Category Archives: UEFA Champions League

Arsenal, Arsenal…

A few quick thoughts before the big Arsenal/Udinese Champions League qualifier this afternoon: I’m really curious to see who Arsene Wenger sends out as his starting XI for this match. I don’t expect wholesale changes, but I’d be extremely surprised … Continue reading

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FC Barcelona: Champions

This 3-1 victory was no fluke.  Barcelona were by far the best team in Europe, and the universe beyond, this season and it was fitting that they gallantly carved up a Manchester United side with delirious, ultimately, silly pretensions to … Continue reading

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Homemade Blaugrana (I will be wearing one on Saturday)

photo by Sergio Peres/Reuters I was wasting my time the other day looking at actual news on the New York Times website when I noticed an article there by Jere Longman entitled “Lionel Messi – Boy Genius.”  It’s a good … Continue reading

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West Ham United — No Sleep ’til Championship

I’ve been disconnected with a vague sense of mourning over the end of this European football season.  All leagues decided, many gods dead, most battles fought and all that.  There is still, of course, the Champions League final and some … Continue reading

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I’ll have 4 El Clasicos, please

What kind of ill-informed lunatic would take it upon themselves to write that numerous, bonus versions of El Clasico could even possibly be a little bit of a bad thing.  I apologize.  Sometimes my logic is 43% burnt. Here are … Continue reading

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Rewinds – Vol. IV

– It’s surprising and a little sad that all of the quarterfinal Champions League ties appear to be over after just one leg, save for the United/Chelsea clash.  This has been a wild and wacky year in Europe so I … Continue reading

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La Liga Links

I’m sorry that our La Liga coverage has been erratic the past few weeks.  My somewhat spotty Serie A fixation has taken over again and I’ve been writing and reading more about recent developments in Italy.  There is so much … Continue reading

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