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Out of Villarreal's old orange grove grows 'the perfect football eco-system'

Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by theguardian.com

With a talented group of youth talent added to astute signings, there doesn't seem to be an end in sight for Villarreal's miracle Villarreal's Giuseppe Rossi, right, celebrates with Santi Cazorla after scoring against Atlético Madrid.   It was Benjamin Franklin who said nothing in life is certain except death and taxes but what does he know? Sure, he built a few libraries and di...Full Story »

Ronaldo scores 4 to help Real return to top of La Liga

Posted Monday, October 25, 2010 by The Independent

In a week when a current Manchester United forward decided that remaining at Old Trafford was the preferable option after all, one of his former team-mates showed once again just what the club are missing. Cristiano Ronaldo, who left United for the Bernabeu in an £80m deal last summer, scored four goals, two in each half, to help Real Madrid to a 6-1 victory over Racing Santander on Satur...Full Story »

Former Fifa official caught on camera in World Cup votes bribe scandal

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2010 by theguardian.com

FIFA president Sepp Blatter fell out with Zen-Ruffinen after the latter, then secretary general, had accused the organisation of financial mismanagement.  Michel Zen-Ruffinen, a former secretary general of Fifa, has said he can identify Fifa executive members who are willing to be bribed to buy their votes for the World Cups in 2018 (for which England is bidding) and 2022. The latest alle...Full Story »

7 fans killed during football stampede in Kenya

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2010 by theguardian.com

People gather around the scene of the stampede at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya. Seven football supporters are reported to have been killed with dozens more injured in a stampede at a match between two of Kenya's top teams. An ambulance operator reported that a stampede took place on Saturday night inside the Nyayo National stadium in the capital Nairobi during a match between A...Full Story »

Campbell at the double in Forfar win

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2010 by PA

A Ross Campbell brace secured the three points for Forfar in an impressive 3-1 win at East Fife. Forfar edged the first half, with Campbell opening the scoring with a neat strike from the edge of the area just before the interval. Despite conceding close to half-time it was the home side that came out flying at the start of the second half, and East Fife were rewarded for their pressure. Robe...Full Story »

Thistle loss sends them bottom

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2010 by PA

Stirling dumped Partick to the foot of the table as they ran out 4-2 winners in a highly entertaining game at the Forthbank Stadium. Gordon Smith opened the scoring for the home side after just two minutes when he headed home a Ryan Borris cross from six yards but Kris Doolan levelled the scores with a header in the 15th minute. Smith put Stirling back in front with a close-range effort after ...Full Story »

Mole digs Raith out of hole

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2010 by PA

Jamie Mole's dramatic injury-time strike sent Raith to the top of the First Division as they beat Ross County 1-0. Rovers started the brighter of the two sides and could have gone ahead in the 18th minute but Iain Davidson headed over when presented with a good chance from six yards. Craig Wilson also went close in the 49th minute with a fierce long-range effort but it was well saved by County...Full Story »

Ayr float into play-off zone

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2010 by PA

Ayr moved into the Second Division play-off spots with a 2-1 home win over Alloa. Mark Roberts gave Ayr the lead in the 36th minute when he latched onto a Willie Easton pass and fired past goalkeeper Steve Robertson from 12 yards. Alloa had to wait until the 75th minute for their chance and it came from the penalty spot when Michael Dunlop was hacked down by Ebbie Malone inside the box. Kevin...Full Story »

Flynn on fire in Falkirk win

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2010 by PA

Ryan Flynn was involved in all five of Falkirk's goals as they thrashed Queen of the South 5-1. Carl Finnigan netted the Bairns` first after four minutes, heading home Flynn's cross, but the home side were level after 49 minutes through Paul Burns' 18-yarder. They were level for just three minutes as Flynn set up Jason Marr for a close-range finish. Finnigan made it 3-1 after 74 minutes when ...Full Story »

Easy win for Stenny

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2010 by PA

Rampant Stenhousemuir moved seven points clear of their opponents with a 4-0 rout over rock-bottom Dumbarton. The home side asserted their dominance from the outset, with Paul Quinn scoring their first in less than three minutes with a close-range finish. Ross Clark doubled Stenhousemuir's lead 18 minutes later, stepping up to score from the spot after being fouled by Ben Gordon. Clark bagged...Full Story »

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