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Atletico Madrid Have Broken Barcelona and Real Madrid’s Stranglehold On Spanish Football

Over the past ten seasons, Barcelona and Real Madrid have finished first and second in La Liga eight times. During that time, only two clubs have been able to break through the Spanish giants’ dominance of the Primera Division: Valencia (who finished in first place in 2003/04) and Villarreal (who were […]

UEFA Champions League, Tuesday Matchday 6: Open Thread

Even though Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have already qualified for the knockout round of the UEFA Champions League, there’s still plenty to play for today. If Galatasaray beats Juventus, the Turkish club will qualify for the next round. Juventus will go through with […]

In Spite Of Recent Setbacks, Manchester United Are Poised To Finish Top Of Their Champions League Group

Sometimes you just can’t explain sports. Eight years ago, Liverpool ended up finishing second in their Champions League group and fifth in the Premier League table, but ended the season as champions of Europe. The English club edged out Olympiacos in the group stages (on goal difference), then advanced past […]

Who Will Win the US Media Rights to UEFA Champions League For 2015-2018?

The deadline to submit bids and final presentations is tomorrow for US media rights to the next round of UEFA Champions League coverage, which will span the 2015-16 to 2017-18 seasons. Current rights holder FOX Sports is expected to try to hold on to the rights, but faces fierce competition […]

UEFA Champions League Gameweek 4, Wednesday: Open Thread

No offense Manchester United or Manchester City supporters, but today’s UEFA Champions League matches are a lot more enticing than yesterday’s affair. Borussia Dortmund against Arsenal promises to be an incredible match to watch, while Barcelona against AC Milan is quite intriguing too. On top of that, there’s plenty more […]

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Premier League preview – May 16-18

One point. One point in two matches is all Manchester United must earn to claim the 2008-2009 Barclays Premiership title to its trophy case. The Red Devils trot out Saturday for their first opportunity to claim the crown as struggling Arsenal come calling. The Gunners have dropped two straight matches […]

With Walcott Axed, Zero Arsenal Players in English Team

Perhaps this is a frivolous post, but with Theo Walcott shockingly omitted from Fabio Capello’s World Cup squad, the England national team are left with ZERO players from Arsenal traveling to South Africa. Sure, Arsenal FC will be well-represented in this year’s tournament: William Gallas (France), Robin van Persie (Holland), […]

David Moyes Sacked as Manager of Manchester United

Manchester United have officially announced that David Moyes has been sacked as manager. In a very brief statement by the club, Manchester United announced: “Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) has announced that David Moyes has left the Club. “The Club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity […]

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Jose Mourinho denies rift with brooding Diego Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Diego Costa despite the striker’s unhappy reaction to being dropped to the bench for the scoreless draw at Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho admitted the pair had argued at half-time during the mid-week Champions League victory away to Maccabi Tel Aviv and Costa’s mood […]