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The good, the bad and the ugly – week 35

Here are some of the stories that we featured on this week’s show. Click on the links to find out more about them.

Good

It was good for the red half of Merseyside as Fernando Torres scored the only goal of the game to beat Everton. The Reds then ground out a score draw at The Emirates against Arsenal in the Champions League to give them an advantage before the second leg. Advantage too for Fenerbahce, Manchester United and Barcelona who all won their first legs. The big derby in Glasgow was won by Rangers and it looks like they will become champions of Scotland.

Bad


Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United and his assistant Carlos Queiros were both charged with verbally attacking the referee’s boss, while Liverpool’s Javier Mascherano’s ban was increased by two more matches. Derby have been relegated and are on course to be the worse ever team in Premier League history. In Mexico former national team and Real Madrid superstar Hugo Sanchez has been fired as the national team coach after poor performances.

Ugly

Another fan dies in Italy this time one is hit by a bus after fans from Parma and Juventus traded insults and there was also crowd trouble in Argentina
There were also two match-fixing stories this week. Porto were accused of match fixing in the 2003-4 season while an unnamed player from the Premier League has also confessed to ‘throwing a game’ to pay off debts.

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