Posts Tagged "Barcelona"

A Homage To A Catalonian Evening

By on Dec 1, 2010 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

I will get to actual football in a minute. Please bear with me. In a week when former Tory minister David Mellor bleated on TV about dishonesty in public life, it came as less of a shock to see Henry Winter making a good point in the Telegraph this weekend and Martin Samuel writing sensibly in the Daily Mail on Monday. Samuel left the Mail’s bleating at the BBC...

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Match Of The Midweek: Barcelona 4-1 Arsenal

Match Of The Midweek: Barcelona 4-1 Arsenal

By on Apr 6, 2010 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 5 comments

How, then, do Arsenal solve a problem like Lionel Messi? If he isn’t unquestionably the best player in the world at the moment then he is in the top two or three, and if this evening’s Champions League quarter-final proves anything, it proves that one player, in irresistable form, can win a match. Lionel Messi has been in sensational form all season but...

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Sir Bobby Robson – 1933-2009

By on Jul 31, 2009 in Latest, Opinion | 3 comments

It has been a very sad day for football on the eve of the new season. We have lost one of us. It is, perhaps, a reflection of the hole in the heart of English football that we should mourn a football man whose greatest single attribute was nothing more or less than a sense of common decency. It is football’s loss and our loss that we may never in a quite...

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Match Of The Week: FC Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United

By on May 27, 2009 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 3 comments

Sometimes, you have to wonder. Levels of fitness and skill have no doubt improved in football over the last couple of decades, but perhaps today was the day during which we started to lose grip with reality. Every British newspaper had a pull-out section, many choosing to lavish extravagant praise on a match that hadn’t even been played yet. But anyone that...

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Three Times Lucky For Manchester United?

By on May 27, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

How often, then, do cup winners get lucky? Ahead of tomorrow night’s European Cup final in Rome it’s a question worth asking ourselves, because there is a tendency, in cup finals, for those moments of good fortune to be critically important. In this respect, cup competitions are very different to league seasons. A league season consists of a large number...

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