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16 October 2008
FFT.com's Gregg Davies suffers more away-day misery
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16 October 2008
There’s trouble in paradise. All is not well at La Liga Loca’s little lovenest.
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15 October 2008
The fans want him out, the press want him out and the players apparently want him out, but Claudio Ranieri is nothing but a battler.The Juventus coach faces three games that will make or break his tenure in Turin.On Saturday, the Bianconeri are in the bear-pit of the San Paolo Stadium to face Napoli, then the following Wednesday it’s Real Madrid at home in the Champions League.The derby against Torino arrives the weekend after that, so no pressure then.
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15 October 2008
The Spanish press reaction to the roof caving in on poor old Atlético’s world - not that much of the Vicente Calderón has a roof, mind - could have appeared in one of three ways on Wednesday. a) a thoughtful investigation into why UEFA decided to take such dramatic action against Atlético and a discussion into the steps needed to ensure there is no repeat in the future.b) a hysterical bout of finger-pointing, conspiracy theory spreading and baseless, xenophobic attacks on the French.  c) a discussion on how wonderful on a scale of one to 10 Pep Guardiola / Messi / Barcelona are as a concept. Unsurprisingly, c) was the option chosen by the Catalan papers who are apparently oblivious and uninterested in the anxiety over at Atlético. Everywhere else, b) is the favoured approach. And then some.
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15 October 2008
I’m currently interviewing people for my next book, an as yet untitled tome about Manchester United in the 1990s which will be published next autumn.
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14 October 2008
Fan Nick Judd explains why Swindon's latest league defeat - for once - wasn't the main talking point of the weekend...
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14 October 2008
For what seems like a very, very, very long time now, Atlético Madrid have been promising purposefully to break with the painful past and move away from the crumbling, creaking Vicente Calderón to the... er... crumbling, creaking La Peineta stadium.The crazy plan concocted a couple of years ago by, club president, Enrique Cerezo was to leave their current boarded up base in the south of the city and take ownership of a new, hippy-happy home in the east.  The slight flaw in this sensible-sounding scheme is that one of the grounds in question is a rubble-strewn, weed-infested death trap. And so is La Peineta.
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13 October 2008
The revolution starts now – and not before time.The Italian press may not have been that impressed with the goalless draw in Bulgaria but Marcello Lippi certainly can be, as he stretched his unbeaten run as Italy coach to 29 games.Having finally decided to get rid of the deadwood such as Alessandro Del Piero and Andrea Barzagli, a few new faces were introduced who, if they keep on the right track, should be part of the squad to defend the World Cup in South Africa.
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13 October 2008
La Liga Loca is now completely convinced that when the international break comes along, the holiday-happy editorial teams of the Spanish footballing press head for the hills and are replaced by a herd of goats with basic literacy skills. An improvement, many might suggest.
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13 October 2008
Argentine spectators left the Monumental stadium on Saturday again feeling exasperated by another mediocre performance by their national team, but more-so worried about playing Chile on Wednesday without a raft of their best players.

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