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UEFA Cup Group Draw

UEFA held the draw for the UEFA Cup group stage today and some fascinating pairings emerged. Both Martin Jol and Steve McClaren will take their new clubs back to England as FC Twente will face Manchester City and Jol’s Hamburg will take on Aston Villa. This year’s groups are looking […]

Tottenham And Everton To Continue To Struggle In Europe

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The Sync: The Return of the Ligapokal

Last year the winter break lasted six long agonizing weeks. This year it will be seven. The break has been controversial for some time as even the Kaiser has called for the abandonment of this “luxury”. It is too long a layoff for the players and fans. Meanwhile, this year […]

Spurs Warn Fans About Wisla Krakow Stadium

No this isn’t a view from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. It’s the obstructed view for away fans at Wisla Krakow’s stadium in Poland. Tottenham Hotspur will be playing their second leg of their UEFA Cup first round match against Wisla Krakow on October 2nd. Spurs has warned fans to expect […]

UEFA Website Redesign Launched

This is a bit late but I did want to acknowledge that UEFA.com has re-launched with a new take on their familiar look. The layout is a bit cleaner though the page now contains more elements. The color scheme is basic white and black though the newly launched photo gallery […]

die Tabelle lügen nicht! Preview

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! I say that, bucking all trends, and knowing full well […]

Dos Santos Confirms Tottenham Move

  The Mexican winger Giovani Dos Santos has completed his £5million move to White Hart Lane from Barcelona this afternoon. Dos Santos has signed a 5 year contract and joins up with his team mates for pre-season training on July 7th. It was a signing we discussed last weekend here on […]

Season Finale

The 45th season of the Bundesliga has come to an end with comparatively little drama or theatrics. Bayern all but guaranteed itself the title with a busy summer in the transfer market, spending 70 million Euros on Luca Toni (the league’s top scorer), Franck Ribery (world class playmaker) and the […]

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Setanta & ITVN’s "On Demand" Service: A+

Here’s another reason to sign for ITVN via EPL Talk: Scrolling through Setanta’s On Demand service this morning, I noticed several interesting programs to choose from including “Gazzetta Football Italia” and Barcelona against Chelsea.”Gazzetta Football Italia” is hosted by the one and only James Richardson, better known by most U.S. […]

Serie A Roundup – Week 22

Week 22 witnessed a change near the top of the table as Juventus lost its 2nd straight match and slipped to 3rd in the standings. Cagliari took advantage of poor central defending from Juve to score 2 goals in the 2nd half to beat the Bianconeri 3-2 in Torino. 2nd […]

CSKA Moscow Defender Pontus Wernbloom Claims His Side Knew Manchester City Were Vulnerable

In an interview with UEFA.com, CSKA Moscow defender Pontus Wernbloom gave an assessment of his side’s 2-1 victory over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City on Wednesday night. The 28-year-old Swedish international, who was fortunate to avoid dismissal from the contest after the match official booked his teammate instead of giving Wernbloom a […]

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Fan zones maintained for Euro 2016 despite security fears

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (above) confirmed Tuesday that fan zones will be maintained but with increased security during Euro 2016 despite recent terrorist attacks which left 130 dead in France. The attacks included three large explosions caused by suicide bombers outside the Stade de France — where the Euro […]

Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial passed fit for Manchester United’s visit from PSV Eindhoven

Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have been passed fit for Wednesday’s Champions League home game with PSV Eindhoven, manager Louis van Gaal revealed on Tuesday. The two players missed United’s 2-1 win at Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, captain Rooney due to illness and Martial […]