Posts Tagged "Milan"

Five Great European Cup Finals

By on May 27, 2009 in European Club Football, Latest | 2 comments

If you open this morning’s newspapers, you’ll see that, in the opinion of the hacks, it’s already a foregone conclusion that this year’s European Cup final will be the greatest football match of all time. This may or may not come to pass, but it has some stiff opposition to overcome if it is to join as much as the greatest European Cup finals...

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Milan vs Arsenal

By on Mar 4, 2008 in Latest | 13 comments

Well, good evening, everyone. Here’s something strange. I switched on the television at 7.30, and (lo and behold) ITV1 is showing Manchester United vs Lyon – a match which is surely a nailed-on home win. Fortunately, the considerably more interesting match between Milan and Arsenal is on ITV4, so we’re not limited to watching Rooney and Tevez (or...

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And The World Champions Are… Milan.

By on Dec 16, 2007 in Latest | 0 comments

Perhaps surprisingly, the FIFA Club World Cup left the best until last, with two magnificent matches to mark the end of the 2007 competition. In the first match, for third place, Urawa Red Diamonds came from a goal down to lead Etoile Sportive De Sahel 2-1, before a horrific goalkeeping error pegged them back to a penalty shoot-out, which the Japanese side won on...

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The Steamroller Is In Town

By on Dec 12, 2007 in Latest | 6 comments

They might not be the most famous club in the world – that dubious honour probably lies with Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United – but they are one of the most successful club sides in the history of the game. They are a football juggernaut, with a hint of controversy about them and a record both at home and in Europe and at home that is second...

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Let Me Add My Voice To The Moralising Multitudes

By on Oct 4, 2007 in Latest | 3 comments

So, Dida’s antics at Celtic Park, then. You’ll have to forgive me if I don’t express too much outrage over this, because I’d feel a little hypocritical if I did. At the Spurs-Chelsea FA Cup match earlier this year, a fan got on the pitch at full-time and went for Frank Lampard and, for all the hand-wringing and wailing at the time, it was...

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