Didier Drogba: Chelsea needs win streak before thinking about title

January 19, 2011


“It has been exactly one year since I traveled 44 hours to Angola to interview Didier Drogba, the Chelsea and Ivory Coast superstar, for a story in Sports Illustrated magazine leading up to last year’s World Cup. He couldn’t have been more accommodating, spending 90 minutes talking to me in his private bungalow on the heavily fortified Ivory Coast team base in Cabinda during the African Cup of Nations.” SI

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New-money noisy neighbours salvage a point

January 19, 2011

“Neath 1-1 Llanelli – Welsh Premier League – 18th January 2011. Our Welsh wizard Mark Pitman visits The Gnoll for a local derby on a cold Tuesday night: The Manchester City of the Principality Welsh Premier League welcomed rivals Llanelli to The Gnoll for what would be the second of five successive home games for the noisy neighbours of the top-flights South Wales clubs. Recent signing Matthew Rees, who captained Port Talbot Town in the UEFA Europa League earlier this season, was handed his first start in the all-black colours of the Eagles, but it was the actions of the traditional man in black that would be the subject of controversy at the end of this much-anticipated derby match.” The Ball Is Round


Nedved – Lazio vs Mallorca – 1999

January 19, 2011

“You may well have come across Rocco Cammisola’s football writing at ITV Sport, In Bed With Maradona or maybe on his blog The Football Express. Oh and Rocco is also a Twitter legend so follow him @RCammisola .. this is his account of the last ever goal in the European Cup Winners’ Cup” Ghost Goal


Picturing Defeat – Away to West Brom

January 19, 2011

“By now everyone knows how this match panned out. Both sides made errors that were punished and West Brom claimed the 3 points. However, what went on from a formation point of view and how did that affect the match as the 90 minutes unfolded?” Tangerine Dreaming