from Left field:

Milan’s future could lie with Inzaghi clones

July 26, 2012

By Phil O'Connor

Defenders in Italy breathed a sigh of relief this week as Filippo Inzaghi hung up his boots. The bad news for them is that his new challenge is to produce the next generation of Italian goal-hanging greats as AC Milan's youth team coach. 

from Left field:

Sweden hope Ibrahimovic can sparkle now Milan are out

April 3, 2012

Phil O'Connor

There was one soccer coach just as happy as Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola on Tuesday when his side knocked AC Milan out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage.

from Left field:

Ibrahimovic answers critics but questions remain about Milan

February 16, 2012

Phil O'Connor

It's taken a long time, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally delivered a performance worthy of his talent against an English team in the Champions League.

from Left field:

Barca tired? Not on this evidence

February 14, 2012

Men tuning in for lots of action in Tuesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg ties would have rued the decision to stay in front of the TV on Valentines' Night when Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen and Olympique Lyon against APOEL Nicosia reached the 40-minute mark.

from Left field:

Va-va-voom. Vintage Henry scores on Arsenal return.

January 10, 2012

The clock said 68 minutes, and no one at the Emirates Stadium in north London was looking at the action on the pitch as the fourth official held aloft his lit-up board to signal the re-introduction of Thierry Henry to English football.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Manchester City will struggle to offload pricey Tevez

November 28, 2011

It is quite conceivable Carlos Tevez will still be at Manchester City in February.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Balotelli courts maturity not Milan

November 12, 2011

Mario Balotelli has got into more scrapes than a bad teenage skateboarder but the maturing Italy striker has finally found some inner peace and his game is therefore flourishing.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Soccer Break Monday – season already over?

May 9, 2011

Anyone else feel as though all the excitement and potential late drama for this season has disappeared?

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Soccer Break Friday – titles at stake

May 6, 2011

The week is ending but the drama is just cranking up. Yes, the weekend is almost upon us, and that means loads more football action around Europe where there is still plenty at stake.

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Soccer Break Tuesday

April 12, 2011

SOCCER-ITALY/AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi seriously believes he can sign Cristiano Ronaldo in the next transfer window. Where did that one come from? Probably because of his frustration with Zlatan ibrahimovic for being sent off for swearing and banned for three games (see Wayne, the punshment is even worse in Italy).