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It’s time to celebrate

Goal celebrations: PSP’s Ryan Pine rains on the parade of those raining on the parade.

The Special One + Los Galacticos = Look Out
Barcelona / Europe / La Liga / Real Madrid / Spain / World

The Special One + Los Galacticos = Look Out

With a series of impressive summer signings and his proven track record, Jose Mourinho has Real Madrid looking like a contender, both domestically and in the Champions League.

World Cup preview: Spain v Switzerland
Barcelona / Real Madrid / Spain / UEFA / UEFA Champions League / World Cup - International

World Cup preview: Spain v Switzerland

We preview Wednesday’s match up between World Cup favorite Spain and easy to overlook Switzerland

Lionel Messi is a vampire wizard
Barcelona / La Liga / Spain

Lionel Messi is a vampire wizard

ell your kid to put away the Harry Potters and the Twilights – a better hero exists. Twenty-two year old Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored three goals on Sunday against Real Zarazoga, bringing his total for the past week to eight. It was the second straight league hat trick for the wizard, and he has leaped […]

Thierry Henry Non-handball Story!
Barcelona / La Liga / MLS

Thierry Henry Non-handball Story!

On Soccernet.com yesterday, Didac Peyret had an article about the rough year Thierry Henry has endured at Barcelona. The story is speculative, draws specious conclusions, and contradicts itself (paragraph 3 questions Henry’s spirit while paragraph 7 is a quote from the Frenchman in which he asserts his willingness to ride […]

English Premier League / France / La Liga

Woe To Managers Who Forget: Soccer Is A Team Game

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rW-lK9F6TU] Diego Maradona’s famous run against England in 1986 is probably the most famous play in soccer history (closely followed by the Hand of God). It’s a memorable play for many reasons, not the least of which is how it showcases one player’s ability to single-handedly change a game. Maradona’s […]

The old onion bag: Barcelona baby boom
Barcelona / Daily news roundups / La Liga / UEFA Champions League

The old onion bag: Barcelona baby boom

Barcelona fans had much to celebrate the first week of May in 2009. First, on May 2nd, they kicked the bejesus out of Real Madrid 6-2, effectively ending any questions as to who would be La Liga champs. Then, on May 6th, Andres Iniesta scored a screamer of a goal […]

Cristiano Ronaldo – Please Shut Up
La Liga / Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo – Please Shut Up

The $80 million man was sent off for the 2nd time this season in Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Malaga on Sunday. Ronaldo saw straight red for an elbow to the face of Patrick Mtiliga that broke Mtiliga’s nose and will force the defender to miss about three weeks. The […]

Battle of the Ronaldos?
Brazil / CONMEBOL / Copa Libertadores / Real Madrid

Battle of the Ronaldos?

Brazilian club team Timao has reported on their website a finalized deal to set the Corinthians against Real Madrid in a friendly that would pit Christiano Ronaldo and Kaka against Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima from Brazil and newly signed Roberto Carlos. Although no date is official, the Timao site […]

FIFA / Real Madrid

Goal of the Year

Goal of the year has been awarded to Christiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese player currently at Real Madrid. His Champions League goal against Porto was deemed “Goal of the Year” giving him the yearly FIFA Puskás Award amongst several brilliant goals. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqpbMHc5XVU&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0] Top Ten (from previous post) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjLKTI5dadc&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0]