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Draws galore but Bayern Munich and Juventus return with wins

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 last night’s action. After absences last season for perennial Champions […]

Riquelme Back To Boca?

Rumors have come and rumors have gone along with promises and unfulfilled guarantees after his second stint ended on June 30th. Now this old flame rekindled and the dream quickly became a reality in the past 36 hours. Reports surfaced last night both during and after Argentina’s loss to Colombia […]

Sevilla’s Stylish Start

As The Gaffer already mentioned Sevilla kicked off their season on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Getafe. While I had been looking forward to the Madrid derby, I decided to watch the Sevilla-Getafe match and was not disappoined at all. The game had plenty of excitement, flair and talking […]

Weekend Preview – August 24th, 2007

La Liga kicks off this weekend and I am going to highlight three games. We start things off with a bang as the Madrid derby sees Real host Atlético. It has been revealed that new signings Arjen Robben and Gabriel Heinze will not make their Real Madrid debuts despite my […]

Riquelme To Stay?

By Juan Arango The Argentine international midfielder might decide to stay beyond his projected loan window. According to El Mediterraneo of Castellón, the exiled Villarreal star looks to be drawing his European adventure to a close. Sources have stated that the star’s house in Castellón is up for sale for […]

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Who Will Cash-Strapped Chelsea Sell This Summer?

Chelsea announced a £65.7m loss for last year, a staggering sum, particularly as it marks an improvement over the loose-pursed past.  Though the tangible sum is less, the impact will be felt more, after Roman Abramovich as billionaire Roman Abramovich potentially lost the bulk of his fortune.  Abramovich’s woes have […]

Jamie Trecker Interview

Episode 22 of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast is now online. Thew episode features an interview with Jamie Trecker, who is the Senior Writer at Fox Soccer.com. Among the topics discussed are his new book “Love and Blood” about Germany 2006, the state of US Soccer, MLS and Americans […]

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Virgil van Dijk has given Southampton one of the best center back pairings in England

For all his Liverpool deficiencies, Dejan Lovren is actually remembered fondly by Southampton fans as a pacy, reliable, ball-playing defender who surprisingly did very little wrong. Brought to St. Mary’s from French club Lyon for £8.5 million, Lovren’s performances were enough to convince Liverpool to part with £20 million for […]