Wow, we’ve had draws galore over the past couple days what with the Carling Cup semifinal draw yesterday and the UEFA Cup Round of 32/Round of 16 and the Champions League Round of 16 draws today. Right now I want to shine the spotlight on Europe’s second-tier club competition, the UEFA […]
Bill Turianski of billsportsmaps.com has created a map for all of the clubs involved in the UEFA Cup group stage. With that competition starting up today, I thought it was a good time to post this resource. Click the thumbnail below to view a larger version.
The group stage starts on October 25 and Matchday 1 has a very tasty matchup. Former European champions FK Crvena Zvezda and FC Bayern München meet in Belgrade. “Red Star” will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten home record against “FC Hollywood”, while the German giants are heavy favourites to […]
Today’s all Spanish UEFA Cup Final should be a joy to watch (Fox Soccer Channel, 2:30pm ET). Both Espanyol and Sevilla play a decent brand of football. But my question is, will this be Juande Ramos’s last cup match in charge for Sevilla? Yesterday, it was reported by The Independent […]
Here are just a couple of the interesting stories that caught my eye in the past 24 hours: If Reading qualifies for the UEFA Cup, Steve Coppell will play reserves in the tournament. And he isn’t joking. Coppell knows where his bread is buttered and the lure of the money […]
This year’s UEFA Cup promises to be more interesting than in previous years especially with the West Ham United saga and Tottenham’s entry into the tournament. Here’s the match that will be shown next week on Setanta Sports: Thursday, Sept 14, 2:30pm ET: Slavia Prague v Tottenham Hotspur With next […]
Barcelona’s final day La Liga decider with Atletico Madrid was one of the highlights of 2014 and the two sides will meet again this weekend for the first time since that encapsulating afternoon. In addition to that enticing clash, we’ve got two fascinating matches from Italy to savor and a […]
Darren Ferguson will be breathing a sigh of relief tonight as his Preston side recorded their first victory in seven games with a solitary Iain Hume goal.
Unfortunately Middlesbrough’s victory over high flying Cardiff means that the Lilywhite’s remain grounded at the foot of the table, but they are now within two points of safety as Scunthorpe fall into the drop zone due to the postponement of their game against Nottingham Forest.
The EPL Talk Podcast discusses the FA’s Respect campaign towards officials. Why are officials so badly treated by supporters, players and managers? Has the campaign had any positive affect? Why does John Yerry always lead a group of Chelsea players to crowd around the officials? Why does Sir Alex Ferguson […]
Athletic Bilbao´s Basque only policy puts them is quite a distinct disadvantage in today´s more globalized football industry. They see themselves Although it is still early, and Athletic Bilbao once again see themselves fighting to avoid relegation (as them along with Real Madrid and Barcelona are the three teams that […]
If you missed the Brazil against Uruguay semi-final of Copa America last night, you could have seen a classic. The entertainment value was extremely high as both teams came so close to winning the match within regulation. Uruguay continually threatened Brazil and were unfortunate not to win the match. After […]
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has insisted three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo still has plenty more years at the top of the game thanks to his superb physical condition. Ronaldo turned 31 on Friday and has been questioned for his failure to deliver his best performances in […]
Jurgen Klopp has slammed claims that injury-prone striker Daniel Sturridge is looking to leave Liverpool at the end of the season. Sturridge has been sidelined since early December with a hamstring problem and has made just six appearances this season and playing in only 19 games last term. His current […]
Weekend coverage begins this Saturday, Feb. 6, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by second-place Manchester City v. first-place Leicester City on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday with Tottenham v. Watford on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and Liverpool […]
A Brazilian judge has thrown out tax fraud charges against Brazil and Barcelona star striker Neymar, his father and two senior FC Barcelona figures. The magistrate, Mateus Castelo Branco Firmino da Silva, said the charges brought Tuesday “should be rejected.” The ruling late Thursday in Santos gave some respite to […]
Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has warned Reds fans to “be careful what they wish for” after a supporters group called for an Anfield walkout in protest at rising ticket prices. Supporters’ groups are planning to make their unprecedented protest in the 77th minute of Saturday’s Premier League match against […]