Special Tribute to Madiba

Our world was dark, ugly until you illuminated and beautified it with eternal colours of love without acrimony, race without discrimination. Your freedom fight has given millions of lives hope; your messages of equality, freedom and love reverberate in our hearts. As the world celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, Football411 salutes

Arsenal & the Spanish Gift

It's no hidden secret that, in recent years, Arsenal have played the role of Barcelona's 'Feeder Team'. The switch of allegiance of Gunners' 'Magnificent Seven', comprising Marc Overmars, Emmanuel Petit, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Thierry Henry, Alexander Hleb, Cesc Fabregas & Alex Song, lends credence to that assertion. Fiercest rivals, Real Madrid

European Round-Up

Spain - La Liga The big guns in Spain recorded big wins, in a weekend of great goal feast. A Messi-less Barcelona hit Granada for four. Iniesta and Fabregas gave the Blaugranas a 2goal lead from the penalty spot, before further strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Pedro late on completed the

Letter to My Beloved Brasilia

It's with a hand heavy with pain and a heart burdened with an even deeper hurt that I write you this letter. I know the rumours would have crept to your ears, as are being swirled around town by my ill-wishers. To this I find expeditious to personally give you

The Evening Post – Skysports/football

Tottenham are planning to make Gareth Bale the highest-paid player in their history but the prospect of the Welshman signing a new £130,000-a-week deal is dependent on the club qualifying for next season's Champions League. Chelsea fans have warned Rafael Benitez to expect the worst atmosphere he has ever faced at

Transfer Gossip Column (BBCSport/Football)

TRANSFER GOSSIP Real Madrid will step up attempts to sign Wales winger Gareth Bale, 23, from Tottenham if Cristiano Ronaldo fails to sign a new contract at the Bernabeu this summer. Full story: Daily Mail´┐╝ Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects Luis Suarez, 26, still to be at Anfield next season even if

Ryan Giggs Signs New Deal

Manchester United winger, Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year extension which will see him remain with the Red Devils until 2014. Giggs, who signed his first professional contract with Manchester United in 1990, has already amassed a club-record of 931 appearances, and is well on his way to hitting the 1000th

Barcelona Lock Horns with Real Madrid in ‘The Classics’

From the Stables of A Billion Eyez We present to your watching pleasure EL CLASSICO Part CCXIX LOCATION Camp Nou THE CAST Tito Vilanova} the rainbow gods Jordi Roura Jose Mourinho }the white gods Aitor Karanka the ELEVEN CAST of BLAUGRANA Messi - the Prince of Mestalla Valdes - the wantaway Custodian Alves - the medium Puyol Pique Alba Busquets - the reigning Prince

Formula Twente: McClaren Quits!

Former England manager, Steve McClaren has called his time at Eredivisie side, FC Twente after losing the backing of the board and support of fans following a string of poor results which culminated in the defeat to Heerenveen at the weekend. FC Twente currently trail in fifth position behind leaders PSV

Tottenham’s Third-placed CHARGE, and BALE

Gareth Bale was again brilliant for Tottenham as his brace ensured a vital 3-2 away defeat of West Ham. The Welsh winger and Real Madrid target drew first blood in the 13th minute before goals from Andy Caroll and Joe Cole put the Hammers ahead for the first time. Sigurdsson

Around Europe in Sixty Seconds

AC Milan coach, Massimiliano Allegri has lauded Mario Balotelli for keeping his cool despite boos and provocative chants from Inter's fans during last night della derby madoninna which saw Inter Milan and AC Milan share the spoils in a 1:1 draw. Manchester City striker and 'Bosnian Jewel', Edin Dzeko has re-echoed

Primera Division Round-up

If there was any team in Europe that needed a swift response during the weekend round of league matches, then it definitely would be Barcelona. The Blaugranas were stunned 2-0 in San Siro by a relatively young and less-experienced AC Milan in the UEFA CL knock-out first leg match. Against

SUNDAY TRANSFER GOSSIP

want to sign the Potters' 28-year-old Trinidad & Tobago international striker Kenwyne Jones. Full story: Daily Star´┐╝ Sunderland are lining up a loan deal for Lazio's Argentine ┬¡forward Mauro Zarate, 25. Full story: Sunday People´┐╝ West Ham have yet to agree a new deal with midfielder Mohamed Diame, 25, and he could join