mistake...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 38 reads 5 comments

  11. Emmanuel Adebayor's Actions Tarnish Man City's Victory

    It should have been the crowning of Manchester City’s lofty ambitions in the Premiership this season. The critics had been silenced. Finally it was time to take the challenge from the blue half of Manchester seriously...

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  12. Manchester United Come From Behind to Defeat Spurs

    To find the last time Tottenham overcame Manchester United in the league, one has to travel back to 2001. A Willem Korsten brace and a strike from Les Ferdinand sealed a final day victory for Spurs over the Red Devils...

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  13. England Ladies Defeated By Germany in Euro 2009 Final

    The elation of a nation was deflated soon after Fabio Capello’s men secured qualification to South Africa 2010 with their 5-1 drubbing of Croatia...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 168 reads 2 comments

  14. The World Is Ours: England Thrashes Croatia, Qualifies for the 2010 Cup

    “You’ve beaten them once. Now go out and bloody beat them again!” That's an excerpt of the pep talk delivered by England manager Sir Alf Ramsey before the 1966 World Cup triumph at the old Wembley...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 164 reads 10 comments

  15. The Eduardo Dive Ban: A Once-Off or a Dangerous Precedent?

    As Eduardo da Silva tumbled to the ground during Arsenal’s Champions League qualifier, nobody could have imagined the widespread debate that the incident would spark. The Croatian cheated...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 481 reads 26 comments

  16. Supermom Comeback Clijsters Continues On Remarkable Run

    Kim Clijsters hasn’t been defeated at Flushing Meadows since 2005. It was a four-year absence which has been defined by injury, retirement and the birth of her child...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 175 reads 4 comments

  17. Juninho Pernambucano: The Free Kick Specialist

    It was February 24 2009, six minutes into the Champions League clash between Lyon and the most feared outfit in Europe, Barcelona. The French side had won a free kick to the left of Victor Valdes’ penalty area...

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  18. Dogged Ireland Stay on Course for South Africa 2010

    Cyprus 1 - 2 Republic of Ireland “The performance over 90 minutes was depressing; it exposed the limitations of the coach’s philosophy.” Too often Eamonn Dunphy spews nonsense from his comfortable chair in the RTE studio...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 76 reads 7 comments

  19. The Draw Opens For Murray In Preparation For Capdeville Clash

    “You have to be a sadomasochist to want to play Rafa Nadal," remarked Richard Gasquet before his first round clash with the world number three. The same could be said for wanting to face the ferocious serve of Ivo Karlovic...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 84 reads 7 comments

  20. England-Croatia: Lessons Learned Two Years Later

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } "Outclassed, outfought, out thought...

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  21. Karate Kid: Stephen Ireland Still Absent from Irish Squad

    The Irish national team will be making the long journey to Cyrpus this weekend looking for a crucial three points in a must win game for the men in green...

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  22. Premier League Review: Match Day Four

    Another thrilling weekend of Premiership football saw Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur retain their impressive 100% record...

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  23. Sorry Portsmouth Lose to Inform Man City

    In a week where the blue half of Manchester City has mourned the loss of one of its greatest ever exports Oasis, Noel Gallagher spoke of his intent to spend the abundance of leisure time he ...

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  24. Manchester United End Arsenal's Run

    It was the first chance for the neutral to analyse the strength of Arsenal's new fluid 4-3-3 formation, as they visited reigning English champions Manchester United at Old Tafford. Arsenal started the game strongly...

    Kieran Beckles Written by Kieran Beckles about almost 5 years ago 203 reads 17 comments

  25. Los Galacticos: Alonso Is The Key To Success

    It’s been a frantic summer of transfers for Los Blancos. The return of Florentino Perez as president has sparked a revolution at the Bernabeu. Last year’s season of toil caused a massive turnover of the ailing Madrid squad...

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