1. Paul Scholes: An Excellent Player but No Xavi or Zinedine Zidane

    With the retirement of Paul Scholes on Tuesday, one of the finest attacking midfield players of the Premier League era brought a glittering career to a close...

    Callum O'Toole Written by Callum O'Toole about 3 years ago 12,332 reads 89 comments

  2. El Gran Clasico: Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Greatest Show on Earth

    Following progression for both Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Champions League this week, the stage is now set for four Clasicos in 19 days...

    Callum O'Toole Written by Callum O'Toole about over 3 years ago 2,681 reads 21 comments

  3. UEFA Champions League: Lionel Messi, Barcelona's 21st Century Dixie Dean

    With a 5-1 lead coming out of the first leg of their Champions League tie at the Camp Nou, Barcelona’s quarterfinal visit to the Ukraine on Tuesday to face Shakhtar Donetsk was never going to be a particularly troubling or significant affair...

    Callum O'Toole Written by Callum O'Toole about over 3 years ago 1,587 reads 11 comments

  4. UEFA Champions League: The 10 Best Performers in This Season's Competition

    After last night’s round of fixtures, four of the sides who will contest the 2011 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals are now known...

    Callum O'Toole Written by Callum O'Toole about over 3 years ago 3,389 reads 2 comments

  5. Chelsea 2-1 Over Manchester United: Sir Alex Ferguson's Rage at the Man in Black

    Sir Alex Ferguson has never been the most gracious of losers. Often the way with the very best managers—Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger share the same trait—his winning ...

    Callum O'Toole Written by Callum O'Toole about over 3 years ago 420 reads 3 comments

  6. UEFA Champions League: Peter Crouch Tottenham's Big Man for the Big Occasion

    As Gennaro Gattuso butted and pushed his way along Tottenham’s bench following their 0-1 defeat of Gattuso’s AC Milan on Tuesday night, an altogether more docile character was busy celebrating yet another successful European night...

    Callum O'Toole Written by Callum O'Toole about over 3 years ago 522 reads 0 comments

  7. Wayne Rooney Strike: Return to Form for Manchester United Man?

    “Stunning” is how Sir Alex Ferguson described it. “Fantastic” was the verdict from his opposite number, Roberto Mancini...

    Callum O'Toole Written by Callum O'Toole about over 3 years ago 1,312 reads 3 comments