Antonio Conte’s damning and withering verdict of Chelsea’s performance as they threw away two points against West Ham has left even more question marks hanging over his future - with any hope of Champions League football next season now looking forlorn.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
Louis van Gaal may ignore the mounting evidence to the contrary and insist there is no dire need to add to his body of strikers before the summer transfer window closes at the end of the month but when the answer to the Manchester United manager’s problems is “Marouane Fellaini,” then the Dutchman is clearly asking the wrong question.
Mon, 24 Aug, 2015
REAL MADRID 1 ATLETICO MADRID 0: Holders Real Madrid reached for the Champions League last four by beating neighbours Atletico Madrid 1-0 in last night’s super tense quarter-final second leg at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Thu, 23 Apr, 2015
ALEX FERGUSON believes his young side have given fans a glimpse of the future following a dramatic comeback from 2-0 down to win the Community Shield 3-2 against noisy neighbours Manchester City; and, contrary to popular opinion, it doesn’t involve a change in the status quo.
Mon, 08 Aug, 2011
MICHAEL CARRICK looked to the line. Then he did so again. And again. There were 20 minutes gone in the 2009 Champions League and the Manchester United midfielder must have glanced at his manager’s bench at least 30 times. What he sought was instruction. But all he saw was Alex Ferguson sitting motionless and stony-faced.
Sat, 28 May, 2011
Wed, 13 Apr, 2011
ROMAN ABRAMOVICH has spent almost a billion euros on his quest to turn Chelsea into European champions and his dreams will be put through the mangle again at Stamford Bridge tonight with the uncomfortable knowledge that his club will never be seen as historical equals to Manchester United until they break their Champions League hoodoo.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2011
IT HAS been a long time coming but last night Chelsea, thanks to a controversial 80th-minute penalty winner from Frank Lampard, dramatically disrupted Manchester United’s title challenge and revived their own fractured season; lock, stock and two smoking barrels.
Wed, 02 Mar, 2011
THE rescheduled Co Clare Hunt point-to-point took place at its traditional Belharbour venue in the Burren region of north Co Clare on Saturday and the Matthew Daly-trained newcomer Jimbill impressed by making a winning debut in the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 14 Feb, 2011
ALEX FERGUSON, one wag suggested, must have mistaken the Champions League for the Carling Cup in his old age after making 10 changes for a ‘Battle of Britain’ against Rangers; but whatever the reason for his overconfidence he paid a high price with a dour goalless draw and a sickening ankle injury to Antonio Valencia that could keep the winger out for the rest of the season.
Wed, 15 Sep, 2010