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Dec 18, 2014

Sitting at the top table with Argentine Speroni

LONDON (Reuters) – From regular Premier League football to being turned away from his own restaurant which is doing so well at weekends there are no free tables, life is good for Julian Speroni.

There are regrets for the Crystal Palace goalkeeper like being overlooked by Argentina’s national team but they are outweighed by the benefits of his loyalty to his club in a career in Britain now in its 14th year.

Dec 18, 2014

Soccer-Sitting at the top table with Argentine Speroni

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – From regular Premier League football to being turned away from his own restaurant which is doing so well at weekends there are no free tables, life is good for Julian Speroni.

There are regrets for the Crystal Palace goalkeeper like being overlooked by Argentina’s national team but they are outweighed by the benefits of his loyalty to his club in a career in Britain now in its 14th year.

Dec 13, 2014

Barca graduate lights up dull Palace affair

LONDON (Reuters) – Crystal Palace on a cold English winter’s day is a world away from the Nou Camp, but the few moments that illuminated Stoke City’s 1-1 draw on Saturday came from Barcelona old boy Bojan Krkic.

Bojan, the youngest ever Barca debutant after graduating from their La Masia academy, is finding his feet in the Premier League as mid-table Stoke look to lift their game a notch to match his skilled attacking play.

Dec 13, 2014

Soccer-Barca graduate lights up dull Palace affair

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Crystal Palace on a cold English winter’s day is a world away from the Nou Camp, but the few moments that illuminated Stoke City’s 1-1 draw on Saturday came from Barcelona old boy Bojan Krkic.

Bojan, the youngest ever Barca debutant after graduating from their La Masia academy, is finding his feet in the Premier League as mid-table Stoke look to lift their game a notch to match his skilled attacking play.

Dec 13, 2014

Soccer-Barca graduate lights up dull Palace affair

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Crystal Palace on a cold English winter’s day is a world away from the Nou Camp, but the few moments that illuminated Stoke City’s 1-1 draw on Saturday came from Barcelona old boy Bojan Krkic.

Bojan, the youngest ever Barca debutant after graduating from their La Masia academy, is finding his feet in the Premier League as mid-table Stoke look to lift their game a notch to match his skilled attacking play.

Dec 9, 2014

Club crown would give Saints more to crow about

LONDON (Reuters) – San Lorenzo may need divine intervention if they are to bring the Club World Cup trophy back to South America this month.

The Argentine side, known as the Saints, believe that because Pope Francis is a supporter, it could give them an edge as they target a final victory over Real Madrid.

Dec 9, 2014

Soccer-Club crown would give Saints more to crow about

LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – San Lorenzo may need divine intervention if they are to bring the Club World Cup trophy back to South America this month.

The Argentine side, known as the Saints, believe that because Pope Francis is a supporter, it could give them an edge as they target a final victory over Real Madrid.

Nov 23, 2014

Liverpool’s soft centre exposed again by Palace

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool, beaten 3-1 at Crystal Palace on Sunday, are again facing serious questions about their mental strength after a Selhurt Park defeat with a former player laying into the side and manager Brendan Rodgers aghast.

It was at Palace in last season’s run-in that Liverpool saw their Premier League title hopes all but vanish when the home side recovered from three goals down to snatch a 3-3 draw.

Nov 23, 2014

Soccer-Liverpool’s soft centre exposed again by Palace

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Liverpool, beaten 3-1 at Crystal Palace on Sunday, are again facing serious questions about their mental strength after a Selhurt Park defeat with a former player laying into the side and manager Brendan Rodgers aghast.

It was at Palace in last season’s run-in that Liverpool saw their Premier League title hopes all but vanish when the home side recovered from three goals down to snatch a 3-3 draw.

Nov 23, 2014

Argentina go back to the future a year from World Cup

By Rex Gowar

(Reuters) – It was back to the future for Argentina with their upset win over the French at the Stade de France where they started their remarkable 2007 World Cup by beating the same opponents.

It had taken the Pumas three years to get their maiden Rugby Championship win against Australia in October and France head coach Philippe Saint Andre saw the signs of their progress as he watched his team lose 18-13 on Saturday.

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