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Bayern Munich surpass Real Madrid as Champions League favorites

Before the start of the season, Real Madrid were joint-favorites with Bayern Munich to win the Champions League. Once the competition began, Carlo Ancelotti’s side attempted to prove to the bookmakers that they were the clear favorites by sweeping through the group stages and reaching the Round of 16 undefeated – while […]

UEFA Introducing Changes To Champions League Seeding; Top Seeds Go To Title Winners Only

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino confirmed that the European governing body will introduce changes to the Champions League group-stage, so that only the winners of the highest ranking leagues and the title holders will be among the top-seeded teams. Currently, UEFA ranks clubs over five years of results, leaving domestic champions […]

Champions League Re-Cap All The Winners And Losers From Day 1

Champions League football once again made a glorious return and it was last season’s victors, Real Madrid, who provided the biggest win of match day 1, defeating Basel 5-1. Elsewhere, Liverpool made a triumphant return to Europe’s premier club competition after years dwelling in the abyss, managing to scrape through […]

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Rough Weekend For Americans in Europe

European Football swung back into action this weekend with the start of (English) Premier League season as well as that of the Bundesliga. With the exception of an outstanding performances by a trio of American Goalkeepers in England and a solid performance by Jonathan Spector for West Ham the weekend […]

Liverpool Should Sign Johnson and Keep Arbeloa

The buzz coming through the ever-dubious transfer wires claims that Liverpool are close to signing Glen Johnson from Portsmouth. Rumors are homing in on a £17m move which includes the £7m Pompey still owe the Reds for Peter Crouch. Johnson is a fine player, full of skill, energy and guile, […]

UEFA’s Stand For Club Identity And Fair Practices

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 Europe”, which outlines UEFA’s stance on principles of good governance, […]

Hooliganism: Did It Ever Go Away? Who Foots The Bill?

Is football hooliganism in the U.K. more prevalent than ever? In an age of astronomical transfer fees, CCTV, better policing methods, higher ticket prices & all-stadium seating, one would think not. Aren’t we always led to believe that football in the U.K. has emerged triumphantly out of the dark ages […]

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