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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 […]

Inter Dismantle Manchester City 3-0 in Baltimore

While this was a mere friendly and many of the starters from both teams were not on hand, the manner with which Inter overcame Manchester City serves as a warning for those aiming to dethrone the Serie A champions and Champions League winners. The Nerazzurri were missing the likes of […]

Derek Rae Leaving U.S. to Join ESPN in UK

Derek Rae, one of the most talented US-based soccer commentators, will call his last game for ESPN US next week before he heads to the United Kingdom to work for ESPN UK. Rae will be the ESPN UK’s main commentator for the Scottish Premier League, where ESPN UK will air […]

Interview with Barney Ronay: Champions League Trailer

If you want to get Barney Ronay’s thoughts on today’s Champions League Final between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich, watch this short trailer which was created and produced by the video design team of Laurence McKenna and Max Bell. The entire interview with Barney Ronay, which was filmed inside The […]

Is Arsenal Still a Big Club?

At first glance, this question looks bleedingly obvious. With their massive fan base, a beautiful new 60,000 plus seat stadium, and their years of success and trophies, Arsenal should be quite clearly considered to be a “big club.” For the past decade and more, they have been considered part of […]

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What Does The Dream Of Total Football Mean Today?

Yesterday, I looked at the expectations we often place on international football. This got me thinking about the Dutch and their legendary Total Football era in the 70s. What does this mean to us today? Does Cruyff’s legacy still influence world football? What do we want from our football? The […]

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