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Serie A Preview – Genoa Aims for European Success

Italy’s oldest soccer club finished a disappointing ninth last season, and the management has made it clear this offseason that such a result is unacceptable.  Disappointing play by a number of key players left the club outside the top six, one year after qualifying for the UEFA Cup and two years […]

La Liga Jornada 34 Review: Málaga Denied of a Shock Victory at Mallorca

Juan Ramón López Muñiz brought Málaga into La Liga in 2008 after a two-year hiatus in the second division.  Throughout his playing career, he played on teams constantly scrambling either to stay in La Liga or to be promoted to the first division.  He knows the mentality that a team […]

La Liga Review: The Guillotine Falls On Manolo Jiménez

When Sevilla hosted cellar-dweller Xerez on Tuesday evening, an aura of uneasiness surrounded the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.  In the front of the Sevillistas‘ minds was the poor form of their team.  An extended run of indolent performances culminated on Saturday evening with a 2-0 debacle against Espanyol, where Sevilla would […]

Zaccheroni To Be New Juventus Manager – Italian Press

According to numerous Italian sites and Goal.com, former AC Milan manager Alberto Zaccheroni will be named Juventus manager on Friday, replacing embattled Ciro Ferrara. The tipping point seemingly was Juve’s 2-1 Coppa Italia loss to Inter Thursday, seemingly eliminating the proud club from any chance at any titles this year.  […]

UEFA Europa League, A Second Rate Competition

  With four games of the Premier League campaign left, Fulham are leading the ‘race’ for seventh place and for the Cottagers it will be a rare European adventure. This would of course be via the all singing, all dancing UEFA Europa League. This ‘new’ competition was created by reformatting and […]

The UEFA Cup: What Is The Point?

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’ list of priorities. Before the profile of the European Cup […]

Fulham Continue To Progress Under Hodgson

Why doesn’t Roy Hodgson get the credit he deserves in the United Kingdom? As I’ve mentioned before, In Scandinavia and Italy, he’s held in high regard, in  Britain people point to his sacking at Blackburn Rovers back in1997. With 33 points gained so far this season, Fulham are one win […]

Racing Santander vs Manchester City On U.S. TV

GolTV has announced that it’ll be televising the UEFA Cup match live between Racing Santander and Manchester City, scheduled Thursday, December 18 at 2:45 p.m. ET. For Manchester City, they’re guaranteed at least second place in their group, but they need to get a better result in Santander than FC […]

Calamity James Strikes Again

[display_podcast] Portsmouth are out of the UEFA Cup after losing tonight against Wolfsburg 3-2. The match had plenty of incidents, but the highlight (or lowlight if you’re a Portsmouth or England national team fan) was David James’s idiotic mistake (see video above). Instead of booting the ball out, he telegraphs […]

Happy Thanksgiving Day Soccer Fans

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The biggest holiday of the year in this country — even more so than Christmas Day. I still find it hard to really get into the spirit of celebrating the holiday. I don’t get into the traditional American football games, so maybe that’s […]

Manchester City 3-2 FC Twente: Video Highlights

Manchester City’s 3-2 win against FC Twente was proof that the UEFA Cup can be exciting. Well at least some of the time. Robinho was in spectacular form scoring once and hitting the post twice. The one ball that did go in from the Brazilian was a sublime shot that […]

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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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