Abramovich sacks Di Matteo

Roberto Di Matteo was axed as Chelsea boss by Roman Abramovich last week…straight after his plane landed following the 3-0 defeat by Juventus in Turin on last week. The 42-year-old was sacked by the billionaire Russian owner’s henchmen at the club’s training ground just 187 days after leading the Blues to Champions League glory. The … [Read the full story]

Who’s the mug now, Spurs?

Still recovering from the disappointment of Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League victory, Tottenham Hotspur have been left with effectively worthless mugs celebrating their ‘qualification’ for the 2012-13 tournament. Spurs qualified for the world’s biggest club competition after finishing fourth in the Barclays Premier League last season. But Chelsea’s historic win in Munich saw the Blues advance … [Read the full story]

Brendan Rodgers to be new Liverpool manager

Barclays Premier League side Liverpool look set to hire Brendan Rodgers as their new manager, with his current club Swansea expecting a deal to be finalised by the end of the week. Rodgers met with Liverpool officials on last week and Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said on the club’s website the manager had been offered … [Read the full story]

Champions League final tickets going for a mere $30,000

30,000 Chelsea fans began pouring into Munich yesterday for tonight’s Champions League final. Meanwhile, the team arrived at the city’s posh Mandarin Oriental hotel. The team, including striker Didier Drogba, later trained at the Allianz Arena…the home ground of Bayern Munich, Chelsea’s opponents. Despite police warnings that 150 English hooligans could be travelling, there were … [Read the full story]

“John Terry is a total wanker”, says Buford

Barclays Premier League bosses have avoided another awkward pre-match handshake involving John Terry by abandoning the traditional pre-match routine when Chelsea played Queens Park Rangers last weekend. Chelsea skipper Terry is facing a July 9 court case over allegations he racially abused Anton Ferdinand during QPR’s victory over Chelsea in October. Terry, who lost the … [Read the full story]

The Champions League

I am often asked why soccer is not more popular in Australia. Also why are there not more Ozzie players in the Champion League finals. It is easy to answer these questions. To Australians, sport means sportsmanship. If we have to learn to cheat and dive to play a sport, it would be the end … [Read the full story]

Beckham gets a beer can thrown at him

David Beckham reacted furiously after being pelted by a beer can in his first  game back for LA Galaxy. He was targeted during Galaxy’s 2-2 draw with Toronto on Wednesday. Becks, who was met by a chorus of boos throughout, stopped the game, held up  the beer can and gestured angrily at the crowd as officials … [Read the full story]

Arsene Wenger in trouble with UEFA

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has been charged with improper conduct by UEFA following his criticism of the match officials after his team’s Champions League exit. Wenger hit out at the referee following the 3-0 win over AC Milan on Tuesday, which was not quite enough to overturn the Italians’ 4-0 lead from the first leg … [Read the full story]

‘I’ve never seen anything like it’, says Buford

I’ve been an award writing sports journalist for a while, and I’ve watched alot of sport…from tiddlywinks to women mud wresting in Alabama. But I have never seen…and probably will never see again, what I saw when Barcelona played Bayer Leverkusen. Lionel Messi becomes the first player in UEFA Champions League history to score five … [Read the full story]

David Silva pleased to get Tevez back

Carlos Tevez finally rejoined training with the Barclays Premier League leaders on Thursday and David Silva is delighted to have his team-mate back. Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini said that Tevez could be back playing in a matter of weeks after accepting the 28-year-old’s apology for his recent conduct. The only stumbling block is for … [Read the full story]

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