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  1. MLS 2009 – Mid-Term Report

    The All-Star game is done and dusted, the mid-season friendlies with European clubs are at an end and the business half of Major League Soccer’s 14th season is underway. So what better time to have a look at the movers …

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  2. Yoann Gourcuff: the one that got away

    Ligue Un kicked off last weekend, and champions Bordeaux opened their title defence in style, romping to a 4-1 win over promoted Lens. This set a new Ligue Un record – Les Girondins had secured their 12th successive league victory. The previous record of 11 consecutive top-flight wins was set by Lille 60 years ago.

    After having also won the 2009 Trophee des Champions, beating Guingamp 2-0 two weeks previously, Bordeaux fans are understandably reveling in their wonderful start to the season. In the meantime those A.C. Milan tifosi that are au fait with their French football were undoubtedly watching the success of Bordeaux and cursing their luck.
    Why? One reason – Bordeaux talisman Yoann Gourcuff: the one that got away.

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  3. 10 Ways to Meet Football Players

    As a young star-struck kid, like most of my peers, my unswerving ambition was to meet some of my heroes (all footballers needless to say), get an autograph… a photograph even, and become the envy of my football crazy mates. …

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