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  1. Top Tenner: World Cup bloopers and blunders

    Nick Miller

    The World Cup is home to the finest football has to offer, with the elite players on the planet playing on the very biggest stage. Sometimes, though, things go a little wrong. Here are ten of those moments: 10. Green lets it slip It's almost ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  2. Will Man Utd learn from their transfer shambles last summer?

    Mark Payne

    Manchester United have not learnt from the mistakes they have made over the past nine months -- despite unanimous agreement that last summer's transfer window was an abject failure, the club are shaping up to repeat the blunders that landed them in t...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Top Tenner: Official blunders

    Nick Miller

    After Andre Marriner dismissed Kieran Gibbs instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain last weekend, ESPNFC picks out 10 of the best/worst (depending on your point of view) refereeing blunders from down the years. NB -- this does not included anything that o...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  4. Engineering works

    Simon Curtis

    Manuel Pellegrini has had little time to come to terms with the hurly-burly of the Premier League: the helter-skelter, the thud and blunder, the tired, bruised ball and the gasping spectators. He is not the youngest coach to arrive on the shores of A...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  5. Spanish football sets the standard

    Graham Hunter

    What a night for Spanish football. I've long held that despite the 'up and at 'em', thud and blunder of the Premier League, the pockets of quality in English football and the tremendous fan culture there, La Liga is far and away the best pound fo...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  6. Recent ref blunders were errors, not conspiracy

    Gabriele Marcotti

    After a weekend of refereeing controversy in the Premier League and Serie A, talk of conspiracy is doing the rounds again, just as it often does when refereeing errors -- real or perceived -- make the news. As I see it, only a fool can definitivel...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  7. Backwards, forwards or sideways?

    Simon Curtis

    Owen Coyle was famous at Bolton Wanderers for introducing something approaching subtlety after the Reign of 'Bash and Blunder' under Mr Samuel Allardyce. It was ironic then that he should mock the findings of the essential Zonal Marking in a magazine...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  8. Barcelona give Real Madrid life with late blunder

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona managed to grab a narrow 3-2 victory against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in the away leg of the Spanish Supercopa. Pedro Rodriguez, Xavi Hernandez and Lionel Messi scored the goals for the Blaugranas. The match started as most of...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  9. Carrizo to the rescue

    Gianni Serra

    If Claudio Ranieri is given the chance to complete both legs of the Champions League tie with Marseille then he must thank Juan Pablo Carrizo. The Catania goalkeeper's blunder not only ended Inter's goal drought after 542 minutes but it also paved th...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  10. Mali nips Gabon on penalties to reach African Cup semifinals

    Mali beat co-host Gabon 5-4 in a penalty-kick shootout Sunday, and Ghana won 2-1 in extra time on a blunder by Tunisia's goalkeeper during quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2012
  11. Manchester City beats Liverpool 3-0 to open 3-point English lead

    Manchester City rediscovered its attacking flair to sweep aside Liverpool with a 3-0 victory Tuesday night that opened a three-point lead over Manchester United in the English Premier League.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  12. Manchester United vs. Chelsea is a game of misses, including Torr...

    James Martin

    Manchester United vs. Chelsea was a game of missed chances, including an epic blunder by Fernando Torres, writes James Martin.

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2011
  13. The @Page2 guide for athletes on social media

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    @Page2: The athletes' guide to staying out of trouble on social media.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2011
  14. Manchester United comeback tops City -- Ravi Ubha -- soccer

    Ravi Ubha

    Manchester United rallied from two goals down to defeat Manchester City in the Community Shield and claimed the 2011-12 season's first trophy.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2011
  15. Nigeria's light fails to shine

    Mo Akiode

    Blunders by government and sports federations rob girls of their spot in basketball world championships.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2011
  16. Women's World Cup: Bruna's handball for Equatorial Guinea was sho...

    Jaime Lowe

    It could go down as the biggest officiating blunder ever -- Bruna's non-called handball, in which she cradled the ball for 3 seconds in the penalty box.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2011