Ballon D’Or shortlist

Lionel has already revealed he voted for team-mates Xavi, Iniesta and Sergio Arguero while Ronaldo would probably vote for himself 3 times. Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate the list, with no fewer than eleven players. Surprisingly no Scots made the final list, the mind boggles. Ballon D’Or Shortlist Sergio Agüero (Argentina & Manchester City) Mario Balotelli (Italy […]

Luis Adriano: pantomime villian of the week

Brazilian Adriano has has attracted the ire the football world with his blatant disregard for “fair play” in last week’s Nordsjaelland vs Shaktar Donetsk Champions league match. Despite the ball be played back to the opposition goalkeeper (after a dubious free-kick and awful play acting by a Nordsjaelland player) Adriano latched on to the pass […]

One last push for Serie A title

  Despite slipping up against Manta on Wednesday, Barcelona still have the Championship in the grasp and need only win against Olmedo tomorrow. However with city rivals Emelec only 5 points behind and a game in hand Barcelona can ill afford another slip-up.   At the bottom of the table El Nacional are lying precariously near […]

FIFpro team of the year nominees: defenders

I’d like to know which muppets pick these players Terry??? Ferdinand?? Evra?? Nominees: Jordi Alba (Spain and Barcelona), Gareth Bale (Wales and Tottenham Hotspur), Giorgio Chiellini (Italy and Juventus), Ashley Cole(England and Chelsea), Dani Alves (Brazil and Barcelona), David Luiz(Brazil and Chelsea), Patrice Evra (France and Manchester United), Rio Ferdinand (England and Manchester United), Mats Hummels(Germany and Borussia Dortmund), Branislav Ivanovic (Serbia and Chelsea), Vincent Kompany (Belgium and Manchester City), Philipp Lahm (Germany and Bayern […]

Barcelona come to town

On Sunday it was back to the Atahaulpa Stadium to watch the current champions : Deportivo Quito against the champions elect: Barcelona. Although i arrived with my friend at the stadium 15 mins before the game it took at least half an hour to get into the Atahaulpa. Long lines were snaked around the ground […]

Barcelona on the brink of Championship

Barcelona all but sealed the Segunda Etape title (and overall championship) with a lucky win against Deportivo Quito yesterday. They took the lead through a Narcisso Mina header in the 13th minute then seemed happy to sit back and let Deportivo control the game. However it quickly became clear that Deportivo were not going to […]