European Club Football

The Uncrowned Prince

The Uncrowned Prince

By on Mar 30, 2014 in European Club Football, History, Latest | 0 comments

The memories of football fans, laced as they often are with a solid lack of sentimentality (at least we pretend they are), often leave little room for reminiscing about big money players who should have made it big, but didn’t. Believe me, I’m far from alone in this regard. Indeed, I’ve got the “him? ach, he was rubbish” sneer down to a...

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A “Classico” Worthy Of The Name

A “Classico” Worthy Of The Name

By on Mar 25, 2014 in European Club Football, Latest | 2 comments

It was a strange Sunday more than a “Super” one. Tottenham showed heart. Stoke City looked like Barcelona. And Barcelona themselves defended like Aston Villa. In that context, Barca’s thrill/laugh-a-minute 4-3 victory at Real Madrid was almost to be expected. The Bernabeu clasico had everything Premier League fans apparently desire. Goals, pace, schoolboy errors,...

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It’s Turning Ugly At Hamburg

It’s Turning Ugly At Hamburg

By on Feb 9, 2014 in Bundesliga, European Club Football, Latest | 1 comment

Last Wednesday, about 400 Hamburg fans march to the club’s training ground as a demonstration of support for the beleaguered squad who had lost five games in a row, a run that saw the club descend to second from bottom of the Bundesliga. Hamburg have never been relegated from the first division and they were founder members when the league was formed in 1963. After...

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Graham Turner Leaves Shrewsbury Town With His Dignity Intact

Graham Turner Leaves Shrewsbury Town With His Dignity Intact

By on Jan 21, 2014 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

In an era during which it can be difficult to zone out the white noise of vitriol and rage that seems to accompany professional football wherever it goes, it comes as no little surprise to see the resignation of a manager from his position with a degree mutual respect between himself, the football club that they both represented and the club itself. So it was,...

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Bundesliga Week 14 Round Up – Insanity in Sinsheim

Bundesliga Week 14 Round Up – Insanity in Sinsheim

By on Dec 2, 2013 in Bundesliga, European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

Normally you would not be too bothered about a -2 goal difference after fourteen matches, that is unless you’re the Hoffenheim coach. The good news is that so far, only Borussia Dortmund have scored more goals in the Bundesliga that Markus Gisdol’s team. The bad news is that no other team has conceded more. Last Saturday, the Sinsheim club welcomed guests Werder...

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Bundesliga Week 13: Bayern Win The Big One

Bundesliga Week 13: Bayern Win The Big One

By on Nov 26, 2013 in Bundesliga, European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

The Bavarian themed basement pub in London last Saturday evening was so packed that people were sitting on the stairs outside the entrance looking through the doorway in order to get a glimpse of the Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich match. Locals said that they had never known the place to be this busy and it’s a measure of how highly anticipated the fixture was...

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Will Injuries Take The Shine Off Dortmund vs Bayern?

Will Injuries Take The Shine Off Dortmund vs Bayern?

By on Nov 22, 2013 in Bundesliga, European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

European Champions Bayern Munich and runner’s up Borussia Dortmund meet for their first league encounter since the Champions League Final at Wembley, last May. While treble winners, Bayern remain the traditional powerhouse on the German game, Dortmund under coach Jürgen Klopp have won two of the last three domestic titles. Klopp has assembled one of the most...

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