Ireland all but secure Euro 2012 spot after Estonian escapade

Keith Andrews runs off to celebrate after scoring Ireland's opening goal in TallinnTHIS time two years ago Ireland were gearing up for France, and their arrival to Croke Park for the first leg of a World Cup 2012 play-off.
As we all know; what happened in the following leg was possibly one of footballs biggest scandals with Thierry Henry hand-balling not once, but twice and assisting William Gallas to score the all-important decisive goal in ET.
However, in 2011, Ireland are all but guaranteed their place in Poland and Ukraine following a very Continue reading Ireland all but secure Euro 2012 spot after Estonian escapade

Manchester United have the ability to lift the Champions League trophy yet again

Alex Ferguson watches United in action against EvertonThis Champions League Final is the same match up as two years ago; a tie which Barcelona won comfortably courtesy of Samuel Eto’o and Lionel Messi. The real thing I can remember from that game was Messi’s expert header, a real piece of genius from such a small man. However, I can’t see it being the same sort of scoreline this time around.
Everyone fancies Barcelona to cruise to victory in the 90 minutes here, and they are as low as 1/2 in places to do exactly that. I think Manchester United will have Continue reading Manchester United have the ability to lift the Champions League trophy yet again

Disgraceful refereeing from Frank de Bleeckere helps Barcelona to Wembley

Ronaldo rues a missed opportunity for Real MadridShocked isn’t the word. What as Frank de Bleeckere playing at on Tuesday evening at the Camp Nou? Never in my life have I saw such a one sided game – on the referee’s behalf.
If I was a real die hard Real Madrid fan then I would probably throw in a “paid off” line but I’m neither a die-hard Catalan fan nor a supporter of Jose Mourinho’s side at all.
However, in football you want to see the best side win and as much as justice was probably done over the two legs: a fair referee in Barcelona might have seen a Continue reading Disgraceful refereeing from Frank de Bleeckere helps Barcelona to Wembley

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid – A neutral’s dream

Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona at Camp NouIt is a tie we perhaps somewhat expected to arise at some stage in the UEFA Champions League but it is now reality. After dispensing of Tottenham in a 5-0 aggregate scoreline; Real Madrid will find only Barcelona – their nearest rivals – standing between then and another Champions League title for Jose Mourinho. It is a tantalizing tie no doubt but who will progress is the most important question being asked.
It really is a dream tie for the neutral fan as the title suggests. We will look forward to seeing Ronaldo strut his stuff for Madrid, whilst their defence will try contain the Continue reading Barcelona vs. Real Madrid – A neutral’s dream

Impressive Chelsea performance undone by unjust goals

Ji Sung Park celebrates scoring for Manchester United against ChelseaManchester United reign supreme once again. Instead of Rooney or Giggs nabbing the all important goals, there is a new man continuing to bore his way into Manchester United’s famous history. Chicharito Hernandez. The Mexican – who impressed me for one at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was on the end of a brilliant low Ryan Giggs cross-shot, which he drove into the root of the net. Despite Chelsea’s first half dominance which saw United chase shadows for prolonged period;, neither Frank Lampard nor Anelka had their shooting boots on, and wasted some excellent opportunities to send Continue reading Impressive Chelsea performance undone by unjust goals

Football Digest – Where football news is stripped to it’s bare.

Football-DigestWell, our first post eh? Not much on the site I know but we’re only new! Anyway, in a nut shell we plan to bring you the most important football news that you need to know without the usual nonsensical headlines. On here you should be greeted with a very clean site design, free from poker site pop-ups and most of the other advertisements that can annoy the hell out of anyone!
We love everything football and since you’re reading this – we’ve a feeling you do too. From detailed game analysis, match previews, to opinion pieces; we hope to make Football Digest a bookmark on your computer. Everything from Continue reading Football Digest – Where football news is stripped to it’s bare.