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Vlog on the Pitch: Cristiano Ronaldo special

June 12, 2009

In which Owen Wyatt and Kevin Fylan discuss the merits or otherwise of Cristiano Ronaldo’s impending move from Manchester United to Real Madrid.

Great teams evolve … they’re never bought off the shelf

June 11, 2009

One of the cruellest insults thrown at Florentino Perez during his first spell at Real Madrid was that the president had turned a great team into football’s version of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Ronaldo set for Real Madrid – your views

June 11, 2009

Manchester United said on Thursday they have received a world record 80 million pound ($131.2 million) bid for forward Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

Does Ronaldo’s strike rank among the greatest?

April 16, 2009

Cristiano Ronaldo’s thunderous strike in Manchester United’s 1-0 win at Porto has been hailed as a wonder goal, but just how good was it?

Friday afternoon question: Should Giggs win PFA player of the year?

February 20, 2009

Ryan Giggs has probably never received the recognition he deserves for his contribution to Manchester United’s success over the last 15 years.

Real poised for election fever

January 26, 2009

Potential Real Madrid presidential candidates will be trying to decide whether Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the player most likely to deliver them the majority of votes in this summer’s election campaign.

Kissing the badge, and other inadvisable ideas

January 16, 2009

Score goals, kiss badge, declare love for fans, sign long-term contract, collect wages, change your mind and decide you want out a few months later; it’s becoming all too familiar.

Ronaldo takes World Player award, Messi waits for next year

January 12, 2009

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo was named FIFA World Player of the Year on Monday night, adding the award to the Ballon d’Or he picked up from France Football and the FIFPro World Player of the Year title voted for by his fellow professionals.

Vlog on the pitch – what do you make of Rafa’s mind games?

January 12, 2009

Rafa Benitez was on the attack ahead of Liverpool’s game against Stoke City but then decided to leave Robbie Keane and Fernando Torres on the bench.