Reuters Soccer Blog

Do Barca really need to splash out on Cesc?

June 20, 2011

In our latest post on Spanish soccer, Iain Rogers in Madrid looks at the latest round of speculation over the future of Cesc Fabregas and classy Mali striker Frederic Kanoute’s decision to play on at Sevilla for one more season.

Soccer Break Friday – R.I.P FA Cup?

May 13, 2011

When I was in a French campsite in the 1990s a Dutchman caught wind of the fact I was English and immediately asked “Do you know the scores in the FA Cup semi-finals?”

Soccer Break Wednesday – Money buys success

May 11, 2011

Cash, dollars, bucks, dough, call it what you want, it paves the way for football clubs to be successful.

Franckly, there’s only one replacement for Fabregas

May 20, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/ARSENALEvents, dear boy, events… If they can blow governments off course, they can blow the plans of football managers right out of the water. Just ask Arsene Wenger.

Fabregas gamble made for a great occasion

April 1, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/“It was a gamble worth taking, it was an amazing experience,  an amazing game and I will remember it all my life. This was the best team I have faced in my life.”

Wenger makes a statement with Fabregas appointment

November 25, 2008

Arsene Wenger’s appointment of Cesc Fabregas as captain is more than just a strategic move, designed to ward off Barcelona attempts to recover the one that got away. The decision also says something significant about the way Wenger sees Arsenal Football Club. 

Arsenal need a tough nut to shield their prized possessions

November 17, 2008

Even manager Arsene Wenger has no clue which version of Arsenal will turn up to matches at the moment.

Vlog on the Pitch: Cesc Fabregas special

September 26, 2008

When Aleksandr Hleb and Mathieu Flamini left Arsenal in the close season with no obvious replacements you might have been tempted to question Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy.