Posts Tagged "Real Madrid"

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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The 20 “Most Important” Football Clubs In The World

By on Feb 24, 2009 in Latest | 116 comments

It doesn’t do any of us any harm to occasionally remind ourselves of the sheer blustering pomposity of the biggest clubs in football. Tonight’s ambassadors for “giving the fans what they want” (as ever, a thin mask for “making more money for ourselves”) are Milan, who had some very important opinions to give on the subject of a...

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Slaves To Fortune

By on Jul 11, 2008 in Latest | 3 comments

Is there any sound more grating than that of the petulant millionaire?¬†One of the¬†curiosities of the situation concerning Cristiano Ronaldo’s on-off move to Real Madrid is the lack of media training that he appears to have received. In an era in which players seemed to have been groomed from puberty, Ronaldo’s candour has been most refreshing. He has...

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My Dream Is To Play For Madrid

By on Jun 6, 2008 in English League Football, European Club Football | 5 comments

I’ve long been a believer that the media can make any story it likes true if it repeats it enough. When Martin Jol was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur, it was against the wishes of a majority of Spurs supporters, and in line with a concerted media campaign that began well before the club’s form slumped at the start of the season. When Jose Mourinho left...

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