Deportivo Quito put their domestic form behind them to record a fine home victory in the Copa Sudamericana yesterday. Despite facing the relative might of Tigre for Argentina, the”Chullas” battled to a fine 2 – 0 success putting them in a strong position to progress to the next round. The torrential rain might […]
It all got too much for the players of Pelileo SC at the weekend and they took their frustration out on the referee in dramatic fashion. Obviously questioning some of the refs decisions the players decided to enact retribution and attacked in a shameful fashion. Alike many football fights their wasn’t many upper-cuts or jabs but plenty of […]
Although he was a slight favourite nobody expected Ricky Burns to dispatch Kevin Mitchell so brilliantly last night.
The odds and pundits expected a 12 round decision but Burns k/o’d Mitchell in twice the 3rd round before the referee finally stepped in to the competition.
It was a faultless display by Burns and should now look across the Atlantic for bigger paydays.
Ecuador has 4 teams in the last 16 of the Copa Sudamericana for the first time. The draw could have been kinder but with the big guns joining the competition it was to be expected. Liga de Loja are entered unchartered territory in their first international foray and have been rewarded with a glamour tie […]
Prior to last nights games it was feared that Deportivo Quito and Liga de Loja would be eliminated from the competition, especially as their Serie A form has been so dreadful. In the end all 3 teams progressed and with the strong likelihood that Barcelona will overcome Cobreloa tonight, it means that Ecuador will have 4 […]
On Saturday I managed to get along to the Atahaulpa Stadium for a double-bill. Two matches, one after the other and all for $10. Independiente are a small provincial team from Sangolqui, just outside Quito. Their stadium barely holds 8,000 people so they decided to move their home game against Barcelona to the Atahaulpa and […]
Like many football mad Scots kids of the eighties I was Liverpool fan and Kenny Dalglish was my favourite player. Dalglish was a genuine super-star, a truly world class player the likes of which Scotland has never seen since. In addition to this Liverpool had Alan Hansen, Steve Nicol, Greame Souness and even John Wark […]
Ricky Hatton recently announced his intention to return to the ring after a break of 3 years. Since his official retirement last year Hatton has concentrated on promoting his own bouts but it now seems he misses the action within the ring. On Friday he confirmed his return saying: “It’s more than a comeback; I’m […]
On Saturday I was afforded the rare chance to take in two Serie A games in one afternoon, in the same stadium. Although it was an early start: 10.45, AFNA (the state football authority) offered both matches for $10 or around £6.20. An amazing price considering you can’t even get a pie and a couple […]
The Hillsborough 96 victims and families are vindicated, surely justice should follow. Andy Murray wins his first major, hopefully the first of many. Sergio Martinez is severely rocked in the last round of his fight against Chavez Jnr. Scotland are on the verge of falling out of World Cup qualification contention after 2 games. Ricky Hatton announces […]