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Rodgers Needs Time after Stuttering Start

Rodgers Needs Time after Stuttering Start

Liverpool’s slow start to the season continued last night as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Swiss side Basel in the Champions League group stages. In a game where The Reds once again failed to live up to expectations set be the sensational performances of last season, they once again conceded a sloppy goal, calling their defense into question ... Read More »

Why a top four finish is a realistic aim for Liverpool this season

Why a top four finish is a realistic aim for Liverpool this season

After the disappointment of narrowly missing out on the Premier League title in 2013/14 and the departure of star striker Luis Suarez this summer to Barcelona via his teeth, many critics have written off Liverpool’s chances of repeating their impressive feats of last season and mounting another challenge for the league championship. Liverpool’s 2013/14 campaign represented a high point for ... Read More »

Real Madrid Claim European Crown Over Rivals Atletico (VIDEO)

Real Madrid Claim European Crown Over Rivals Atletico (VIDEO)

In what was an absolutely pulsating final from start to finish, Real Madrid claimed “La Decima”, their 10th European Cup crown, against cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid, winning 4-1 after 120 hard-fought minutes at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. Madrid needed 4 goals after 90 minutes to amass that score line though, having gone down early in the 36th ... Read More »

Why UEFA Needed To Take More Serious Action On Man City And PSG

Why UEFA Needed To Take More Serious Action On Man City And PSG

With transfer budgets the size of those belonging to both Manchester City and Paris St-Germain, it is perhaps no surprise that they have broken UEFA’S financial fair play rules as the two clubs have been continually spending over the last two or three years in a bid to become stronger forces in Europe. As a result, the two clubs have ... Read More »

Chelsea’s Controversial Loan System Comes Back To Haunt Them

Chelsea’s Controversial Loan System Comes Back To Haunt Them

Chelsea’s elimination from the Champions League last night will have been particularly hard to take given the fact that the opposition goalkeeper is on their books. Young Belgian stopper Thibaut Courtois was allowed to take his place between the posts in both legs for Atletico Madrid and made a significant contribution to inflicting defeat on his parent club. Whilst players ... Read More »

A Real chance to stop Bayern

A Real chance to stop Bayern

Last night we saw Real Madrid steal a victory away from Bayern Munich in the first rounds of their Champions League Semi-Final.  Despite the fact Bayern had the lions share of possession at around 72% their short passing game didn’t allow them to overcome Madrid as they have done so many others. Arjen Robben came out after the game and ... Read More »

Ba Winner Vs. PSG

Ba Winner Vs. PSG

Demba Ba played the role of super-sub for Chelsea on Tuesday night in London, poaching a goal on 87 minutes to send the Blues through to the semifinals of the Champions League as a result of their 2-0 home triumph against Paris Saint-Germain. Chelsea appeared dead in the water following their limp display last week in Paris, succumbing 3-1 to ... Read More »

Why English Clubs Aren’t Too Far Behind In Europe

Why English Clubs Aren’t Too Far Behind In Europe

Having witnessed the largely expected Champions League eliminations of Arsenal and Manchester City during the week, and with the fates of both Chelsea and Manchester United remaining in the balance, it has become abundantly clear that English clubs have got some catching up to do in Europe. However, there aren’t as many shortcomings as many pundits have led people to ... Read More »

Why The Europa League Struggles To Excite Neutrals

Why The Europa League Struggles To Excite Neutrals

Last week marked the return of the UEFA Champions League, the most prestigious continental tournament in the world. It also saw the resumption of it’s less prestigious counterpart, the Europa League. Whilst the Europa League serves the purpose of being the second tier of European competition and the Champions League is obviously the holy grail, the gulf between the two ... Read More »

Manuel Pellegrini turns on referee following Barca defeat

Manuel Pellegrini turns on referee following Barca defeat

MANCHESTER CITY boss Manuel Pellegrini hit out at Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson following his sides 2-0 defeat against Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. The Chilean was disappointed in particular with the decision to award Barcelona a penalty when the initial contact appeared to be outside the area and also at the decision not to ... Read More »