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Is Adebayor enough to placate Mourinho?

January 26, 2011

SOCCER-EUROPA/Jose Mourinho got the birthday present he had been pestering Real Madrid for on Tuesday when the La Liga club landed Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor on loan until the end of the season.

Real’s search for a striker — who fits the bill?

January 14, 2011

SOCCER-EUROPAJose Mourinho’s constant pressuring of Real Madrid for another striker has finally paid off, with director general Jorge Valdano saying they were in the market for a number nine.

Panel predictions: how low can you go?

September 14, 2009

The best and brightest here at Reuters Soccer Blog continue to show they’d struggle to tip their own hats in a stiff breeze, let alone a correct score in the Premier League.

Since when did football’s baying mobs occupy the moral high ground?

September 14, 2009

Many Arsenal supporters spent half of last season, and most of Saturday’s match, screaming abuse at Emmanuel Adebayor. On Saturday, he scored and dared to run the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of them.

Wenger’s unrivalled Midas touch

August 5, 2009

Liverpool’s Rafa Benitez may feel he got a good price for Xabi Alonso but he is in no danger of dislodging Arsene Wenger as the Premier League manager with the Midas touch.

Can Manchester City win the Premier League?

August 3, 2009

Fuelled by millions of petro-dollars from the apparently bottomless pockets of their Abu Dhabi owners Manchester City have spent the summer accumulating what is beginning to look, on paper anyway, a squad that will challenge for the title.

Tevez is a game changing signing for Manchester City

July 14, 2009

Manchester City are finally shopping at the luxury end of the market, as befits their status as the richest of the rich, and as a result the fans can start to get excited about the new season.