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AC Milan Finishes Last in Emirates Cup

AC Milan fans saw the best and worst of their squad this weekend in London as the club competed in what has become a big-name tournament.  The Emirates Cup is a two-day preseason event where host Arsenal and three clubs (many of whom are sponsored by Emirates Airlines) compete to win […]

Rossoneri Resurrection, AC Milan 4 – 1 Lazio

Calling all Milanista, I got it wrong and admit it but what’s more important is understanding why.  The key to today’s victory was manager Ancelotti getting back to basics. Take a look at the starting XI, leaving Ronaldinho and Andriy Shevchenko on the bench was the right move.  Ancelotti would instead go with young Pato, Marco Borriello and a […]

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Fan Activities Roundup

I am currently working on another story so in the meantime I give you a few odds and ends about some of the things that Fans and Teams have done or are working on.    Borussia Dortmund Fan Projekt hosts Fan Club Tournament Borussia Dortmund tradition continued on Carnival Sunday […]

Win Footy Loot from EPL Talk's Community Site

If you’re wondering where The Gaffer has been the past couple of days, you can find him over at the EPL Talk Community site where he’s been propping up the bar chatting to passerbys. Seriously, I’ve decided to start posting more on the EPL Talk Community site as well as […]

Sunderland Need To Move Quickly But Realistically

The only thing that surprised me about Ricky Sbragia’s resignation was the timing of it, coming just 20 or 30 minutes after the final whistle. It was odd to watch Niall Quinn speaking about his manager not wanting to take up the option of another year as manager, whilst Sbragia […]

Book Review: Jinky

Champions League Talk was recently sent a copy of “Jinky: The Jimmy Johnstone Story” written by Jim Black and I was given the honour of reviewing it. Jinky, born James Connolly Johnstone, was a dynamic winger that played for the Celtic side that won nine Scottish championships in a row […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]