‘Other Leagues’ Category
February 21, 2013 by Sean Charles
A sad tale of events unfolded in the fixture between San Jose and Corinthians in Bolivia on Wednesday night when a 14 year old fan of San Jose was struck on the eye by a stray firework that reportedly came from the section of away fans. The boy was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
This horrible moment comes as another shameful stain on South American football as only a few months ago the continent’s second biggest club tournament final was ended at half-time as the players of Argentinian side Tigre said they were man-handled by gun wielding thugs in the second leg against Brazilian side Sao Paulo in Brazil.
February 6, 2013 by Rami El Chamaa
January 20, 2013 by Sean Charles
Tomorrow at 13:30 we will see one of the most volatile football rivalries in world football kick-off – Ajax versus Feyenoord.
So extreme was the violence between the two sets of supporters in this clash that the Dutch FA implanted a rule in 2009 of banning away fans at in the two matches each season between these teams for the next five seasons.
What makes this tie even more mouth-watering is that both clubs currently sit on 37 points in the Eredivisie table. With Twente dropping points at home and PSV falling to a shock defeat against Zwolle, a win for either Ajax or Feyenoord may prove decisive in the title race and would put either only one point behind first placed Twente.
January 19, 2013 by Vasco Mota Pereira
In an ever tighter battle between FC Porto and Benfica, there was a lot riding on last week’s match. With the two clubs fighting neck and neck for every inch, there was some curiosity as to how they would fare against each other.
Every once in a while there’s a match that has it all – lots of goals, thrilling action, tactical nuances, uncertainty about the winner. Last night’s game was one of those times. The away team twice managed to get ahead, with the hosts immediately getting back on level terms two minutes later. The less than stellar performances from both goalkeepers might have had something to do with it.
November 8, 2012 by Sean Charles
On Wednesday 7th of November, a night was etched in Celtic history. Another famous scalp to go with the countless others of the past. Celtic stood tall and went toe-to-toe with Barcelona and came out as victors, propelled by the strong Wall of Noise that greets all opposing teams when they enter Celtic Park. The birth of this current Celtic squad can be drawn back to the summer of 2010 when Celtic’s most valuable asset was sold and with that money the current Celtic squad was built. A squad that has now squared up to the best the world can offer and has come out with absolutely no fear in their eyes.
September 23, 2012 by Chris Hames
Two day ago saw the first defeat for Blackburn Rovers in their return to the Championship, having started the season in good form – well good enough to sit them top of the division. Though as the whistle went the infamous cries of ‘Kean Out’ rang around Ewood Park, as though they were still facing the season of last. Many outside of the club were quick to jump to the defence of Kean, or more so the criticism of Blackburn, and dismiss the boo’s as petty, cheap and wrong – considering the start they had had. I do question those, however, and suggest that, in some way, the Ewood Park lot are right to boo as they please.