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Blog Post Archive

Brazil milestone evokes memories of Pele and Moore

“One of the biggest blasts of hot air, which I’ve been hearing ever since I was an adolescent, is the idea that top level sport is a good place to learn and develop ethical and moral values. It never was. Ambition, the desire to be a...Show More Summary

Lame Arsenal a shadow of Man Utd's former foes

At Old Trafford Sir Alex Ferguson was almost wistful as he sounded like a man pining for the dangerous days of flying pizzas in the Old Trafford tunnel. The meeting between Manchester United and Arsenal was once a fixture to count on...Show More Summary

River Plate v Boca Juniors - where has the magic gone?

The biggest occasion in South American domestic club football was back on Sunday when River Plate met Boca Juniors in a league match for the first time in almost 18 months. The big Buenos Aires derby is followed all over the continent for a number of reasons. Show More Summary

City's Champions League hopes hand by a thread

Manchester City's supply of miracles probably ran out on the day they scored twice in stoppage time to win the Premier League. Roberto Mancini should not expect another to save them in the Champions League. The City manager accepts this...Show More Summary

Eventful Braga game encapsulates Man Utd's season

At Old Trafford Like bookends at either end of Sir Alex Ferguson's evening, Manchester United's manager drove away from Old Trafford to ponder two pressing problems. Finding the solution to one created by the outstanding Javier Hernandez...Show More Summary

Chelsea's revolution gathers pace in style

At White Hart Lane Chelsea did not exactly bury bad news with a very good day at Tottenham, but behind the many unwanted headlines there is much that deserves admiration as a revolution gathers pace. Roberto di Matteo's side arrivedShow More Summary

Rooney: 10 years with England but still unproven

Wayne Rooney moves towards his 10th England anniversary still searching for total fulfilment as an international away from his successes at Old Trafford with Manchester United. If elite players are defined by their contributions to major...Show More Summary

Argentina & Uruguay back on road to Brazil

The so-called 'Super-classic of the Americas' descended into the farce that it probably deserved last week. Argentina against Brazil is one of football's greatest rivalries. But the occasion and its tradition are undermined when theShow More Summary

Can Colombian football launder its past?

Colombia's football must come to terms with its past drug problems Tim Vickery says Colombian football's attempts to erase its years of drug-financed success may be a step too far. Veteran Colombian midfielder Gerardo Bedoya came up with something special for his record-breaking 41st sending off. Show More Summary

John Terry relishes the limelight as Chelsea march on

At the Emirates Stadium John Terry was in his usual position as centre of attention, milking the applause of Chelsea's celebrating fans before placing his boots carefully into the hands of an appreciative youngster. Terry was inevitably...Show More Summary

Boy from Brazil emerges as new Blues hero

The final dramatic chapter of Didier Drogba's Chelsea story made him an act that was almost impossible to follow. But a boy from Brazil called Oscar has stepped into his shoes to write the next compelling scenes. Drogba's last kick in...Show More Summary

Hodgson begins the long road to Rio

Chisinau, Moldova England's road to Rio starts on Dacia Boulevard and in Chisinau's Zimbru Stadium - compact and as far removed from the legendary Maracana as manager Roy Hodgson is likely to get. The 10,400-capacity stadium was completed...Show More Summary

Uruguay have cause for World Cup concern

World Cup qualification resumes in South America this Friday, with a question mark hanging over the team which have been the continent's form side over the past two years. Might the London Olympics mark an unwelcome turning point for Uruguay? On the face of it there should be no cause for alarm. Show More Summary

Who needs what on transfer deadline day

The transfer window shuts on Friday night and every sign points to a frantic conclusion to August's business as clubs finalise their squads until January. Despite having had all summer to make those crucial alterations, there will be...Show More Summary

FA unwraps £120m monument to future of football

The words of Sir Bobby Robson deliver one of a series of inspirational messages at the Football Association's new £120m monument to the future of the game in England. England's players will see the words "Practice Makes Permanent" adorning the wall as they walk through the corridors to their vast dressing room at St. Show More Summary

My Premier League 2012-13 predictions

The after-glow of London's 2012 Olympics still burns fiercely - but Premier League football takes its place back on centre stage as the new season begins on Saturday. Will Manchester City retain the title they claimed so dramatically...Show More Summary

Robin van Persie to Man Utd is a landmark moment for the club

Sir Alex Ferguson has made an exception to his rule for an exceptional talent. Manchester United's manager has moved away from his zealous investment in the younger market to sign Robin van Persie. Ferguson's transfer mantra in recent...Show More Summary

Inspiring a generation

When I fly back to Rio - the host of the 2016 Olympics - my enduring memory of London 2012 will be that of Great Britain's women's football team beating Brazil. Included in a Wembley crowd of 70,584, sitting directly behind me, was a...Show More Summary

Can Uruguay roll back the years at London 2012?

The Paris Olympics of 1924 are best remembered in Britain for providing the backdrop to 'Chariots of Fire.' But for all the heroism of Messrs Liddell and Abrahams, something happened there with far greater consequences - the birth of...Show More Summary

Brazil's dual football mission at the London Olympics

The British public are getting a crash course on the appeal and importance of the Olympic football tournament. They may still regard it as something of a sideshow, but in Brazil it is seen as the showpiece of the Games, especially over...Show More Summary

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