Derek Rae Archive
Rae's Say: A footballing odyssey
ESPNsoccernet's Derek Rae reports from Athens ahead of the Champions League final.
May 14, 2007
Rae's Say: Wembley awaits and Kewell's revival
Derek Rae mulls over the FA Cup final at Wembley and a resurgent Harry Kewell.
May 3, 2007
Rae's say: Rossoneri out for revenge
Milan are the most attractive side in Europe and deserve to be in the final, says Derek Rae.
April 26, 2007
Rae's Say: Milan still hold the edge
Derek Rae strips down the Champions League action - and believes Milan have the edge.
April 19, 2007
Rae's say: Platini blueprint evident in Euro 2012 decision
Derek Rae celebrates Ukraine and Poland getting the nod and has a feeling for AC Milan.
April 12, 2007
Rae's Say: The United steamroller and Stoichkov
Derek Rae picks over a week of exciting Champions League action and Stoichkov's new job.
April 5, 2007
Rae's Say: Will Roma pay for going conservative?
Derek Rae says Roma may have blown their chance to see off Manchester United.
March 29, 2007
Rae's Say: McClaren so far a failure on all counts
Even Scotsman Derek Rae gets on McClaren's case and doubts he'll get the better of Guus Hiddink.
March 21, 2007
Rae's Say: Germany calling, Roy's regime
Derek Rae has high hopes for Loew's Germany and high praise for Roy Keane.
March 21, 2007
The Miracle of Bern
Derek Rae relives Germany's win in the 1954 World Cup final and pays homage to director Sönke Wortmann.
March 15, 2007
Rae's Say: Barca's 3-4-3 and German film-making
Barcelona should stop playing 3-4-3 and Germans should make more films, writes Derek Rae.
March 9, 2007
Rae's Say: Benitez the tactician
Derek Rae gives his opinions on Benitez the tactician, the Champions League draw and Sydney FC.
March 1, 2007
Rae's Say: German Cup and the 'six plus five' formula
Derek Rae extols the German Cup and teams fielding home-based players.
February 21, 2007
Rae's Say: Harsh lesson for Arsenal
Derek Rae picks over Arsenal's defeat to PSV and Melbourne's A-League triumph.
February 14, 2007
Rae's Say: A-League, PSV and the FA Cup
Derek Rae shares his views on the A-League Grand Final, PSV's decline and FA Cup romance.
February 7, 2007
Rae: McClaren under friendly fire
Derek Rae castigates Steve McClaren for his selection policy for the Spain friendly.
January 29, 2007
Rae's Say: Robbing from the rich?
Derek Rae has views this week on President Platini, Alex McLeish and Psycho's jobshare
January 22, 2007
Rae's Say: Time for a new era at UEFA
Derek Rae gives his view on the UEFA presidential election, Arsenal and the Aussie A-League.
January 16, 2007
Rae's Say: Beckham the perfect marketing man
Derek Rae provides his pearls of wisdom on David Beckham's move to the United States.
June 24, 2006
Derek Rae: Aussies sow the seeds of doubt
Australia can be counted on to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of the Azzurri, says Derek Rae.
June 12, 2006
Derek Rae: Cahill gives Socceroos true belief
Surrogate Aussie Derek Rae was in Kaiserslautern to see a famous comeback.
June 8, 2006
Let's get cracking
ESPN's Derek Rae, in Munich for the start of the FIFA World Cup, says Germany, even minus Ballack, should top Group A
April 30, 2006
Arsenal vs Barca is a mouth-watering Champions League final, says ESPN's Derek Rae.
April 20, 2006
Gunning for Paris
Arsenal are in the driving seat despite their narrow victory over Villarreal, says ESPN's Derek Rae.
March 27, 2006
Blowing bubbles in a time warp
Derek Rae sees a certain FA Cup symmetry between present and past for West Ham United.