Posts Tagged "Thierry Henry"
We all know what creativity is: something which allows you to create. Ok, that’s not quite the description that gets me any closer to answering this rather complex and simple question in football terms.
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So another transfer window has arrived and it looks as though another Arsenal star will be departing the North London club, frustrated by the club’s inability to win silverware.
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Take a quick glance at the sporting headlines this past year and you could have been forgiven for thinking it was 2002. On January 7, Shane Warne was bowling in front of adoring crowds at the MCG, and two days later Thierry Henry scored for Arsenal against Leeds.
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Thierry Henry has marked his first competitive appearance for Arsenal in dramatic fashion, coming off the bench to score the winner in the Gunners’ 1-0 win over Leeds United in the third round of the FA Cup. Watch Thierry Henry’s goal for Arsenal.
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With Arsene Wenger assuring the media that the FA Cup is not a priority, Arsenal’s opponents from the Championship, former giants Leeds United, will be fancying their chances in the last fixture of the Cup’s third round.
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As we digest and recover after some amazing World Cup quarter finals, the issue of whether Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is a hero or a villain for his self-proclaimed ‘Hand of God’ moment in the dying moments of his team’s win over Ghana bubbles on.
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It’s okay for those who back it to join the groundswell of support for technology to aid and abet football referees. Then we wouldn’t have the ridiculous situation we had in England’s round of 16 Cup match against Germany.
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Former champions France failed to set the World Cup alight on Friday as they struggled to a 0-0 draw against 10-man Uruguay in an uninspiring start to their campaign.
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Rarely can a team have arrived at a World Cup with more baggage than France, whose qualification for the showpiece tournament was overshadowed by an outrageous handball at the expense of Ireland.
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The upcoming football World Cup Group A pool seems pretty straightforward. France will cheat their way to top spot. Mexico, well rested after their halftime siestas, will do enough to take second.
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Chris Payne channelled Thierry Henry on Saturday night at the Sydney Football Stadium to help ‘hand’ Sydney FC a berth in the A-League grand final, reigniting the debate over the ethics of an intentional handball.
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With the 2009 sporting year in its final plays, it’s time to reflect on a year of scandals, controversy and brilliance. A year in which the ‘hero’ and ‘villain’ tags were readily used to describe the contrasting fortunes of sports’ elite.
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Sepp Blatter is adamant that TV replays will not be used to review decisions as long as he is the president of FIFA. There has been renewed pressure to use video technology after a handball by Thierry Henry in the lead-up to the goal that allowed France to reach the World Cup at the expense [...]
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It’s that time of the decade where we look back at sport over the last ten years and ponder the best we’ve seen. This is my list of the top 10 footballers over the last decade.
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Republic of Ireland assistant coach Liam Brady has called Sepp Blatter an “embarrassment” to FIFA after the most powerful man in world football revealed this week he’d been petitioned by the Irish to have them join 32 already-qualified nations in South Africa.
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed Thierry Henry will face a disciplinary investigation and apologised to the Republic of Ireland for making public details of their request for a ’33rd’ place at the World Cup.
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A week has almost passed since Thierry Henry ‘handed’ France a berth in the World Cup, and the controversy doesn’t seem to be subsiding. In fact the fallout from Henry’s actions has been just as fascinating to watch as the drama that unfolded at the Stade de France.
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Let’s get one thing clear: I think Thierry Henry is a cheat. So do about 200 million others who expressed their moral outrage at the French striker’s blatant handball. But it won’t change the fact that France are going to the World Cup finals and Ireland are not.
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Thierry Henry considered ending his international career following the furore that surrounded his handball against Ireland in the World Cup playoff in Paris last Wednesday.
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It is just as well football is the most popular and perhaps most lucrative sport in the world because the publicity it has had in the past fortnight could have killed lesser ones off.
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