• General
    “You’re in” – web round-up

    As well as providing you with our own sparkling content, Three and in will point you to some of the best football blogging elsewhere. Our web round-ups will be regularly irregular but you know each link is a goal. The Offside – World Cup players on Twitter: If you’re a Twitterholic and...

  • South America
    He’s not that kind of player!

    Bolivian football channels Street Fighter II. It’s a few months old but doing the rounds.

  • La Liga
    If Barça won’t pay then Cesc will stay

    Barcelona have been very vocal in their pursuit of Cesc Fabregas over the last couple of weeks. So much so you’re reminded of the old adage about a dog’s bark being worse than his bite. Certainly Barcelona talk a good transfer, they don’t seem too keen on the nuts and bolts of...

  • Premier League
    Gill puts foot in mouth

    David Gill has been Chief Executive of Manchester United since 2003. He must know the fans of the club well at this stage. Which makes his comments about the ‘Green and Gold’ protests all the more bizarre. Speaking to the Independent, he said: The green and gold campaign and the momentum behind...

  • England
    Good will can’t pay the bills

    Ivory Coast striker Aruna Dindane, who spent last season on loan at Portsmouth, has just signed for Quatar League side Lekhwiya.  Although I’ve not yet seen any quotes from the player, I’d hazard a guess that the move is motivated by more than just a desire to test himself in a new...

  • World Cup 2010
    Domenech isn’t crazy. Honest.

    It’s just your average football training camp, replete with slapstick crashes, bizarre costumes and allusions to hit movie March of the Penguins.  Click on the pictures for more.

  • Serie A
    Is Massimo Moratti the most evil-looking man in football?

    In order to fill the European-football shaped gaps all over Threeandin with something resembling knowledge, I occasionally find myself thumbing through the European sports papers.  The other day, in an article in Spanish Daily AS about Real Madrid’s desire to snatch Jose Mourinho from Inter Milan, I was struck by one of...

  • Bundesliga
    Ribery (still) missing Champions League Final

    Franck Ribery has had his hopes of playing in the Champions League Final dashed.  Again. After the Bayern Munich winger wash handed a three-game ban, the German club sought to overturn the decision with an appeal to UEFA.  Bayern were unsuccessful, yet still unsatisfied.  They turned to the Court of Arbitration for...

  • FA Cup
    Ballack misses the World Cup

    Germany’s Michael Ballack has been ruled out of the World Cup after the ankle injury inflicted on him by Portsmouth’s Kevin Prince Boateng was much worse than feared. While I have sympathy for any player injured after a bad tackle – and Boateng’s was certainly that – I do wonder if Ballack...

  • World Cup 2010
    Dunga opts for graft over craft

    Brazil coach Dunga is not a man prone to bowing to public pressure, and he stuck to his guns when naming his 23-man World Cup squad, ignoring calls to include old favourites including Ronaldo, Adriano, and Roberto Carlos. None of these are particularly surprising omissions: the pair of strikers are over-weight and...