November 2011 Blog Posts (9)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

In some ways its never been easier to be a football fan. The sport has grown to encompass all around us. Ministers and princes fight for football to be played in their country. Turn on the tv and you can find a football game on most days of the week. You have Match of the Day, Sky Soccer Saturday, ESPN. You can follow your team through the newspapers, through the radio and of course through the always growing influence of the internet. If your team doesn't make it onto Sky this week you can…

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Added by David O'Loughlin on November 19, 2011 at 12:59 — 5 Comments

Change in Mood At Goodison Park Or False Optimism?

 

Wait for it…….Everton have signed a player.



No, it’s not a new player per se but Marouane Fellaini’s new 5 year deal at Everton should be greeted with very much the same level of optimism.

 

With the current plight of the club and the recent transfers of Steven Pienaar and Mikel Arteta, a mass exodus was widely expected, with the likes of Fellaini, Jagielka, Baines, Rodwell and Barkley all expected out of the door sooner rather than…

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Added by Mr Jamie O'Rourke on November 17, 2011 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

F1 2016: Bigger, Slower, and Hated

In five years' time, we will see a very different Formula 1 to the one we witness now. If the constant reports and speculation are to be believed, anyway.

 

Good ol' Bernie is trying his very best to make F1 the sport of the globe - reaching out to every corner of our world in order to make the global audience as big as physically…

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Added by Adam Mills on November 13, 2011 at 16:04 — 1 Comment

Fabio - You Won't Fool Us!

 

So, all along Fabio Capello wasn’t going to play John Terry against Spain. The recent allegations surrounding the Chelsea and England captain were irrelevant, as we understand he had decided beforehand that he wanted to “…see something different in the two centre backs (selected)”

 

He will however, barring injury, start and captain the side against Sweden on Tuesday.

 

That’s right; he’s experimenting against the current European and World Champions by…

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Added by Mr Jamie O'Rourke on November 12, 2011 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Who Will Replace The Irreplaceable?

Since 2002, very little has been spoken of who will fill the biggest shoes in club football. The occasional name has popped up, and the odd piece or two written about where the club will go. Until this month, when suddenly every media outlet in the world wanted to see if they could get Mystic Meg on board in order to predict the future.…

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Added by Adam Mills on November 9, 2011 at 18:58 — 1 Comment

The Race Is On to Replace the Italian Stallion

 

As Fabio Capello edges closer and closer towards his final curtain call as England manager, you would hope that the corridors of power within the FA are beginning their search for his successor, if not by way of a plan of action but certainly with mutterings of short lists and candidates behind the scenes.

 

It wouldn’t entirely surprise you if they weren’t….but you hope they are.

 

So who’s in the frame?

 

Shortly after the World Cup…

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Added by Mr Jamie O'Rourke on November 7, 2011 at 19:34 — 7 Comments

25 Years of Sir Alex, and 18 Years of Me

To begin with, I apologise profusely - this is going to be quite a personal, thought-felt post, that I hope can help become part of a much bigger story.



As an 18 year-old Man United fan, I've never know any different than the current sign on the manager's door - Alex Ferguson has been, and currently is, the only United boss I've ever known.…

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Added by Adam Mills on November 6, 2011 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Is There A Case For the Defence?

 

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are widely regarded as one of the top 6 sides in the land, albeit Manchester United considerably more so.

 

Manchester City have visited both sides this season and scored 11 goals in all.

 

Arsenal are also within that top 6 and came away from Old Trafford having conceded 8 goals. In turn they score 5 away to another one of the big boys, Chelsea.

 

Whilst there is a school of thought that believes the…

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Added by Mr Jamie O'Rourke on November 6, 2011 at 7:39 — 4 Comments

WARNING: Cheating is STRICTLY Prohibited.

The events of the Pakistani cricketers, found guilty of spot fixing, have been unravelled in public and in the media, to the point where even more allegations have been made today during the sentencing. It is a disgraceful story - cheating sportsmen at the top of their game who put a quick buck ahead of an illustrious career. What they'll get now is a loss…

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Added by Adam Mills on November 2, 2011 at 20:20 — 5 Comments

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