Roma as we know it does not exist anymore - either on or off the pitch. This was plain to see on Wednesday evening in a vacuous performance in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk Ã¢ÂÂ a team that had not played a competitive game for two months Ã¢ÂÂ and then again on Sunday as they allowed a three-goal lead to turn into a 4-3 defeat at Genoa.
CelticÃ¢ÂÂs utter domination of SundayÃ¢ÂÂs Old Firm match will have left many impressed, with Neil LennonÃ¢ÂÂs side finally looking capable of winning the SPL. But where does that leave Rangers?
For Portugal to have four teams in the Last 32 of the Europa League is quite some accomplishment - even if two of them were demoted from the Champions League. And looking at recent history, one cannot help but feel that the chances of a Portuguese team going on to feature in the semis or even the final of the competition are rather favourable.
Fan protests, a manager publicly blasting players and a team steadily sliding down the Championship table. Welcome to a month at Derby County. To use the phrase Ã¢ÂÂa season of two halvesÃ¢ÂÂ would be quite some understatement. This is a Derby side who were on the cusp of the automatic promotion places in November, but who now stare nervously over their shoulders in 17th place.
Always looking to see a glass half empty and teeming with algae, LLL was all with the despair, sighing and forehead-slapping when it was announced that Barcelona and Arsenal would be thrown together in the Champions League for yet another year.
Ah, ValentineÃ¢ÂÂs Day - as depressing for some as it is heart-warming for others. However, while this blogger may have been left empty handed on Monday, I knew there was one love who wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt let me down, the Turkish Super Lig - and in true Valentines style it was a weekend full of tiffs, heart-break and of course love!