Monthly Archives: September 2007

Rest for the Semis

After the huge quarterfinal win against England, we are on to the semi finals! It is unbelievably exciting. After winning on Saturday night, we hung out with our family and friends after the game to celebrate, and then traveled back to Shanghai (our home base here in China!) on Sunday morning after a nice easy…

Roman To Be More Hands On

Roman Abramovich will reportedly be looking to take a more ‘hands on’ role at Chelski following Jose Mourinho’s departure. Former Israeli national coach and friend of the Russian owner Avram Grant has been appointed Mourinho’s successor at Stamford Bridge. And The Guardian reports that Abramovich will take a more personal role in the running of…

Wenger: Jose Departure Is Sad

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has paid tribute to the impact former Chelsea rival Jose Mourinho has had on English football, although he expressed surprise the Portuguese did not see his job at Stamford Bridge as a long-term project. Mourinho’s departure from the two-time Premier League champions left Wenger no less shocked than the rest of…

Mourinho Out at Chelsea

Chelsea have confirmed the stunning news that Jose Mourinho has left the club by “by mutual consent” after just over three years in charge. The Premier League club reacted to speculation over the future of the Portuguese coach by revealing the two parties had agreed to part company by mutual consent. Mourinho is understood to…

Beasley backs Gers to cause stir

DaMarcus Beasley has backed Rangers to be the surprise package of the Champions League this year – starting on Wednesday night against Stuttgart. The reward for coming through qualifiers against FK Zeta and Red Star Belgrade was being drawn in arguably the toughest group in the tournament. As well as German champions Stuttgart, six-times French…

Typhoon in Shanghai

We are back in Shanghai now for our third group game versus Nigeria which kicks off later tonight. Problem is, there is a monster typhoon headed towards the city! As I look out my hotel window, the rain and the wind are absolutely crazy. Game is still scheduled to kick off at 8 PM, and…

Barca stalemate, Sevilla score four

Barcelona recorded their second 0-0 draw of the Spanish Primera Liga season at Osasuna on Sunday, while Sevilla thrashed Recreativo Huelva 4-1. Catalan giants Barca’s prodigiously talented forward line failed to sparkle once more as Frank Rijkaard’s men lost further ground on leaders, defending champions and arch-rivals Real Madrid, who have a 100% record after…

Owen Hails 'Great Few Days'

Michael Owen believes England blew Russia away tonight after taking his international goal tally to 40 in a 3-0 win at Wembley. The Newcastle striker netted twice in the first half as Steve McClaren’s men took maximum points from their vital Euro 2008 qualification double-header following Saturday’s 3-0 win over Israel. Owen said on BBC1:…