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Archives: Arsenal

Champions League Quarter Finals Second Leg Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With their other first choice centre-back Nemanja Vidic already ruled out for three weeks with a knee injury, Manchester United now face the prospect of Rio Ferdinand missing out the return leg of the quarter-final against Roma after he limped … Continue reading

Deadly Deivid & Liverpool’s Luck in London

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Fenerbahçe continued to be the surprise package of this Champions League season by coming back from a goal down to beat Chelsea 2-1 on Wednesday. The atmosphere at the Sükrü Saraçoglu Stadium was electric as always though the home fans … Continue reading

Champions League Quarter-Final Draw and Early Predictions

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The draw for the Champions League Quarter-Finals was held today at UEFA headquarters in Nyon and the big news was that we will be treated to a rematch of AS Roma and Manchester United, which promises the most attractive football … Continue reading

Why is the EPL dominating the Champions League?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After Liverpool’s win on Tuesday against Internazionale, the quarter-final participants are now set and the draw will be held on Friday. Torres struck a lovely goal to win the second leg 1-0 for his team and insure that they would … Continue reading

Round of 16 Predictions

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Here are my picks to go through to the quarter-finals. Liverpool v InternazionaleOlmypiacos v ChelseaRoma v Real MadridSchalke v PortoArsenal v MilanLyon v Manchester UnitedFenerbahce v SevillaCeltic v Barcelona I could see Roma or Fenerbache advancing from their matches, those … Continue reading

The smoke clears

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

…and we are left with 16 teams. The knockout phase pairings will be drawn on December 21 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The complete list of teams heading into the draw is posted below: 2007/08 UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16 … Continue reading

All or Nothing

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The rest of Matchday 6 fixtures are to be played today and tomorrow. These are the final fixtures of the group stage and several clubs fate still lies in the balance. Let’s take a quick look at each Group. Group … Continue reading

Matchday 5 – Tuesday Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With Euro 2008 qualifying put to rest and a round of domestic games under their belts, Europe’s top clubs return their focus to the Champions League for Matchday 5. This round of games should clarify which teams will progress though … Continue reading

Matchday 3; Tuesday Predictions and Players to Watch

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Here’s a quick rundown of the Tuesday games. My picks to win are in bold. Stuttgart – LyonLyon’s for has picked up in recent domestic outings while Stuttgart has continued to struggle. I don’t see that changing in this match. … Continue reading

Exorbitant Ticket Prices Fuels Arsenal’s Success

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Britain and the United States do share a common language, but there are times when words don’t translate so well between both countries. Such is the case yesterday when Arsenal announced a record $400 million in turnover. That’s “turnover” meaning … Continue reading

Champions League Group H Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just to be different, we start with Group H on Day 1 of our countdown to the kickoff for the Champions League proper. Each day we will examine one of the groups and explain our picks to emerge from thegroups … Continue reading

Old Rivalries Renewed in the Group Stage

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Thursday’s draw for the group stages was made at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and sees some of last season’s knockout stage matchups grouped together. For example, Roma will be offered the chance to avenge the 7-1 drubbing they suffered … Continue reading

Ajax Out Again – 3rd Round Qualifying Results

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The third qualifying round completed on Tuesday and Wednesday (except for the postponed AEK Athens – Sevilla match) and there were few shocking results except for the ouster of Ajax by SK Slavia Praha. This will be a major disappointment … Continue reading

3rd qualifying round – 1st leg results

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The first legs of the the third qualifying round were played on Tuesday and Wednesday and there were few surprises among the results. Among the notable events from Tuesday, Freddy Adu made his debut appearance for Benficabut it was old … Continue reading

Third qualifying round draw

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

It’s hard to imagine but the final is a mere 288 days away! With that in mind, the draw for the third and final round of qualifying for the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage was held on Friday and … Continue reading

Barca in for Henry

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In a blockbuster move Thierry Henry appears ready to end his eight-year stay with Arsenal as reports are flooding across the wires that he has agreed to sign for Barcelona in a £16m transfer deal with Henry agreeing to terms … Continue reading

Arsenal Colorado

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It appears the rumors which I had personally dismissed as far fetched maybe in fact true: That the Colorado Rapids would be signing a partnership with Arsenal and changing their name and colors. Considering Arsenal’s American Supporters club is even … Continue reading

The Economics of Arsenal's Emirates Stadium

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I read an amazing statistic today on The Sports Economist Blog about Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium: With 150 executive boxes compared to Highbury’s 48, executive seats will reportedly provide 43 per cent of matchday income from spectators.