1. Juventus Must Improve to Challenge for Champions League

    This article was first published in the LAU Tribune . Succeeding in emerging from disappointing recent finishes, Juventus ' board must be proud of the great improvement the club has made this year...

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  2. Controversies Mar Barcelona's Champions League Progress

    It is hard to deny that Barcelona deserved to win their semi-final encounter against Milan. The Catalans looked comfortable during most parts of the match, with a larger share of ball possession and more attempts on goal than Milan...

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  3. Lebanon's Great World Cup Qualification Camp Piles Pressure on Players, Keeper

    This article first appeared in the LAU Tribune: http://tribunelau.com/2012/03/12/give-abbas-hassan-a-break-and-expect-the-doable/ ...

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  4. Dark Days Ahead for Both Manchester United and Manchester City

    This article was originally published in the LAU Tribune With each of the Manchester duo suffering an early elimination from their Champions League campaigns, the media will ...

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  5. South Korea vs. Lebanon: Historic Win

    Lebanon continued their amazing run of form in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign with a shocking 2-1 home victory over South Korea on Tuesday afternoon...

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  6. Is AVB's Chelsea Special Enough?

    Originally published in the LAU Tribune: http://tribunelau.com/2011/11/14/avbs-chelsea-special/ Never mind Andre Villas-Boas’ rants about refereeing mistakes and his insistence ...

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  7. Juventus Can Challenge for Serie A Title

    This article was originally published in the LAU Tribune: http://tribunelau.com/2011/10/31/juventus-can-challenge/ Juventus president Andrea Agnelli’s announcement that club ...

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  8. Why Jose Mourinho Will Not Return to England Next Season: Part I

    The English media's obsession in Jose Mourinho has led them to claim that the Portuguese manager will surely be returning to the English Premier League next season...

    Zahi Sahli Written by Zahi Sahli about over 3 years ago 1,108 reads 15 comments

  9. Harry Targets Muntari: Stay Away from Sulley!

    Sulley Muntari is definitely a player who directly fits the bill for Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp. The Spurs manager has made a habit of signing former players with Tottenham ...

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  10. Luis Fabiano, The One With Tottenham Klaas

    Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is known to be in the hunt for a striker and Milan's Jan-Klaas Huntelaar has been tapped to move to White Hart Lane...

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  11. Liverpool Doesn't Have To Worry About Javier Mascherano Sale

    Liverpool undoubtedly find themselves in a predicament this season while trying to convince world-class stars like Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard that the club has a future, while clearly suffering against Manchester City...

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  12. William Gallas Signing Will Spur Tottenham On

    Like him or not, William Gallas is a terrific defender. Most importantly for Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, Gallas will not be exploited in the pathetic manner in which Sebastien Bassong and Michael Dawson were by the Young Boys' forwards...

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  13. Marcello Lippi's Preliminary Italian Squad Is a Disaster

    Marcello Lippi has picked his 29-man preliminary squad for the World Cup. The selection is controversial—to say the least—as the current squad does not include many players who have been in excellent form this season...

    Zahi Sahli Written by Zahi Sahli about 4 years ago 1,320 reads 9 comments

  14. Why Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid Need Each Other

    Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho has recently masterminded his side’s Champions League triumphant displays against Barcelona and his former club, Chelsea—two teams which ...

    Zahi Sahli Written by Zahi Sahli about 4 years ago 1,211 reads 2 comments

  15. Mourinho's "Genius" Mind Games Take a New Twist

    An Anglo-Saxon journalist was speaking about Inter's England-bound Jose Mourinho. The journalist was taken my Mourinho's stylish, reality-TV like faces as he shows his anger whenever a camera approaches...

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  16. Notes on Jose Mourinho, Portsmouth, Carlo Ancelotti's Fury and More

    Jose Mourinho never fails to "amaze," does he? He always has something to say to make the media take his thoughts on just about anything. He always has gestures to do to make cameras wander searching for him at any time...

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  17. Post-News Column: UEFA Needs To Explain Referee Blunders

    Referee Tom Henning Ovrebo gave another terrible performance as he officiated the Champions League encounter that saw Fiorentina and Bayern Munich lock horns at the Allianz Arena...

    Zahi Sahli Written by Zahi Sahli about over 4 years ago 385 reads 7 comments

  18. Prandelli and Lippi at Juventus Would Be a Blessing

    After a promising start to the season, the much-hyped Juventus slipped dramatically from second to fifth in the table...

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  19. Humor: We Know What Happened During The France—Ireland Clash

    It was a day like any other. Or not so.  Thierry Henry handled the ball, crossed a ball that was headed by William Gallas into the back of the net to launch France into the 2010 World Cup and eliminate Ireland from contention...

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  20. Zahi's Notes: Behavior of Egyptian and Algerian Fans Is Shameful

    When I read the articles in the papers of Algeria and Egypt, I wonder whether some nations should have sports competitions on their agendas. Some writers seem to think that the two countries are at war...

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  21. Ireland Deserved To Progress to the World Cup

    I think all those watching on television and live in Paris would love to say in French to a spirited and literally fantastic Republic of Ireland team: chapeau bas. Ireland went into the match against the mighty France in the worst conditions possible...

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  22. Rumors & Realities: Crocked Arsenal and Broken-Down Liverpool

    Rumors & Realities is back with the latest humorous rumors in the world of football. Yes, we are not always funny. But at least we try...

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  23. Zahi's Notes: Robert Enke Case Shows There's More to a Professional Than We Know

    Robert Enke's death has undoubtedly come as a shock to every football fan around the globe. Germany's first-choice goalkeeper committed suicide in a train station after suffering from depression...

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  24. The Footie's Rooster Call: Everybody Hates Diving

    Rise and shine football fanatics, The Rooster has already woken up, checked on his chickens, read the newspapers, flipped all the unnecessary pages, landed his feathery hands on the ...

    Zahi Sahli Written by Zahi Sahli about almost 5 years ago 91 reads 2 comments

  25. Why Zlatan Ibrahimovic Might Turn Out To Be a Barcelona Flop

    It's too early in the season to judge any player who has moved clubs over the summer, but there are plenty of reasons, in my own mind, why Zlatan Ibrahimovic might fail to live up to expectations at Barcelona...

    Zahi Sahli Written by Zahi Sahli about almost 5 years ago 1,252 reads 9 comments