European Club Football

Rupert Murdoch’s Dream Football League

By on Jun 16, 2013 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

It was noted at the time of the Dream Football League fiasco, in which a journalist from The Times newspaper was hoodwinked by the odd combination of a French football website and a fantasist with a chequered past over a non-existent story about the oil-rich of Qatar creating a super league paying absurd amounts of money to the biggest club sides in the world, that...

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Interviews With The Football Vampires: Part One

By on Jun 3, 2013 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

The last few days have seen the publication/broadcast of two hugely contrasting examples of the football interview. First up was what happened when a leading football figure was interviewed by his (self-styled) fiercest critic. Second came three blokes having a chat on anything but the issues that mattered, about an issue that really mattered. In part two, we hear...

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Bayern Munich Shade The 2013 Champions League Final

By on May 26, 2013 in European Club Football, Latest | 1 comment

With ninety seconds left to play at Wembley Stadium last night the moment came, and when it did it was reminiscent of a Bayern Munich hero of the past. Arjen Robben had already skipped into position between two defenders, and with a swivel of his hips he sent a scuffed shot across the Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller which trickled agonisingly over...

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The Times Apologises For Its Dream Football League Hoax

By on Mar 19, 2013 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

The most obvious explanation, it turns out, is usually the most obvious explanation for a reason. After several days of head-scratching, The Times newspaper acknowledged its error in running a story about the Dream Football League yesterday morning, bringing to a close an extraordinary few days during which we had been given cause to wonder who had been telling the...

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The Remarkable Story Of Qatar & The Dream Football League… So Far

By on Mar 13, 2013 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

In some respects, what actually seems to have happened was the only thing that could possibly have turned out to be funnier than what was suggested in the first place. Late last night, in line with its release in its hard copy issue, The Times put up a story, written by Oliver Kay, suggesting that a group from Qatar was planning football’s greatest ever heist....

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