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United happy to be wearing white…just like 1991

May 26, 2009

New thread on this here

Manchester United’s Red Devils will be wearing angelic white in Wednesday’s Champions League final, just how Alex Ferguson likes it.

Ranieri sacked by demanding Juve

May 18, 2009

Just three years ago Juve were facing up to the fact they’d be playing in Serie B after being found guilty of match-fixing.

Guardiola restores Barcelona’s sense and sensibility

May 18, 2009

When you consider the importance Barcelona attaches to its Catalan identity, and the number of great local players the club has produced, it seems strange that Catalan coaches, or at least first team coaches, have had so little influence.

Manchester United seal Premier League title – your views

May 16, 2009

Manchester United have captured their 18th English league title after securing the point they needed in a 0-0 draw at home to Arsenal.

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One down, two more to come for Barcelona?

May 13, 2009

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There were nervous moments for Barcelona in the first half of the King's Cup final but a three-goal nine-minute burst from Lionel Messi, Bojan Krkic and Xavi helped them to a 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao and the first leg of a possible treble.

Chelsea lose their heads and their dignity

May 7, 2009

Maybe Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo was wrong on all the big decisions in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg — it absolutely does not justify Chelsea’s reaction.

Iniesta breaks Chelsea hearts, sends Barcelona through

May 6, 2009

Barcelona snatched a place in the Champions League final, and left Chelsea players furious, when a last-gasp goal from Andres Iniesta earned them a 1-1 draw in their semi-final second leg and victory on away goals.

For Sale: Thousands of nearly new Arsenal flags

May 6, 2009

Don’t be surprised if you see this message on eBay in the next few days: “FOR SALE: 57,000 red and white flags as good as new — only waved for eight minutes. Apply Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium, North London.”

Are UEFA’s rules on red cards too harsh?

May 6, 2009

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher will miss the Champions League final in Rome later this month after UEFA said there was no chance of overturning the red card he received against Arsenal on Tuesday.

Ruthless United through to Champions League final

May 5, 2009

A couple of early thoughts on Manchester United’s ruthless demonstration of superiority against Arsenal tonight (click here for the full match report).