Decisive Dublin derby

October 2, 2009

“While every derby is touted as ‘must win’ for those involved, tomorrow’s match in Dublin between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers may give the term a more important weight. Current champions Bohemians lie one point ahead of Rovers at the top of the League of Ireland with only seven games left to play. But it is not just the destination of the league title that could be decided – the result may be crucial in determining the immediate future of Bohemians given their current financial jeopardy.” (WSC)


Pro Vercelli: The Boneyard, Part II

October 2, 2009

“Before the climax, the anticlimax. Battered beyond the point of collapse by Roma’s thug tactics, we crawled toward the end of the league season leaving bloody handprints all over the linoleum. If we won just one of our two remaining matches—against Atalanta and Bologna, 16th and 14th in Serie A—we’d win the title, but we were in no shape to practice, much less to play a competitive game.” (The Run of Play)