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Torres: Waning? Waned? Or Not Waning?

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FERNANDO TORRES hit the net last night, but his Liverpool side slumped to another defeat – this time against Blackpool.

But Torres has found goals hard to come by this season; last night’s was just his seventh in the Premier League.

Those goals have come at a rate of one every 232 minutes, whereas in his first three seasons in England his 56 goals arrived every 107 minutes.

When does a lack of form become an irreversible decline for a top-quality sportsman? Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

January 13, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Mourinho attempting to tick ego-boxes

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REAL MADRID will finally unveil José Mourinho as their new manager on Monday after agreeing compensation with Inter Milan.

Despite Inter being owed £13.5million under the terms of Mourinho’s contract, club president Massimo Moratti settled for a deal worth between £6 and 7million.

Even though Mourinho is probably the best manager of his generation, this deal means Real Madrid have spent considerably less on him than they did on Jonathan Woodgate. Read the rest of this entry »

Barcelona take Super Cup too seriously

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EUROPEAN champions Barcelona have gone to extreme measures to ensure the European Sup Cup is added to their bulging trophy cabinet.

Barcelona have announced that Scrabble-hero Dmytro Chyhrynskiy will join them on Monday for 25 million Euros from Super Cup opponents Shaktar Donetsk.

As Chyhryrynskiy is cup-tied for the Champions League, this can only be to plant a mole in the ranks for tonight’s Monaco showpiece.

Written by Andrew Brook

August 28, 2009 at 7:38 pm