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Tag Archives: Champions League

FIFA Needs To Revamp International Football

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s time for FIFA to rethink international football. In 1992, UEFA changed the European Cup to the Champions League and transformed European club football into a more entertaining product that generates vast sums of money. It also didn’t hurt that … Continue reading

2008-2009 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Decided

Posted on by Kevin Walker

Several pundits have offered opinions on which group will be the toughest and which Serie A club(s) have the most difficult task of proceeding further so I might as well throw my hat in the ring with the rest. Roma and Juventus … Continue reading

AC Milan’s Oddo on a Season-long Loan to Bayern

Posted on by Mark

The unexpected bookend to yesterday’s surprising transfer of Marcell Jansen to Hamburg is Bayern’s acquisition of right back Massimo Oddo on a season-long loan from AC Milan. The 32-year old brings both international class and a warm body to shore … Continue reading

Schalke Shocked In Third Qualifying Round

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After leading 1-0 from the first leg, Schalke had to have had some confidence going into Madrid for the second leg. A strong performance from Atletico saw them thump the German team 4-0 to advance to the group stage for … Continue reading

Latest League News From U.S., England, Germany, Italy and Europe

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Be sure to visit the whole network of our sites. Some of the interesting topics include: Kartik Krishnaiyer over at Major League Soccer Talk takes on a controversial topic that very few journalists are brave enough to write about and … Continue reading

die Tabelle lügen nicht! Preview

Posted on by Double Pivot

1st Schalke What You Know: If baseball’s Chicago Cubs had a baby with the Red Sox prior to 2004, Schalke would be the offspring. What You Don’t: All things both good and bad must end. What to Expect: Yes, Campeones! … Continue reading

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Interview With Raphael Honigstein

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The new Bundesliga season is just days away, so Bundesliga Talk writers Mark Moll and Double Pivot decided to interview one of the preeminent writers and authors on the topic of German soccer, Raphael Honigstein. Many readers may know Honigstein … Continue reading

Arsenal Faces Steve McClaren In Champions League Qualifying

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The draw for the third and final qualifying round of the Champions League has been made today with Arsenal scheduled to play FC Twente, the Dutch team managed by former England and Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren. The first leg will … Continue reading

Liverpool Discovers Opponents in Champions League Qualifying

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The draw for the third and final qualifying round of the Champions League has been made today with Liverpool drawn against Standard Liege. The first leg will be played in Belgium on August 12th or 13th, while the second leg … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Rutten at Schalke 04

Posted on by Mark

This week we make the short trip west on the A40 from Dortmund past Bochum to Gelsenkirchen, home to Schalke 04 and their new coach, Fred Rutten. Much like his new Ruhr rival, Jürgen Klopp, Rutten has been a one … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Klopp at Borussia Dortmund

Posted on by Mark

Continuing our series introducing the Bundesliga’s newest gaffers is Jürgen Klopp now with Borussia Dortmund. For those of you at home wondering why Klopp was chosen to follow Klinsmann wonder no more. Was it to juxtapose the long-serving Klopp with … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Klinsmann at Bayern München

Posted on by Mark

July 1st saw the formal beginnings of five coaches’ tenures at the helms of Bundesliga clubs. Over the next several weeks every Thursday we’ll introduce these men to you. Our series of profiles begins with Bayern München’s Jürgen Klinsmann, striker … Continue reading

UEFA Reviewing FC Porto’s Champions League Ban

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

UEFA have annulled an earlier decision to exclude Porto from next season’s Champions League. Porto were initially expelled from Champions League play over alleged bribery of referees in the 2003-04 season. UEFA’s appeals body decided to send the issue back … Continue reading

CSKA Sofia Stripped Of Champions League Spot

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just days after Porto FC were stripped of their place in the Champions League, CSKA Sofia have suffered the same fate though for different reasons. CSKA won their 31st Bulgarian league title this season and earned a place in the … Continue reading

German (In)discipline: The Bundesliga’s Most Booked

Posted on by Mark

Football is not always a beautiful game; sometimes bookings are necessary. This season was no different in Germany, even if statistically player discipline was comparatively better than in the past several seasons. While goal scorers have the Torjägerkanone (awarded by … Continue reading

Porto Stripped of Champions League Berth

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body has stripped Portuguese champions Porto FC of their place in next season’s Champions League over alleged bribery of referees during the 2003/04 season. UEFA cited Article 1.04 (d) of the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League regulations … Continue reading

Champions League Final Reveals Ugly Side Of English Football

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The marathon of the Champions League Final is over, and what an ordeal it was. Frankly I’m embarrassed by what I witnessed. Embarrassed because of the lack of sportsmanship shown by both sides. Embarrassed because this was supposed to be … Continue reading

Champions League Final Live Audio Commentary Online

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you’re desperate to follow the Champions League Final today, you can’t watch it on TV and you don’t have a Slingbox, listen to the live radio commentary from The Sun. The audio quality is usually suspect, but at least … Continue reading