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La Liga News You Might Have Missed

With a host of La Liga news-and-information sites and blogs found throughout the Internet, Soccer Tickets Online points you towards some of this month’s more interesting topics.  Diego Forlan Sets His Sights on the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League – Forlan leads his club Atletico Madrid with 6 league goals.  He and his teammates have already qualified for the final 16 [...]

The La Liga outfit now sports four Dutch internationals after today’s official announcement concerning the acquisition of midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.  The 25-year-old has penned a five-year contract.  Along with winger Arjen Robben, forward Ruud van Nistelrooy, midfielder Wesley Sneijder, and youngster Royston Drenthe, Real Madrid looks prepared to field an Oranje-centric squad.  Sneijder, [...]

Looking Ahead to La Liga

This upcoming season in Spain promises to be an exciting one with FC Barcelona aiming to dethrone the two-time defending champion’s Real Madrid. Last season Madrid ended up finishing 18 points ahead of third-place Barcelona and the two games this season will go a long way to seeing if the new Barcelona can close the [...]

Sneijder Puts Boot Into Ronaldo

Real Madrid star Wesley Sneijder is not impressed by his teams pursuit of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo. Real are the current La Liga champions and Sneijder doesn’t think that they need Ronaldo. “To me this Madrid side doesn’t need to make signings. We’ve been very solid and the team has improved. This squad is [...]

European Transfer News

Beleaguered ex-Manchester City striker Georgios Samaras has made a permanent move to SPL side Celtic.  The 23-year-old Greek international joined City for £6million in January 2006 yet failed to find his niche with the Premiership club. Also from the Manchester City front, boss Mark Hughes will move his attention toward acquiring several more players to [...]

Top 5 Pre-Season Games

Pre-season is Europe is right on top of us and I was thinking today that if I had an unlimited budget what pre-season friendlies would I want to see. These are the five that I came up with. August 1st – Celtic – Tottenham Hotspur – Port of Rotterdam Tournament. Anytime it is an England [...]

European Transfer Questions

On the eve of the transfer period, European clubs begin to maneuver for their primary and secondary targets.  Here are several questions to consider: 1. Will Cristiano Ronaldo stay or will he go?  All signs point to the Manchester United star moving to Real Madrid.  Will the Spanish outfit be able to come up with enough [...]

So What If Ronaldo Goes

The European media is waiting with baited breath for Cristiano Ronaldo’s announcement after the Euro’s 2008 whether he is returning to Manchester United or leaving for Real Madrid. For arguments sake lets assume that the world’s best player wants to leave and the figure of 100 million pounds is the transfer fee. With all of [...]

European Review for May 17th

Here is a quick look at some of the results from four of the top leagues in Europe on Saturday. La Liga: Real Murcia 3-5 Barcelona The Catalan club ended the season on a high note after their recent embarrassment at the hands of Real Madrid. Goals from Samuel Eto’o (23’), Thierry Henry (26’), and [...]

European Power Rankings

Eurosport has just released its inaugural European Power Ranking and Manchester United are on top. Intern Milan had led these rankings for much of the season but have dropped to fourth place after their recent stumbles is Serie A. Europsport uses a mathematical formula based on based on points per game in domestic league and [...]