European Club Football

Lost In Transit: The Story Of Hugo Enyinnaya

By on Dec 9, 2011 in European Club Football, Latest | 2 comments

A Nigerian player that burst onto the Serie A scene in 1999 has finally turned his back on European football after twelve years of trying to establish himself. Here’s Paul Grech with the story of Hugo Enyinnaya. “I’m going to be rich!” was the typically honest reply of Antonio Cassano when asked what went through his mind after scoring a...

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City & United Fall From The Champions League

By on Dec 7, 2011 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 4 comments

Anyone taking a bet at the start of the season would not have been able to predict how this would all end up. Manchester City and Manchester United kissed goodbye to the Champions League this season, and there were few mitigating factors that they could cite as a defence. Manchester United can point to their injury list and Manchester City can invoke their...

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City & United’s Misadventures In Europe Do Not Constitute A Crisis

By on Nov 23, 2011 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

Both of the Manchester clubs came unstuck in Europe last night. The Champions League campaigns of both Manchester City and Manchester United was certainly been amongst the biggest curios of the start of this season. Imperious and already pulling clear of the pack in the league, they have been broadly misfiring in their midweek matches, and last night they stumbled...

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A Celtic Encounter

By on Oct 19, 2011 in European Club Football, Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Every so often events conspire to make us question whether there is indeed some footballing god directing proceedings from, somewhere. After UEFA’s initial decision to¬†remove Swiss club FC Sion from the Europa League, the club they had previously beaten on aggregate in the final playoff round–that club being Celtic FC–were awarded their place in...

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Rainbows, Wanderers & Hibernians: The Start Of The New Season In Malta

By on Aug 19, 2011 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

The new season in Malta is just about to begin, and Paul Grech is here to tell us all about what we can expect there over the next few months. When a league changes format, heated debate and criticism is likely to follow.  When the rules are changed midway through a season, you can also throw in a significant element of suspicion over what the motives for such a...

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Match Of The Midweek: Heart of Midlothian 0-5 Tottenham Hotspur

By on Aug 19, 2011 in European Club Football, Latest | 1 comment

The phrase “European competition” had a somewhat redundant feel to it this evening, after Tottenham Hotpur cruised to a comfortable win against Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle in a match that felt at times like a training match for the visitors from the Premier League. It was a match that might, under a certain light, have had the feel of a possible...

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