European Club Football

Pisa Come Crashing Down Again

By on Jul 25, 2009 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

Britain isn’t the only country in which football clubs are prone to occasional financial collapse. Paul Grech, from the Italian football blog Il Re Calcio, writes on the rise, fall, rise and fall again of the Italian club Pisa AC. For a city that has been made famous by its gravity defying leaning tower, there’s a bit of irony in Pisa AC’s penchant...

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Beckham & Galaxy – The Point Of No Return?

By on Jul 22, 2009 in European Club Football, Latest | 2 comments

The match between LA Galaxy and Milan was always, in view of the recent goings-on between David Beckham and the Italian giants, going to be something of a powder keg, and the global media reaction to the events at the decidedly unromantically named Home Depot Center has said a lot about how Beckham has managed to control the public perception of him. When he signed...

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Ronaldo To Madrid… Possibly

By on Jun 11, 2009 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 4 comments

It has been said before that the one single things that all great sides have in common is a player in midfield, aged in his mid to late twenties. That player is at the peak of his strength. He has the experience and guile from having played professionally¬†for several seasons, yet his fitness levels haven’t yet succumbed to the inevitable slowing that comes...

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Match Of The Week: FC Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United

By on May 27, 2009 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 3 comments

Sometimes, you have to wonder. Levels of fitness and skill have no doubt improved in football over the last couple of decades, but perhaps today was the day during which we started to lose grip with reality. Every British newspaper had a pull-out section, many choosing to lavish extravagant praise on a match that hadn’t even been played yet. But anyone that...

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Five Great European Cup Finals

By on May 27, 2009 in European Club Football, Latest | 2 comments

If you open this morning’s newspapers, you’ll see that, in the opinion of the hacks, it’s already a foregone conclusion that this year’s European Cup final will be the greatest football match of all time. This may or may not come to pass, but it has some stiff opposition to overcome if it is to join as much as the greatest European Cup finals...

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My Dream Is To Play For Madrid

By on Jun 6, 2008 in English League Football, European Club Football | 5 comments

I’ve long been a believer that the media can make any story it likes true if it repeats it enough. When Martin Jol was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur, it was against the wishes of a majority of Spurs supporters, and in line with a concerted media campaign that began well before the club’s form slumped at the start of the season. When Jose Mourinho left...

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