European Club Football

The Euro 2012 Quarter-Finals: Czech Republic 0-1 Portugal

By on Jun 21, 2012 in European Club Football, International Football, Latest | 0 comments

So, we have had our twenty-four hour break and it is on to the quarter-finals – the business end, if you will – of the 2012 European Championships. And if there is one player above all others who looks as if he may be the one that is talked about in hushed tones when this tournament is talked about in years to come, it is likely that it will be the...

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Match of the Weekend 3 – The Champions League Final – Bayern 1 Chelsea 1 (3-4 on penalties)

By on May 20, 2012 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

And so it finally came to pass. Nine years after Roman Abramovich arrived at Stamford Bridge and spent like no other owner before him, and Chelsea win the one prize that always eluded Roman’s riches. Ironically, this comes just a week after Sheik Mansour’s Manchester City won the league on even greater resources than Chelsea have been used to. Regardless of how the...

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A Sting In The Tail: Chelsea Tame Barcelona In The Champions League

By on Apr 24, 2012 in European Club Football, Latest | 1 comment

Possession, then, might only be nine-tenths of the law after all. When push came to shove at the Camp Nou last night, the young tigers of Barcelona were cast aside by Chelsea’s old dogs in a match of events so improbable that it at times stretch the credulity of the viewer. Such, though, has been the nature of Chelsea’s season since the departure of...

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Chelsea’s Golden Night: Barcelona Are Brought Down To Earth At Stamford Bridge

By on Apr 18, 2012 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

They came,they saw and they kept possession as ever, but this time they couldn’t quite conquer. Barcelona arrived in West London this evening with the sound of a Spector-esque wall of praise ringing in their ears. They’re a great side. Indeed, if it is possible to draw comparisons across the different eras of the game, then they might just be the...

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Roberto di Matteo Brings Chelsea’s Dysfunctional Family Back Into Line

By on Apr 18, 2012 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

Chelsea will take the field at Stamford Bridge this evening for the first leg of a Champions League match against Barcelona which must surely rank amongst one of the more unlikely to be played all season. The sacking of Andre Villa Boas was supposed to draw a line below the competive side of Chelsea’s season, an acknowledgement of the failure on the part of...

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An Englishman In A Small Town: Paul Grech Meets Ben Perry Acton

By on Feb 8, 2012 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

We have something a little different for you today on Twohundredpercent, as Paul Grech meets Ben Perry Acton, a player that forsook the English game to pursue a career in Malta. In addition to this, Ben had a grandfather whose name will be more than familiar to the supporters of Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers – Bill Perry, who scored the winning goal in The...

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A – Partial – Defence Of The Club World Cup

By on Dec 16, 2011 in European Club Football, Latest | 3 comments

On Sunday morning – if you happen to be in Western Europe – the champions of world club football will be crowned, as the final of the 2011 Club World Cup is played at the International Stadium in Yokohama between Barcelona, the current champions of Europe, and Santos of Brazil, the current champions of South America. The Club World Cup has been running...

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The Twohundredpercent Review Of 2011: The Ascent Of The Blue Sky Thinkers

By on Dec 14, 2011 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 1 comment

That 2011 should have seen a trickle of new ideas on the subject of how to reorganise English and European club football should come as no great surprise. Last year saw an unprecedented undermining in the authority of FIFA, following the flawed process for determining the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, whilst UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations were...

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