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Schalke v Bayern Munich: German Super Cup Preview

And so it begins. Last season’s Bundesliga and DFB Pokal champions Bayern Munich will face an in-form and energized Schalke side who were Bayern Munich’s most competitive challengers for the Bundesliga crown last season. Felix Magath would like nothing more to pip Bayern Munich to a domestic trophy this season, […]

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Pre-Season Preview: 1. FC Koln

Manager Zvonimir Soldo will know that he’s really up against the odds with Koln this season. After a summer of changes, Koln will either be in a relegation dogfight or securing themselves a place in the safety of mid-table. Koln’s status as a yo-yo club is certainly not one Soldo […]

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Azzurri: Cesare Prandelli Picks Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli announced his 23 man squad for the friendly against the Ivory Coast which will take place on Tuesday in England. Many of the names chosen by Marcello Lippi were dropped. Prandelli made some expected changes following the World Cup disappointment with Fabio Quagliarella the only striker […]

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Champions League, Europa Draws Announced

Earlier today, UEFA unveiled its pairings for both the UEFA Champions League play-off rounds and the UEFA Europa League play-off draw.  For Champions League participant Sampdoria, they will take on Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen on August 18 (away) and August 24 (home).  The Werder are the 2009 UEFA Cup […]

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Nani Is Happy With Progress

Two seasons ago, Nani was hauled off at halftime in a lacklustre display against Tottenham. The Portuguese winger then watched his club come from 2 goals down to win 5-2 and keep their title charge alive. Fast forward to this summer and Nani has cemented his place as an exciting […]

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Pre-Season Preview: Borussia Monchengladbach

Monchengladbach manager Michael Frontzeck will know that he has another tough season ahead of him with Die Fohlen. Despite this, keeping Monchengladbach afloat in the Bundesliga this season is and will remain Frontzeck’s main objective, with everything else being just a bonus. Key Players American midfielder Michael Bradley exploded onto […]

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8 of Serie A’s best prospects

Seeing a young Roberto Baggio, Ronaldinho, or Fabregas is always exciting, but noticing young players which in 5 years can become one of the world’s best is rare. With Serie A’s relative downfall compared to other European leagues, it’s time to find some new stars, starting from these eight prospects: 1. Phillippe Coutinho (Inter […]

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The Premier League Has a Hold on Me

Of all the top leagues around the world, I have always been partial to the English Premier League. I am not sure quite sure how it started, but once I go into it, it was love at first sight and I’ve never looked back. It could be because the Premier […]

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Where Has All of the Quality Soccer Writing Gone?

Yes, it’s summer, which means most of Europe is on vacation. And yes, it’s the silly season when transfer speculation is rife and the season hasn’t kicked off yet. But I don’t know about you, but I’ve been really disappointed with the level of football journalism post-World Cup. That pertains […]

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Keith Harris: "Glazers Will Not Sell"

The executive chairman of Seymour Pierce, Keith Harris, believes that a bid from the Red Knights to buy Manchester United would be totally pointless, as the Glazer Family have no intention of selling. The Red Knights are a consortium of wealthy businessmen, who were interested in buying Manchester United, but […]

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Pre-Season Preview: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Head coach Ralf Rangnick has so far done a splendid job with Hoffenheim, who will be entering their second consecutive Bundesliga season. In the 2008-2009 season, Hoffenheim were promoted to the Bundesliga and immediately shot to the top of the table. A striking trinity of Vedad Ibisevic, Demba Ba and […]

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