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Stewart Coggin

World Soccer August 2010 Archive


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Big Transfers on Deadline Day

Tuesday August 31, 2010
Transfer deadline day is always a highlight of the soccer calendar, so here are some of the high-profile deals that went through. Arguably the most eye-catching transfer of the day was ... Read More

Diego Taking a Step Backwards

Saturday August 28, 2010
Diego completed a move from Juventus to Wolfsburg earlier this week and scored on his debut against Mainz on Saturday. The Brazilian midfielder is a delightful playmaker when in form and there ... Read More

Mourinho Firing From the Hip…Again

Wednesday August 25, 2010
Jose Mourinho is a rare bird indeed. Few other coaches in the world game feel the need to criticize their counterparts like the Special One. It is unusual to see one ... Read More

Sevilla a Major European Casualty

Wednesday August 25, 2010
Sevilla were always fighting a losing battle after Andres Palop's mistake allowed Matheus to score the deadly away goal for Braga in the Champions League play-off on Tuesday. Trailing 1-0 from ... Read More

iPods a Soccer Evil?

Sunday August 22, 2010
Stoke City striker Dave Kitson suggested earlier this week that iPods are damaging the camaraderie in dressing rooms. This instantly made me think of an article by the excellent Tim Vickery ... Read More

Sensible Signings at Last

Thursday August 19, 2010
After the second galactico era last summer, when Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso were signed at great expense,  it seems Real Madrid have taken stock and are ... Read More

What Now For Given?

Monday August 16, 2010
I was at White Hart Lane at the weekend as Tottenham and Manchester City played out an entertaining goalless draw on the opening day.   City boss Roberto Mancini plumped for ... Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Goalkeepers

Friday August 13, 2010
Players must select two goalkeepers in their Fantasy Premier League team, although only one can score points in a gameweek. I have always believed it is logical to select one of ... Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Defenders

Friday August 13, 2010
When it comes to selecting defenders for your Fantasy Premier League team, there are a number of factors to take into account. Defenders get most of their points through keeping clean ... Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Midfielders

Thursday August 12, 2010
As I continue my look ahead to the new Fantasy Premier League game, I assess which midfielders could do well this season. The likes of Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Cesc ... Read More

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Strikers

Thursday August 12, 2010
The new Premier League season kicks off on August 14, meaning time is running out to register your fantasy league team so it starts scoring points immediately. The official competition is ... Read More

Cole and Maicon Out of Reach for Real

Monday August 9, 2010
This summer Real Madrid have been linked with the best left-back in the world, Ashley Cole, and the best right-back, Maicon. But despite the respective players' seeming desire to move to ... Read More

Fabregas Stays...Reluctantly

Friday August 6, 2010
The confirmation arrived on Friday - Cesc Fabregas will remain an Arsenal player this season. Arsenal have rejected two bids from Barcelona for the player this summer, with Fabregas having made ... Read More

Hughes Fails to Convince at Unveiling

Wednesday August 4, 2010
Mark Hughes was unveiled as Fulham's new manager on Tuesday, but left the impression that he may not be at Craven Cottage for the long haul. The Welshman was controversially sacked ... Read More

Robust Ramires Would Suit Premier League

Tuesday August 3, 2010
Chelsea are among the clubs being linked with a move for Brazil midfielder Ramires. The 23-year-old plays for Benfica, but the Portuguese champions only own 20% of the player after selling ... Read More

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