Reuters Soccer Blog

Relegation in Argentina – is the system fair?

April 26, 2011

Olimpo, a modest team from the port city of Bahia Blanca on the windswept Atlantic coast in southern Buenos Aires province, are doing well in the Clausura championship. They are in fourth place three points behind leaders Velez Sarsfield.

Boro’s Southgate gets another chance. Does he deserve it?

May 29, 2009

Most people agree that sacking a manager after a few weeks or a handful of matches is ridiculous, but sometimes chairmen go to the other extreme and exhibit reserves of patience that would be beyond most fans.

Should Shearer stay or go?

May 25, 2009

Alan Shearer has a big decision on his hands after his eight-game stint in charge of Newcastle United ended in relegation from the Premier League on Sunday.

Newcastle poised for tense finale to relegation soap opera

May 20, 2009

England’s most popular soap operas thrive on a weekly recipe of misery, doom and gloom that is gobbled up by television viewers seeking some relief from their own trials and tribulations.

Shearer’s arrival could give Toon Army false hope

April 8, 2009

Newcastle’s interim boss and Geordie hero Alan Shearer opened St. James’ Park on Tuesday and his Premier League side trained in front of 7,500 fans.

Shearer confirmed as Newcastle manager — can he keep them up?

April 1, 2009

Well, at least we now know it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke… Alan Shearer has been confirmed as Newcastle manager for the final eight matches of the season.

England’s north east goes from hotbed to wasteland

March 25, 2009

Things are looking grim in the north east, England’s fabled “hotbed of soccer”.