Back in July 2008, FourFourTwo introduced a Balkan schemer by the name of Luka Modric. In the light of current transfer rumours, what he had to say then is very interesting Ã¢ÂÂ not least the words, "big, fat contract"...
Massimo MorattiÃ¢ÂÂs morning reading will be a spot shorter from now on after the Inter owner decided to boycott La Gazzetta dello Sport for joining in the chorus of calls for the Nerazzurri to be stripped of their 2006 Serie A title.
The Ukraine Premier League doesn't kick off until tonight but Dynamo Kyiv have already laid down a marker for the title. Last season's runners-up beat their arch rivals Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 to win the Super Cup earlier this week in Poltava.
APRILIn April, football fans either wanted to clap their hands and bark like drunken sea lions in giddy excitement or tear their hair out in boredom and frustration. This was all because of the playing of three-quarters of the Ã¢ÂÂRally of ClÃÂ¡sicosÃ¢ÂÂ, a narrative so dominant in Spain that nobody would have noticed if the King had worn a dress for a month and called for a ham boycott.