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Why you shouldn't blame American owners for the European Super League
08:00 Friday 30th April 2021

Having been on a year-long hiatus from blogging, you can imagine my groan when news of the European Super League broke just as I was excitedly preparing to return. While no hand was raised in anger and no shot fired, the rebellion against the…

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Can the Premier League dominate Europe again?
08:01 Monday 16th December 2019

The holiday season approaches. For players in the Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and every top division except the Premier League, a break to spend time away from football, relax and think of other things, such as wives and children,…

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Manchester City vs Liverpool: Champions League second leg preview
14:00 Tuesday 10th April 2018

What a nightmare week Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp have given their bitter rival Pep Guardiola. A near-perfect season is metamorphosing into a spectacular failure in the blink of an eye. Liverpool pushed City's high press right back…

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Champions League: Real Madrid vs PSG won't disappoint
18:30 Wednesday 14th February 2018

The UEFA Champions League is back. The competition is renowned for producing a high standard. Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur played their parts Tuesday night. It's the turn now of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain to take centre stage. …

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The best XI to never win the Champions League
10:00 Wednesday 14th February 2018

With the Champions League's return to action on Tuesday night, most are asking which players could win the trophy for their sides. Manchester United's chief talents include Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez; City possess immense quality…

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Can Harry Kane achieve what Suarez, Mertens, Icardi and Dzeko couldn't against Juventus?
18:15 Tuesday 13th February 2018

It seems the old rock-solid Italian defence has returned. No team demonstrates it more than reigning Serie A champions Juventus. Having conceded just one goal in 16 matches, spanning almost three months in all competitions, the Bianconeri strike…

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Can Gianluigi Buffon end his Champions League drought?
15:00 Tuesday 13th February 2018

Gianluigi Buffon has had an extraordinary career. Now 40 years old, he isn't playing as many games as before yet his desire to win trophies remains firmly intact.  After Italy's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Buffon…

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Ranking the 16 Champions League contenders
10:30 Tuesday 13th February 2018

With the Champions League returning on Tuesday night, we rank all 16 clubs' chances of picking up the trophy in Kiev on May 26. 16 - Basel The Swiss champions receive the wooden spoon. They will find it difficult over two legs against…

European Football
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Arsenal – Reaction
13:30 Wednesday 14th September 2016

Before a ball was kicked, there were murmurs of unrest – Arsenal fans unsure of Wenger's squad selection, although in the end he was vindicated, wasn't he? After all, they got a point from what is likely to be the most challenging game in the…

A Week Of Misery For Calcio In The Champions League As Napoli, Milan And Juve All Fail To Win
18:59 Sunday 6th October 2013

Matchday 2 could have been much kinder to the Italian contingent in the Champions League this week, as rather to most people's surprise, Juventus, Milan and Napoli all failed to add to the "W" column in their respective groups.It is definitely…