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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 [...]

Lots of Questions For Arsenal

Arsenal’s first pre-season friendly is a couple of weeks away but I thought it was a good tie to look at how the upcoming season is shaping up for Arsenal. It has been anything but quiet at the Emirates this summer with Mathiue Flamini and Jens Lehmann leaving on free transfers. Flamini leaves a huge [...]

Looking ahead to preseason

The release of the Premier League schedule for 2008-2009 reminded us that the new season is just around the corner. Many teams in Europe will be reporting back for pre-season training in a couple of weeks, especially those with Champions League Qualifiers to navigate. Europe’s giants are talking different approaches to this years pre-season games, [...]

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 [...]

Big Four? More Like Two…

For years, pundits have argued the EPL is a boring league because of the concentration of talent at the top. Like MLB, the EPL allows teams to spend as freely as they like, meaning billionaire American businessmen and Russian oil tycoons can stockpile the best players like rations in a nuclear fallout shelter. In case [...]

Champions League Quarterfinals Predictions

Arsenal over Liverpool This is a tough draw for both teams who will play each other a few times between match ups in the Champions League. This is a classic match up of European soccer vs. Premier League soccer, as Liverpool always performs well in European play, while Arsenal always battles for the Premier League [...]

Champions League Quarterfinals Set

The Champions League Quarterfinals are set, well almost as Liverpool and Inter Milan play their second leg in Milan on March 11th with Liverpool traveling to Italy after winning the first leg at home 2-0. There have been some major surprises and some not so major surprises in the 2008 Champions League. Defending champions AC [...]

Numbers for the 2007-2008 season are available here For the third straight year Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid topped the list of richest soccer clubs in the world. Three teams from the Premier League made the top five in Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal, while another Spanish League team Barcelona is the other club in the [...]

Huge Weekend in Premiership

Well at the end of super Sunday in England, Arsenal and Manchester United solidified there positions as the top two teams in the country. When the dust had settled after two intriguing games the table looks like this: Arsenal – 40 points Man Utd – 39 points Chelsea – 34 points Liverpool – 30 points [...]