1. Manchester United Trample over Schalke, Take 2-0 Lead to Old Trafford

    Despite a heroic performance from Schalke’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, goals from Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney meant Manchester United cruised by Schalke, to just about book their place in this years’ Champions League final...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about 3 years ago 2,118 reads 1 comments

  2. Arsenal FC: 5 Reasons Arsenal Fans Should Not Feel Too Glum

    Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have hit the worst form, at the worst time, and the loss at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium effectively extinguished even the smallest chance they had of winning the league...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about 3 years ago 11,425 reads 97 comments

  3. Identifying the Next 10 Didier Drogbas in World Football

    Chelsea ’s Didier Drogba is a bit of a phenomenon. Few players have ever existed like him, the combination of brute strength and glorious finesse...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about 3 years ago 5,591 reads 39 comments

  4. Champions League: Manchester United Finish the Job Against Chelsea, Winning 2-1

    Manchester United pushed and heaved their way past a largely lackluster Chelsea side tonight, to book their position in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League, thanks to ...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 6,211 reads 41 comments

  5. UEFA Champions League Live Blog: Real Madrid vs. Tottenham Hotspur FC

    Welcome, everyone, to the Bleacher Report live quick hits blog for the game tonight. There are roughly three hours until kickoff, a game that will go some way to deciding who advances into the semifinals of Europe's finest club competition...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 4,016 reads 85 comments

  6. Wales vs. England: Key Battles and Players To Watch in Euro 2012 Qualifier

    Usually when England and Wales collide in a televised confrontation, it appears on Gavin & Stacey, and people laugh out loud (at least I do)...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 667 reads 3 comments

  7. UEFA Champions League Live Blog: Chelsea vs. København and Real Madrid vs. Lyon

    Interesting matchups tonight, with the big-boy billionaires from Chelsea taking on the small-time soccer stars of Scandinavia, FC København...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 3,735 reads 10 comments

  8. Arsenal FC: Let's Get Some Perspective. Plus Peter Crouch: Is He a Bonehead?

    It’s been a tough two weeks for Arsenal , exiting three cups and having our usual injuries surfacing has hit the club and it’s supporters hard...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 3,581 reads 86 comments

  9. Barcelona vs. Arsenal 2nd Leg: The Fan's View (Part 2 of 2)

    The Camp Nou on Wednesday will be the stage for two of world footballs biggest heavyweights to put the gloves back on, and finish the clash that ended so amazingly last month...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 1,571 reads 29 comments

  10. Arsenal vs. Barcelona: The Fan's Perspective, Part One of Two

    Tomorrow, Arsenal take on Barcelona in what will probably be the most intriguing matchup the Champions League has produced thus far. Beautiful football against beautiful football, and the winner is the football fan...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 2,127 reads 39 comments

  11. Arsenal: England Vs Denmark...How Did Walcott, Bendtner and Wilshere Play?

    England beat Denmark in a fairly interesting friendly this evening, and there were three Arsenal players on the field: Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Denmark's finest Nicklas Bendtner ...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 2,599 reads 10 comments

  12. Arsenal: How Has Arsene Wenger Bought Andrei Arshavin Back into Form?

    Tuesday night against Everton might not have been the most memorable game for most people, or if it was it may have been for the wrong reasons, but it could be one of the most important ...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 3,475 reads 31 comments

  13. Arsenal Transfers: If the Gunners Had Billions Who Would They Buy?

    As any honest Arsenal fan can tell you, Arsenal’s hesitancy in the transfer market can be extremely frustrating...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 3,588 reads 28 comments

  14. EPL: Do Manchester United Match Up to Arsenal's Invincible Team?

    The Arsenal team of 2003-2004 were the type of team that usually only come along once in a lifetime, the last team to match their record were Preston North End way back in 1888-1889...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 2,922 reads 64 comments

  15. Mario Balotelli's Comments About Arsenal's Wilshere Show What a Bonehead He Is

    Manchester City's Mario Balotelli won Tuttosports' "Golden Boy" trophy yesterday, but the striker highlighted the arrogance and horrible attitude that have given him a bad name with a comment about the runner up...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 1,325 reads 40 comments

  16. Arsenal: Five Aston Villa Players Who'd Fit in Well at the Emirates

    The snow, and the cancelled games at the Emirates and all around the country has left Arsenal fans with very little to discuss, and more time than they need to sit inside and look out the window, counting down the days until Christmas...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 90 reads 116 comments

  17. UEFA Champions League: Why There Will Be English Teams In The Semis This Year

    First of all, let me just say this article is one myself and Manuel Traquete have been planning for a little while, ever since he told me he thought no English teams would make it ...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 1,231 reads 27 comments

  18. Arsenal: Does Barcelona Signing Afellay Kill Their Chances of Getting Fabregas?

    The news broke yesterday that talented Dutch midfielder Ibrahim Afellay will be joining FC Barcelona for the tiny sum of €3 million...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 2,247 reads 52 comments

  19. Minnesota Timberwolves: Rubio and Pekovic in the Running for FIBA Europe Prizes

    That’s right, amongst other capable ballers, including the Lakers ’ Pau Gasol and the Mavericks ’ Dirk Nowitzki, the Timberwolves ’ own European imports, ...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 929 reads 3 comments

  20. Minnesota Timberwolves: Love and Milicic To Be NBA's New Rebound, Block Kings?

    While the Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t been lighting up the stats sheet where it really counts (the win column), two of their players, Kevin Love and Darko Milicic , have been gaining massive numbers in blocking and rebounding...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 1,102 reads 16 comments

  21. Arsenal's Bigger Picture: What the Win Over Partizan Says About the Club

    On Wednesday night Arsenal qualified for the next round of the Champions League with a fairly convincing whipping of Partizan Belgrade at the Emirates stadium...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 1,348 reads 145 comments

  22. News Corp Reaction To England Losing World Cup Bid Takes Swipe at BBC: Surprise!

    In case you were living under a rock, and avoided Twitter like you would a Sarah Palin geography lesson, yesterday Russia and Qatar won the next available FIFA World Cup bids, trumping England amongst other nations...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 261 reads 0 comments

  23. Minnesota Timberwolves Lose to Dallas Mavericks, but December Will Bring W's

    The Timberwolves’ loss against the Mavericks last night is disappointing, but must be taken into consideration. Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd’s team have as many wins, as the Timberwolves have losses...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 426 reads 1 comments

  24. Nasri, Bale and Carroll in List of the 5 Most Improved EPL Players

    While you could argue it is a little early to make a topic of this nature, those who burst out the traps so early into the season definitely deserve some recognition...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 1,498 reads 36 comments

  25. Timberwolves' Beasley, Love and Brewer Are All-Stars? Plus, the Word on Flynn

    Close your eyes and think NBA All-Stars; legends like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Hakeem Olajuwon come to mind. Modern-day stars do too, such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwight 'Superman' Howard...

    Michael Botsford Written by Michael Botsford about over 3 years ago 1,077 reads 26 comments