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16 May 2008
Just take a look at this.
SHARES
16 May 2008
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SHARES
16 May 2008
The ghosts of Inter’s past are no doubt rattling the windows of Massimo Moratti’s luxurious Milanese penthouse.The president has banned all talk of May 5, 2002 as his side stare into the abyss of the greatest collapse in modern Italian football after holding a 11-point lead back in February.Six years ago, the Nerazzurri had allowed a five-point lead with five games to go to disappear, leaving Juventus just a point behind going into the final day.In the heat of Rome’s Olympic stadium the likes of Marco Materazzi, Ronaldo and Christian Vieri wilted in a 4-2 defeat to Lazio. It’s something Inter fans had become used to as the team suffered a similar fate back in the 1966-67 season, with Juve once again profiting from their last-day jitters.However, the Turin side have also suffered the indignity of blowing what seemed an unassailable advantage when they led Lazio in the 1999-2000 season by nine points in April, only to fall apart in spectacular fashion.
SHARES
15 May 2008
Levante are downing tools after two years without pay after one player had to send his missus home to live with his mother while he dossed down on a mate’s floor, after a whole fleet of flash cars were taken back, after bank accounts were frozen, after Riga had his house dispossessed, after threats and stand offs, after protest t-shirts and a protest kick-off in which they allowed Deportivo’s Sergio to run through unchallenged on goal, and after the aborted strike of a few weeks back.  That time, the strike was averted because the club, the council and their preferred loan sharks promised to find the money to pay them; this time, the strike is back on because the club, the council and their preferred loan sharks broke their promises.
SHARES
15 May 2008
Could football have prevented the Russian revolution? The Scottish spy, journalist, diplomat, assassin and footballer R.H. Bruce Lockhart certainly thought so. In chapter two of his memoirs, Lockhart recalls how two Lancastrian mill owners, Clement and Harry Charnock, introduced the sport to the Russian capital “as an antidote to vodka drinking and political unrest” among their staff.
SHARES
14 May 2008
'He wore the Argentina flag, he wore the Argentina flag,' was a phrase that I think, with only a little bit of exaggeration, was what every one of my Argentine friends said to me on Monday morning.
SHARES
14 May 2008
For the Spanish of a more traditional generation, choosing where to go on holiday is a fairly simple business. It's either the village or the beach.
SHARES
14 May 2008
You get the feeling as the days tick down to the Sunday showdown that the league title will not be won on the pitch but by delving deepest into the world of the dark arts.  We have already had Luis Figo and the incident with the black cat and now down in Rome males of all ages are touching their nether regions whenever a nun appears.In the past, and not a too distant past, catching a glimpse of a female member of the Catholic church was considered a recipe for disaster, nixed only by a quick grab of the privates.
SHARES
13 May 2008
I’ve spent a lot of time sorting out my trip to Moscow for the European Cup final on May 21.
SHARES
13 May 2008
Like the very odd man currently seated at the table next to La Liga Loca in its favourite café, Real Madrid may well be playing with themselves on Sunday. In the most predictable move since both Marca and AS decided to run Cristiano Ronaldo to Madrid stories on Tuesday - honestly, we'll never grow tired of them - Levante have announced an indefinite strike, an action that will well and truly poop Real Madrid's Primera party but will have very little footballing fallout. Seated in the offices of the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE), club captain, José Manuel Rubiales announced that he had contacted the Real Madrid players to tell them that there will be a Levante shaped hole at Castle Greyskull come the weekend, unless his team-mates get "a 100% guarantee that the salaries are going to be paid."

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