‘Other Leagues’ Category
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.
September 10, 2012 by Henry Popiolek
Hulk’s €50 million transfer to Zenit St Petersburg might be just what the Russian Premier League needs for us all to sit up and take notice of what is fast beoming one of Europe’s most exciting leagues.
Living in the Premier League era of relentless self-aggrandizement, you’d be easily forgiven for not knowing all that much about the supposed lesser leagues in European football. The EPL is the best thing that has ever happened to mankind and the Sky Sports Top 4 are the World’s most worthy institutions, so why bother with anything else?
September 6, 2012 by Sean Charles
Here is a small piece on South American football players who will be gracing a league near you this season (that’s if you’re in Europe):
Dorlan Pabon to Parma
The Atletico Nacional forward set the group stages of the Copa Libertadores alight, tearing ahead of Neymar, Damiao and co as the tournaments early leading goalscorer. He is the owner of a thunderous right foot and isn’t shy to use it. His tendency to shoot when given any opportunity does tend to draw some complaints from team-mates but this guy will give us a few jaw dropping moments in Serie A this season.
Category Other Leagues, Transfer Special | Tags: Castan to Roma, Fernandes to Bayer Leverkusen, Henriquez to Manchester United, Jackson to Porto, Moreno to Shanghai Shenhua, Ocampos to Monaco, Pabon to Parma, Rolin to Catania, Sean Charles
July 19, 2012 by Rami El Chamaa