Monthly Archives: August 2014

Porto want to avoid the disappointment of last season


Towards the end of last season, things went very wrong, very quickly for FC Porto. Already knocked out of the Champions League, they would exit the Europa League at the quarter final stage. The league would then be surrendered, a five point lead squandered as they slid to third place. Cup competitions would bring no consolation. The Taca de Portugal and the Taca de Read the rest of this entry

Arsenal’s new era must now get a sense of big game mentality


At the end of it all, Arsene Wenger seemed relieved. As he walked up the Wembley stairs to accompany his team accept the FA Cup, it seemed as if all the pressure was now off. The tie was off, presumably too strangling to still be kept on while the coat was nowhere in sight, presumably too heavy to wear. The top button on his shirt was open, the heat presumably too much.

A relief as cumulative years of pressure culminated into one defining moment. After nine years of trophyless seasons, here at last was a trophy to Read the rest of this entry

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