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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Zlatan: The View from below

Written on July 23, 2009 at 2:56 am, by

Everything now seems set for the Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer from Inter to FC Barcelona: Exciting times for the player, and the clubs involved – but also for the fans of Zlatan himself. Now, Zlatan may represent nothing more to the fans of his previous clubs Ajax, Juventus and Inter than a great player who helpedContinue Reading

New Beginnings for Sven

Written on July 22, 2009 at 11:04 am, by

Sven-Göran Eriksson is back in English football, but this time it is not for the glamour of the Premiership. Instead, he’ll join Notts Co in League Two as Director of Football. As such, he’ll be responsible for all aspects of the club’s development – from youth facilities and commercial development to coaching and player purchases.Continue Reading

Consistency the Key

Written on July 18, 2009 at 11:35 am, by

In the third installment building up to South Africa 2010, FootballUnited looks at the CONCACAF region’s traditional representatives USA and Mexico have dominated FIFA’s North Central America and Caribbean World Cup qualifying for almost 20 years. For so long there’s been a “+1” attached to the region’s three team invite to football’s biggest party. Costa Rica,Continue Reading

Ron moves from Manchester

Written on July 7, 2009 at 3:38 pm, by

It’s a done deal – Ron has moved from Manchester to Spain – see the video below, where he’s showing of his new kit. Ron was not heard to say “Shhesh, I’d had enough of the rain in Manchester, it was time to get some sunshine. And now I’m closer to Portugal I can nipContinue Reading

Toons worth £100 million?

Written on July 6, 2009 at 6:00 pm, by

the word is that there’s two offers at around £100 million for Newcastle United: is the club worth it?

Artist Ozil ends England dreams

Written on July 2, 2009 at 5:56 pm, by

For so long German football has been branded regimented, effective, and in some quarters damn right boring. This morning the country wakes up to the fact they are the current European champions at U17, U19 and U21 level. But for Fernando Torres and Spain last summer, it would have been an unprecedented quartet. If boredomContinue Reading