Posts made in May, 2009

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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Three Times Lucky For Manchester United?

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

How often, then, do cup winners get lucky? Ahead of tomorrow night’s European Cup final in Rome it’s a question worth asking ourselves, because there is a tendency, in cup finals, for those moments of good fortune to be critically important. In this respect, cup competitions are very different to league seasons. A league season consists of a large number...

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What The Reaction To Newcastle’s Relegation Tells Us About Ourselves

By on May 25, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 7 comments

The last day of the Premier League season will usually bring a last flurry of activity from the press, and last night they went into meltdown. The Guardian, for example, managed three articles on its Sport Blog page in the subject of Newcastle United’s relegation. By the time this has finished, we’ll have managed two on here. There is a reason for this...

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