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UEFA Champions League Top Five Squads

#1: Barcelona Lionel Messi & Company still have to be considered the favorites this season to take home the hardware.  The treble winning club was shut out in one of their two group matches so far, but the squad has also allowed zero goals in those matches as well.  With Messi, Ibrahimovic, and Henry up front how can Barca ever [...]

Champions League Match Day One Thoughts

So the first round of matches in this years Champions League games are under our belt. And what did new learn? Well 11 out of the 16 games (69%) ended up in either a draw or a one goal victory. I think that this years Champions League is the deepest contest in years and that [...]

Europe’s Finest Clubs Clash For Coveted Title

Europe’s finest clubs will take to the pitch on Tuesday in what is considered one of the most extravagant football competitions – the Uefa Champions League. European action is back after a lengthy summer break and champions Barcelona will look to add another title in their trophy cabinet as they start their campaign against Inter [...]

Real Madrid v Toronto Match Thoughts

Last night I went to the Real Madrid v Toronto game at BMO Field in Toronto. The tickets were my Fathers Day gift to my dad. When I was a kid, my dad had taken me all over England to watch Coventry City and because of him I got to stand in the Kop, watch [...]

I am in Toronto for the Real Madrid v Toronto FC game Friday. Last night, Real Madrid held a practice session at BMO Field and over 18,000 fans turned up to watch. Fans paid $15 for the privilege to watch the practice, though there was a limit to their largesse as they kept any balls [...]

Xabi Alonso heading to Madrid

It has been a tough summer for the big four in the Premier League as richer teams have came in and taken some of their best players. That happened again today with the news that Liverpool have finally reached an agreement with Real Madrid that will see Xabi Alonso move to the Bernabeu for a [...]

Bayern Reject €80m Offer For Ribery

Yahoo sports is reporting that three weeks ago that Real Madrid made a formal bid of €80m for Bayern Munich’s want-away star Franck Ribery. Madrid President Florentino Perez has made no secret of his desire to add Ribery to his stable of stars and I expect Madrid to come back with a higher bid. Franz [...]

Ronaldo v Messi Part 2

Pencil in the weekend of November 28/29. That is when Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and the rest of Real Madrid’s high-priced roster takes on Lionel Messi and the defending Champions League Champions Barcelona at the Camp Nou. The return leg is April 10/11 at the Bernabeu. 29 November FC Barcelona – Real Madrid – Buy FC [...]

Did Madrid overpay for Kaka

Interesting article on our La Liga site last week about whether Real Madrid overpaid for Kaka and Ronaldo. The post referenced a recent report by Frontier Economics this week. Frontier works in valuation exercises and in the sports/creative industries and recently did issued a report on what determines a footballer’s transfer fee and whether the [...]

This is an article that recently appeared on Soccer Tickets Online but I thought it was worth repeating here. There was an interesting article in the Times by Gabriele Marcotti on Why Real Madrid’s finances outstrip Manchester United. Marcotti went into some of the details as to why Madrid are so rich and Soccer Tickets [...]