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4 August 2010
After La Liga Loca poo-pooed the notion that there was as much chance of a Spanish journalist swilling around for answers in the country’s latest match-fixing scandal as Sergio Ramos dedicating his life to celibacy, it seems that the blog may have been more than a little harsh. El País have stood up to the libel plate.
SHARES
4 August 2010
After the fiasco in South Africa brought a great deal of shame on a nation that had - at least until Raymond Domenech - been so very proud of its national team, France is now ready to shed any notion of self-loathing and finally move on.
SHARES
4 August 2010
Second season syndrome is a common malaise in football.
SHARES
4 August 2010
It has been just over a month since Italy’s world fell apart and the nation could no longer bask in the title of world champions.
SHARES
3 August 2010
I’ve just got back from Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States, jetlagged and knackered after driving from Pennsylvania to Texas.
SHARES
3 August 2010
Just for a minute, it is time to forget the magical surrealism of the Argentina national team.
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3 August 2010
 If last summer you told a Sporting fan the Lions would be selling the crown jewels of their academy, he or she would probably burst out laughing in disbelief.
SHARES
2 August 2010
August has landed in Spain like a giant oven of doom with the country transitioning smoothly from its normal hectic three breakfasts, eight coffee breaks, four phone-calls to mother and a long lunch working speed to a complete crunching halt.
SHARES
2 August 2010
After a week or so of pre-season friendlies, which were anything but the usual summer kick-around, it was good to see some positive performances from Italian clubs over the weekend.
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2 August 2010
“Here, perhaps, is the future of the Bleus”. That was the tentative headline with which Le Monde greeted the French Under-19 side’s progress to the European Championship final.

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