watch?v=OvY1UyThqb4&feature=related The phrase “they brought them to tears” is often used in soccer within the context of one team scoring a late goal or something, but for Roma goalkeeper Julio Sergio, the tears were quite literal – and painful. After going in for a challenge near the end of his side’s 2-1 loss to Brescia, [...]

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has always been a special sort of player, and has caused mixed emotions in many. Some criticize him for his languid style of play, questioning his passion and commitment, but then few can deny that when he wants to, he can be one of the very best players on the [...]

One of Italy’s brightest goalkeeping prospects, Federico Marchetti, is going to have to pay the price for disloyalty by being frozen out on the bench until January for his club, Cagliari. The reasons for this are his comments in which he stated to the media that he definitely wanted to leave the club, with Arsenal [...]

There are loyal people in football, and then there is Pavel Nedved. The former Czech Republic player became a legend at Juventus after he spent eight years at the club, stuck with them when they got demoted to Serie B, and helped them get back into the top flight. He retired a year and a [...]

AC Milan’s new signing, Brazilian superstar Robinho, has come up with a list of reasons why his time at Manchester City was a failure. He had many harsh words to say about his former employees, but I think they provide an interesting insight into life at such a Premiership club. Robinho has said that he [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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