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Tag Archives: Champions League

Man United At A Crossroads In Quest for Quintuple

Posted on by Matthew Semisch

When Manchester United scored two late goals on Sunday to secure a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Aston Villa, the result seemed to sweep under the rug the idea that United were a team in serious danger of relinquishing their Premier … Continue reading

Liverpool Without Javier Mascherano…

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

It was a strange booking.  Xabi Alonso stuck out a leg and caught Real Madrid’s onrushing defender, Pepe, but Javier Mascherano took the booking. This may have been for kicking the ball away, but the Argentinian seemed to be clearing … Continue reading

More Ballon d’Or Winners from the EPL, Please

Posted on by Sebastian Shepard

Why does the Premier League produce so few Ballon d’Or winners? This year’s edition of the Champions League has followed the script so far, and unless a major upset occurs in the quarter-finals, then at least one English team will … Continue reading

Barca-Bayern Storylines Give Spice To Matchup

Posted on by Juan Arango

It didn’t send boots aquaking in Catalunya, but it is a team to respect based on their precedent. If there is one demon they will have to overcome in order to get to that historic treble, they will have to … Continue reading

Spanish Teams Have Tough Road To UCL Final

Posted on by George Metellus

On Friday, the Champions League Quarterfinal draw was revealed and La Liga teams were given a difficult path towards an all-Spain final.  Futbol Club Barcelona FC Barcelona who are chasing a historic treble will face Bayern Munich in the quarters … Continue reading

UEFA Need To Show Common Sense Over Hillsborough Anniversary

Posted on by Paul Bestall

It seems like yesterday for some football fans, a day burned in to the memories of English footballs collective consciousness. The 1980′s saw three major footballing disasters hit English football, The dreadful fire at Bradford City’s title party which claimed … Continue reading

Serie A Teams Failing In Champions League

Posted on by George Metellus

This past week was a disappointing week for the Serie A in the Champions League, to say the least.  As it is well known, all 3 remaining Serie A teams were eliminated in the Round of 16.  Although Roma and … Continue reading

Premiership’s Big Four Dominate Europe Because They’re the Big Four: News?

Posted on by Richard Whittall

Jonathan Wilson, the inimitable scholar of tactical mechanics with his recent Inverting the Pyramid: A History of Football Tactics (a book I included in a piece on tactical reductionism for this website) has made a very convincing argument why English … Continue reading

Man United Quadruple is Bittersweet Possibility

Posted on by Richard Whittall

It’s the first of March and although there is everything to be decided, you can smell it in the air. This could be the year United do what hasn’t been accomplished by a British club since Celtic in 1967: winning … Continue reading

The UEFA Cup: What Is The Point?

Posted on by Michael Timbury

The question I am posing is looking purely at what the UEFA Cup means to clubs from the English Premier League. Judging by recent participants and how they have fared, it appears to feature very low on most Premiership clubs’ … Continue reading

Serie A Teams Disappoint In Tuesday’s UCL Round Of 16 Matches

Posted on by George Metellus

The most exciting part of the UEFA Champions League is underway, The Knockout Stages.  We’re getting closer to crowning a European champion and if Italian teams continue to play the way they did on Tuesday in the 1st leg of … Continue reading

Bookies Suspend Betting On Benitez Leaving Liverpool

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Sky Sports News seems to be having a strange day today as it winds itself up again over the information that certain sports betting agencies have suspended betting on Rafa Benitez leaving Liverpool after tonight’s match. Now whilst I’ve been … Continue reading

Ferguson versus Mourinho: Clash of the Chess Player-Like Football Tactician Grandmasters

Posted on by Richard Whittall

The delicious mind-game between former Premier League rivals Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson didn’t disappoint yesterday afternoon.  Whether making sure each player wore the correct shirt to the organizing their players in a way to enhance the scoring of goals, … Continue reading

Can EPL Clubs Re-Win the Champions’ League?

Posted on by Ramzi Tanani

National Pride! La Liga Fans defend its brilliance, backed by the National success of Spain in Euro 2008. Added to the technically driven shows of its elite clubs, beside the host of talents Spain exports to the elite clubs in … Continue reading

Carling Offer Fans More Personal Cup Final

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So the countdown to this years Carling Cup Final enters the final week of tension as Tottenham fans nervously await Sundays final, whilst Manchester United’s supporters will be as calm as anything. This year though, Carling have decided to give up 32 … Continue reading

Poll: Which Champions League Match Are You Looking Forward To?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In many ways, the opening rounds of the Champions League tournament this season has simply been a dress rehearsal before the most competitive stages which begin on Tuesday when Arsenal battles Roma, and Manchester United plays Inter Milan, just among … Continue reading

Arsenal Or Villa: Who Is Your Favourite In The Race For Fourth Place?

Posted on by Michael Timbury

With the title race effectively coming down to just three realistic contenders now, there is only one spot remaining for qualification into next season’s Champions’ League. Currently, Aston Villa are sitting fourth on 48 points, with a nice five point … Continue reading

Gerrard To Miss Champions Clash Against Madrid

Posted on by Juan Arango

This is the reason why predictions should not be made as soon as the knockout stage ties are revealed. In a communicae sent out by Liverpool, they confirmed that their captain will bout for at least three weeks, thus keeping … Continue reading