If Sid Lowe can do it, why canÃ¢ÂÂt I? The esteemed interpreter of Spanish football gives out the Sids at the end of every season, so IÃ¢ÂÂm going to dish out the Simmos as I review a year in which football spectacularly lost the plot.
Most of us would have been content with an iPad for Christmas, but not Massimo Moratti. The Inter president would only be really happy with a new coach - and one who would cause Silvio Berlusconi the greatest amount of discomfort to boot.
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RESULTS Fri Dec 17 Braga 5-0 Academica Sat Dec 18 Beira-Mar 3-2 Vitoria Guimaraes, Benfica 5-2 Rio Ave Sun Dec 19 Pacos Ferreira 0-3 FC Porto, Olhanense 0-0 Nacional, Naval 0-3 Uniao de Leiria, Maritimo 1-1 Portimonense Mon Dec 20 Vitoria Setubal 0-3 Sporting
Last season was a somewhat testing time for Watford fans. Memories of their brief stint in the Premier League in 2006-07 were fading, Brendan Rogers had left the club for Reading and the club's financial health was deteriorating rapidly.
The flip side of the short league format in Argentina providing two champions a year is, of course, two extended periods of mourning. No competitive football, only interminable rumours, friendlies, marketing exercises and the like. This is compounded by FÃÂºtbol Para Todos, where the fixtures are played back to back, often making the weekend run from Friday night to Tuesday.