Archive | September 16, 2012

José Mourinho’s task is to ensure Real Madrid can count to 10

When Real Madrid won their ninth European title courtesy of the most breathtaking swish of Zinedine Zidane’s left foot just over a decade ago, nobody would have imagined that it would take so long to reach double figures. At the time the original galáctico project was in full swing, with Zidane, Luis Figo and Roberto […]

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Old master Paul Scholes inspires Man Utd

Milestones seem a weekly occurrence at Old Trafford but some carry an added significance. Some are not simply a statistical reason for being sentimental. Because, as Rio Ferdinand represented Manchester United for a 400th time, on Sir Alex Ferguson’s 500th home league game, as Ryan Giggs headed into uncharted territory by becoming the first man […]

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Wenger’s work makes progress

Quality, then, but not without a few caveats. Although Arsenal may be high in the table as well as high in the general excellence of their display, we still don’t truly know where they are as a team. The uncertainty is more to do with the opposition they have encountered rather than Arsenal themselves, who […]

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