Reuters Soccer Blog

Have City knocked United off their perch?

October 24, 2011

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was quick to say that his team’s 6-1 mauling of arch-rivals United meant little more than another three points in the bag, but the Italian must surely be hoping it could signal a shift in the balance of power.

A great Milan derby but what about that red card?

January 25, 2010

Sunday’s Milan derby had just about everything.

Red cards, controversies, a missed penalty, great play, Jose Mourinho his usual outlandish self and a another stunning Inter Milan performance (plus unused Inter substitute Marco Materazzi bizarrely walking around at full-time wearing a face mask of Silvio Berlusconi.)

UPDATE: Derby fever hits the predictions league

November 30, 2009

Monday update: You would think 14 games into the season we would have learnt who was likely to beat who in the Premier League. Sadly not. I did OK for a change but only Martyn Herman really covered himself in glory with two five pointers for Villa 1-1 Spurs and Manchester City collecting yet another draw against Hull City.

Clever banners can’t hide Milan’s derby pain

February 16, 2009

Nowhere in the world can match the San Siro for the array of banners unfurled by fans.

Mourinho v Ranieri is a veritable grudge match

November 21, 2008

It’s hard to think of two coaches in the world with such an apparent dislike of one another as Inter’s Jose Mourinho and Juve’s Claudio Ranieri.

White-knuckle ride for white-shirted Bolton, Fulham and Derby

March 28, 2008

Derby owners poseOne of the greatest things about Subbuteo, besides giving generations of kids endless table-topping fun, was the chance of studying the team colours chart.