Some of the best of the soccer web with an atrocious piece thrown in now and again.
From the “New Humanist” the story of a man suing the Baptist World Alliance for depriving him of a Premier League career. He is going to need a miracle to win this one.
As the League of Ireland gets ready to kick off another season Barry Ryan sees a league that is deep financial trouble.
A ESPN story with a Harry Harris by line. It includes this magical little piece – a source told ESPNsoccernet: “Roman wants the best in the world, so Guardiola clearly fits the bill, if he can get him of course. There have been one or two English managers names put forward, like Harry Redknapp and Glenn Hoddle, but Roman and his advisors like the men in vogue and they are usually the foreign coaches.”
Seems like a done deal to me. Wonder if the geezer down the pub has any thoughts on the England job as well.
Daniel Taylor and statistics come to the defence of Premier League officials.
Dion Fanning had some interesting thoughts on Stuart Pearce’s decision to name Scott Parker England captain against the Netherlands.
Click on cracking own goal to see one of the funniest you will ever see. I remember playing in a game when our goalkeeper attempted a drop kick clearance and a gust caught and sent it back over his own crossbar.
Simon Kuper goes all Clouseau and tries to solve the case of the missing Jules Rimet Trophy (ies) or to most people the World Cup.
Ben Lyttleton believes that Laurent Blanc has France on the right road.
Nick Harris provides the details in the Portsmouth Administrators debt report. Wait till the Rangers one is published.
Thom Watt has the seven players who have scored 20 goals in both the SPL and EPL. Make your guesses first then look.
Jonathan Wilson laid out the reasons why Chelsea and Abramovich should stick the course with Andre Villas Boas. Three days later we found out that Roman does not listen to Jonathan.
Eamon Dunphy has that nice Mr. Trapattoni in his cross-hairs again.
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