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Prospects and Parity Ahead for 2010 Champions League

As intriguing as the current edition of the Champions League may be, there’s a chance the 2009-2010 tournament could be one of the strangest, parity-rich events in football history. Seems someone has taken the snow globe that is European football, given it a good shake and the flakes aren’t landing […]

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UEFA Cup Group Draw

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 will take on Aston Villa. This year’s groups are looking […]

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UEFA Cup First Round Draw Result

The UEFA Cup first-round draw was held on Friday and there are a number of interesting new faces in the competition. One of those teams is Dutch side FC Twente, who as we’ve detailed in previous posts, is now coached by former England boss Steve McClaren. Twente, who were entered […]

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Transfer Update: Reyes to Benfica, Crosas to Celtic, Cuellar to Villa

Benfica have completed their fourth signing of the summer by agreeing a one-year loan deal for Spanish winger Jose Antonio Reyes. The 24-year-old makes the move from Atletico Madrid, with the Lisbon club also having the option to buy the player at the end of his loan spell. Benfica coach […]

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Benfica’s Bounceback and Inzaghi’s Golden Strike

The stories of legendary proportions continued to be written on Tuesday night as Group D was decided. In a stunning reversal of fortunes, former Group D leaders Shakhtar Donetsk were knocked out of all European competitions last night. Oscar Cardozo was the hero for Portugese giants Benfica as he scored […]

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Matchday 3: Wednesday Predictions and Players to Watch

I had a pretty decent day with the predictions yesterday, so let’s see if I can keep it going. Today’s matches feature some teams that desperately need to put points on the board, including Liverpool and Werder Bremen. Let’s take a quick look at the matchups. Besiktas – LiverpoolOn the […]

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Ajax Out Again – 3rd Round Qualifying Results

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 for Ajax as they lost to FC København in the […]

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