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Barcelona’s return to earth suits Guardiola fine

November 5, 2008

Barcelona have made the best start to the Spanish league season by any club since Bobby Robson’s 1996-97 vintage scored 30 goals in their first nine games.

King Kun? Messi shows him who’s boss

October 6, 2008

Don’t Mess-i with me!

It was the battle between the young pretender and the crown prince but there was to be no revolution, just wonderful football.

It’s time to stop kicking the ball out of play

October 2, 2008

Lionel Messi

Barcelona’s equalising goal against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday sparked a real old furore because it stemmed from a Barca throw-in after the home side had apparently kicked the ball out of play because one of their players was injured.

Ronaldinho morphs into a striker

September 29, 2008

Ronaldinho scores

Ronaldinho’s great bullet header in AC Milan’s 1-0 win over derby rivals Inter on Sunday surprised the Brazilian as much as everybody else.

Friday afternoon question: Which is the best derby?

September 26, 2008

A typical Milan derby

Families will be divided and bars will be filled with talk of nothing else this weekend when Everton host Liverpool on Saturday and the Milan derby takes place a day later.

Does Henry merit a place in Barca’s starting XI?

September 24, 2008

Henry listens to the ref

Thierry Henry is in danger of playing a peripheral role in Pep Guardiola’s new look Barcelona with his continued failure to find his feet in Spain.

Strange results signify little… but we can all dream, can’t we?

September 1, 2008

Van NReal Madrid and Barcelona lose their opening matches in Spain, Bayern Munich have to wait until their third game to taste victory under Juergen Klinsmann, AC Milan lose while Juve and Inter can only draw in Italy and three games in, not one of the big four in England’s Premier League can muster a 100 percent record…

Xavi and Iniesta can prove there’s life after Ronaldinho

July 22, 2008

Brothers in arms: Xavi and IniestaAs we all saw during Euro 2008, Xavi and Iniesta are two of the best ball-playing midfielders in Europe. Now it’s time they showed it for Barcelona.

Eto’o proves transfer talk is not always tittle-tattle

July 18, 2008

Very few people believed the story that Samuel Eto’o was considering a move to Uzbekistan’s Kuruvchi.

Ronaldinho heads to AC Milan – your views

July 15, 2008

Ronaldinho is finally leaving Barcelona after months of speculation and will sign for AC Milan on Wednesday.