1. French Open 2012: Andy Murray Prepares to Walk the Green Mile

    "Murderer's row on clay." That is how former French Open champion Jim Courier, now working for British television, describes Andy Murray 's route to this year's final...

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  2. Hazard Fancies Chelsea Whirl: Transfer Saga Ends as Hot Prospect Picks Chelsea

    Belgian wonder-kid Eden Hazard announced on Twitter this evening that he would be joining Chelsea next season...

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  3. Champions League: Chelsea/Barcelona, and Why Didier Drogba Must Score

    Chelsea 's great anti-hero leads the old guard back to Wembley — can he take them to the Champions League final as well? This may be Didier Drogba 's last season ...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 2 years ago 1,213 reads 8 comments

  4. Rangers: A Knight Mare on Edmiston Drive the Real Story Behind Their Demise

    A world-famous Scottish institution is led to the brink of extinction by the ego fuelled megalomania of a titled owner. Sadly for the millions of supporters around the world, this is not R...

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  5. French Open 2011: Old Master Roger Federer Sculpts a Masterpiece in Clay

    Finally, the championship takes off! And for those who like sport at it's most gladiatorial, the men's semifinal between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic was a thrilling spectacle ...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 3 years ago 463 reads 1 comments

  6. Scotland the Brave: Battling Andy Murray Keeps His French Open Dream Alive

    We followers of Andy Murray know only too well that watching him is likely to be an emotional roller coaster, but few would have been prepared for the horror show of the opening ...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 3 years ago 92 reads 1 comments

  7. Chelsea: A Bridge Too Far for Marco Van Basten

    As respected English football writer Martin Samuel says, any manager taking the job at Stamford Bridge now is there purely for the money...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 3 years ago 1,205 reads 31 comments

  8. French Open Tennis: Novak Djokovic: The Man Who Can

    It is unlikely, given the animosity that exists between the two countries, that too many Serbians would take heed of the uttering of an American president...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 3 years ago 357 reads 2 comments

  9. Liverpool F.C. -San Fernando Rally As Dalglish Begins to Turn the Tide

    Lo! it came to pass , that on the Feast of Epiphany the three wise men from the East(Coast of America) did beckon the chosen one back from the Holy Land and he was proclaimed the messiah...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about over 3 years ago 1,023 reads 7 comments

  10. Keep Smiling Jose: Mourinho May Be the REAL Winner from Camp Nou Capitulation

    Barcelona, Tuesday. When Jose Mourinho woke this morning, he may have felt a little less special, his ego was battered every bit as much as the Real Madrid defence had been during the Monday night's El Clasico mauling...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about over 3 years ago 1,474 reads 9 comments

  11. The Professor's New Clothes: The British Press and the Cult of Arsene Wenger

    It is back to the bread and butter of league action this weekend , chaps after sampling international cuisine during the European Championship qualifiers and one Fabio Capello ...

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  12. Liverpool F.C.: The Decline and Fall of the Reds and a Football Empire

    Not everybody looks back fondly upon the 1980s. For the legion of bitter little socialists that inhabit the media establishment, it was the decade of Thatcherism. For fashion snobs, it was the time that taste forgot...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about over 3 years ago 273 reads 2 comments

  13. Scotland Football: Calm Down, Dear, It Was only a Friendly...Against the Faroes!

    Glasgow, Scotland. Oh dear! Following Scotland’s three nil victory against the Faroe Islands on Tuesday night, some of the football community have lost their heads and ...

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  14. Scotland Versus The Faroes: Calm Down Dear! It Was Only a Friendly

    Glasgow, Scotland. Oh dear! Following Scotland’s 3-0 victory against the Faroe Islands on Tuesday night, some of the football community have lost their heads and are now ...

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  15. Vive Le Revolution: Why French Footballers Are No Longer Revolting!

    Wembley Stadium, London, England. A few months ago at the World Cup, the French were in disarray. They exited the World Cup at the Group stages without a win to their name and ...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about over 3 years ago 448 reads 2 comments

  16. Vive Le Revolution- Why the French are no longer revolting!

    Wembley Stadium, London , England. A few months ago at the World Cup , the French were in disarray , exiting the World Cup at the Group stages without a win to their name and ...

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  17. Liverpool F.C. - The Decline and Fall Of the Reds and a Football Empire

    Not everybody looks back fondly upon the 1980s. For the legion of bitter little socialists that inhabit the media establishment, it was the decade of Thatcherism. For fashion snobs, it was the time that taste forgot...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about over 3 years ago 1,721 reads 8 comments

  18. The Professor's New Clothes- The British Press and The Cult Of Arsene Wenger

    It is back to the bread and butter of league action this weekend , chaps after sampling international cuisine during the European Championship qualifiers and one Fabio Capello ...

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  19. On Me Edson: Buddle Picks New York's Pockets

    Livewire striker Edson Buddle snatched a precious victory for L.A. Galaxy against New York at the Red Bull Arena with a well taken tenth minute goal. Put through on goal thanks to an exquisite pass by the impressive Brazilian starlet Juninho, the U...

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  20. The End of the Affair

    That is it for another four years ! As the circus leaves South Africa , it is back to the drawing board for many teams and for Nike's scriptwriters...

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  21. Final Thoughts

    A poor World Cup final showcased a desperately poor tournament, but at the least the result was correct.The best team in the world won the cup, even though they only showed fleeting ...

    Iain Swan Written by Iain Swan about 4 years ago 111 reads 0 comments

  22. The Final Countdown

    La Rioja has matured just in time! having uncorked a vintage performance in the semi final, Spain must defy history in the final. No country in a World Cup Finals has lost their opening game and won the cup...

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  23. Tangerine Dream

    Far be it for this column to disagree with Paul, the octopus oracle who has predicted all of Germany's scores so far and who selected Spain as the winners of tomorrow's final, but the Dutch have already won this World Cup...

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  24. Miami , Nice! Le Bron Bids for a Slice of Immortality.

    About ten years ago Florentino Perez, the President of Spanish footballing behemoth , Real Madrid, embarked on a policy of signing galacticos...

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  25. Reality bites or modern life is rubbish

    "There is a compulsion to gamble deep in the human psyche, only a fool would deny the romance of it"Fyodor Dostoevsky Adios Diego! For an all too brief period you and your team were the shining stars of the tournament...

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