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Vlog on the Pitch looks through the transfer window

January 5, 2009

Join Owen Wyatt and Jon Bramley as they take the opening of the transfer window all too literally and pick out a couple of players who should be among the top targets this January.

The last thing English football needs is a winter break

December 24, 2008

Christmas is here and it´s time for the annual debate about whether England´s Premier League should follow the rest of Europe and introduce a winter break … you know, to give the players (and fans) a much needed rest, to ensure they´re not all too exhausted to give their best at the business end of the Champions League.

Was Villa right to make Sporting gesture?

November 17, 2008

David Villa had a trip down memory lane this weekend when Valencia hosted Sporting Gijon in the Primera Liga, the Asturian club where he began his professional career.

Thierry Henry, in the kitchen, with the egg-whisker

November 11, 2008

Sorry, couldn’t resist this one.

When Thierry Henry is given a day off from Barcelona it turns out he prefers cooking and amateur sleuthing to a night out on the town.

Premier League best in the world? Don’t believe the hype

November 10, 2008

The British press are purring after Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United was decided by French winger Samir Nasri’s two strikes.

Barcelona’s return to earth suits Guardiola fine

November 5, 2008

Barcelona have made the best start to the Spanish league season by any club since Bobby Robson’s 1996-97 vintage scored 30 goals in their first nine games.

“I didn’t just come here for paella and sunshine…”

October 29, 2008

Watching Villarreal’s Robert Pires bustling around the pitch during Sunday’s match against Atletico Madrid, you would think he was in his mid twenties rather than his mid thirties.

Media outbursts seldom have desired effect

October 28, 2008

It seems even the most experienced players can forget that criticising your coach in the media pretty much always backfires.