Category Archives: European Football

Ruud van Nistelrooy retires (14 May 2012)

Finally, the much-travelled van Nistelrooy has decided to retire from football. Yea, I know – he has played before for Man Ure but I’m more interested in his international career as he was once Holland’s main striker and with the … Continue reading

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Rangers FC will survive!

In every major football league in Europe, I have a favourite club. In England, it’s the Arsenal; in France, I’d go for Paris Saint-Germain (and that was long before the Qatar Investment Authority stepped in and inflated the club’s finances); … Continue reading

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Wayne Bridge – the new Winston Bogarde?

Both of these players share some similarities – they incidentally have the same initials and play in the same position (leftback). I’m not going to quibble about their respective nationalities, their height differences and their previous clubs etc., though both … Continue reading

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José Mourinho’s sense of humour

Last night’s clash between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in the curtain-raiser in Spanish football ended in pandemonium as players from both sides clashed towards the end of a tense affair. Of course, the accursed men in claret and blue … Continue reading

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PSV putting money where the mouth is

When PSV general manager, Justin Sanders said that the club is now only fully focused on football the moment their financial clout has been temporarily diminished by the announcement that the Eindhoven city council has approved the purchase of the … Continue reading

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*Update – City Council has decided on PSV Eindhoven’s future

I wrote yesterday about PSV’s future to be decided by the Eindhoven city council and the official club site is able to (with great pleasure) announce that the city council has voted (by 29 votes for and 14 against) in … Continue reading

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PSV Eindhoven’s fate to be decided tonight

  I’ve no time to relate what has happened to my favourite Dutch club and I’ve no interest to regurgitate whatever that has been said in the Dutch newspapers – but the dormant giants of the Eredivisie has fallen into … Continue reading

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(Deceitful) Pair to Lock Horns Again

The two identified cheaters in world football would challenge each other for Round 2 in the European Champions League (having met each other in the CL Final 2009) which pits FC Barcelona against Man Ure on 28 May 2011. A … Continue reading

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Super Depor relegated :(

Deportivo La Coruña has been relegated from the La Liga – and ironically after a 2-0 defeat at home to my beloved Valencia CF. The ‘Super Depor’ affection may have been long gone, and for a team usually accustomed to … Continue reading

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Handball Henry

The Republic of Ireland team have probably every right to feel hard done by a player the Arsenal faithful would always be indebted to. With Thierry Henry’s deliberate attempt to control the ball in the box, he capitalized on the … Continue reading

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