Monthly Archives: October 2006

Hondurans Turn To Maradona

The great Diego Maradona has been invited for talks with the Honduras soccer federation with a view to becoming the national team coach. The federation are keen on the idea of Maradona leading Honduras into the qualification campaign for the 2010 World Cup. “We’d like to know his intentions so we can analyse whether we…

Major League Reality Check

During the past World Cup, much was made of a little “cheat sheet” describing the penalty kick tendencies of the Argentine players which a goalkeeping coach gave to Jens Lehmann just before he saved two of them to help the Germans advance to the semifinal round of the tournament. It might have been the tiny…

Gerrard's All Right – Benitez

Despite the clamour for Steven Gerrard to be switched from the right wing into central midfield – where he himself is alleged to prefer playing – Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez insists he will continue to use his captain on the right side of midfield. Gerrard looked a peripheral and frustrated figure during Sunday’s defeat of…

Fabregas: We're Title Contenders Now

Having won three of their four away games to date, Arsenal are showing genuine title-winning credentials – according to midfielder Cesc Fabregas. Arsenal have beaten Manchester United, Charlton Athletic and Reading in succesive away games, whereas last season they exhibited an alarming frailty away from home as teams appeared to have devised a way of…