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Author Archives: Chris Rivers

Gerrard return boosts Reds’ Champions League survival odds

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Liverpool have been given a boost ahead of their crucial Champions League tie with Debrecen by the news that captain Steven Gerrard should be back for the game. The club currently sit in third place in Group E on four … Continue reading

Rangers looking for Champions League recovery

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Rangers face a crunch Champions League night this week and one of their stars has stressed the importance of the tie. The Scots are currently bottom of Group G with only one point and enter a tie away in Romania … Continue reading

Shocks-a-plenty as leaders stumble and Plymouth resurgence continues

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Over the last few seasons, the Championship has become one of the most unpredictable and competitive divisions in European football. After a fairly unsurprising start to the campaign, that reputation looked to be under threat but after a week in … Continue reading

Big Guns Look To Maintain Momentum (pt.2)

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Wednesday night sees last years runners up Manchester United take centre stage, as they face Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg at Old Trafford. Both teams got off to a winning start in week one but with home advantage, it’s United that will … Continue reading

Big Guns Look To Maintain Momentum (pt.1)

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The Champions League resumes this week with the fancied teams looking to extend their good starts and improve on their Champions League betting odds. All four English clubs won their first matches in the tournament, along with La Liga giants … Continue reading

Baggies Hit The Accelerator Button To Go Top

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Another busy week has seen West Bromwich Albion take over from Newcastle United at the top of the Championship table. The Baggies have enjoyed a fine week, picking up six points and scoring eight goals in their two matches. In … Continue reading

Eduardo Diving Ban Overturned

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Eduardo’s two match ban for diving has been quashed after UEFA accepted an appeal from Arsenal. The striker was given the punishment after appearing to deceive the referee during a Champions League qualifying match with Celtic. The incident generated a … Continue reading

West Brom and Sheffield United Share The Spoils As Cracks Start To Show At Boro

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In this weekend’s big clash, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United each walked away with a share of the spoils as they maintained their unbeaten starts and continued to improve their Championship football odds. After a quiet first period, the … Continue reading

Midweek Preview

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The Championship is set to return with a vengeance today as twenty two teams go head to head, before Newcastle and Sheffield Wednesday do battle on Wednesday night. With the league table still taking shape, leaders Coventry will be hoping … Continue reading

Celtic and Arsenal set for play-off showdown

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When Michel Platini drew up a new structure for Champions League qualifying, more shocks and more big games looked to be on the cards. As was so often the case in Platini’s playing career, the Frenchman’s tactic has come up … Continue reading

More big names on the brink as Champions League third qualifying round reaches a conclusion

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Former winners Celtic are amongst a number of big name teams already fighting for their lives in this season’s UEFA Champions League. Celtic travel to Russia desperate to overturn a 1-0 deficit, but with opponents Dinamo Moscow on a fine … Continue reading

Blades open negotiations as Lita casts eye over potential suitors

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Sheffield United are in talks with free agent Leroy Lita, following his release by fellow promotion challengers Reading. The former England Under-21 international could be an ideal replacement for current Blades striker Billy Sharp, who has recently been placed on … Continue reading

Shocks in the offing as Champions League approaches 3rd qualifying round

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With the Champions League 3rd qualifying round drawing ever closer, a number of clubs are in with a chance of causing real upsets as they bid to qualify for the lucrative group stage. Irish champions Bohemians have put themselves in … Continue reading

Lopez set for Swansea as Scotland departure is confirmed

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Swansea City’s busy summer is showing little sign of slowing down after Spanish midfielder Jordi Lopez agreed a two-year deal with the Championship club. The 28 year old will be new manager Paulo Sousa’s first signing and joins on a … Continue reading

Is The Balance Of Power Shifting Back Towards Europe?

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It is always interesting to see which nations dominate the Champions League because as sure as the sky is blue there will always be one country that stands out from the rest. When I got into football it was Spain … Continue reading

Boro On Right Track For Immediate Return

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Things at the Riverside Stadium were always going to be overshadowed somewhat by events further north at St James Park. While the Toon are still figuring out who is going to be in charge at the start of next season … Continue reading

Real’s European success can’t just rest on their attackers

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After this summer is all said and done I expect we will sit back and look and the newly formed Los Galacticos and wonder how any side will stop what will surely be an attacking dream team. With Kaka and … Continue reading

How the mighty have fallen as former Premier League sides face the abyss

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There was once a time when Charlton, Norwich and Southampton all graced the Premier League and enjoyed some form of success. Whether that was a top half finish or even challenging for the Premier League title in Norwich’s case back … Continue reading