Manchester City v Stoke
Both of these sides are about to enter their first cup final in a hell of a long time, and on paper you’d expect City’s million-pound squad to take it comfortably. But it doesn’t always work out that way. When it comes to ruffling feathers, Stoke are one of the toughest teams in the league to play against and they won’t plan on going out to watch City run around them. Can they hold them for at least 90 minutes?
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The title race appeared over to all extensive purposes two weeks ago. However, Arsenal’s victory over Manchester United last Sunday has offered a glimmer of hope for Chelsea, who sit three points behind Fergie’s side in the league. Carlo Ancelloti will now bring his troops to Old Trafford on Sunday knowing that only a win will do as they look to snatch the title from under United’s noses. However United haven’t been beaten at home this season in a near impeccable record. Read the rest of this entry
‘Joe, we are in the right ground’ that was Malcolm MacDonald’s response to Joe Harvey when Newcastle played Liverpool at Anfield and saw the now famous THIS IS ANFIELD sign. The sign, the brainchild of Bill Shankly was only up a couple of days and he was well pissed off when he heard of MacDonald sneering it. Newcastle went out on to the pitch that day and were on the receiving end of a 5-0 beating; it was harsh scoreline would you believe but that’s the way football goes sometime. Read the rest of this entry
Twitter is a social media platform which celebrities have embraced from an early stage. Hollywood actors set the precedence and other celebrities in their respective fields have been getting on board with the micro blogging site ever since. It shouldn’t be a surprise as no platform feeds an ego like Twitter and no one has bigger egos than celebrities.
What about footballers and twitter? It is an exceptionally interesting dynamic and nearly every day provides another fascinating ‘footballer meets twitter’ tale. The stories are becoming more prolific as time goes by, with more players joining the site, getting themselves in trouble and ultimately leaving again. Many players leave, of course, due to the sheer volume of abuse they are subjected to. Read the rest of this entry
Leinster were relieved today to learn that Séan O’Brien will not be cited following him striking Toulouse flanker Nyanga in the Heineken Cup semi final on Saturday. Can you imagine the reaction of Drogba or Busquets to this blow?!
The first Classic of the flat season is upon us tomorrow at Newmarket where the supposedly bombproof Frankel hopes to prove he is a very special horse. Currently priced 8/15, anyone who didn’t back him antepost a long time ago won’t be tempted to pile in at those odds. The 3 year old had a sensational campaign as a 2 year old and is hard to oppose here. Read the rest of this entry
The racing world is full of two year olds who threatened to be superstars at three but never lived up to their potential. Indeed only last year St Nicholas Abbey willing obliged in the role (although he only had one outing). At Newmarket on Saturday we’ll have the warmest favourite for the 2000 Guineas since Celtic Swing back in 1995. Celtic Swing couldn’t catch Pennekamp in the race that year but punters seem to have no doubts about Frankel encountering any such problems this Saturday. Read the rest of this entry