Archive | October, 2012

This is Jens Lehmann’s tweet (HUMOUR)

Jens Lehmann is by no means a conventional footballer, in fact he has always been a source of interesting and odd stories. So what’s his Twitter account like? Max Grieve of Football Ramble investigates. Somebody was pretending to be Jens Lehmann, and Jens Lehmann didn’t like it. After all, he was Jens Lehmann, and not […]

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Top 5 Chelsea-Man United Controversies

  In light of the allegations towards referee Mark Clattenburg following Sunday’s Premier League clash between the two sides, (we) look back at some of the furores involving the two sides. 5. Didier Drogba sent off in 2008 Champions League final 4. Sir Alex Ferguson’s five-match touchline ban 3. Patrice Evra and Chelsea’s groundsman face […]

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Leadership Lessons – Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd was recently hailed as the largest sports club on the planet. For that they can thank their long-serving manager Sir Alex Ferguson. What can we learn from ‘the hair dryer’? 1. Don’t tolerate a lack of focus or commitment. ” …Indeed, so committed is Fergie to staff development that when his hairdryer trick […]

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Leadership Lessons – Wenger

Arsene Wenger has managed Arsenal for fourteen years straight. Indeed, Sir Alex Ferguson is the only manager to have spent longer at his current club. So how can you emulate the staying power of the man they call ‘Le Professor’? 1. Make your name synonymous with your brand. ” …Now it is Wenger who defines […]

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Clattenburg, Mikel, Mata…..

— for the first time in the professional game’s history in England — an allegation of racism against a referee. Mikel responded after team-mates David Luiz and Ramires told him they believed he had been racially abused by the FIFA official moments after he was booked at Stamford Bridge. …Mikel did not hear the alleged […]

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Wonderful Wilshere the one ray of light for stuttering Arsenal

The huge roar that greeted Jack Wilshere’s first appearance at the Emirates Stadium in 17 months told the story. The story of supporters desperate for something to cheer for after a miserable week in which they had seen their side lose twice and clashed with the board during a hostile AGM. The story of one […]

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A New Hope – Barca’s next Pique, Marc Batra

His patience has finally been rewarded. Marc Bartra had been persistently praised by Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova in recent weeks, but largely ignored by the Catalan coach – despite the club’s crisis in central defence. On Tuesday night, however, he came of age with an accomplished appearance against Celtic in the Champions League. And there is plenty more to come. … […]

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Guardiola in Chelsea Picture

Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola is again being linked with a move to Chelsea after intimating that he could make his return to football in London. … It is thought the Gunners are monitoring his situation in the event that Arsene Wenger opts to call time on his long career in North London. … But […]

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Super Santi – Madrid’s loss is Arsenal’s gain

There’s something about Santi Cazorla. He has a strange effect on people. Mention him and there it is: the wide eyes, the enthusiasm, the enjoyment, the sense of discovery, the fun. From Ruud van Nistelrooy escaping the sun at Málaga’s training ground and offering a judgment of unsolicited simplicity, to Xavi Hernández citing him as […]

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The Arsenal AGM

After back-to-back defeats against Norwich and Schalke, the timing of the Arsenal AGM couldn’t really have been much worse. It was expected to be a fiery affair especially with the summer sale of ex-skipper Robin Van Persie to Manchester United. However, the abject displays the team put on show for us over the last few […]

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