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Author Archives: Lonnie Smetana

Champions League Knockout Round Draw on Friday

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Just a reminder that the draw for the next round of the 2008-09 Champions League takes place this Friday There are plenty of familiar names in the draw as ten of the sides that reached this stage last season are … Continue reading

Huntelaar Headed To Real Madrid

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Real Madrid CF have announced a pre-transfer window agreement with Ajax for striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar. The move is intended to cover the long-term injury of Ruud van Nistelrooy, who has undergone surgery as I reported earlier. The Spanish champions … Continue reading

Matchday 5 Recap: Ronaldo Given A Roughing Up, Barcelona Win A Wild One,

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This recap comes a little late but there are still a few points I wanted to make. First off, I was glad to see the Zenit – Juventus game proceed without incident. After the horrible incident earlier in the week, … Continue reading

Explosion May Postpone Zenit – Juventus Fixture

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Three people have been killed and at least one more injured after a taxi blew up in St Petersburg. A spokesman for Russia’s emergencies ministry told the BBC that the taxi exploded during rush-hour just outside the Udelnaya underground station … Continue reading

Injury Updates: Van Nistelrooy’s Season Is Over

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Real Madrid have suffered another major injury blow as striker Ruud van Nistelrooy’s season looks to be over after it was announced that he will undergo an operation to correct a problem with his right knee. The reigning Spanish champions … Continue reading

Where Are They Now: Deportivo Alavés

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In looking back at the past winners and runners-up in both the Champions League and UEFA Cup, one story jumped out at me more than any other. In what was their greatest season to date, Deportivo Alavés had a magical … Continue reading

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 To Include Champions League

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Konami has signed a deal with UEFA that allows the game creator to use all the elements and attributes of the competition to create an exclusive UEFA Champions League mode within the Pro Evolution Soccer game. They are the only … Continue reading

Will Beckham Wear Number 75 For Milan?

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When David Beckham joins AC Milan on loan from the LA Galaxy in January, speculation is that he will wear the number 75. With both the numbers 7 and 23 shirts (his previous numbers at Man Utd, Madrid and LA) … Continue reading

Champions League News Roundup

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I thought I would share with you some of the articles that have caught my eye over the past couple of days: Kartik of Major League Soccer Talk argues that Landon Donovan’s trial with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich is a … Continue reading

Atlético Get Off Light

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In what has to be considered a poor decision, the UEFA Appeals Body has reduced the initial three-match stadium closure to a two-match behind closed doors sentence, with one match deferred for two years. Consequently, Atlético must play their next … Continue reading

David Beckham Loan Move To AC Milan

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In what I see as a move with more financial impact than on-field impact, AC Milan are courting another superstar whose best days are behind him, but who is still capable of packing a commercial punch. The latest move is … Continue reading

Champions League News Roundup

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With World Cup qualifying on, its been a little slow for UEFA club competition news but here are some stories around the web that I thought you’d find interesting. ESPN Soccernet details the problems at Fenerbahce Bundesliga Talk has posted … Continue reading

Champions League Talk On The Third Half Podcast

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I had a great conversation with Jonathan Starling of the Third Half podcast last week. We discussed the upcoming UEFA Cup group stage, UEFA’s stance on debt-laden clubs, the situation at Ajax and many other topics. I’ve posted the Champions … Continue reading

UEFA’s Stand For Club Identity And Fair Practices

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This may be a bit long-winded and rambling but I hope you stick with me as there are a number of important points to discuss.  UEFA recently released a publication entitled “Safeguarding The Heritage And Future Of Team Sport In … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Group Draw

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UEFA held the draw for the UEFA Cup group stage today and some fascinating pairings emerged. Both Martin Jol and Steve McClaren will take their new clubs back to England as FC Twente will face Manchester City and Jol’s Hamburg … Continue reading

Champions League Matchday Two Roundup

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On the newly re-launched Third Half podcast (a roundup show for all the Talk web sites), I had a great discussions with host Jonathan Starling about the goings-on of Matchday 2. Download the episode from EPL Talk. It was a … Continue reading