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Archives: Manchester United

Messi Named Tops in Europe, Intriguing Returns for Zlatan, Kaka and Eto’o

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The draw for the group stage of the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League was held Thursday in Monaco. Last season’s finalists face some tough going but they are not alone in that regard. FC Barcelona will begin their trophy defence in … Continue reading

Friday Links: Benzema Admits Turning Down United

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just a few news stories that caught my interest over the last couple of days. Enjoy! Karim Benzema admits turning down Manchester United and Barcelona Jonathan Wilson’s article on the ties that existed between Romanian secret police and Dinamo Bucharest Ever … Continue reading

Can EPL Clubs Re-Win the Champions’ League?

Posted on by Ramzi Tanani

National Pride! La Liga Fans defend its brilliance, backed by the National success of Spain in Euro 2008. Added to the technically driven shows of its elite clubs, beside the host of talents Spain exports to the elite clubs in … Continue reading

Is There Something Morally Wrong With The Madrid Credit?

Posted on by Juan Arango

Ronaldo Practicing With Portugal (Reuters) It is hard to separate the difference between the bubble that is football at its highest level and the reality of the world right now.  I read Spanish news everyday and the headlines are very … Continue reading

La Liga’s Winter XI

Posted on by Juan Arango

There is only one person in the starting XI under the sticks- Iker. Things have not changed much for him. With a suspect backline Iker Casillas is the one that saves Madrid’s hide time after time after time.   He … Continue reading

Champions League KO Matchups

Posted on by Juan Arango

A former teammate of mine that had a style of play “similar” to Steven Gerrard (and would be insulted as he is a Man Utd.  fan)described the ties in one word- mouthwatering.  I will use this term only once as … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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

Injury Updates: Van Nistelrooy’s Season Is Over

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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

Champions League News Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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

Prospects and Parity Ahead for 2010 Champions League

Posted on by Mike

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, … 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

Draws galore but Bayern Munich and Juventus return with wins

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just a quick editorial note to start, I had hoped to complete my Group Previews before Matchday 1 but that was not the case. I will still be pushing those out, hopefully finish before Matchday 2 hits. Now, on to … Continue reading

Transfer Market Update – AC Milan’s Bargain And Manchester United’s Hypocrisy

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

It’s hard to label any transfer deal that costs 21 million Euros a bargain but considering the numbers that have been thrown around this summer, Ronaldinho’s move to AC Milan looks to be cheap. The former two-time World Player of … Continue reading

Ronaldo picks Real Madrid over Manchester United

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As the old saying goes, money talks and Cristiano Ronaldo is listening. The 23-year-old Portugese superstar finally ended his silence in an exclusive interview with respected Brazilian website Terra he is reported as stating: “I would like to play for … 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