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WFC’s Silly Season Review, Part One: The Top Five Reasons To Spend Big In The Transfer Window

The mad rush is finally over. Here’s a look at the clubs who made the biggest impact over the summer transfer period. Continue reading »

Roma Captain Francesco Totti Fights Time And, As Usual, His Coach

Roma looks to take a bold step forward but its aging captain refuses to lead the charge. Continue reading »

The Low Country: PSV Say Better Late Than Never

PSV put money issues aside and begin creating problems for Eredivisie clubs. Continue reading »

Looking For An Edge: WFC’s 2011-12 Serie A Preview

With further clubs caught in a betting scandal, is it any wonder that Serie A players don’t trust club chairmen and have followed the example of La Liga, by boycotting the opening week of the season? Continue reading »

The Low Country: FC Utrecht Hopes That Talent Runs In The Family

Mohamed Moallim tells the tale of a player trying to step out of the shadow of his famous brother. Continue reading »

The Low Country: This Week’s Eredivisie Is Brought To You By The Colours Black & Yellow

Vitesse, Roda JC and VVV Venlo play win, lose or draw in Round Three of the Eredivisie. Continue reading »

FC Barcelona: On Becoming The Monster You Have Slain

If you force me to stare at the Mona Lisa 24/7, it won’t be long before I find little to smile about. Continue reading »

La Liga Experiences Technical Difficulties

Across Spain players say pay me, then play me. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2011-12 La Liga Preview – Not Quite At The Last Minute

Tom Pollock is ready for the La Liga season. Unfortunately, the players aren’t. Continue reading »

The Low Country: Ajax Go Alderweireld!

Ajax sit top of the Eredivisie after two weeks thanks to Frank de Boer’s lightning in a bottle and Toby Alderweireld’s thunder in the foot. Continue reading »

The Low Country: Ajax & Twente Roll, PSV Not So Much

The Dutch league triumvirate were not all in step during the opening round of Eredivisie play. Ajax and Twente cruised but PSV stalled out of the gate. Meanwhile, NEC and RKC salvaged draws at the death, the friendly between the Netherlands and England was canceled and rumours of Wesley Sneijder heading to Man United revived. Continue reading »

Back To Normal? WFC’s 2011-12 Bundesliga Preview

Steven Chang runs the rule over the new Bundesliga season. Continue reading »

The Low Country: Who Will Be This Year’s Dutch Master?

Mo-Mo is back! No it isn’t a re-run of Get Shorty. Mohamed Moallim has returned from a pleasant summer holiday to preview the upcoming Eredivisie season. Continue reading »

Forget Roma, It’s Lazio Who Have Taken The Offensive!

Aquile acolyte Shaun Best is excited by all the new hatchlings in the Stadio Olimpico eyrie. Continue reading »

The Low Country: Club Brugge Get Their Shopping Done Early

Jonathan Douma debuts as our Belgian correspondent with a look at transfer window early birds, Club Brugge. Continue reading »

Sergio Aguero Highlights Atletico’s Inability To Keep Its Stars

Tom Pollock reckons that Atletico Madrid are tired of settling for scraps at the La Liga table. Continue reading »

Leonardo’s Inter – AC Milan Adventure: How To Antagonise An Entire City In Two Easy Steps

Leonardo has completed his version of A Fistful of Dollars, the Clint Eastwood classic, by playing off AC Milan and Inter against one another before riding off into a Parisian sunset. The Brazilian’s version didn’t turn out as well, however, as he was shot down both times. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: Country Most Likely To Win The 2012 Euros

The final entry in our ten-part season review. Continue reading »

With A 2013 Wembley Champions League Final, Platini Extends An Olive Branch

Michel Platini pays homage to the FA and the birth of the game by granting England a second Wembley Champions League final in three years. In doing so, he has taken the first step towards a reconciliation between England and FIFA, ahead of his expected ascendancy to that organisation’s presidency in 2015. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: High-Profile Coach Most Likely To Remain Unemployed

The ninth chapter in our ten-part season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: Young Player Most Likely To Impress At A Big Club.

The eighth installment in our ten part season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: Manager Most Likely To Accept A High-Profile Position

The seventh installment in our ten-part season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: Player Most Likely To Make A Big Splash In The Summer Transfer Window

The sixth segment in our ten-part season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: Club Most Likely To Spend Big Over The Summer

The fifth in our ten-part 2010-11 season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: Club Most Likely To Win The 2012 Champions League

Can anyone possibly stand in Barcelona’s way? Sure, maybe… Yeah, okay, why not? Continue reading »

WFC’s 2011 UEFA Yearbook: Player Most Likely To Win The Ballon d’Or Not Named Messi Or Ronaldo

The third in our ten-part series. Continue reading »

It’s Been A Week Since Man United Lost & I Still Think Fergie Was Wrong

Sir Alex Ferguson’s rationale for choosing Michael Owen over Dimitar Berbatov was a bunch of Bulgarian. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2011 UEFA Yearbook: Most Forgettable Moments

The second in our ten-part UEFA season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2011 UEFA Yearbook: Most Memorable Moments

The first instalment in our 10 piece review of the European season. Continue reading »

European Lights: Barcelona, Messi Shine Brightest

Andrew Gibney turns out the lights on another year of European nights. Continue reading »

Ligue 1 Channel Surfing: A Sampling Of Hors d’Oeuvres For The Summer Window

As Ligue 1 winds down, last of all of Europe’s major competitions, Tapesh Patel looks at five of the young players who may move on to the main course of their careers, after having their fill of French cooking. Continue reading »

Serie A Spaghetti Western Theatre: Inter says, “That’s A Wrap!”

The season’s final edition of SWT looks at the Coppa d’Italia, Inter and Palermo’s prospects for the next campaign and Massimiliano’s comments regarding Jose Mourinho. Continue reading »

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