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    June 14, 2012

    Ukraine: something to cheer about

    ‘Ukraine is not dead yet!’ These opening lines of the beleaguered country’s national anthem were sung defiantly by...

  2. September 27, 2008

    The fabulous four born in soccer's most fertile week

    On September 22 1976 a great footballer was born in Rio. "Do you know who Ronaldo was named after?" his father asked the...

  1. September 26, 2008

    Fab four born in soccer’s most fertile week

    On September 22 1976 a great footballer was born in Rio. “Do you know who Ronaldo was named after?” his father asked the...

  2. August 29, 2008

    Matthew Vincent: Change the view from your house

    Castle, pension fund, depreciating illiquid asset No, it’s not a post-modern version of the “paper, scissors, stone” game...

  3. October 6, 2007

    Football, business and the problem of meddling owners

    These are trying times for fans of Chelsea, the London football club owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovich. Two...

  4. October 5, 2007

    Owners’ own goals

    These are trying times for fans of Chelsea, the London soccer club owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovich. Two weeks...

  5. May 24, 2007

    AC Milan take their revenge on Liverpool and win seventh title

    AC Milan had their revenge for Istanbul and won a seventh Champions League last night, with two goals from Filippo Inzaghi...

  6. May 23, 2007

    AC Milan win seventh European cup

    AC Milan had their revenge for Istanbul and won a seventh Champions League on Wednesday, with two goals from Filippo Inzaghi...

  7. May 7, 2007

    United take title as Chelsea flag

    Manchester United clinched the Premiership title yesterday, but the sense was that Chelsea handed it to them. It was not so...

  8. March 20, 2007

    Chelsea and Man Utd reach semis

    Chelsea won 2-1 at Tottenham and Manchester United edged Middlesbrough 1-0 on Monday night to reach the FA Cup semi-finals....

  9. January 24, 2007

    Shevchenko helps Blues into final

    At last some good news for Chelsea, writes Jonathan Wilson. They were hardly at their best in beating Wycombe 4-0 on Tuesday...

  10. January 19, 2007

    Cech return bolsters Chelsea’s shaky defence

    In the distant days when the Chelsea crisis was in its infancy, Jose Mourinho suggested Manchester United would be...

  11. January 19, 2007

    Chelsea vow support for Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho on Thursday said he would be happy to see out his contract as Chelsea manager provided the club gave him...

  12. December 21, 2006

    Lone Drogba seals victory for Chelsea

    The only question was when. There was a familiar sense of menace as Didier Drogba, rested from Chelsea's starting line-up,...

  13. December 14, 2006

    Chelsea narrow gap on United

    The line between panic and genius is a fine one, but José Mourinho - yet again - stood glowering on the right side of it...

  14. December 11, 2006

    Arsenal ride luck to pile pressure on champions

    There is real pressure now. The knowledge that they were six minutes from defeat will ease Chelsea's disappointment, but the...

  15. December 8, 2006

    Amir Khan to fight for first title

    Amir Khan will fight for his first professional title tomorrow night in London. The young British boxer, who celebrates his...

  16. November 30, 2006

    Two-horse race now for Premiership

    If it was not a two-horse race before, the Premiership emphatically is now, as Manchester United and Chelsea overcame...

  17. November 9, 2006

    Chelsea dominate Aston Villa

    *FOOTBALL A full-strength Chelsea got back to winning ways in the League (Carling) Cup when they thrashed Aston Villa 4-0,...

  18. November 9, 2006

    WMG buys top football agency

    Wasserman Media Group is to become the pre-eminent company in football talent representation and marketing after agreeing...

  19. November 9, 2006

    Wasserman Media to buy SFX Sports

    Wasserman Media Group is to become the leading company marketing football talent after agreeing to buy the agency that...

  20. October 26, 2006

    United seal last-gasp win over Crewe

    Crewe suffered Carling Cup heartbreak as Kieran Lee's extra-time strike gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory and sent the...

  21. October 20, 2006

    Liverpool wait patiently for more Benitez magic

    In each of the last two seasons Chelsea have dropped just 17 points before sealing the Premiership title. Liverpool this...

  22. October 19, 2006

    Drogba puts Barca away for Chelsea

    Four previous meetings between the sides over the past two seasons have thrown up enough intrigue to fill a Brazilian...

  23. September 18, 2006

    Chelsea win after Drogba brilliance

    It was as fraught and fractious as it was always going to be, there was the requisite controversy as Michael Ballack was...

  24. September 15, 2006

    Roman's nickeland dime deals

    The £30m that Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, forked out for Andriy Shevchenko has looked...

  25. September 14, 2006

    Roman’s nickel and dime deals

    The £30m that Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, forked out for Andriy Shevchenko has looked...

  26. August 28, 2006

    New stars dim Chelsea brilliance

    The side that dominated the Premiership to a frightening degree for two years has been turned into a work in progress,...

  27. August 19, 2006

    Star signings cast doubt on Chelsea supremacy

    Take the team that has won the Premiership by a street in each of the last two seasons, add two of the world's best players...

  28. August 18, 2006

    Star signings cast doubt on Chelsea supremacy

    Take the team that has won the Premiership by a street in each of the last two seasons, add two of the world’s best players...

  29. August 12, 2006

    Germany's unifier brings talent and obedience to Chelsea

    Everything about Michael Ballack's childhood home evokes a lost era.The address itself is a piece of communist kitsch:...

  30. August 11, 2006

    You can take the boy out of east Germany

    Everything about Michael Ballack’s childhood home evokes a lost era. The address itself is a piece of Communist kitsch:...

  31. June 29, 2006

    Domestic strife weighs on Italy as Ukraine loom

    It is hard to imagine any side has ever gone into a World Cup quarter-final against such a background of turmoil as Italy do...

  32. June 29, 2006

    Germany's asset value soars in the transfer market

    As they have grown wealthier and more powerful, the world's biggest football clubs have come to regard international...

  33. June 28, 2006

    Ukraine emerge as chip off the old bloc

    Perhaps it was understand-able that Ukraine players should spend so much of their second-round victory over Switzerland...

  34. June 27, 2006

    Relentless Socceroos pay penalty at death

    Francesco Totti finally came of age as a World Cup player in the Fritz-Walter-Stadion on Monday. In an impossibly dramatic...

  35. June 27, 2006

    Ukraine through after shoot-out

    Ukraine advanced to the quarter-finals last night after a penalty shoot-out settled an uninspiring tie with Switzerland,...

  36. June 24, 2006

    NEWS IN BRIEF

    *WORLD CUP Ukraine moved on to a last-16 tie against Switzerland after a comfortable, if uninspiring, 1-0 victory over...

  37. June 20, 2006

    Shevchenko restores Ukraine's equilibrium

    As a fit Ukrainian central defender, Andriy Rusol is a rare breed in Germany this summer. But he wasted no time in putting...

  38. June 19, 2006

    Shevchenko restores Ukraine’s equilibrium

    As a fit Ukrainian central defender, Andriy Rusol is a rare breed in Germany this summer. But he wasted no time in putting...

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