Reuters Soccer Blog

Wenger needs to temper obsession with attack

April 22, 2010

Yet another season of bright promise ended dismally for Arsenal last Sunday.

The north London side, imperiously dimissed from the Champions League by Barcelona, lost their last slender hope of winning the Premier League and a first trophy since 2005
with defeat at Wigan.

Derby fever strikes predictions league

April 15, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLANDWith predictions league leader Paul Radford fast closing in on the title, attention in the Premier League turns to the Manchester derby and whether Tottenham can build on their memorable victory over city rivals Arsenal against visiting leaders Chelsea.

Is Messi secretly playing our predictions league?

April 9, 2010

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Such is the dominance of our predictions league leader that many on the Reuters soccer blog terraces are chanting –  ”Are you Messi in disguise?”

Premier League in decline or just a minor blip?

April 8, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/English clubs have failed to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2003, after Arsenal were undone by a superior Barcelona side driven by the brilliant Lionel Messi and Manchester United suffered an astonishing breakdown against Bayern Munich.

Be a good egg and enter the Easter predictions league

April 2, 2010

While the kids are looking for Easter Eggs, the Reuters soccer blog panel will be desperately seeking some points to close the gap on leader Paul Radford.

Fabregas gamble made for a great occasion

April 1, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/“It was a gamble worth taking, it was an amazing experience,  an amazing game and I will remember it all my life. This was the best team I have faced in my life.”

Champions League quarter-finals — live

March 30, 2010

We’re live blogging the night’s two Champions League quarter-final first legs, with expert commentary and analysis, including on-the-spot details from our reporters in the stadiums (or stadia, if you prefer).

Should fans have the right to buy into their clubs?

March 29, 2010

SOCCER-SPAIN/BARCELONA-PRESIDENTInteresting story in the Guardian this morning, saying Britain’s Labour government, if re-elected, are ready to unleash plans to give fans the right to buy their clubs when they come up for sale, and to insist that current club owners give up a stake as high as 25 percent to their supporters.

Predictions League could do with Mancini’s passion

March 26, 2010

The Premier League run-in is becoming so exciting that even stylish Italians like the usually calm Roberto Mancini are getting hot under the collar and wrestling opposition managers for the ball.

At least Liverpool can challenge United in the Predictions League

March 19, 2010

Manchester United v Liverpool is the standout game in the Premier League this weekend and how Rafa Benitez’s men would love to damage their rivals’ title charge and boost their own push for fourth spot.