Reuters Soccer Blog

How did Chelsea ever let Mourinho go?

March 16, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/There will be plenty of time to pick apart Chelsea’s latest Champions League failure, but for now the question on many a fan’s lips on the way out of Stamford Bridge must have been simply, “How did we ever let Jose Mourinho go?”

Will Chelsea take it easy? Our Predictions League says no

March 12, 2010

Chelsea have a rather big home match against Inter Milan looming on Tuesday but a juicy London derby at Stamford Bridge against West Ham means the Premier League title contenders are unlikely to be stepping off the gas this Saturday.

Predicting another great leap forward from Arsenal

March 5, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONSNow all that Winter Sports malarkey is out of the way, we can cast all thoughts of the Couver out of our minds and get back to the serious business: the title race run-in, and the predictions league tussle that goes along with it.

Ramsey injury was horrific but should not be used to outlaw tackling

March 2, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Anybody who saw the pictures of Aaron Ramsey’s shattered shin will have winced in disgust but the hysterical reaction to Ryan Shawcross’s tackle that caused it has been based on emotion rather than cold analysis.

UPDATE: Who can steal a march in the Predictions League?

February 25, 2010

The weekend’s Premier League action was overshadowed by the terrible injury to Arsenal’s teenage Wales international Aaron Ramsey at Stoke. We wish him all the best for his recovery.

Portsmouth have a chance to come back fighting fit

February 25, 2010

Every football fan should be delighted that Portsmouth Football Club are all set to go into administration on Friday — for all the right reasons.

Will Mourinho live to rue the Taste of England?

February 23, 2010

There is a wonderful little shop in the centre of Milan called “Taste of England”.

Is Spanish football more polarised than ever?

February 22, 2010

SOCCER-SPAIN/BARCELONA-PRESIDENTReal Madrid and Barcelona dominate European football in terms of economic might and sporting success, a study of the continent’s five major leagues has shown.

UPDATE: Controversial Champions League gives way to Predictions League!

February 22, 2010

Well the fight for fourth spot in the Premier League looks like being one of the most intriguing battles in Europe as we near the latter stages of the season. Tottenham and Aston Villa won but Manchester City drew 0-0 with Liverpool in a drab game to leave it all as close as an Olympic downhill.

Protesting United fans need a reality check

February 17, 2010

Two European Cup finals in two years, three straight Premier League titles, a first ever win at AC Milan and yet Manchester United fans are not a happy bunch.