Now that the Premier League season has come to a close, it's time for a retrospective look at events from the 2012-13 season. In my opinion, it hasn't been an exhilarating season by any means, with the title race a breeze for Manchester United.
But this season is something else: It will be the last time that Sir Alex Ferguson will be at the helm of Manchester United.
There was a black mark made by some Newcastle United fans at the Premier League fixture at Wigan Athletic in March, when the fans invaded the game being played by Wigan Cosmos and Goose Green FC near the DW Stadium, and the goal posts were torn down by the idiots, and the game had to [...]
If there's one reason why Queens Park Rangers should be in the Premier League next season, it's that their kits look like Premier League quality.
Based on form on the pitch, the London club is deservedly in the Championship next season. It's just a shame that Lotto couldn't have produced better kits during the club's brief return to the top division in England.
Arsenal were a team in form yesterday, and with the 1-0 win against Newcastle they won eight of their last ten league games and drew the other two but a draw yesterday would have probably been a fair result for Newcastle, but it wasn't to be. Alan Pardew every point will be like [...]
While the big news of the day is that Chelsea is free to go after a fifty year old child manager of the utmost ability, it's backup keeper Ross Turnbull's son Josh who is stealing the show. After the final match there were some festivities on the pitch. Josh didn't care. All the boy wants it to score goals.
The 2012/13 Premier League season is over and, to be honest, it wasn't that great. We were definitely spoiled by the dizzying last-minute climax of the 2011/12 season, but watching Manchester United trudge to a 20th title while the rest of the league floundered and groaned had all the excitement of bingo night at Gareth Barry's house.
Arsenal are in the process of making a decision on whether to allow Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell to stay on loan at Spanish side Real Betis for another season. The striker said himself that he is happy to stay in Spain for another season to prove himself to Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal and Betis fans.
The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson last week and the subsequent extensive coverage reminded me just how far soccer has come here in the States. Since I began following soccer as a teenager some eight years ago, the sport wasn't anywhere near the consciousness of the typical sports fan. Other than myself, there were only a few kids who played FIFA or even knew who someone like Alex Ferguson was.
WhoScored has calculated the most ineffective Premier League XI of 2012-13, and there are a few surprises.
While names such as Charlie Adam, Clint Hill and Carlton Cole are no surprise inclusions, there are shocks including footballers from Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Some of the statistics included in the above infographic are very revealing — Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck having a conversion rate of just 3%, while Victor Moses's crossing ability is embarrassingly poor.
Steve Harper had a good solid game in his 199th and last appearance for Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon, but we're sure he would have been solid, if he had been playing in the first team these last two seasons. A tearful Steve Harper a last farewell to the club he loves But Tim [...]
Sam Allardyce has confirmed his top priority in the summer is to sign Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, and West Ham have started talks with Liverpool about the striker, who wasrecalledto the England squad last week. Andy Carroll West Ham in talks with Liverpool to sign him Andy has been on loan all season at [.
There was very little to play for in most of the games yesterday, which is why the Arsenal v Newcastle game and the Tottenham v Sunderland game were shown simultaneously on Sky sports. The papers and football websites have been building up the tension between the two north London rivals and saying just how important fourth place in the Premier League was.
Come June 2, 2013, Jose Mourinho's time in charge of Real Madrid will be over.
The club's President, Florentino Perez, announced at a press conference on Monday that Real Madrid and Mourinho had agreed to part ways by mutual consent, ending a three year stay in the Spanish capital.
The future of Chicharito Hernandez has been a topic of discussion this season as the Mexican international has failed to once again find consistent playing time within Sir Alex Ferguson's team. With the arrival of Robin Van Persie, Chicharito was forced to once again play second fiddle in a team that secured the Premier League title several weeks ago.
While retiring defender Paulo Ferreira spoke to the Stamford Bridge crowd after Chelsea's final match of the season, backup goalkeeper Ross Turnbull's two-year-old son Josh became one of the highlights of the year. Wearing his full kit, Josh dribbled a ball towards goal all by himself. He stumbled on top of the ball at one point, but continued on as the crowd urged him to shoot.
We've discussed before on SWOL how Chelsea's midfield has experienced a tactical shift from big and powerful to small and mobile in recent years. Though Frank Lampard still plays a role at the west London side, gone are the imposing figures of Michael Ballack and Michael Essien. The larger and stronger names in Chelsea's midfield have now been replaced by the likes or Ramires, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, and Oscar.
"All good things must come to an end", and for FC Dallas it was the end of its lengthy unbeaten streak. Coming in the form of a thorough 4-2 loss up in Seattle, Hyndman's troops simply played their first really lousy match in a long while. And they paid for it.
Notice the difference between Dallas' win using the 4-4-2 against DC and the loss using the same formation against Seattle?
