Remember When… A Decade of International Football in Retrospect (Part I)

December 21, 2009


“The end of a decade. It doesn’t really mean anything does it? Do people actually still bother to organise decades into smart, distinctive categories with catch-all phrases like the ‘swinging 60s’ anymore? If they do I’ve no idea how the noughties will be remembered; an abundance of technological advancements and some pretty major international crises, any got a witty adjective to capture the mood?” (Just Fooball – (Part I), (Just Football – (Part II)


Ten best players of the decade

December 21, 2009

“Whittling the best footballers of the decade down to just ten representatives was something of an arduous, if enjoyable, task here at Soccernet towers. But, following plenty of arguments, rolling of eyes and whistles of disbelief we eventually settled on the final ten…” (ESPN)


English Premier League Tower Rankings

December 21, 2009

“The long and arduous Premiership journey has reached the halfway point, as a handful of teams gaze upon the summit and the rest fear a crashing fall back to Earth. But how can we quantify such a qualitative championship? With our best efforts, that’s how. And a little inspiration. David Bowie’s glower has already helped us in ranking the top of the premiership, as has Cantinflas, the flower of 1950’s Mexican cinema. And, well, we are running out of words that rhyme with power. Please email suggestions. In the meantime, enjoy a look at the great towers of legendary architect Gaudi. We present your EPL tower rankings.” (futfanatico)


Sabella excels as coach of Estudiantes

December 21, 2009

“Pep Guardiola is piling up the titles with Barcelona, and doing it in style – but he must surely face some competition for any coach of the year award from the man whose team gave him a scare on Saturday – Alejandro Sabella of Argentine side Estudiantes. Like Guardiola, Sabella is a first-time coach – though the Argentine does have many years experience as assistant to Daniel Passarella before being tempted to fly solo with Estudiantes, who are one of the clubs he played for, along with Leeds and Sheffield United.” (BBC – Tim Vickery)