Monthly Archives: January 2011

How Gomez helped Gomez break goal drought

Footballers can be a superstitious bunch. Legendary Argentine coach Carlos Bilardo banned his players from eating chicken before big games, claiming that doing so would bring bad luck. Johan Cruyff insisted on spitting a piece of chewing gum onto the … Continue reading

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Slomka has Bundesliga Hann-over-heels

Hannover and Schalke meet this weekend with one club cosseted comfortably in second place while the other is looking nervously over their shoulders with a six-point gap between themselves and the bottom three. The scenario is most likely the one … Continue reading

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Bundesliga bickering disrupts Christmas calm

The Bundesliga’s Christmas break is coming to an end but there’s been no peace, and precious little goodwill to all men, these last four weeks. One long-serving coach jumped ship after a player was sold behind his back, while another … Continue reading

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