News Round Up

by Patrick O’Connor

IT’S the classic Catch 22 situation for a football manager:  The transfer window still has a week to run before it slams shut, putting an end to permanent moves until January.

Football Diary
by Patrick O’Connor

It’s back! The Premier League, with all its financial insanity and hype, has returned to action and from the outset I must confess some self-interest when it comes to  the fortunes of newcomers Blackpool.

They were promoted from the Championship via the play-offs last season and are rated by many as the least equipped side ever to tackle football’s top league.

 

Football Diary
by Patrick O’Connor

WILL tikki-takki be the legacy of the 2010 World Cup?

Tikki-takki (or tiki-taki as it is sometimes written) is the word describing the intricate, closing passing possession football favoured by World Cup winners Spain and also top European club side Barcelona.

 


THEY’RE at it again!

Whilst a thrilling World Cup keeps most of us entertained, back in England Manchester City have been 'Connorflashing' the cheque book around.

 

I fancy a Brazilian!

No, that’s not a suggestion to my barber but my tip for who will pick up the World Cup.

We’re approaching the quarter-final stage and now that the English imposters have been walloped, it’s time to concentrate on the real contenders.