Mourinho Finally Loses a Home Game

April 2, 2011

Sporting Gijon’s 1-0 win over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu is Jose Mourinho‘s first home league loss in nine years, spanning an incredible 151 matches. His previous defeat was while he was in charge of Porto. He never lost a home match at Chelsea or Inter.

The Bernabeu, Real Madrid

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A Ramos Rollercoaster

November 30, 2010

Sergio RamosOne week, two matches, two red cards, nine goals and a £16,700 fine from UEFA. What a week for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. A week ago he was part of a triumphant 4-0 Champions League victory over Ajax in Amsterdam. A victory that saw Real secure a place in the last 16 of the competition. The party turned sour when Ramos and Xabi Alonso where apparently instructed by Mourinho to delibrately get red cards to circumvent possible bans in future knock-out matches.

Last night Ramos saw red again when frustration boiled over in vicious challange of Lionel Messi in the games final minute. From 4-0 in Amesterdam to 0-5 in Barcelona, a weeks a long time in Football.

Today UEFA charged Jose Mourinho with improper conduct, banned him for one match and fined him £33,500. Alonso and Ramos where fined £16,700 each, and Real goalkeepers Casillas and Dudek where also fined for their part in the incidents.


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No Place Like Home for the Special One

November 17, 2010

In addition to being undefeated at home in his three seasons at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, has now gone 141 home league matches without a defeat. Here’s the details:

  • Porto – 38 games (W36-D2)
  • Chelsea – 60 games (W46-D14)
  • Inter – 38 games (W29-D9)
  • Real Madrid – 5 (W5-D0)

Mourinho’s previous and only home defeat was on the 23 February 2002 when Porto lost 3-2 at home to Beira-Mar.


England – What Next?

November 22, 2007

The contenders head-to-head:

Fabio Capello

  • Nationality: Italian
  • Age: 61
  • Current job: Left Real Madrid after last season
  • Clubs managed: AC Milan (twice), Real Madrid (twice), Roma and Juventus
  • Domestic honours: Italian Serie A seven times (AC Milan 4, Juventus 2, Roma 1). Spanish La Liga twice
  • European honours: One Champions League with AC Milan in 1994

Martin O’Neill

  • Nationality: Northern Ireland
  • Age: 55
  • Current job: Manager of Aston Villa
  • Clubs managed: Wycombe Wanderers, Norwich City, Leicester City, Celtic, Aston Villa
  • Domestic honours: Scottish Premier League three times
  • European honours: None

Jose Mourinho

  • Nationality: Portuguese
  • Age: 44
  • Current job: Sacked earlier this season by Chelsea
  • Clubs managed: Benfica, U.D. Leiria, Porto and Chelsea
  • Domestic honours: Portuguese championship twice with Porto. English Premier League twice.
  • European honours: UEFA Cup in 2003 with Porto. Champions League in 2004 with Porto.

Steve Coppell

  • Nationality: English
  • Age: 52
  • Current job: Manager of Reading
  • Clubs managed: Crystal Palace, Manchester City, Brentford, Brighton, Reading
  • Domestic honours: None
  • European honours: None

Harry Redknapp

  • Nationality: English
  • Age: 60
  • Current job: Manager of Portsmouth
  • Clubs managed: Bournemouth, West Ham, Portsmouth (twice), Southampton
  • Domestic honours: None
  • European honours: None