All the goals from this round of Champions League fixtures

It was a week of poor results for the English teams left standing in Europe’s premier competition. Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Schalke ended up being the best English result, as Arsenal and Manchester City again reasserted the blundering and shuddering incapability they both seem stricken by at this level, losing to Monaco and Barcelona respectively. […]

GIF us the highlights: International Break

The international break… hooray…yawn. No, it’s all right, I suppose, if a little heavy on the eyelids. That’s not to say there aren’t some highlight-worthy moments, perhaps deserving of a GIF compilation, for example. See below. Laim Walker tests Manuel Neuer. He passes. — Wild Words of Sport (@WWofSport) November 15, 2014   James […]

Heard it through the great Vine!

It’s that time of…erm, week? Month? Well, something again! The time when we compile some of the best sporting Vines, those sumptuous tidbits, those mini-packages of scintillation, those snippety-gems of the moving image, ideally limited in terms of duration, endlessly consumable in terms of congeniality and wholly spellbinding in term of how effectively they bind […]

Champions League: The best goals and misses this week

Liverpool laboured again against supposedly lesser opposition, prompting some very perturbed looks to ripple around the Kop. Madrid eventually overcame Ludogorets, who have been much stiffer opposition than many thought they would be, despite losing twice. Dortmund and Arsenal rollicked to victory, and PSG and Roma each forced through one-goal wins for themselves against tough […]

Jekyll or Hyde for the Hammers

West Ham were convincingly beaten by Southampton on Saturday, despite going 1-0 up through Mark Noble’s deflected opening strike. Onlookers may have been unsure as to how much possession this new Saints side would demand, and how much the new, attackingly-minded West Ham side would be happy to secede, but these questions were answered quickly. […]

3 Talking Points from the Premier League Weekend

Kevin Nolan’s enforced absence will benefit West Ham Mauro Zarate scored a cracking opening goal against rudderless Crystal Palace, setting West Ham on course for a convincing 3-1 victory. The Argentine played in the hole behind Carlton Cole, and linked up excellently with his team mates, always willing to collect the ball and turn. He […]

GIF us the Highlights: Brazil v Croatia

A 3-1 victory for the Brazil on Day 1 which, though not entirely convincing, gave the hosts a solid start to their World Cup campaign. Croatia were valiant opponents, but Stipe Pletikosa, the Croatian goalkeeper, will want to forget the game which was tarnished by his awful display. After Sepp Blatter was booed by thousands […]