It’s Arsene Wenger vs the Wolly with the Brolly aka Steve McLaren as Arsenal will take on former the England boss and his FC Twente team in the Champions League third qualifying round. The ties will be played on August 12/13 and August 26/27. This will be a tough match up FC Twente as Arsenal were Champions League finalists in 2006 and quarter-finalists last season.
Glasgow Rangers Champions League hopes are at best 50-50 after a very unimpressive 0-0 draw at home to Lithuanian side FBK Kaunas in their Champions League qualifying second-round, first-leg tie. The difference in fitness really showed in this game as Rangers struggled with match fitness, as they only recently returned for pre-season while the sharper Kaunas have played 15 league games already.
Yes Rangers were missing captain Barry Ferguson and last season’s top player Carlos Cuellar from the line-up but there should have been enough quality in the Rangers line-up to win the home leg.
I was just thinking last week that in order to get more people interested in watching soccer that U.S. Networks should add a European color commentator or play-by-play person in order to provide a quality broadcast.
The majority of the MLS announces are so bad that often I have to turn of the sound just to enjoy the game.
So imagine how happy I was to turn on Euro 2008 on ESPN and heard Sky Sports Commentator and studio analyst Andy Gray. Gray is a former Scotland National Team player and he has worked for Britain’s Sky Sports since 1990. He is one of Sky’s top commentators, and is a regular on Sky’s Premier League and England National Team broadcasts.