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Soccer Break Friday – Time to say goodbye

May 20, 2011

Blackburn Rovers. Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wigan Athletic. Blackpool. Birmingham City. Five teams, two must go. Who will it be?

Soccer Break Wednesday

March 9, 2011

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/A fine Wednesday to you all, and a few statistics to begin with. Attendance at the Nou Camp: 95,486. Estimated crowd noise (in decibels): 121.8. Estimated noise of a referee’s whistle (in decibels): 121.8.

“Big Ziggy” primed to keep Birmingham up

February 28, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUP

With Europe beckoning and their first trophy since 1963, Birmingham City fans have a lot to get excited about.

Arsenal fans must keep their faith in Wenger

February 28, 2011

Mike Collett in London on why Arsenal fans should back their manager

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPArsene Wenger is the most successful manager Arsenal have ever had, but unhappy fans have very short memories and incredible as it may seem, some Arsenal supporters were calling for his head on Monday.

Liverpool’s midfield not as much to shout about

September 13, 2010

 

SOCCER-EUROPA/In the heady days of Istanbul and Athens when Liverpool fans considered anything less than a trip to the Champions League final a disappointing campaign, the Kop would regularly belt out: “We have the best midfield in the world.”

Referees wrestling with a problem they can’t solve

April 27, 2010

SPORT SOCCER WORLDHow many teams will leave the World Cup happy with the refereeing? If it’s more than one I’ll be surprised as those “crucial” decisions seem to attract criticism only when teams lose.

West Ham shock as Englishmen buy Premier League club!

January 20, 2010

Londoners David Sullivan and David Gold have bucked a growing trend in England’s Premier League by taking control of 50 percent of West Ham United.

Could Birmingham’s Hart be Capello’s England number one?

December 30, 2009

England manager Fabio Capello might well have found himself an unexpected Christmas present this year in Birmingham City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

A proposal from Germany could help cut out diving

November 11, 2009

Referee Peter Walton could face a suspension from the Premier League list if it is decided he made a mistake in Monday’s 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Birmingham.

Is Eduardo’s two-match ban too harsh?

September 2, 2009

UEFA’s decision to hand Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva a two-match ban for diving has infuriated the Croatian media, many fans and national team coach Slaven Bilic.