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9 October 2008
It is not only English clubs that could be feeling the pinch as the worldwide credit crunch starts to bite.AS Roma are reportedly heading for financial ruin unless they can start paying back some of the massive debt owned to the Unicredit Bank, which itself is short of a euro or two.The Sensi family, who own the capital club, have already failed to come up with 130million euro to cover their first repayment of a loan that is something in the region of 365m.Unicredit have now set an ultimatum of December to make the payment so Christmas presents will be in short supply around the Sensi household.Rosella Sensi heads up the family following the death of papa Franco last month and through their oil company, Italpetroli, will have to start off-loading some of their assets pronto.
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8 October 2008
Well it's that time again folks... when tales of the 'World's Greatest Derby' rear their head ahead of Boca Juniors vs River Plate.
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8 October 2008
Six rounds of La Liga lunacy was all it took for the first panicking Primera president to crack and kick out his coach. And the winner of this season’s prestigious 'Juan Soler itchy trigger finger’ trophy is Francisco Mendoza. As well as sharing the name of the owner of an ass that Crockett and Tubbs spent many years trying to bust, Mendoza is the president of Recreativo. And he fits all the rigid requirements of an Iberian big cheese - outrageously big moustache, look of enormous self-satisfaction and in the construction business. On Tuesday, the Recre regent booted poor old Manuel Zambrano out the door after just 22 games in charge, if you count last year’s total.
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8 October 2008
So it’s a dream come true for Portsmouth and probably Braga, Wolfsburg and Heerenveen as well.If AC Milan have their way it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for their UEFA Cup opponents because another season away from the Champions League and not only the financial ramifications but the untold damage to the club’s standing in Europe will be crippling.For a start, they will have to play in something called the Europa League - a name that conjures up solid Scandinavian sides and a raft of UEFA’s newest members.By the time the Rossoneri turn up at Fratton Park in late November, Carlo Ancelotti will expect to have six points from the matches at Heerenveen and home to Braga.
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7 October 2008
You may be relieved, or disappointed, to discover that Monty Python and the controversial parrot have no place in this blog. The Norwegian Blue in question are Stabaek, surprise leaders of the Norwegian Tippeligaen.
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6 October 2008
Obama’s Hammer blow for McCain...“The beautiful game is democracy in action and reflects American ideals and values like teamwork and diversity.”
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6 October 2008

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