Posts Tagged ‘European Football’

F.C. Bayern Munchen Vs F.C. Internazionale Milano

May 21, 2010

As I write it is almost 24 hours until the final of the Champions League 2010 or as some may prefer to put it, it’s 24 hours until the next episode in the Jose Mourinho show.

I beg to differ…

This should be a fascinating match-up between the two form teams in European club football this season. Both have enjoyed domestic successes despite indifferent seasons, but in Europe both have become form horses at exactly the correct time.

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Sir Roy Of Hodgson

May 4, 2010

As another Premier League seasons draws to a close this coming sunday, one man stands out from the masses who ply their trade in the professional game of football.

That one man is Roy Hodgson, yet next Sunday will not be the final game of his season, as due to his excellent management ability, he has bagged another game the following Wednesday

As many of you will be aware this fixture is the first ever Europa League Final to be held in Hamburg as Hodgson’s unfancied Fulham take on the Spanish side Athletico Madrid, conquerors of Liverpool.

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Who Is The World’s Best Footballer?

March 26, 2010

This is a debate many could argue over for hours and hours, but who is the best footballer in the world at the present moment in time.

Not your personal favourite, but the actual best player in the world.

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Share The Goalkeeping Wealth

February 17, 2010

I am a keen follower of Spanish football, having been a Barcelona fan for many years but I can’t help hide my jealousy when it comes to their wealth of goalkeepers.

Whilst watching the Athletico Madrid versus F.C. Barcelona fixture on Sunday evening, the next generation of goalkeepers to fall of the production line, showed his immense potential.

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Return Of The Champions League

February 15, 2010

This week see’s the eagerly anticipated return of the Champions League with a slightly different schedule based on only two matches to take place per match-day.

Knowing U.E.F.A (European football governing body) it will probably have a lot to do with television and marketing rights, though they’ll vehemently deny this of course.

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The Window Fails To Deliver

February 5, 2010

Since its introduction in 2003, the changes to the football transfer window have attracted major criticism from managers, agents, fans and media alike.

When watching the recent deadline day dealings on Sky Sports News, I couldn’t help but think that the new system truly has hit rock bottom and despite a reasonable last half hour of the English window, it really did fail to deliver.

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Serie A Is Back…

January 29, 2010

Whilst taking in the Derby della Madonnina (Milan Derby), I begun to realise that the Italian league is making  a successful comeback after some very dark years indeed.

Serie A (Italian top-flight) hit rock bottom back in 2006, when the Calciopoli scandal hit the headlines, implicating many well-known teams in the process, notably Juventus, Fiorentina, A.C. Milan and SS Lazio.

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The Forgotten Man

January 22, 2010

After the winter break and with the first set of fixtures in the Dutch top division (Eredivisie) completed, Twente Enschede (known in many countries as FC Twente), sit joint-top of the league along side the mighty PSV Eindhoven.

This is some feat for a team that has only won the Dutch league championship once in its history and that, in 1926 was technically before the club formed (Sportclub Enschede and the Enschedese Boys joined forces in 1965).

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Leo’s Resurgence

November 2, 2009

After it was announced today that David Beckham would be returning to Milan in January it seems that the regime under Leonardo has gained full momentum!

The season had begun in a post Kaka and Carlo Ancelotti hangover with the club struggling to gain any form despite winning the opening fixture of the campaign.

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