Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Alex McLeish's hopes of a 'Freedom of the City of Birmingham'
award sailing off into the distance. Image: Getty Images/Zimbio,
Years of vicarious experience has taught us that getting dumped is crap. We feel the need to use
the word â€˜vicarious' here not just because we like it, but because we're hot bishes who never get
Chelsea seem to have lost all direction as was evident when they suffered their 3rd consecutive
loss last night. The Blues have now lost 4of their last 5 games and the future is not only looking
bleak for Villas-Boas, but also for a number of the club's stars.
Reports now emerging from London suggest that Anelka is thinking about leaving the club in the
January transfer window.
Football loves its phrases. We speak of a player getting stuck inÂ and havingÂ good feet for a
big man, whileÂ sayingÂ his form is poorÂ as he's gone off the boil.Â Some squads play Route One
football and others just run about. Â The sports lexicon is thick with these and many other
sayingsÂ that at times can remind us in short order what message is attempting to be conveyed a
little Richard Keys banter if you like and on other occasions cause us to grind our teeth slightlyÂ
at their overusage again, a little Richard Keys banter if you like.
Oh boy, was I wrong yesterday, predicting scoring wouldn't be a problem for Oranje... Ahead of this
tournament all the Dutch people focused on the problems with our back four. The defensive troubles
made headlines in all the papers and was a returning subject on all the sports programmes. With all
this in mind, you can image the Dutch are pretty confused after the 0-1 loss against Denmark.
Sepp Blatter's answers did not satisfy many at today's press conference
Just when FIFA President Sepp Blatter had the chance to reassure any sceptics that he is the
right man to lead world football's governing body for a fourth straight term along comes a bizarre
performance from him in a specially arranged press conference at FIFA House in Zurich this
Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti is wearing a brave face heading into this weekend's home game
against Chievo while Udinese's Antonio Di Natale is looking forward to his reunion with Roma coach
Vincenzo Montella in their Serie A clash
Inter Milan out to forget horror week
Di Natale anticipating Montella reunion
ROME, Italy Â - AS Roma coach Claudio Ranieri was left to fight off loud boos and speculation his
days at the club are numbered after an embarrassing 3-2 home defeat by Champions League knockout
round debutants Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. Three Serie A games without a win and the club being
up for sale had [.