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SHARES
10 April 2008
It’s not often you see fans celebrating a place in the last four of the UEFA Champions League by calling for their coach to be sacked.
SHARES
10 April 2008
And so Italy bids farewell to this season’s Champions League, with more of a whimper than a roar it has to be said.The Italian press have been quick to jump on AS Roma’s shortcomings over the two legs against Manchester United.“Roma out without getting on the board,” lamented La Gazzetta dello Sport at the 2-0 and 1-0 defeats to the English champs.They did have the chance to reopen the tie at Old Trafford but Daniele De Rossi squandered the opportunity when he blasted his first-half penalty-kick over the bar.“De Rossi wasteful, Tevez no,” summed up the Pink’Un after a header from Carlos Tevez decided the outcome. The Roma midfielder, for his part, was in rueful mood and claimed that he had never felt so bad.“It’s the worst moment of my career,” admitted the player who had scored one of the decisive spot-kicks for Italy in the 2006 World Cup final and only last weekend converted a similar effort to grab victory for the Romans against Genoa.
SHARES
9 April 2008
There was none so giddy and giggly as La Liga Loca's newspaper kiosk man on Wednesday morning. And it wasn't because the blog had finally paid the bill on those specialist import magazines.
SHARES
8 April 2008
At three o’clock on Wednesday morning, the Manchester La Fianna striker ‘Dinho’ will start a long journey from Barcelona, via Amsterdam, to Cape Town.
SHARES
8 April 2008
I scored twice for England last night. In my dream.
SHARES
8 April 2008
In another one of those forehead-slapping 'what on earth were they thinking?' moments, the shaved monkeys running Spanish football - the same simple-minded simians who allowed the Mallorca v Real Madrid match to be televised (badly) on two channels - have agreed to Valencia's request that their league clash with Racing Santander be brought forward from Sunday afternoon to Saturday night.
SHARES
7 April 2008
Maybe the time has arrived to lay-off Alessandro Del Piero.The Juventus captain has been a much-maligned figure in recent times due to his pig-headed attitude of not agreeing with the general consensus that, at 33, he is over the hill and should call it a day.In fact, he reminds me of Tom Cruise: much smaller in stature when you get up beside him but a massive self-regard of his own worth.Having stood next to him on a few occasions I can certainly vouch for the former and after overtaking the legendary Gaetano Scirea’s club record of 552 appearances few can argue that he deserves to crow a little.In fact, Alex is getting very good at knocking over records for the Old Lady, having taken his all-time goalscoring-tally with the Turin club to 233, following his brace in the dramatic 3-2 defeat to Palermo on Sunday evening.However, all his good work was undone thanks, in part, to three wonderful goals by the hosts, two of which came from Amauri Carvalho de Oliveira, who could well be lining up alongside Del Piero next season.
SHARES
7 April 2008
Well, finally, cause for celebration: A violence free weekend.
SHARES
4 April 2008
I’ve heard some great excuses off players for being late, but the following takes the biscuit.

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