Despite Transatlantic flirting, NFL has failed to globalise

November 11, 2010

FNFL/licking through the television channels in Budapest, Hungary, last week, it took just five clicks before I stumbled across live coverage of the Minnesota Vikings playing the New England Patriots.

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Ballon d’Or shortlist should give Premier League pause for thought

October 26, 2010

SOCCER-SPAIN/England performed well below expectation at the World Cup in South Africa and judging by the FIFA Ballon d'Or list announced on Tuesday the stock of the Premier League is not at its highest either.

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Will ‘Little Pea’ make Rooney green with envy?

October 25, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez’s two-goal and match-winning performance against Stoke City at the weekend for Manchester United could give manager Alex Ferguson the ideal headache.

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Breaking news: Rooney to stay at Manchester United

October 22, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/Well, what an extraordinary twist this is: Wayne Rooney has agreed a new five-year deal with Manchester United and is staying at Old Trafford after all. Here's the club statement:

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Will Rooney’s departure signal United’s decline?

October 20, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/Wayne Rooney's demand for a move away from Manchester United has stunned manager Alex Ferguson, especially given the striker's poor form and support the club have given him through personal problems.

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Breaking news: Rooney wants to leave Manchester United, Ferguson shocked

October 19, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/England striker Wayne Rooney wants to leave Manchester United, manager Alex Ferguson said on Wednesday.

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Liverpool board leads 2-1 in court cases with end now in sight

October 14, 2010

SOCCER-LIVERPOOL/Here we go again. After another legal victory in the High Court for the Liverpool board and main creditor RBS, all eyes turn to Dallas, where a new hearing on the ownership battle is underway.

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Liverpool board wins right to sell but another court battle looms

October 13, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/LIVERPOOL-COURT

Updates at 0029 GMT, Thursday after Texas court injunction and Liverpool statement.

Can European soccer learn from NFL on team parity?

September 22, 2010

NFL/
The NFL prides itself on ‘parity’, on the competitive balance between different clubs being close, ensuring that games are tightly-fought contests and that as many teams as possible start the season with some sort of chance of making the Super Bowl.

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Transfer deadline day live blog

August 31, 2010

We're following all the deals as they happen on the final day of activity in the transfer market. Comments always welcome...