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29 September 2009
United have drawn Barnsley away in the League Cup. It makes a change from always being drawn at Old Trafford and it’s a decent tie close to Manchester.
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29 September 2009
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29 September 2009
It took years of advancing technology, trial and error and Chris Kamara's Street Soccer to finally get to where we are today. Here's the best of the bunch...
SHARES
29 September 2009
Depending on your point of view, Real Madrid’s 2006 presidential election was either a high point in the club’s institutional history or a cringing embarrassment. The whole polemical process included police visits to the Bernabeu to investigate full-to-the-brim ballot boxes appearing from cupboards, confirmed cases of vote-rigging, a postal poll stopped by a judge and an eventual victory for Ramón Calderón that is still heavily contested. It was a glorious example of the devious lengths and lows that the rich and powerful would stoop to, to become Madrid’s president and use and abuse its enormous powers of patronage. They are currently three separate legal investigations underway looking into Calderón’s grubby little reign on the club. The first and second concern vote-rigging in the 2006 election and the infamous AGM of 2008 - the act that eventually brought down the former president’s regime after Marca’s vote-tampering exposé.The most recent probe is attempting to work out where and to whom a reported €24 million in commissions from player transfers went during Calderón’s spell. The former president’s defence is that he made no money during his time at the club and knew nothing about the alleged cases of corruption during the first two affairs, leaving one with the conclusion that Calderón is either lying or incompetent. Now that Madrid are beginning their glorious, golden era of Florentino Pérez II and his various club related construction projects - three and counting - attentions have turned to Barcelona’s 2010 presidential poll which already promises to be just as nasty as Madrid’s now legendary 2006 affair. Aside from Barça’s double wins over Racing and Málaga over the past seven days, the big, big news from Catalunya was a story from El Periódico that the club’s director general, Joan Oliver, had ordered a private investigation firm to poke about in the lives of four of the club’s five Vice Presidents.
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28 September 2009
GOOD DAY
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25 September 2009
The other day, conversation in the FourFourTwo office turned to noses.

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