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Kanouté Mixes Politics With Sport

There are certian things that never go together.  If they are placed together, they could cause an explosion. Aluminum and microwaves. Water and grease on fire. Politics and football.  These last two are redundant as they generate the same amount of passion and violence when the right ingredients are mixed. […]

Copa Del Rey Fixture

This round of the Copa del Rey has some intriguing storyline.  The biggest game of the stage is undoubtedly Barcelona and Atlético Madrid.  The biggest player on the field on Tuesday will be Lio Messi.   Players like Samuel Eto’o, Sergio Agüero, Xavi, and Carles Puyol missing from the pitch […]

La Liga’s Winter XI

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 might not be close to his Zamora-winning season last year, […]

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 […]

Mosquera Big Blow For Colombia

Sevilla defender Aquivaldo Mosquera will be out for three weeks due to an ankle sprain.  In the MRIs that were done Mosquera’s absence will allow Ivica Dragutinovic to once again be a part of the nervionense  Starting XI. The Colombian international was carried off the pitch after a hard foul by […]

Colombia Call-Up

The intent of Jorge Luis Pinto´s 22-man roster leaves no doubt as to his intent.   A six-point sweep would put them in second place in the standings since Argentina will face Paraguay next weekend.   The six points would leave them only nine points away from the magic number of 25 […]

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 […]

Unhappy Triad For Koné

Without the season started Sevilla already bad news comes again. The biggest signing in club’s history will not be available for the rest of the year as he will have to endure a severe knee injury. Arouna Kone’s career is now in jeopardy after suffering a severe knee injury in […]

Round of 16 Predictions

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 two ties were the hardest for me to pick a […]

The smoke clears

…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 – to be played 19/20 February and 4/5 March Group […]

Matchday 5 – Tuesday Preview

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 who will finish first or second will come down to […]

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