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]

“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]

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]

Ukranian women love a topless protest

Ukrainian women’s rights activists have staged a topless demonstration at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium to protest what they say are attempts to legalize prostitution during the 2012 European Championship. Five members of the FEMEN group chanted slogans and displayed banners criticising UEFA. FEMEN spokeswoman Inna Shevchenko says UEFA are ‘trying to influence our government’ to legalize … [Read the full story]

Napoli Wags look after their soccer men

As the Serie A season draws to a close, Napoli have taken a novel approach to achieving on-field success by giving their players’ wives and girlfriends lessons in how to keep their men happy. Jacqueline De Laurentiis, the wife of Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis and also a club vice-president, invited all the players’ wives … [Read the full story]

Champions League round-up

Croatian striker Eduardo came back to haunt his former club Arsenal as Chelsea continued their outstanding form in the UEFA Champions League. Eduardo ended the Gunners’ 100 per cent start to the Champions League with a clinical strike which gave Shakhtar Donetsk a 2-1 win over the Barclays Premier League club. Eduardo spent three injury-ravaged … [Read the full story]