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Tag Archives: Champions League

MLS, CONCACAF botch doubleheader option

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Once again, MLS executives prove they are not in tune with their product.  The Gold Cup provided the perfect opportunity for MLS to expand their fan base.  Collaboration with CONCACAF representatives could have brought doubleheaders featuring one MLS game and one … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Barça Made History

Posted on by George Metellus

Ladies & Gentlemen as you well know FC Barcelona completed their greatest season ever by defeating Manchester United 2-0 in the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League Final. The win gave them their 1st ever treble as Barcelona became the 1st Spanish … Continue reading

Barcelona v. Manchester United: Time To Choose

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

And now it’s time for all good little football writers to predict the winner of today’s final. No dodging the question. No avoiding the responsibilities of punditry. Well, Clyde, I think it’s too close to call. I mean, if we … Continue reading

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE : SECOND TIME AROUND

Posted on by Chris Riordan

The inaugural CONCACAF Champions League is now over after a short delay, due to swine flu. Atlante are the first evcer CCL Champions, and will be the region’s representative at this year’s FIFA Club World Cup. This was the club’s … Continue reading

Half Empty or Half Full: A Look At Arsenal’s 2008-09 Season

Posted on by tyduffy

Facing the sobering reality of a fourth season without a major trophy, Arsenal fans have been disappointed.  The disenchantment has created a culture of negativity around the club, which Arsene Wenger lashed out at on Friday. “When you look at … Continue reading

This Year’s Champions League Final Will NOT Be Ronaldo vs Messi

Posted on by Sebastian Shepard

If you would believe various pundits, the annoying debate that many football fans have been subject to this year and last – Ronaldo vs. Messi – will come to its conclusion in the UCL final in Rome.  On the biggest … Continue reading

UEFA’s Appeal Committee Show No Common Sense

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Why is it so hard to have a governing body with an ounce of common sense, UEFA just seem bereft of it every time it seems like they’ll do the right thing. Are your matches blighted by neo-nazi’s forming swastika … Continue reading

Arsene Wenger Faces His Most Important Preseason Yet

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When the final whistle went after Sunday’s match, Arsene Wenger could possibly view the previous 7 days as one of his worst weeks since he began his 13 year tenure in charge of Arsenal. In two massive matches, Wenger has … Continue reading

Tevez, Ronaldo Give Ammo to the ABU Crowd

Posted on by Richard Whittall

Football loves dominant sides. Think of Herbert Chapman’s Arsenal of the 1920s, ravaging England with the WM formation; Real Madrid of the early days of the European Cup, with Alfredo di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas wreaking havoc on unsuspecting continental … Continue reading

Chelsea’s UEFA Conspiracy Claims Are Laughable

Posted on by tyduffy

With their typical class, Chelsea players and staff asserted their belief, following their 1-1 agg defeat to Barcelona, that UEFA conspired against them to prevent an all-English final in the Champions League. Players, such as Didier Drogba, displayed their sentiment … Continue reading

Away Goal Rule: Why Do We Need It?

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

Away goals carry an immense weight in the Champions League. They delivered Milan to the final in 2005. They saw Liverpool oust Barcelona in 2007, despite the latter winning the leg at Anfield. And they pulled Barca’s fate from the … Continue reading

Arsenal Fail To Find A Way At Home

Posted on by Brian Louie

Gooners and Nike execs are already familiar with the Cesc Fabregas Show.  Tonight at the Emirates, it was the Cristiano Ronaldo Experience. Though Ji-sung Park started off the scoring for Manchester United on a Kieran Gibbs mistake, it was Ronaldo … Continue reading

No Away Goals For Chelsea

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

What was Guus Hiddink thinking? Yes, clean sheet at the Camp Nou is a commendable achievement, and I still feel Chelsea are the more likely to go through to the final. But after promising that the Blues would try to … Continue reading

Chelsea’s visit to Barcelona – Mission Impossible?

Posted on by Randy Capps

Chelsea’s epic 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge against Liverpool drew high praise from football fans, with some going as far to call it the match of the century. The reward for the Blues was a berth in the Champions League semifinals against … Continue reading

Can Southgate Continue His Arsenal Hoodoo?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well its one of those strange things that football sometimes conjures up some little nugget that makes you check the facts fully before you really believe it could be true For example, Liverpool never lost when Ian Rush scored until … Continue reading

Can FC Barcelona Prevent Another All-English Final?

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

On paper, FC Barcelona could be the world’s most formidable attacking side. Messi, Henry, Eto’o, Xavi, Alves, Iniesta, Abidal. Some of the most prestigious names in world football and are among the great wealth of talent in Barcelona’s ranks. They … Continue reading

Chelsea v. Liverpool: Not Over Yet…

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

Torres was visibly irritated when subbed off in the 74th minute with the scoreline still two-nil. He wanted his hat trick against Blackburn, but Rafa Benitez’s message was clear: save it for Chelsea. As Liverpool visit Stamford Bridge needing to … Continue reading

John Terry Can’t Stop Crying Despite Chelsea Win

Posted on by Brian Louie

We love a good midweek match now and then and Liverpool v. Chelsea was the record put on repeat as the Reds met up with the Blues for their requisite Champions League match for the season.  While not a league … Continue reading