Last Sunday, I had pretty much decided to write a piece on the approaching UEFA Champions League semi-finals. I even had the first paragraph done – “Just twelve months ago the accepted wisdom was we were getting set for a Champions League el clasico final. It didn’t happen but the bookmakers believe it will happen this time. Are we getting ahead of ourselves again?”
Then Luis Suarez decided that Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic looked a bit tasty and decided to nibble on his arm.
Out went the Champions League and in came Suarez and his chomp.
At this time last week bookmakers had Barcelona….to read more click on the link.
Here is a rundown of who is where and who has to play who over the remaining four weeks of the Barclay’s Premier League season.To read more please click on the link.
It was a week of storms for USA Coach Jürgen Klinsmann. First there was the storm of controversy with critical quotes being attributed to unnamed squad players questioning Klinsmann’s approach, his tactical acumen and favoritism towards German-American players he has actively recruited to the squad.
The second was the snow-storm that hit Denver and perhaps offered up some solace to Klinsmann.
The problems of the last seven days are a ways removed from the wide-spread optimism of just ten months ago. Five wins in a row against Slovenia, Venezuela, Panama, Italy and Scotland included three clean sheets and the talk was more about the damage the USA could do at the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil rather… to read more please click on the link.