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14 November 2008
It's derby weekend in the capital and anyone hoping for all manner of dastardly goings-on is set to be left disappointed.While the players will be expected to get stuck into each other, on the terraces at the Stadio Olimpico peace and harmony is set to break out.Outdoing the opposition in the stands is as much part of derby day in Rome as it is on the pitch and the opposing sets of fans will go to extraordinary lengths to keep their pre-game choreography under wraps.However, what we won’t witness are... ultras on the pitch calling a halt to proceedings, a player making a fascist salute or racist banners being unfurled behind one of the goals – unsavoury features overshadowing previous encounters.Passions will instead be directed towards remembering Gabriele Sandri, a year on from when the Lazio fan was killed en-route to a game in Milan against Inter.
SHARES
13 November 2008
Greetings from the press box at Camp Nou.
SHARES
13 November 2008
Antonio Cassano is known as a fantasista in Italian football parlance.The player whose skill and all round game are so valued that he is allowed to roam free wherever he feels.The term also means someone who embellishes his life with tall tales in order to make himself more interesting or exciting.Well, Cassano has certainly been on a few flights of fantasy in his autobiography entitled “Vi Dico Tutto” (I’ll Tell You Everything).“I’ve slept with between 600 and 700 women,” he boasts, although that's a pretty low figure going by the claims of most Italian males. “At least 20 of them have been involved in the world of show business.”
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13 November 2008
Fan Nick Judd reflects on what has been a costly week for the Robins on the road...  
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13 November 2008
Anyone who's watched young siblings fight will know that when there's a squabble, nobody wins.
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12 November 2008
Tomás Roncero, Wednesday November 12.“Another glorious hat-trick from Raúl made it 300 goals in the pristine white shirt of Real Madrid for our Captain Courageous - the shirt that stands for peace and love, puppy dogs and kittens, ham and sangria! Three more goals that show that he is the King, the Don, the Master, the... (what? away goals? Are you fu....)."
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12 November 2008
The Sulky One, as he must be known as from now on, didn’t taken long to turn a country against him.Yes, surprise surprise, Jose Mourinho and Italy don’t mix.First, he made disparaging remarks about Claudio Ranieri, then he belittled an official from another club and has fallen out with just about every local commentator he has spoken to or at, depending where you stand.Not content with that, even Inter fans are growing tired of his macho stand-offs and seething from the touchline.The Nerazzurri fans are a surly bunch at the best of times and are known to boo and lambast their own players just because they can and it passes the time.You got the feeling that secretly they were disappointed when Julio Cruz popped up with that last-gasp winner last Sunday thus spoiling a perfectly good occasion to jeer the team off the pitch.
SHARES
11 November 2008
There is a chance, faithful reader, that some of you may not be around tomorrow to read another daily dose of lies, more lies and the odd statistic. Indeed, there’s a possibility that La Liga Loca won’t be here to write it. The great circle of life dictates that some of us will end the day - or even morning, if things go very badly - shuffling off this mortal coil, having been mushed, mashed, squashed, or watched Osasuna.
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11 November 2008
FourFourTwo's trip to South Africa with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK is imminent and we're afraid there's good news and bad. 

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