People often joke about teams playing too defensively and playing with “no real striker”, but that is just what Scotland did in their away game against the Czech Republic in the latest Euro 2012 qualifiers. Their manager, Craig Levein, defended his selection, even though they lost 1-0, but it did in fact include 6 defenders, [...]

Sven-Goran Eriksson has produced a shocker by taking charge of Championship side Leicester City, though others will say it’s just another chapter in his widely exotic career. One can think of few other managers who have changed such drastic environments as the former England boss. He had a moderately successful time as England coach, and [...]

watch?v=tKnJAveTkdA It’s not often that a 15 year old kid is valued so highly that powerhouses like Manchester United and Barcelona go after him at the same time, but that’s what the Brazilian teenager Andrigo is experiencing. Sir Alex Ferguson wants him to come on trial at Old Trafford, but Barcelona are offering him the [...]

It seems like Bayern Munich are just unwilling to let the injury to their starman Arjen Robben go, and have given the Dutch FA an ultimatum to pay one million euros as compensation for their player, or face going to court with FIFA. Their chairman Karl-Heinrz Rummenigge is majorly annoyed that Robben will not be [...]

The German league has been the leading voice of reason for how things should be done for some time now, for example allowing standing sections at grounds and not forcing fans to always be sitting, such as in most other grounds around Europe. This time, Borussia Dortmund fans are leading a charge against high ticket [...]

English manager Steve McClaren’s big move to German club Wolsburg has already proven much tougher than he initially expected, as his side suffered a third straight defeat since the start of the Bundesliga, their worst opening performance in their history. And this is after they appointed McClaren, who lead Dutch side FC Twente to their [...]

Serbian goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic got a nasty surprise recently when he checked out a few of his country’s sports webpages, and saw his own obituary posted there. The reason for this was his decision to join Partizan Belgrade on loan, something deemed unforgivable by fans of his former club, Red Star Belgrade. Red Star and [...]

French coach Laurent Blanc is pulling out all the tricks to get the public on his side, including printing out the text to the French national anthem “La Mersellaise” and making every player memorize and sing it at games. It’s an effort to improve the image of his squad, as well as bolster the team [...]

In a very strange news story, it has been reported that Portugal’s national coach Carlos Queiroz is facing a 6-month ban from football, after it was found that he “acted aggressively” against employees who were administering drug tests on his team prior to the World Cup. The incident happened during a training session and has [...]

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. He [...]

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