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No ROI in Wales Setback Against Republic of Ireland

The final score was a Wales setback in its qualification hopes for Russia 2018

It was another Wales setback in the country’s quest for World Cup qualification after a frustrating goalless draw against a resolute Ireland side in Dublin. The Welsh side entered the game with a near enough full strength starting 11. The visitors seemed favourites to beat an Irish side hit with a spate of injuries. However, in what could be politely described as ... Read More »

Bruce Arena Strikes Back

When Bruce Arena strikes back he always wears his poker face.

As players were settling into their international training camps to prepare for this week’s friendlies and World Cup qualifiers, I noted returning United States manager Bruce Arena was in a tight spot, using one of my favorite movies as a metaphor. I raised every doubt pundits and fans have been putting forth, then concluded this week’s matches “will reveal what ... Read More »

J.League – Week Three Review

The football is coming thick and fast in Japan’s top league. This week saw the league’s first Friday night kick-offs of the campaign. Could all the unusual suspects keep their momentum up as the J.League table begins to take shape? Read More »

The Anarchy at Old Trafford on Saturday

On paper, it seemed as if Manchester United would comfortably beat a Bournemouth team who are well off the pace, but Eddie Howe’s side fought bravely to earn a valuable point on the day. Unfortunately, the game was overshadowed by a poor refereeing performance and a couple of nasty incidents. Read More »

Peterborough United v Southend United: Match Report

With the Posh facing sides in and around themselves in their next four games, in a bid to push into those promotion places, they started with a home tie to Southend – who were just 3 points above them. Fans came to the ABAX Stadium hoping for a fine display from McCann’s men – however, they got just the opposite. Read More »

Marvin Emnes Offers Another Glimpse of What Might Have Been

As seasons go, 2008-09 was among the best for the Premier League. Manchester United won the competition, which is always a good thing for me. Liverpool finished second, also a good thing. Great heroes require villains nearly their match. Rafa Benítez knew how to be a villain. His notorious “facts” rant in January 2009, when Sir Alex Ferguson took a few verbal jabs ... Read More »

Round Up: FA Cup 4th Round

The FA Cup once again proved its worth providing a fourth round full of drama and no shortage of shocks as two non-league sides beat Championship opposition to progress. The holders also made it through whilst last year’s beaten finalists crashed out. Here is a round-up of all the games. Read More »

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