QPR Director forced to quit at gunpoint: another way of supporting your club?
Smoggies complete another incredible comeback to reach UEFA Cup final.: Trailing 1-0 after the away leg, Boro conceded another two goals at home, leaving them needing four to win for a second game in a row. They got all four in the second half and must now believe their name is on the cup. They will meet Sevilla in the final in Eindhoven on the 10th of May.
Pearce questions move for Scolari.: All the smart money seems to be going on big Phil at the moment for the England managers job, with odds being slashed at the bookies and a number of papers running with the story that he's top of the running. My question is whther it's insular and short sighted to expect national team coaches to be of the country they are managing. Foreign managers are increasingly popular with other nations, and also in other sports such as Rugby or Cricket. Should the best candidate not get the job regardless of nationality?
Spurs to Launch Legal Challenge.: If Arsenal win the Champions League and Spurs clinch fourth spot, they may take UEFA to court on grounds of discrimination. Only the fourth placed teams from England, Italy or Spain are liable to lose their place if the winners do not qualify through league position, putting Osasuna in a similar position if Villareal win.
UK Parliament recommends premier league wage caps: and a raft of other ideas. Can a single league unilaterally apply any of these measures? Should it?
Blatter wants 16-club leagues: due to "ailing finances, player fatigue and the appearance of doping in football". But G14 are obviously going to give him a fight. I'm not sure how this move could help finances (less games = profit???) or doping, but it would certainly might give some overpaid superstars a bit more time on the golf course. Any thoughts? I thought we could probably lose Man U, Arsenal, Chelski and Everton from the prem without too much trouble ...
Michael Schumacher : took his place in the history books yesterday as the greatest racing driver of all time. Arguably.
Is Sven Goran Eriksson about to become the most hated figure in English football?: Until we sign a new manager, that is. It looks increasingly likely to happen, particularly as Claudio Ranieri apparently wants a job swap. If Eriksson jumps ship, whoever replaces him may have to contend with a player mutiny. So it looks as if England may be about to self-destruct, never mind Turkey.
Online soccer highlights: to be offered by UEFA from September.
Schumacher breaks track record: at Fiorano with the new Ferrari F2002. Meanwhile, the new Renault looks fast and Williams are still a threat. With just over two weeks left to Melbourne, it looks like a good season ahead.
So who will win the Cup of Nations this year? (The official site is down as I write). Two times winners Cameroon still have to be favourites, but the Super Eagles are laconically dangerous, Senegal have the tightest defence and hosts Mali have surprised, drawing with Nigeria and overturning South Africa, en route ...
The first netcast: of an English Premiereship match was Man United v Liverpool, 22/01/02 via LiverpoolFC.tv (Liverpool scraped it 1-0). For members of the site, the highlights and goals of each game are available to stream or download, and they're moving towards live games in the near future. Is this finally a subscription model that could work on the net? I know I've been happy to pay my 3 pounds a month ...