In the aftermath of England U-21’s failure, one of the main topics of debate was why the best eligible players weren’t selected to participate.
The nippy little Frenchman has attracted attention from various scouts from around the world of big teams after an amazing first season in the top flight of French football with Stade Rennes.
In a follow up to yesterday’s blog on the sublime Francesco Totti, today we bring you the Emperor’s chief moments. The former Italian international has just completed his 20th season with the red & yellows and looks set to continue for a good few years yet.
Last summer saw Southampton smash their record transfer by signing Uruguay international Gaston Ramirez for a sum of around £13m, which was a shock to some.
Not so long ago I wrote about the crowd trouble and violence that marred a River Plate versus Boca Juniors match and whether Argentine football was suffering as a result of the action of certain 'fans'. Now it would seem that my feelings at the time have been confirmed with the terrible news that a fan was killed on Monday at the Estudiantes versus Lanus league game. What repercussions are we likely to see in response to the latest tragic event to occur?
The 144th Belgrade Derby
' On being two leagues up from the last game at Brodarac , naturally the standard of footballers wives and girlfriends were raised to the appropriate level. One of them paraded around the bar area like it was a Paris catwalk in a tasteful pink Lycra mini-skirt and trendy enhanced breasts. Defying gravity they appeared as unnatural as the Zenum training pitches astro-turf. '
For those of us who have been admiring Scott Parker since his early days in professional football it has been hard to watch the midfielder struggle with injury and then come back looking rusted and dogged.