Monthly Archives: April 2010

Who is Javier Hernández?

This morning, Consolation Goal awoke to the news that Manchester United had signed 21 year old Mexican strike Javier Hernández Balcazar. Like most of you, the first words out of my mouth was “who?” – and so we set about … Continue reading

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Ronaldo: The Story of El Fenomeno

Look at the above picture. If you’ve seen it before, then you know exactly what direction this article is heading in. In what is one of football’s most famous clips, you would be forgiven for assuming the above manager has … Continue reading

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Breakout Stars: Gary Medel

Going hand in hand with our team scouting reports for this summer’s World Cup, we will also be taking a look at some potential breakout stars in South Africa. Our first edition looks at Chile’s tenacious defender-come-midfielder Gary Medel. Name: … Continue reading

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World Cup Scouting Report: Chile

You would be more than forgiven for putting money on Spain coasting through group H at this summer’s World Cup, collecting 9 points on their way. At first glance, Switzerland, Honduras and Chile appear to make up the numbers in … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Man Utd 1-2 Chelsea

1. Let’s be fair I posted an article in preparation of this clash lamenting the age old cliché that luck evens itself out over the course of the season. While I still disagree with that, today was a day in … Continue reading

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Premier League Preview: 3rd/4th April

Saturday 3rd April Manchester United (1st) vs Chelsea (2nd) – Old Trafford – Kick Off: 12:45pm This game has been overshadowed by the ankle ligament injury suffered by Wayne Rooney in midweek, which is somewhat understandable given that it’s a World Cup year. United will … Continue reading

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Talking Points: Benfica 2-1 Liverpool

1. When The Going Get’s Tough… …the tough get going. That’s how the song goes at least. But Liverpool fans could be forgiven for thinking that line should be rewritten to “when the going get’s tough, Steven Gerrard goes missing.” … Continue reading

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