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Di Canio sconfitto ma salvo Un eurogoal di Gareth Bale al 90° (con il Sunderland in 10 dal 75' per l'ennesima espulsione) regala tre punti inutili al Tottenham (comunque fuori dalla prossima Champions League) e condanna i "black cats" di Paolo Di Canio ad una sconfitta "indolore" (biancorossi gi salvi dal turno precedente grazie alla sconfitta del Wigan che fissa il record di retrocedere e
Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm visited the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich earlier this week and gave an interesting interview, where he spoke about his charity foundation, the Champions League final and winning the World Cup next year (in Brazil?!)
On the Champions League Final
"Everything has to come together for a Champions League final.
Brighton & Hove Albion have apologized to rivals Crystal Palace for the excrement that was smeared in the visitors' dressing room before the second leg of their Championship playoff semifinal. Despite the welcoming gift left by a mystery poo smearer, Crystal Palace went on to win the match 2-0 to advance to next week's final against Watford.
I didn't know that 1-8-1 was even possible for a legitimate MLS team (defined as any team that isn't in its expasion season or hailing from Toronto). Whether we truly deserved it or not, for some reason 1-8-2 looks much better.
The past two matches were truly reasonable results for a mediocre team to get against some of the top teams in the league.
Below are the screen-grab of the fixtures and schedule of the 2013 Starhub League Cup issued by the League Authority on the 20th May 2013, for your reference and guide. (P.S: Please refer to the official site for any changes or update of the fixtures)
With almost one-third of the season expired and the Fire looking like a club destined to miss the playoffs for the third time in four seasons the whispers about a coaching change are getting louder. Fans are understandably upset with the club's 2-7-1 record and the outcry for change via social media and various other outlets becomes more vocal with every disappointing loss.
Before Sunday, Massimo Gobbi had scored just one goal for Parma in three seasons of service, but the left-back doubled his tally on the final day of the Serie A season in spectacular fashion.
Visiting already-relegated Palermo with the score goalless after 38 minutes, Chilean midfielder Jaime Valdés chipped a free kick to the edge of the box, where Gobbi let off a left-footed rocket into the top-left corner.
Ronaldinho scored Atletico-MG's only goal in the second leg of the Mineiro Championship from the penalty spot and his celebration was a unique combination of his love for dance and humor. Atletico-MG beat rivals Cruzeiro 3-0 in the first leg of the final and lost 2-1 in the second, claiming the giant trophy on a 4-2 aggregate score.
Cosi proprio no,sveglia domenica c'è il Derby! Di Marco Cannaviccio A sette giorni dal derby più importante degli ultimi anni la Lazio sembra non avercene davvero più.Un girone d'andata giocato ad alti livelli,una coppa UEFA onorata e una finale di coppa Italia conquistata a gennaio potrebbero non servire a nulla se domenica si perder la partita delle partite,soprattutto dopo aver
Serie Bwin: il punto su Livorno e Grosseto Di Renato Cignoni Beffato il Livorno nell'ultimo minuto di recupero dell'ultimo turno di campionato: la sconfitta con il Sassuolo ed il contemporaneo (ed annunciato) pareggio a reti bianche tra Verona ed Empoli costringe gli amaranto alla lotteria playoff (doppia sfida con il Brescia tra mercoledi e domenica) mentre emiliani e veneti festeggiano la
Between some memorable MLS matches, the final weekend of the European season, and the continues analysis of the U.S. Men's National Team roster, there was plenty to discuss on the latest episode of The SBI Show.
Episode 35 features discussion on everything from the Red Bulls-Galaxy match and the Sounders-FC Dallas shootout, to the final weekend in Europe's top leagues.
The music was thumping,Insúa was busting out some crazy dance moves (they were not bad, actually) and a flustered Falcao needed to be followed around by four security guards. "El tiempo para fieeesta!!"is the best phrase to describe the mood within the Atletico Madrid squad at the moment.
NEW YORK- Hertha Berlin defender John Anthony Brooks was considered a potential star addition for the U.S. Under-20 National Team heading into this summer's Under-20 World Cup, but his delay in making a final decision has led to Brooks being left out of the U.
A lo largo de los torneos con Ricardo Ferreti, hemos visto como el equipo tiene una personalidad y un estilo de juego muy marcado. esto ha generado que el equipo haya logrado alcanzar el éxito y sobretodo que haya salido del mal funcionamiento futbolístico que ostentaba con Guzmán, Pekerman, Lapuente, Gallego, entre otros.
The setting was quintessentially English: the sportsclub lost at the end of a narrow lane, a ground with no stands and a pitch as green as grass in a five year old's painting. On Saturday afternoon a few hundredSpurs fans gathered to share a minute's applause for John White, tragically killed in 1964 as he approached his prime in the Tottenham midfield.
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