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Mourinho the magician does it again with Inter

May 16, 2009

A Champions League with unfancied Porto, two Premier League titles with Chelsea — the first in fifty years — and the scudetto with Inter Milan in his first season.

Florentino’s back — is Kaka coming with him?

May 16, 2009

Florentino Perez is back on the scene and if the Madrid sports press are right the first ‘Galactico’ of his second era at Real Madrid will be Brazil’s Kaka, assuming he wins next month’s election to the presidency.

Overtaking Baggio could solve Inzaghi’s image problem

April 21, 2009

After bagging his 300th career goal last month, AC Milan’s Filippo Inzaghi has set his sights on Roberto Baggio’s tally of 318.

How did United’s Macheda get away, asks Italy

April 6, 2009

Most Manchester United fans had no idea who Federico Macheda was before the Italian netted a stunning stoppage-time winner against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Galaxy rewarded by playing hard ball over Beckham

March 8, 2009

So often in the past we have seen transfer deals go through simply because the player asks to leave. Clubs fear the players won’t play to their full potential if their wish is denied so they cave in and take the transfer fee.

Barcelona’s American dream comes to nothing

March 5, 2009

The prospect of former Real Madrid player David Beckham lining up against a new Barcelona-Miami franchise was a soccer marketing man’s dream — the most marketable man in the game against one of the biggest team brands, playing in the ‘capital of the Americas’.

Clever banners can’t hide Milan’s derby pain

February 16, 2009

Nowhere in the world can match the San Siro for the array of banners unfurled by fans.

Beckham chooses Milan

February 5, 2009

David Beckham has surprised the many doubters among fans and pundits by scoring two goals in five starts for AC Milan and it looks increasingly likely he’ll be hanging around Serie A for a lot longer.

Can Beckham’s Milan love affair last?

January 26, 2009

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, AC Milan have fallen in love with David Beckham and it seems the attraction is mutual.

Man City miss out on Kaka, but get Bellamy

January 19, 2009

Well, at least it wasn’t all bad news for Manchester City on Monday,

You win some, you lose some, as the old saying goes and they may have lost out on Kaka, but City did sign Craig Bellamy from West Ham United.