The forward's strike against Bayern Munich was stunning
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Wednesday 22 September 2010
Alex McLeish admits he does have to manage expectations slightly when it comes to Alexander Hleb as the midfielder adjusts to life having swapped Barcelona for Birmingham.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Wayne Rooney is the only Premier League player on the 12-man shortlist for Uefa's Club Footballer of the Year. Internazionale, who won the Champions League under Jose Mourinho, have five and Barcelona four.
Monday 16 August 2010
Monday 12 July 2010
Expectation Mr Rooney, I’ll give you expectation. Before we’d even put our boots on, the local populace had taken to the street to celebrate our mythical football talents.
Thursday 01 July 2010
Bastian Schweinsteiger wants to see a strong referee take charge of Germany's quarter-final encounter against Argentina on Saturday.
Tuesday 29 June 2010
Yet another disaster
Thursday 24 June 2010
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Argentina coach Diego Maradona admitted his side will face greater tests after their 2-0 victory over Greece at the Peter Mokaba Stadium made it three wins in succession in Group B.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Monday 21 June 2010
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi says that he would love to see England and Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney join at the Camp Nou in the future.
Saturday 19 June 2010
In the final episode of the first series of Glee last Monday, it was revealed that the bitchy teacher Sue Sylvester was writing a memoir called I'm a Winner, and You're Fat. I'd like to think that it was this sort of acerbic humour that has made this series so compelling, and which changed Chris Martin's mind a few days later and persuaded him to let the TV show use music by his band Coldplay.
Saturday 19 June 2010
The tournament's marvellous opening goal by South Africa's Siphiwe Tshabalala against Mexico: the perfect party starter. For a little while it seemed that Bafana Bafana would give the tournament what it always needs – the impetus of emotion building around the home team. It turned out, almost certainly, to be an illusion – but a brilliant one.
Wednesday 16 June 2010
When Spain paraded the European Championship trophy around Vienna's Ernst Happel Stadium, the massed ranks of their supporters began an acapella version of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army". Should they repeat the triumph at Soccer City, the only noise audible will be the blare of the vuvuzela, which has overtaken impala as the most famous Zulu word to have entered the English language. Not even Manuel Artesero, or "El Bombo", whose big bass drum has accompanied Spain for 30 years and has the title of the "conductor" of the Roja, will be heard. As for the English trumpet that chimes out the theme to "The Great Escape", it has been overtaken by a different horn.
Saturday 12 June 2010
Monday 07 June 2010
Argentina striker Carlos Tevez insists he is fully prepared both mentally and physically for the World Cup.
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