Reuters Soccer Blog

Scolari pays price for Premier League impatience

February 10, 2009

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If John Terry had remained upright for half a second more on a soggy Moscow night in May then Avram Grant would probably still be battling for honours on all fronts as Chelsea manager.

Liverpool hopes rest entirely on Torres

February 6, 2009

We all have those items that we simply cannot afford to lose, your wallet, phone, house keys, mp3 player etc, but for Rafa Benitez he will have to find space in his thoughts, if not on the bedside table, for his priceless Spanish striker Fernando Torres.

Liverpool keep it interesting, but United are sitting pretty

February 2, 2009

Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Chelsea will at least keep the Premier League interesting for the time being but it probably said more about the decline of this Chelsea team than it did about Liverpool chances of actually beating United in the title race.

Liverpool need a lot more crazy

January 29, 2009

Liverpool are short of goals, short of composure, short, perhaps, of a bit of luck but crazy is in plentiful supply.

Vlog on the pitch – Should United be worried about AIG decision?

January 21, 2009

Insurance giant AIG will not renew its shirt sponsorship of Manchester United.

The American company also said in an email sent to Reuters that it was “in active discussions” with the club regarding the current four-year $100 million deal, which runs until next May.

Was Ferguson right all along about Chelsea?

January 21, 2009

Chelsea gear up for an easy-looking FA Cup tie at home to Ipswich Town this weekend knowing the match will be anything but given their recent form.

Kaka and Man City seems an unnatural fit

January 16, 2009

In a world suffering from such a serious economic downturn, one that is causing millions of ordinary people financial hardship, there is almost something obscene about the amount of money Manchester City are reportedly hoping to spend on acquiring Kaka from AC Milan.

Scolari is actually the calm in the Chelsea storm

January 15, 2009

The immediate future of Chelsea, and their Brazilian manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is about as clear as the fog that almost led to the postponement of their FA Cup replay at Southend United on Wednesday.

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.