Archives: Liverpool

Atlético Get Off Light

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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

Strachan right to back United

Posted on by Chris Rivers

After seeing his team well and truly played off the park Celtic manager Gordon Strachan honoured United as being the best side his Scottish champions had ever faced in Europe. That is some accolade when you consider that the Bhoys … Continue reading

Atletico-Liverpool: UEFA’s Weak Stance a Missed Opportunity

Posted on by Mike

It’s a pretty safe bet Madrid’s Vincente Calderon Stadium will be at capacity today when Liverpool visits for its Champions League Group D match against Atletico Madrid. Shame. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and … Continue reading

At The Turn: Who Needs to Win

Posted on by Mike

To use a golf analogy, the teams in the group stage of the Champions League make the turn today and tomorrow with the completion of the first three games of the group stage. And while it’s early, for some teams, … Continue reading

Champions League News Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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

UEFA’s Stand For Club Identity And Fair Practices

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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

Friday Five: Wembley to Host 2011 Champions League Final, Thierry Henry Unhappy

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In a new experiment, I am going to try a weekly wrap-up of news stories that caught my eye but that I don’t think require pages of analysis as I am prone to doing So, here they are, concise and … Continue reading

Schalke Shocked In Third Qualifying Round

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After leading 1-0 from the first leg, Schalke had to have had some confidence going into Madrid for the second leg. A strong performance from Atletico saw them thump the German team 4-0 to advance to the group stage for … Continue reading

CL Qualifying Round Three – First Leg Results

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just a quick update on matches that took place over Tuesday and Wednesday as the final stage of Champions League qualifying got under way. Though there is still the second leg to play, there were many shock results put up. … Continue reading

Transfer Market Update: A Look At Tottenham, PSG, Ajax and More

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Though Paris St Germain were in a relegation battle last season, they did manage to win the French League Cup, which qualifies them for the UEFA Cup competition. In preparing for their season, PSG has made some bold moves in … Continue reading

Transfer Moves: Keita to Catalonia, Degen leaves Dortmund

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Now that the Champions League final has passed and I’ve had a bit of a break, it’s time for me to get back to work and start monitoring the transfer market. I’ve decided to not post much about rumours, though … Continue reading

Champions League End of Season Awards

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

So, here we go with my version of the 2007-2008 Champions League awards. The English clubs dominate the awards here but I did single out some players from teams that were knocked out earlier in the competition as they gave … Continue reading

‘Controversial’ Slovakian ref Michel chosen for UCL final

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Slovakian referee Lubos Michel will take charge of the Champions League final between Manchester United and Chelsea. Michel, you may recall, was the referee who awarded a highly-controversial goal (I’m still unsure!) to Liverpool against Chelsea in the semi-finals of … Continue reading

Roundup of European Domestic League action

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As we wait for the Champions League final, it’s a good time to look at the leagues around Europe and see who will be part of next season’s competition. In this first report, we look at what I would call … Continue reading

Liverpool Wants Gareth Barry. Why?

Posted on by Michael James
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Numerous reports today have confirmed what has basically been common knowledge over the past couple of weeks: Liverpool is interested in signing Aston Villa’s captain, Gareth Barry. Villa manager Martin O’Neill came out today criticizing Liverpool for publicizing this interest; … Continue reading

Chelsea v Liverpool: That’s More Like It!

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Now that’s what a semi-final should be! Chelsea finally achieved their dream of a place in the UEFA Champions League final by holding off Liverpool FC by an aggregate of 4-3, 3-2 in yesterday’s match.

Chelsea v Liverpool Preview: What the Pundits Say

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I had a crazy evening trying to get my new LCD TV delivered (long story short – it’s still not there but should be by this evening) so I am a little behind on putting together my usual verbose preview. … Continue reading