The battle is always an uphill one for Europe’s smallest recognized soccer nation, San Marino, Top 10 things we love to see, Rooney red card, time on Klinsmann's side, Playboy twins dance on Cole's pole, and more in What the Papers Say.
Tuesday, October 11
One Win, 106 Losses, No Traffic Lights - NY Times - In Europe’s smallest recognized soccer nation, population 30,000, victories are as rare as the coins and stamps that make San Marino a collector’s haven.
Spreading out internationals makes sense - Reuters - UEFA’s plan to spread out fixtures during international weeks makes perfect sense and should bring an end to those strange weekends during the season with no top class soccer, when I find myself watching rubbish old B-movies and darts
Villa's desire reinforces traditional ties - The Guardian - Aston Villa's 30-mile rule can restore a bond between club and community
Just who owns Leeds United? - BBC - A BBC documentary seeks to uncover who really runs the club
Jozy Altidore finds his groove in Netherlands - ESPN.com - Jeff Carlisle checks in with 21-year-old U.S. striker Jozy Altidore, who is enjoying the finest spell of his young career. Just 12 games into his tenure with Dutch club AZ Alkmaar, Altidore has tallied seven goals, including four in the Europa League.
Top Ten: Things We Bloody Love To See...- Football 365 - Forget all the nonsense surrounding football - it's the little things that keep us coming back, because that's what we love. Here are ten, but feel free to suggest your own...
Bondy: Time is on Klinsmann's side - NY Daily - Juergen Klinsmann's approach to coaching is poles apart from his predecessor's, yet he faces the identical big-picture problems Bob Bradley did. The U.S. team still lacks polished scorers or much depth on the back line. The midfield and goalkeeper positions remain its strength, with linchpins Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan and Tim Howard.
Jaded players at root of betting scams - Yahoo Sports - It is always disappointing to hear any allegations of match-fixing or betting scams in football, especially when they relate to British football.
'Dennis was our fashion policeman' - The Daily Mail - When they weren't chatting to Ajax's host of former Premier League stars, Martin Keown and Dennis Bergkamp found time for a trip down memory lane…
Malouda: Things have changed at every level - FIFA.com - Laurent Blanc’s France side face Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday, hoping to seal an automatic place at UEFA EURO 2012. Despite a packed schedule of training sessions and tactical discussions, midfielder Florent Malouda was able to find time to sit down with FIFA.com for an exclusive interview.
Rooney red triggers absurd pantomime - The Guardian - Wayne Rooney's red card was a pantomime of non-sequiturs and hidden meanings
A tale of two very different red cards - LA Times - Wayne Rooney's infraction Friday didn't cost England as dearly as David Beckham's during the 1998 World Cup.
Rooney is risking it all if he doesn't learn to control his temper - The Telegraph - How Wayne Rooney reacts to the fall-out from his red card against Montenegro could be a defining moment in his career, but it is Sir Alex Ferguson, rather than Fabio Capello, who has to get to grips with the player’s temper.
Dirty laundry or damned lies? - ESPN - Fulham is not like other clubs. And for that we give thanks. But fans have been narked by a flurry of negative stories being aired. Let's peer through the murk.
Planning for change - Fox Soccer - Meeting eye-to-eye on Hispanic integration into U.S. Soccer
Down, but not out - Sky Sports - Downing's drought, losing leads, Blackburn's bosses and Tartan troubles... it's Martin Tyler.
Nude Shayk is Revealing - The Daily Mail - She has become one of the most in-demand models in the world, and judging by the latest photograph of Irina Shayk - it's not hard to see why. The 25-year-old Russian model and girlfriend of Cristiano Ronaldo shows off her perfect figure in a new coffee table book Culo.
Playboy Twins Dance on Cole's Pole - The Sun - Soccer love cheat Ashley Cole was given a lap dance by Playboy TWINS on a wild night at a club.
Ajax has released their away soccer jersey for the 2013/14 season. Get in the Gear.
The Liverpool 2013/14 soccer jersey is available for pre-order. The Reds are eager to compete for silver next season.
The push for more color on their cleats, adidas has added the infrared colorway to the adiZero f50 Line.
Chelsea won the Europa League on Wednesday. The Blues defeated Benfica 2-1 on injury time goal from Ivanovic.
adidas has added some color to the Predator line with this new colorway. Released on May 17. Be the first to own a pair.
Bayern Munich are kings of Germany and hope to be crowned kings of Europe at Wembley later this month!
The new PUMA evoSPEED 1.2 FG. A great new soccer cleat with classic look and first time for PUMA to be on the cleat.
The adidas Nitrocharge is the most talked about new cleat in years. It was released on May 15 and will take your pitch by storm.
Borussia Dortmund hears Wembley Calling and are headed to London for the Champions League final.
One of the top soccer cleats for control the Nike CTR360 will not let you down on the field in tight spaces.