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We predict the worst … you show us how it’s done

January 29, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPIt seems like ages since we last managed a proper weekend programme*  but at last, here we are, with an all-singing, all-dancing snow-free extravaganza, with the dubious attraction of Arsenal v Man Utd’s traditional handbags at 10 paces highly competitive fixture being shown in 3D at select boozers across the land.

Wayne Rooney is flying right at you!

January 28, 2010

FRANCE/Beer and football go together like, well, beer and anything else, but add in a pair of plastic stereoscopic spectacles plus the inevitability of someone taking a camera phone picture of you looking ridiculous and I can see the combination wearing a bit thin.

United in the nick of time

January 28, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPNot for the first time this season, Manchester United stunned Manchester City in injury-time and clawed out a win that took them through to next month’s League Cup final against Aston Villa, while making a point to their ambitious neighbours.

What if “ludicrous” Premier League ends with same top four?

January 21, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/We’ve had some knockabout fun in the Premier League this season, no question, but for all those eager for a change to the established order the table is taking on an all too familiar look.

Rooney’s relentless workload must worry Capello

January 18, 2010

QATAR/Fabio Capello hates the concept of “one-man teams” but the England manager faces an anxious few months watching Wayne Rooney shoulder a punishing workload at Manchester United.

Diouf could scupper Owen’s World Cup race against time

January 17, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/Michael Owen’s quest to find favour under England coach Fabio Capello ahead of June’s World Cup finals may have got a little harder with the arrival of Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf at Manchester United. 

Score predictions come out of the freezer

January 15, 2010

BRITAIN/Last week’s snow-show in all but three of the games means there’s been very little movement on the scores front, at least here at Reuters Soccer Blog Towers.

UPDATE: A New Year, a new chance to show your prediction skills

January 8, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPThe good news is, if you missed the midweek fixtures you’ve hardly been scathed, with one of the two games called off and the other a 3-2 thriller that no one predicted.

Istanbul heads list of Games of the Decade

December 31, 2009

SPORT SOCCER CHAMPIONS

Here’s a total random idea: go and choose the best five matches of the last 10 years – a lot easier said than done.

January sale shopping looks tricky for Premier League big four

December 29, 2009

I have my shopping list for the January sales but my need for a new desk-lamp is not as important as the requirements of the Premier League’s big four.