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29 June 2009
In the fortnight between La Liga Loca leaving Spanish shores and being dragged back kicking and screaming, millions of protesters took to the streets of Iran, Jacko popped his clogs and the campaign to oust big loser, Vicente del Bosque, began in earnest.
26 June 2009
22 June 2009
Anyone expecting Marcello Lippi to drop the old guard in the near future is in for a big disappointment.It just isn’t the Italian way to give youth and inexperience a chance – look at the government and lack of fresh-faced politicians, the number of young entrepreneurs breaking through in the world of business and so on.A recent poll of graduate students had over 60 percent of them claiming they would look for a future in another European country or North America rather than waste away in a society of OAPs.And as we have witnessed, it is no different when it comes to football.
19 June 2009
The telling thing to take from Italy’s defeat to Egypt is that Marcello Lippi’s current squad lack the required personality to be considered genuine candidates to retain their World Cup crown this time next summer.After going a goal down thanks to some school-boy defending at a corner-kick – there were nine Italians in the area against four of the opposition – and no one to command the situation and ensure there was cover on the back-post.Italy had spent the first-half more concerned with containing Egypt’s midfield than constructing anything positive themselves – and only when the situation became more desperate did they throw caution to the wind.
17 June 2009
The Old Lady has always stood by her man.


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