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Archive for year 2013

  • December 25, 2013

    Merry Christmas...

    Merry Christmas to all Futbolitas and Futbolitos celebrating it from across the world. May 2014 bring us all a fantastic year in football, and perhaps, more Ibrahimovic levels of drama!   Tweet This Post

  • December 20, 2013

    Women’s Football...

    The Ballon d’Or female finalists were unveiled last week and Germany’s Nadine Angerer, Brazil’s Marta and USA’s Abby Wambach made the cut. All three ladies are phenomenal players and it must be also said that they each had a memorable year in football. Angerer who won the Euro 2013 with...

  • December 20, 2013

    Photos :...

    They may have missed out on Halloween this year, but with Christmas around the corner, there’s no better time to put on the fancy dress costumes! Just ask the Arsenal first team players, who partied in the best way footballers would – dressing up in fancy costumes for the club’s...

  • December 19, 2013

    Offbeat: Real...

    It’s your Offbeat round-up on the week’s hottest off-the-pitch stories! The Real Madrid family celebrated their annual Christmas party at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening. Yes, yes, Feliz Navidad! Sadly, compared to last year’s festivities, there were notable absentees from the party, including players who left the club in...

  • December 17, 2013

    Former Italy...

    Over the past few years, the revolting issues of match-fixing in Italian football has caused fans to question the integrity of the game. However, when a World Cup winner is involved, it is time to sit up and question this dark plague affecting football in the 21st century. It emerged...

  • December 17, 2013

    The Netherland’s...

    A fascinating interview with Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal was published this week, where he spoke about his philosophy and getting players ‘fully immersed’ in his ideas. Let’s not forget that The Netherlands will pit themselves against Spain at the World Cup Group Stages next year, so it’s all getting...

  • December 16, 2013

    Champions League...

    The Champions League Last-16 draw was made today, and oh dear, isn’t 2014 set to be a Blockbuster Year of Football?! There were many exciting match-ups including Manchester City vs Barcelona which has already prompted debates of “quality over quantity”. The Catalan giants’ former director of football Txixi Beguiristain (now...

  • December 16, 2013

    Premiership: Villas-Boas...

    It was an early Christmas gift for Liverpool fans yesterday after a 5-0 win over Tottenham. One thing’s for sure – and that’s the fact that their Brazilian midfielder, Lucas Leiva mastered a new ‘crowdsurfing‘ move as part of the goal celebrations. Perhaps this was part of his elaborate plan...

  • December 16, 2013

    Photos :...

    The Pride of Portugal and Madeira, Cristiano Ronaldo, finally unveiled his own museum in Funchal, Portugal, last night. The museum displays 150 of the player’s trophies and awards, including numerous trophies, sweatshirts, pennants and photographs in the gallery which has marked his extraordinary career. PARABENS, all round the table! It...

  • December 12, 2013

    POTD :...

    In yet another indication that football is one of the many platforms for political discourse, the Barcelona-Celtic Champions League meeting was dominated by election talk yesterday. Separatist parties in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region on Thursday agreed the wording of an independence referendum on November 9, 2014, as Catalonia has long...

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