Goalies’ curse

This hasn’t been a good week for European goalkeepers. Hardly had we recovered from the suicide of Robert Enke, that news about Carlo Cudicini’s motorcycle accident hit the headlines, making it a particularly forgettable few days for the world’s most popular sport. German and Hanover 96 goalie Robert Enke’s death stunned the footballing world on

FA Cup: Shock vs Surprise?

Portsmouth, West Brom, Barnsley and Cardiff City. No really — that’s the semi-finalists’ line-up for the FA Cup. The first time in exactly 100 years that three of the last four are outside the top league. A top league that incidentally consists of players whose worth goes into millions of pounds; players who earn in