Because normal life isn't quite frustrating enough for me, a buddy and I spend 3-4 days a week
coaching ten year olds in the fine art of how-not-to-fall-over-while-dribbling-a-ball (AKA –
developmental youth soccer). Besides the occasional burst blood vessel and constant migraines, one
of the more intriguing things to watch is the way that naturally talented players adapt to the
Steve McClaren was upbeat at his press conference for the game at Swansea tomorrow, and he paid many compliments to the south Wales club who have done really well over the last few seasons and are an extremely well run club by Chairman Huw Jenkins. Steve McClaren last Sunday The head coach also hinted rather [.
England can romp the European Championship playing a matter-of-fact marque of football, according
to Steve McClaren. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/60924000/jpg/_60924171_146341709.jpgWe here
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I remember so very well where I was when Steve McClaren was stood stony-faced beneath an
umbrella in the pouring rain as England surrendered their opportunity to feature at Euro 2008. I
was in a pub in Holloway in North London, and the patrons of the establishment had come together
under a cloud of false hope.
Ah the rumor mill. Such a crazy addictive hobby. And it's always a load of rubbish.
The thing that will stir it up more than anything is a massive purchase. Due to the
particularities of January and the desperation of clubs, there tend to be more ridiculous purchases
than during the summer.
After Manchester United's lackluster performance against Rangers last night, what struck
me most was how Fergie's assistant Mike Phelan was motionless while United struggled to breakdown
the Rangers defense. It made me come to the conclusion that maybe Phelan is not the man for the
Number two job at United.
Arsenal bounced back from last weekends Premier League defeat to Fulham with a superb win over
Steve McClaren's FC Twente. Nicklas Bendtner started ahead of below-par Emmanuel Adebayor while
Kolo Toure was dropped to the bench mainly thanks to Johan Djourou's previous performances in the
side. Arsenal Starting XI Almunia Sagna - Djourou - Gallas - Clichy Walcott - [.
An astonishing leaked interview with former England boss Steve "Umbrella" McClaren has
made it clear to British football authorities that the man they entrusted with England's dismal
Euro 2008 qualifying campaign was in fact a Dutch spy, sent in to sabotage English football. The
interview (shown below) is thought to have been taken when McClaren was [.
Doomsday has arrived. At least that's what a lot of you seem to think, that the start of the season
is a horrible time because Arsenal haven't strengthened enough and we'll never win another trophy.
Personally though I'm really happy the real matches start tomorrow evening. We've got the 3rd round
Champions League match versus FC Twente of the Dutch league, who are managed by Steve Mcclaren.
Harry Redknapp's been involved in football long enough to know that great opportunities are hard
to come by. It's taken him many years to reach the level he has, so should he risk throwing it all
A look at previous England managers such as Eriksson, Keegan, Hoddle and McClaren proves that
it's hard or even impossible to recover your reputation.
The end of an era, but does it mark the beginning of a brighter one? Never have so few words meant
so much. OK, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but when was the last time that the suggestion
of a player in his 36th year being "a little bit old" caused such [...]
Sven McClaren has named his squad for the crucial World Cup qualifiers with the surprise inclusion
of Fulham's Jimmy Bullard. England start their campaign with a double-header against the mighty
Andorra and Croatia on 6th and 10th September respectively.
After Sunday's results, the pressure was on Wolfsburg to pick up three points at St. Pauli to
keep pace with the rest of the Bundesliga's big boys. But, as has been the story for Wolfsburg this
season, they failed to impress. Elsewhere, Stuttgart were expected to deliver in front of their
home fans against Koln, but they shockingly suffered a drab loss.
Saturday's Bundesliga matches provided the drama and unpredictability we all like to see. Two of
the bigger results of the weekend saw McClaren's Wolfsburg side and Gross's Stuttgart side losing
yet again to remain pointless at the bottom of the table. Certainly not the kind of start either
coach would have been hoping for!
Twente/20 Vision Canvey Island 0-5 FC Twente (24:07:10)
I know, brilliant isn't it? Just to recap that's Canvey Island v FC Twente. The Gulls, or if you
prefer, The Islanders play in the 7th tier of English football. That's the Isthmian League Premier
Division which isn't quite the same as The Tukkers (Tukkers!
Both Steve McClarens FC Twente and the Scottish giants Celtic are believed to have made overtures
to Arsenal in an attempt to take Jack Wilshere on loan until the end of the season, but Arsene
Wenger has ruled out any move away from the Premiership so that he can keep a close watch on his
Horror tackle from Holland Edgar Davids#8217; cousin, Lorenzo, is currently playing for NEC
Nijmegen. Well, we say currently playing - he can expect to miss the next few games after picking
up a red card in last night#8217;s clash with Schteeve McClaren#8217;s FC Twente. Lorenzo went in
over the top with a nasty tackle that cousin Edgar [.
A couple of days ago it was announced that our former Dutch hit man Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink finally
retired from football. He's taken no time getting back into the game however, in a coaching role
for McClaren's FC Twente.
Arsenal looked a shadow of their usual selves against Fulham at the weekend and Arsene Wenger and
skipper William Gallas have both demanded urged for a ‘top-class' response as The Gunners
seek to hold onto a 2-0 advantage over FC Twente and reach the group stages of the Champions
League. Arsene Wenger promised a new signing [.
It's worrying times already for Arsenal and their fans and the season hasn't kicked off yet!
Tomorrow afternoon the Gunners' kick off their Champions League campaign with a big-money
qualifying game against Dutch side FC Twente. Arsene Wenger's side are missing the likes of Cesc
Fabregas, Abou Diaby, Kolo Toure and Samir Nasri with long-term [.
As if the poor old corner flag doesn't already take enough punishment (from the likes of Tim
Cahill), now some Dutch player comes along and uproots it. Ja, screw de cornervlag! Good to see
that Schteve McClaren saw the funny...
McClaren's " let me become a respectable football manager again" dream had taken one
step forward and then two steps back when FC Twente lost by two goals to Arsenal in the first
leg.The dream took another 4 steps back yesterday as Arsenal completed a 4 goal demolition of his
Arsenal London vs Twente 4-0 goals
David Beckham had a dream. He wanted to get 100 England caps. However, he was stuck on 94 and looking in serious danger of falling short of his vaunted tally after new England manager Steve McClaren, just 11 days into the job, left Beckham's name off the team sheet for a friendly against Greece.
"I told David I was looking to change things, looking to go in a different direction, and he wasn't included with that," said McClaren at the time.
Yesterday Steve McClaren jumped before he was pushed at FC Twente Enschede.
In a meritocracy, this should represent the end of this man's career in football... ...but it won't because he will work closely with John Colquhoun to find a slot within the non-meritocratic monstrosity that is the FA.
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If you haven't seen this amazing penalty by now then you've probably been on the moon.
Real Betis forward Calvente, invents a new technique never seen before (ok, ok, Pele did it way
back before TV was invented).
The skill shown by the young Spaniard is simply break taking, watch his run up closely, the
keeper and everyone else watching thinks he's going to shoot with his right foot, but some how he
manages to shoot with his left without breaking stride.
1. Spain wins Euro 2008
Spain cruised through their group stage matches with three wins and a +5 goal difference. After
knocking out Italy 4-2 on penalties, Spain then defeated Russia 3-0 in the semis. Fernando Torres
scored the winner in their 1-0 victory over Germany in the final.
Last night was all about the result and on that basis nobody can have any complaints this
Yes, we all know how light the squad is, we know how many players we had out injured, but there
really is no need to cover all the old ground again. As expected we started with Ramsey and
Denilson in the centre of midfield and I thought overall they did pretty well.