The Weekend Catch: WFC’s Choice Fixtures For 12-13 March, 2011

Man City have doubt on their mind after a disastrous trip to the Ukraine and giant killing Reading on deck in the FA Cup. QPR visit manager Neal Warnock’s former side Crystal Palace, trying to keep the hoops focussed in the midst of the Alejandro Faurlin scandal. Louis van Gaal and Bayern are stuck with each other ’til season’s end, facing inconsistent Hamburg on Saturday, but the club’s hierarchy expects a Champions League place or the Dutchman may not make it out of Bavaria alive. These three matches and sixteen more from across the planet are featured in this Weekend’s Catch.

The Weekend Catch: WFC’s Choice Fixtures For 5-6 March, 2011

WFC’s picks of the best weekend football on the planet. Twenty-one matches, fifteen competitions, eight writers. Pick and choose or down them all in one sitting, you greedy piglet!

The Weekend Catch: The Choice Fixtures For 26-27 February, 2011

Arsenal v Birmingham in the Carling Cup is the biggest match of the week but it eclipses some other notable clashes. Milan and Napoli clash in a 1v2 Lega Calcio tilt, PSV and Ajax go at it, Lille OSC tangles with Lyon, Bayern makes their last stand against BVB and Brazilian champions Fluminense head to the fabled Azteca, in Mexico City, to take on Club America in the Copa Libertadores. But wait, There’s more! Read on….

Bundesliga Boünce: After Sammer, Hamburg Manage Not To Make Mincemeat Of Frank Arnesen’s Hiring

Kristian Anker-Møller examines the challenges facing Hamburg’s incoming Sporting Director Frank Arnesen and discusses his biggest obstacle, the man who hired him, Club President Bernd Hoffman.

The Weekend Catch: WFC’s Football Fixture List For 19-20 February, 2011

This week’s tallies:  twenty matches in fifteen competitions chosen by ten writers.  Hop on for the ride! Chelsea v Everton (Saturday) — It has just occurred to me that Chelsea is a lot like Toy Story.  Seriously.  Roman Abramovich is Andy, although he doesn’t have to wait for Christmas or his birthday for his parents … Read more

Bundesliga Boünce: Facebook & Farfan Win Friends For Magath

Schalke 04’s under-fire manager Felix Magath has started a Facebook profile to show his willingness to listen to the club’s fans.  Magath has come under fire recently because of the club’s poor results this season,as well as for his dealings in the transfer market. The former boss of champion sides at Wolfsburg and Bayern, Magath has … Read more

The Weekend Catch: WFC’s Choice Fixtures For 12-13 February, 2011

This week’s tale of the tape:  16 matches, 11 competitions, 7 authors. Get the TiVo out and enjoy! Manchester United v Manchester City (Saturday) – On a momentous day for football fans in Manchester and beyond, former United player Carlos Tevez leads the all-star Citizens into Old Trafford on Saturday, in an attempt to slay … Read more

Bundesliga Boünce: Steve McLaren Bugs Out Of Wolfsburg

With Wolfsburg hovering just above the drop zone after only one victory in the last 12 games, star player Diego revolting on the pitch and manager Dieter Hoeness off it, it was only a question of time before Steve McLaren was driven out of Volkswagen country. The Bundesliga has not been accommodating to the first … Read more

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