A mini-compilation of some of the best articles and blog postings from the last week.
Ian Plenderleith at WSC on the fault lines of reasoning being used to justify a cameo appearance by David Beckham at White Hart Lane.
Rob Hughes on Kaka and Xavi.
Giancarlo Rinaldi looks back at the great and very entertaining Parma side of the 90s and in particular their rivalry with Juventus.
Rob Paton looks at some of the Serie A players who may be available on Bosman transfers this summer if their clubs cannot convince then to move for a fee in this transfer window.
The 100 most watched sporting events in 2010 on US TV.
The clubs share of World Cup Finals money from FIFA.
Hey big spender – Premier League wage bills for the top 5 spending clubs since 2006
Tom English writing in the Scotsman of Sunday. The full article is worth a read as well.
Last Monday’s Globe and Mail. Where do they get rubbish like this from? TFC has a vision of playing Total Football – that is a stunner. No it is not a stunner, it is just the dumbest thing I have read for some time…….oh here we go with a Dumb Double-Header
MLSSoccer.com. – This is certainly an encouraging analogy for Toronto FC fans. They must be chomping at the bit at the prospect of their team playing Total Football and rising to the dizzy heights of mid-table. Anyone who tries to tie “Total Football” to a team of today did not see the Dutch team of the 70s nor do they understand the concept and why it worked it then. Otherwise, they would not dare to even utter the words.
Glad to see Sounder at Heart else feels the same way as I do.
Jonathan De Guzman wants to play for Toronto FC. Obviously he has seen the money that his brother pockets for contributing nothing.
So wrote the toilet seat stealing Liverpool full back Glen Johnson after Merson criticized Johnson’s performances this season.
From Ross Burton and included in the Howler from WSC.
The Guardian on Wednesday just prior to West Ham getting thrashed 5-0 away to Newcastle. How easily a lucky scarf can morph into an unlucky noose. As a follow up try Harry Pearson’s article on football superstitions and Fergie’s lucky underpants.
How often to hear commentators prattling on about revenge? A win after a loss is not revenge for anything unless it is a two-legged tie and you ultimately win. It is an even more ridiculous concept when applied to a Stevenage side playing Newcastle 13 years after they last played in the FA Cup.
How quickly things change in the world of David Beckham or just take it all with a pinch of salt?
Friday 8:06 am – Loan move
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Sunday 7:15 am Just training
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