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Chelsea Defeats Barcelona in Match for the Ages

For most hard-working Americans, the Champions League semifinal second leg between Chelsea and Barcelona was not to be viewed.  But, at high noon (when the match was played in the Western USA) one man sat in front of his computer […]

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Can Wigan Continue This Run and Stay Up?

The bottom of the English Premier League table usually provides just as entertaining an finish to the season as the contenders for the title.  The brilliance of the

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FA Cup to Provide Enthralling Derbie Drama

The FA Cup thrives on "the all or nothing" nature of each match.  In the simplest form of a knockout tournament, it's not always the best team that

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Arsenal vs. Manchester City Preview

This will prove to be a massive fixture for both teams.  As the Gunners welcome City to the Emirates, it will all be on the line.  For the

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UEFA Loves Banning People Way Too Much

In the light of Arsene Wenger receiving yet another touchline ban from the UEFA overlords, I feel it necessary to reflect on a few items that are deemed

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Late Arsenal Heroics Provide Vital Win Over Newcastle

Arsenal has been flying high for a few weeks now and Newcastle has stumbled out of the top four.  This was a match important for both clubs as

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APOEL FC Underdog Story Coming to Fruition

Rarely does a minnow like APOEL FC make any noise in the UEFA Champions League.  Teams from small nations like Cyprus enjoy dramatic qualifier matches and then are

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Thrilling Battle for Fourth Place Ahead in the EPL

In the English Premier League, fourth place is the mark of a successful season.  Although no trophy is doled out for being number four, millions of dollars  are. 

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Lukas Podolski to Arsenal?

The Polish born German international, Lukas Podolski, has largely failed to live up to the hype that encircled him during the 2006 Fifa World Cup.  At that time,

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NCAA Championship Goes to North Carolina Tarheels

The Tarheels of North Carolina finally got over the hump and won the NCAA National Title Sunday with their 1-0 win over Charlotte.  The number 1 seeded team

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Andre Villa-Boas Holds Onto Job, For This Week

Chelsea’s rogue owner, Roman Abramovich, has historically shown no mercy to his managers when results don’t meet his satisfaction.  Names like Avram Grant, Luis Felipe Scolari and even

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Manchester City Outsmarts Arsenal in Carling Cup Quarterfinal

The pre-match hype was all about squad rotation.  Who of those gracing the benches of these deep squads was going to make their rare first team appearance tonight? 

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Season Defining Matches Ahead For Manchester City

Manchester City have become a proud club.  Their foreign owners, AKA daddies, have invested a multitude of their fortunes into the Blue clad section of Manchester.  They have

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England Shines Against Spain Without their Thugs

The stereotype of the English footballer has become that of the pub brawler, a man who can out-drink anyone and can rough you up on the pitch too. 

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Bosnia and Portugal Meet in Enthralling EURO 2012 Playoff Fixtures

Revenge is a dish best served cold.  This is the mindset of Bosnia as they make preparations for their EURO 2012 playoff fixture against Portugal.  These teams met