Michael Laudrup says he has no problem with clubs offering financial incentives for rivals clubs to win games. The Swansea manager was asked about the current Italian match-fixing scandals because of his experience of playing in Serie A. But instead of straight-batting the questions, he strangely decided to open a debate on what constitutes match-fixing.
Stan Kroenke has given an interview to offer his full support to Arsenal boss manager Arsene
Wenger. American billionaire Kroenke became the club's majority shareholder this year and insists
AW has earned the right to decide how long he stays in charge at the Ems.
He said: "With Arsene, it's his decision and only he will know that.
Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou aka Vangelis (Chariots of Fire) collaborated with Jon Anderson
of Yes, he of the seraphic voice (Owner of a Lonely Heart) in the early 80s recording four albums.
"I'll Find My Home" reached #6 in the UK top hits in 1981. Vangelis is one of the pioneers
of electronica and Chariots of Fire is an anthem.
By Clemente Lisi â€“ NEW YORK, NY (May 16, 2012) US Soccer Players -- Guy Newman is one of those
who played in both the outdoor and indoor version of the sport in this country throughout the 1970s
and â€˜80s. Like many who played in the original North American Soccer League, Newman had to
transition and play indoors when the outdoor pro league folded.
The launch of the new Liverpool home kit has prompted an angry response from a number of the
families of those killed in the Hillsborough disaster.
The club's home shirt for the 2012-13 season, designed by American company Warrior, was revealed on
Fans have welcomed the design, but the decision not to consult some families over the decision to
move the symbol honouring the dead, has angered many.
Ian Rush played alongside Kenny Dalglish in the 1980s, and was later worked under him during the
King's first spell in charge at Anfield. Clearly, Rushie is in a unique position to know exactly
what Kenny brings to the club.
Rush, who doesn't appear to have any management ambitions of his own, is happy to see that one of
Liverpool's key principles is being upheld:
"What Kenny brings to the club is the thought that no one is bigger than the team, but he does that
without hurting any of the players' sentiments".
The story of The End: James Brown on the first football and music fanzine
James Brown, the man who launched Loaded magazine, reveals why he's reprinted a cult magazine
from Liverpool of the 80s ... The End. Click here to order your copy of The End compilation When I
launched Loaded magazine in 1994 there had only really been one magazine that had combined football
and music before and that was The End from Liverpool.
Why I want a blood-and-thunder Mersey derby just like the bad old days
The Merseyside derby was once known as the friendly derby. God knows why.Â Â The other day I
watched a replay of an encounter between the old enemy from the early 80s, which was supposed to be
a decade of friendly rivalry between the two great clubs.
Why Scottish caps 'didn't count' at Bayern Munich in the '90s
I fulfilled a dubious ambition on Monday night by going to the Munich Oktoberfest. Those of us
from the press corps who raised a few steins in the Weinzelt owe a debt to Bayern Munich officials
who obviously recognised kindred spirits and swung entry for us.
They revolutionised British football on the pitch during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, but how did our
stars of the past fare when it came to life in the hot seat? We attempt to find out in our new
series 'Managing the Liverpool Way' tonight at 10.
Editor's Note: Mark is an ex-professional footballer who played at Aston Villa,
Wolverhampton, and Middlesbrough in the late 80s/early 90s, as well as abroad in Holland, Japan,
Romania, and Sweden. He provides deep, unique insight into the game and its surrounding business
The disturbances on the night of August 6th following a vigil for local man Mark Duggan,
allegedly shot by police three days earlier, became the spark that ignited the most widespread and
sustained civil disobedience in Britain since the early 80s. Yet Tottenham remains the area that
has suffered the most.
As the Seattle Sounders took their long journey to Trinidad to continue their quest for the
2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League title they will be doing it in a small stadium with high
humidity, low 80s and partly cloudy weather. They are in foreign lands, nearly as far away as they
can be from Seattle as can be in competitive matches.
Newcastle strolled through the game tonight in Athens, Greece, but there again we didn't expect the
lads to be rushing around with the temperature in the 80s, and they had to maintain their energy
for the whole 90 minutes, and although there were a few careless mistakes made at the back, Alan
Pardew seems well [.
Flight delay? No problem for Joanna Boyles and Maddie Bauer
The U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team has arrived in Guatemala to prepare for the 2012 CONCACAF
U-17 Women's Championships and even though Guatemala City is only 1,800 miles from Dallas, Texas,
where the team met up for its international flight, it wasn't a short trip.
If you think back to your childhood, Saturday mornings were an idyllic time, watching cartoons and
other children's programming on television. When I lived in the United Kingdom in the late 70s and
early 80s as a child, my Saturday ...
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It is hard not to have sympathy for Zambia's football team: in the 80s and early 90s they were an
important part of the African football awakening that was to take the world by storm right until
1993, when the entire team was killed in an air disaster when heading to a World Qualifier. While
in 1994 they made it to the African Nations Cup final, they still never fully recovered from the
How would Kenny Dalglish's superb team of 1987-1991 stack up against the current Barcelona team?
Liverpool legend John Barnes was recently asked that question, and despite being a huge fan of Pep
Guardiola's team, he questioned whether the likes of Messi and Iniesta would be able to cut it in
an era where players hardly got any protection at all from referees.
Those good people over at hirsute charity Movember have started a petition to
get four 80s sporting heroes and one-time top-lip topiary aficionados namely Nigel Mansell, Barry
McGuigan, Ian Botham and Mark Lawrenson to re-grow their resplendent Mo's for charity next
Presenting: Olympique de Marseille's brash new European kit for 2011/12 'the future's bright'
and all that jazz...
Apparently, L'OM's new retina-searing togs are orange (to the Nth degree) as a nod back to the
inside of the bomber jackets that their fans used to display in the '80s as a sign of their
collective 'rejection of intolerance' which is a worthy sentiment, even if my eyes are still
refusing to un-cross themselves.