July 2, 2015

Champions League

Champions League
It was a cruel defeat for Manchester United in The Champions League on Tuesday night. They hadn't dominated the game. They weren't even particularly convincing. But they had battled away and done just enough to merit their lead. They...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qc_9xuHcl8 It amazes me that the sports writers of Britain only got as far as the clumsily named 'goalgasm' in reference to Gary Neville's outburst during the Champions League semi final match between Chelsea and Barcelona. Surely, with a little...
  David Luiz has had a difficult early career at Chelsea leading many to believe that his time here will come to a swift end. Too often found wanting with the bread and butter of defending, not many would have...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbVFf-xRSAg&feature=related So, can Chelsea avenge the pain of recent Champions League defeats and overcome their nemesis, the almighty Barcelona in the semis? In truth the odds are stacked against Chelsea. Despite their recent upturn in form and superb result at the...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G-GORS0dxI Liverpool were again sunk at the weekend in what has now become a worrying sequence of results since the defeat of Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium 2 weeks ago. I have said many times that Martin O'Neill is some...
    Oh dear oh dear. It really is getting pretty ugly at Chelsea now. A couple  of years ago Chelsea would have strode almost arrogantly into any stadium in Italy, utterly confident of avoiding defeat. But such is the change...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2_fycQktSo The winter transfer window has closed and Manchester City have done less business than many had envisaged. The thoughts of the staff, players and fans alike will now be concentrated on the ultimate feat of knocking Manchester United off...
Artwork courtesy of www.jameshusbands.com Tottenham Hotspur have always had good players. Flair players who uphold the attacking traditions of the club. The problem for Spurs over the last 30 years is that, whilst always playing entertaining football, they have never managed...
With the transfer window yet to yield any big money moves as the elite clubs practice prudence, it seems that one of the most likely January movers is Eden Hazard, the diminutive and devilishly talented Lille creator. Joe Cole,...
It's been six years since United were in a position as bad as this. Red's fans will always remember the night that they went out at this stage in France, just as they'll be eternally blighted by this calamity....
It's been a strange season so far for the English clubs in The Champion's League. In times past, the group stages represented little more than practice matches for the Premier League giants to hone their skills and fitness before...
After showering himself in something much smellier than glory at the start of the season, Mourinho has sculpted a team that might finally match Barcelona. In late spring, with trophy engravers soon to earn the majority of their yearly income...