Serie A looks wide open this season

November 3, 2009

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BillSportsMaps
“Where have all the wonder teams gone? There was a time – perhaps there still is that time – when the Serie A championship was totally dominated by the three superpowers: Internazionale, Milan and Juventus. Not only have this trio won 26 of the last 33 league titles, they have also tended (at least one of them) to utterly dominate the season, home and away.” (WorldSoccer)


Chippa not panicking over Bafana

November 3, 2009

“Former Bafana Bafana star striker, Phil ‘Chippa’ Masinga, is confident Carlos Alberto Parreira will turn Bafana Bafana’s fortunes around ahead of the 2010 World Cup finals on home soil next June.” (TimesLive)


Ten Emerging Talents in the Championship

November 3, 2009

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Chris Burke (Cardiff City)
“Among the performers who have lit up this burgeoning Championship campaign are some familiar names. Michael Chopra has so far justified every last dime of his weighty fee, Kevin Nolan has buckled down and rehabilitated his reputation as an all purpose midfielder-cum-forward, and Adam Johnson’s sleek skills on the Middlesbrough wing have helped Smogheads forget the injured Stewart Downing. But who are the emerging stars of the league? Which players have burst on the scene and chalked up their greatest achievements this season?” (thetwounfortunates)


Video Of The Week: Steel City Blues (1984)

November 3, 2009

“More than a decade before “The Full Monty”, the decline of the city of Sheffield and the effect of the collapse of the city’s steel industry was already well documented. This week’s Video Of The Week goes back to 1984. “Steel City Blues” traces the decline of the city and ties it together with Sheffield Wednesday’s attempts to get back into the First Division for the first time since 1970.”
(twohundredpercent)


Matches

November 3, 2009

“UEFA Champions League comprises of three qualifying rounds, a play-off round, a group stage and four knockout rounds.” (UEFA)