It seems like all is not well in the Barcelona dream-team, and even such a successful coach as Guardiola is faced with problems surrounding his (former) best players.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the former Barcelona striker who moved to AC Milan for 24 million Euros, has hit out at his former boss, Pep Guardiola. The Swedish star has [...]
The headlines around the UK are full of articles blasting the classless way in which Javier Mascherano forced his move from Liverpool to Barcelona, and it is hard to argue with them. It has been known for a while now that he wanted to leave Anfield, but refusing to play for his club in order [...]
I think the draw for the group stages of this season’s Champions League produced some rather tame fixtures, where there are clear favorites to win each group, and you don’t see many surprises being produced. However, Group G certainly sounds like the group of death, with Milan, Real Madrid, Ajax and Auxerre all battling it [...]
You’ll forgive me for keeping on writing about Manchester City players, but when they’ve bought half the planet, it shouldn’t be such a surprising thing. This piece of news concerns their new 12.5 million signing Jerome Boetang, who got injured on the plane on his way to City, and now faces a month out of [...]
Many people are surprised when they find out new Aston Villa signing Stephen Ireland is Irish, and that’s because he has retired and refuses to play for the national team. His international career lasted only 6 games, in which he scored 4 goals, but since then he has refused call after call to be part [...]
Israel side Hapoel Tel Aviv beat Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg 3-2 away in the first leg of their Champions League tie, which was a big surprise. However, another surprising thing is that the goalscorer of Hapoel’s 3rd goal, Itay Schecter, was given a yellow card for his celebration, which involved putting a Jewish skullcap [...]
The “French disgrace” farce continues, and this time it’s France’s own players that are laughing at the French Football Federation. The latter handed out punishments to a number of players they deemed were responsible for the team’s disastrous showing at the World Cup, in a bid to show they have things under control. The result, [...]
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is at it again. After a number of the group matches at the 2010 World Cup proved rather dull affairs with both teams looking for the draws, he has hinted that upcoming changes might remove such a possibility. Draws might be scrapped all together, and instead teams that are level at [...]
Uli Hoeness, the president of Bayern Munich, seems to have totally lost it when it comes to dealing with his two star players, Robben and Ribery. Whether it be injuries or disciplinary hearings, both have been absent from Bayern’s squad, which has seriously damaged their pre-season preparations. And Hoeness will have none of that.
One of the biggest transfers of this summer was Mario Balotelli’s £24m move from Inter to Manchester City, which made City by far the biggest spenders in Europe this season (with the transfer of James Milner set to be completed too). The controversial Italian striker had a hard time with some sections of Inter’s fans [...]