Reuters Soccer Blog

Dalglish needs a quick fix to hint at hope for future

January 8, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/

Kenny Dalglish may not be a long-term solution as Liverpool manager but his appointment will give hope to disgruntled fans and provide a fillip to the club’s underperforming players.

Patience not always a virtue in Hodgson’s case

January 7, 2011

SOCCER-EUROPA/The Liverpool owners’ decision to use this weekend’s break for the FA Cup as a chance to sit back and ponder the club’s future under Roy Hodgson is a rare patient act in the hasty world of soccer but it might not end up doing the manager any favours.

Fergie’s smile spells trouble for Premier League title rivals

January 5, 2011

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/When Alex Ferguson declares he is happy with his squad for the season remainder, it is time for Manchester United’s Premier League title rivals to start worrying.

Beckham’s value is his values

January 4, 2011

SOCCER-MLS/Harry Redknapp does not need a right-sided midfield player and, with the depth of talent regularly available on his bench, he hardly needs to bolster his squad with a three-month loan signing.

Would Gilardino really suit Juventus?

January 3, 2011

SOCCER-ITALY/The January transfer window is up and running with Serie A appearing to be ahead of other leagues for early deals.

Hodgson calls for fan support as decisions loom for Henry

December 30, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/When New England Sports Ventures finally bought Liverpool in October new owner John W Henry did not have to wait long to understand the enormity of the challenge he faces to turn around the fortunes of England’s most successful club.

Serie A gets wackier as Leonardo joins Inter

December 24, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/Italian soccer on the pitch has a largely undeserved image of being boring, with 1-0 wins and catenaccio supposedly the norm.

What will Inter Milan do with rebel Rafa Benitez?

December 19, 2010

SOCCER-CLUB/World, European and Italian champions Inter Milan have been stunned by coach Rafael Benitez’s attack on their lack of ambition.

Man City look to steal a merry march in the snow

December 19, 2010

SOCCER-EUROPE/Mother Nature has handed Manchester City the perfect chance to spend Christmas on top of the Premier League and with a decent fixture list over the next month their title prospects should start being taken seriously.

Inter v Bayern means repeat of 2010 Champions League final

December 17, 2010

SOCCER-SPAIN/Holders Inter Milan will face Bayern Munich, the team they beat to clinch the trophy last season, in the Champions League last 16 with a repeat of the 2006 final also due after Barcelona were drawn to meet Arsenal.