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Champions League Roundup

Koeman’s time is surely up A Barcelona team in name alone, Ronald Koeman’s side suffered an embarrassing 3-0 loss, as a fluent Benfica’s perfect game plan has surely confirmed that Koeman’s days leading the Nou Camp are numbered. Registering a mere one shot on target, a lack of discipline and quality at the top of […]

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Racism in football emerges again as Chelsea fans are investigated

New year, same old story. UEFA are currently investigating alleged anti-Semitic chants directed at Tottenham fans, made by Chelsea supporters in their Europa League game against Hungarian side MOL Vidi on the 13 December. Five days earlier, similar accusations were levelled against Chelsea fans, this time for racially abusing Manchester City player Raheem Sterling in […]

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British clubs struggling to make their mark in Europe

It is a familiar scenario. With Arsenal demolished by Bayern Munich and Manchester City failing to progress after a thrilling tie against Monaco, there is only one English team in the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League: the unlikely Leicester City. After another round of disappointment for the Premier League’s finest, the question raises its […]

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Retiring Lampard will go down as one of the greats

On 2 February, Frank Lampard announced on Instagram that he was hanging up his boots after a 21-year career. Lampard noted that whilst he ‘received a number of exciting offers to continue playing,’ at 38-years-old he feels ‘now is the time to begin the next chapter of my life.’ Lampard will be remembered by most […]

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Chelsea in pole position but City and Liverpool close behind

As we approach the festive period and the temperature begins to drop, the Premier League title race is beginning to heat up even at this relatively early stage. Chelsea are already ahead of the pack with an impressive 10 wins from their first 13 games. The arrival of manager Antonio Conte in the summer brought […]

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Joe Cole moves to Coventry City in bid to reinvigorate career

It is relatively rare in the modern era of football that you have a player who is prepared to drop down the divisions. Joe Cole is perhaps one of the few prepared to do so after the 33-year-old joined Coventry City on loan, and in truth we should applaud it as something refreshing. Too many […]

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English football continues to underachieve in Europe

The Champions League round of 16 kicked off in style a couple of weeks ago and with the first round of fixtures over, the likelihood of an all English final is looking slim. Chelsea, playing Paris St. Germain in Paris, were lucky to come away with what can only be described as a ‘Mourinho’ away […]

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Mediocrity yet again for English clubs in the Champions League

Matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League turned out to be disappointing for English clubs as points were dropped all round. It has been a telling few days as England’s so-called ‘top-four’ failed to impress on the European stage once again, with two draws and two losses compiling two nights of misery.   ARSENAL 3-3 […]