Citizen Blue: Man City Win Aided By A Goal A De Jong Time In Coming

In the two and a half years since he has been at Man City, Nigel De Jong’s kicks have had devastating impact. Just ask Stuart Holden, Hatem Ben Arfa and Xabi Alonso. This weekend against West Ham United, however, the flying Dutchman’s boot finally made impressive contact with the ball.

West Ham’s Carlton Cole Tweets The Nose Of The Fear Mongers

Sir Alex Ferguson did disparage Mark Atkinson’s ability as a referee. Wayne Rooney did make two strafing runs at a TV cameraman dropping a full load of F-Bombs each time. If they think they’re hard done by, they should take a look at Carlton Cole, the first black man to be charged by the FA for making remarks to people of colour.

WFC’s Weekend Catch: Choice Fixtures For 19-20 March, 2011

This week’s tale of the tape: 17 matches from 13 competitions. The A-League wrapped up last weekend but MLS steps in to take its place. There are three enticing match-ups in Spain this weekend, the Old Firm.2011.6 is on deck with the Scottish League Cup at stake, Man City and Chelsea clash in a potential season-ender for one or the other and we look past Brazil and Argentina for some juicy matches elsewhere in South America. Enjoy!

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 Scouser Report – Liverpool vs Manchester United

Matt Dalton is happy the Reds put on so dominant a display against United on Sunday but wishes they’d spread the wealth more judiciously, rather than blowing it all on one afternoon.

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….

The Scouser Report – Are Liverpool & The Champions League Getting Back Together?

Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and £85m combined in fees make for quite a daunting prospect, as the media has tripped all over itself to point out for the past 6 days. However, once the late kick-off was finally underway at Stamford Bridge, that proved not to be the case.  The Chelsea strike-force, despite … Read more

The Weekend Catch: Football’s Best Fixtures For 5-6 February, 2011

The weekend has an incredible range of matches to sample.  WFC brings you 22 of the best, from 12 competitions and served up by 11 writers.  Help yourself! Newcastle v Arsenal (Saturday) – If Newcastle fans want to know what life will be like without Andy Carroll they don’t have to look very far – … Read more

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