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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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