Some of the best of the soccer web with an atrocious piece thrown in now and again.
Glenn Moore’s winners and losers and some in between from the transfer window.
Brian Moore provides a considered view of Stoke for WSC.
An interesting take on Arsenal’s transfer moves – a sort of who is highest on the food-chain idea.
Barney Roney on Peter Crouch. It is interesting that so many people have come round to the view that Peter Crouch is actually not very good in the air. Anyone suggesting such a thing four or five years ago while Crouch was with Liverpool risked being eviscerated for expressing such an opinion.
John Chapman on what ails the current Belgian national team.
The diary of Joe Fagan is to be published soon. If this is not a must read I don’t know what is.
Simon Kuper on Manchester United’s IPO and it includes this delicious quote –
“A football club turned out to be simply a vessel for transporting money to footballers. If a club ever made any money, fans demanded that it be spent immediately on players. Football clubs seldom waste money paying dividends.”
Gordon Smith is a name that will mean very little too many but a lot to those who saw him play. Suffice to say that any player held in such high regard by the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Matt Busby and Jimmy Greaves could play a bit.
Taller, leaner – a Prof. thinks that there is a trend and something to be learned.
Park Chu-young and his military service dilemma.
Tim Vickery sets up South American World Cup qualifying that gets underway next month.
This is the final column from LA Times writer Grahame L. Jones. A wonderful farewell column as Jones moves into retirement.
Can you find a threat from Barcelona and/or Real Madrid to leave La Liga? Neither can I but it doesn’t stop this blogger from making it up though.
This is a broader perspective of the decision by Samuel Eto’o to move to Anzhi Makhachkala in Dagestan by Ishaan Tharoor.
A night out with England fans.
If the clubs have their way there will be a few less international nights anyway. Can’t help but think that if this is what the clubs want then they should start by discussing it with their respective national associations who are the bodies that benefit from the international calendar.
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