Archive for September 2009
MANCHESTER UNITED take on German champions Wolfsburg in the Champions League.
Wolfsburg took the Bundesliga by storm last season, winning their first league title.
This was mainly down to their front two – Bosnian Ezin Dzeko and Brazilian Grafite, who scored a hat-trick in their Champions League opener against CSKA Moscow.
Grafite was also responsible for the greatest goal scored anywhere in the 2008-09 season. Read the rest of this entry »
BURNLEY beating Manchester United, Kim Clijsters winning the US Open, Tom Watson nearly winning The Open.
All of these have been usurped as the year’s biggest sporting surprise by England’s victory over Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy. Read the rest of this entry »
FABIO CAPELLO made a classic schoolboy error during Sunday’s Manchester derby.
But when Capello left five minutes before the end, not only did he miss Craig Bellamy’s dramatic equaliser and Michael Owen’s even more dramatic winner, he also triggered a chain of events which has left one of his predecessors with a problem. Read the rest of this entry »
CRAIG BELLAMY’S on-field shenanigans during the Manchester derby with a pitch invader left a bit of a sour taste in the mouth.
It was good then that one Russian supporter, and his coattails hanging mate, did their bit to restore the good reputation of pitch invaders everywhere. Read the rest of this entry »
NELSON PIQUET JNR has thrown Formula 1 into another bout of turmoil, with his dramatic statement explaining how and why he deliberately crashed at last year’s Singapore Grand Prix to help teammate Fernando Alonso win the race.
FIA President Max Mosley first heard about Piquet’s allegations from his father – three-times world champion Nelson Piquet Snr.
Renault team boss Flavio Briatore has announced that he will take legal action against Piquet and his father, over their accusation that the team ordered the crash.
Piquet Jnr is 24 years old, so surely it is time to step away from his dad’s leash. Read the rest of this entry »
BY NO ONE’S standards has this year’s US Open been a classic.
Rain has severely hampered several days play, resulting in the men’s final taking place on Monday for the second year running and Wimbledon’s grand fromages looking smug.
The re-emergence of Kim Clijsters and the semi-final histrionics of Serena Williams have provided the only major notes of interest.
That is until last night’s semi-final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Read the rest of this entry »