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23 August 2010
It was just like watching Wimbledon this weekend, but not the franchise who moved to Milton Keynes or the ones who play at Kingstonian. No, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were listening to the All England Lawn Tennis Club championship when an unseeded Brit loses in the first round: 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.
SHARES
20 August 2010
You’ve just picked up the 14th red card of your career, so you are suspended for the next game. At the ripe old age of 36, it’s basically up to you to make sure the side score goals and win games so that your club, one of the biggest in the continent, isn’t relegated. The doctors say you are injured.
SHARES
20 August 2010
Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman is subject to interest from Premier League new-boys Blackpool, Carl Burkitt ponders whether he should make the step up or sit tight in League On
SHARES
20 August 2010
So, we’re off and running, and into the second week of the Premier League season. You’d hope it’s as exciting as the opening weekend’s action, and some cracking fixtures await.
SHARES
19 August 2010
Today’s La Gazzetta dello Sport has a front-page photo of the grandly-named Kevin Prince Boateng looking mean and moody, sitting on a pile of rubble on what seems to be a mock-up of a building site.
SHARES
19 August 2010
Amigos, it is getting harder by the day to find superlatives that can do justice to Braga’s performances.
SHARES
18 August 2010
If the front cover of Marca is to be believed - which it never should be, really - Real Madrid have landed themselves an absolute charmer of a footballer in Mesut Özil. According to Wednesday’s edition, the German told his former club, Werder Bremen, that “either you sell me or I won’t play” ahead of their Champions League clash with Sampdoria on Wednesday night.
SHARES
18 August 2010
After the disappointment of losing the league title, coupled with failure to qualify for the Champions League, Fenerbahce’s 4-0 win over Antalyaspor on the opening weekend could not have been better timed. The only problem was, there was nobody there to see it. The game, played in near silence, was the first of two home games that Fener will play without the support of their fans after the riots on the final day of last season.
SHARES
17 August 2010
Much like Independiente’s stadium, the grandly named Libertadores of America, the Argentine league is far from ready. Although everyone was desperate to get back to club football after the World Cup and get on with fútbol para todos, very few of the teams are actually ready for battle. Together with Argentinos Juniors, the champions, the Rojo finished off round two of the Apertura on Monday night.
SHARES
17 August 2010
The 2010/11 season may have just started but its opening weekend already offered a few surprises. There were four away successes, but the highlights of the round were defeats for both Benfica and Sporting.

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