What to Expect in the January transfer Window

Managers of English Premier League live a pretty busy life. After a congested festive period, teams are returning to action on the first day of New Year. Transfer market is also re-opened. In contrast to the summer transfer window, they do not have a month to focus on scouting their

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

Weekend football wars

Most of us call it football, Some call it soccer while some go as far as tagging it as a," Bunch of 22 mad men running after a piece of leather." Well,we all can agree to one thing, Football, Soccer or whatever name they call it is a beautiful game. There

The Making of a 1-0 Win

... the first 3 game weeks in the English Premier League have led to 12 such results this season. That is twelve 1-0 results out of 30 matches... The refereeÔÇÖs whistle brings an end to the mayhem on the pitch. One set of fans, in the stadium and worldwide heaves a

Changes for Bayern Under Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has made a few changes to last year's European champions, and the reception has not been entirely positive. When it was announced that Pep Guardiola, one of the world's most high-profile and successful managers, would be in charge of Bayern Munich for the 2013/14 season, there was an unsurprisingly

A “Plan B” is really need at Anfield

It is a discussion you could set your watch to -- literally. As the electronic scoreboard at Anfield flashes ever-nearer to 90 minutes with no change to the goal tally, fingers are gnawed at. The fingernails have long gone. Knees twitch, eyes pinball, faces are contorted and scratched. Murmurings start

The Balotelli effect

Mario Balotelli now has seven goals in six games for Milan, the kind of form which suggests his signing came five months too late. Giancarlo Rinaldi wraps up Week 29.  There are some questions we will probably never know the answer to. What is the meaning of life? How many Coaches

Football Funnies

Gary Neville's a control freak Hard though it may be to believe, Gary Neville has admitted to being something of a control freak. He said: ÔÇ£As captain, I would organise the team nights out - and I used to plan meticulously. ÔÇÿWeÔÇÖll go there at 2pm, leave at 4pm, eat at

Major League Soccer (MLS): A brief history

Major Leauge Soccer started out in 1996 with only ten teams which included, San Jose Clash, Los Angeles Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, Dallas Burn, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, New England Revolution, Kansas City Wiz, Tampa Bay Mutiny, and the NY/NJ MetroStars. The MLS plays in a tournament type system in order to