1. B/R World Football Writer Of The Year 2008 (Results)

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the results are in and the winner is about to be announced! Over the past few days, people have been given the chance to vote in what is, by far and away, the most important vote of 2008...

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  2. The New Year's Eve Unofficial World Club Championship Stat Attack!

    Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) today sees the end of its first year today, and it has been a good one! Yes, we have only had a few months, but in that time we have seen four champions, 20 matches, and 44 goals...

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  3. Chelsea-Fulham: Chelsea Miss Chance to Become Champions

    Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) saw another defence today, as the ultimate underdog champions Fulham took on second place Chelsea at Craven Cottage...

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  4. B/R World Football Writer Of The Year 2008 (Voting)

    2008 has seen Bleacher Report grow an enormous amount. Many great writers have joined this past year, and many have left, particularly in the World Football section...

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 287 reads 72 comments

  5. The Complete History of the UWCC Title

    On September 23rd, I announced the beginning of Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship ( UWCC ). One day later, the title saw its first defence, a 4-0 triumph for the inaugural champions Chelsea over Portsmouth...

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  6. How Arsene Wenger and Arsenal Will Gain Profit: Spend, Spend, Spend!

    As 2008 comes to a close, Arsenal find themselves in a worrying position: They are outside of the top four. Currently, the Champions League positions are occupied by Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Aston Villa...

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  7. Fulham Battle to Retain Unofficial World Club Championship Title

    Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) saw another defence today, as champions Fulham took on the team they won the title off—Tottenham Hotspur...

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  8. Roque Santa Cruz: Please! No More Santa Puns!

    He may be a Premier League footballer, a rock star, and a pin-up for thousands of Paraguayan girls, but I would hate to be Roque Santa Cruz around this time of year! With Christmas fast approaching, the inevitable puns on his name flood in...

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 311 reads 3 comments

  9. It'll Be a Very Merry Christmas For Rafael Benitez And Liverpool!

    It's that time of year again! The time when the football fixture list gets overloaded, and the bottom club in the Premier League starts cursing its opening to the season. Only one club has ever stayed up after being bottom at Christmas...

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 404 reads 9 comments

  10. A Year in Review: The Greatest Sporting Moments of 2008!

    What a year of sports we have experienced in 2008! This past year has thrown up some extraordinary highs and some devastating lows, all of which combined to make 2008 a truly unforgettable year...

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 523 reads 90 comments

  11. Fulham Comfortably Retain the Unofficial World Club Championships!

    Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) saw another defence yesterday, as champions Fulham took on Gareth Southgate's Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage...

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  12. Tough Ties For Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea!

    We thought we had got rid of him forever, but the above picture shows the face of the man who will be returning to English shores, courtesy of the UEFA Champions League...

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 414 reads 8 comments

  13. Ricky Hatton: The Most Wanted Man in Boxing

    On Dec. 8, 2007, Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton was getting geared up for a career-defining fight against a man widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world at the time: Floyd Mayweather Jnr...

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 357 reads 6 comments

  14. The EPL: Has It Been Good or Bad for Football?

    It has been called the most exciting, the most unpredictable, and simply the best league in the world. But has the Premier League been good or bad for football? Since its inception in 1992, football in England has grown in popularity an enormous amount..

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 173 reads 9 comments

  15. Brian Clough: The Player

    The name Brian Clough is known throughout English football as accompanying one of the most unpredictable, eccentric, and entertaining managers of all time...

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  16. Fulham STILL the Best Team in the World!

    Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) saw another defence today, as champions Fulham took on the dogged Stoke City...

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  17. The Great Debate: Should Paul Ince Be Replaced by Blackburn?

    In recent years, a lot of criticism has been dished out for the way under-pressure managers are treated. Many have said that they don't get enough time and, after a spell of bad results, they are too often given the boot...

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 150 reads 7 comments

  18. Muhammad Ali Vs. Mike Tyson: Who Would Win?

    Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson are two names synonymous with the sport of boxing, and were two of the most exciting, dominating heavyweights of all-time...

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 11,581 reads 44 comments

  19. Liverpool Legends: Ian Callaghan

    Barney Corkhill continues to take a look at the illustrious history of the most successful club in English football. In this series, the greatest players from Liverpool's history will be looked at...

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  20. The Great Debate: Emmanuel Eboue

    It seems a while now that Arsenal have been without some sort of talking point surrounding them. Not long ago, sensational and ridiculous questions over the future of the club's greatest ...

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 161 reads 8 comments

  21. Fulham Still The Best Team In The World After Third Successive Draw

    Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) saw another defence today, as resilient champions Fulham, the billionaires of Manchester City at Craven Cottage. Since winning the UWCC title from Tottenham, Fulham have yet to win...

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  22. The Credit Crunch Hits Formula One as Honda Pulls Out

    They may race on a never-ending Formula One track, but the end of the road has come for Honda's Formula One team, as they have pulled out of the sport. The Northamptonshire-based team are now looking for new owners...

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  23. A Tribute To...Bobby Charlton

    Barney Corkhill's "A Tribute To..." series once again looks at football. In this series I look at the greatest talents to grace various sports...

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 527 reads 1 comments

  24. The Great Debate: Roy Keane's Departure

    When Niall Quinn appointed Roy Keane as Sunderland manager on August 28th, 2006, it saw one of the greatest midfielders in English football history take the much anticipated step-up into management...

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  25. Does Rafael Benitez Have Ulterior Motives in Re-Signing Michael Owen?

    With Newcastle hovering perilously close to the relegation zone, and off-the-field problems still ravaging the Tyneside club, speculation has started to grow over the future of their captain Michael Owen...

    Barney Corkhill Written by Barney Corkhill about over 5 years ago 1,859 reads 8 comments