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Stoke City - Europa League | Who are FC Thun?

Stoke City - Europa League | Who are FC Thun?

I've seen FC Thun play once. A 1-0 win against Hamburg in the 3rd round of the 2005/2006 UEFA Cup. All I can say about Switzerland is, well, it's cold. Freezing cold. I’ve only been to four ground that have been colder, and they’re all on the North Sea. But this isn't the same team, after suffering relegation in 2007/2008, and subsequently gaining promotion 2 years later, there is barely a recognisable face in the team. In fact, their only …
Wolves - A Season Review 2010/11

Wolves - A Season Review 2010/11

Never in doubt was it?! Only 8 minutes away from suffering from the dreaded 'second season syndrome', up pops Hunty to save us. Jubilation ripped round the 'Old Molineux' as we knew that we going to be in the EPL for a third consecutive season. What a relief then to see us stay in the league after being 3-0 down at half time to a very competent Blackburn Rovers team on the day, but how did we get ourselves into this position? The …
Freebies | From the Hammers to the Brittania?

Freebies | From the Hammers to the Brittania?

What do Sol Campbell, John Carew, Marcus Bent, James McFadden, Bolo Zenden and Jason Koumas have in common? Apart from being decent squad players at the very least, they are all available, right now, at a fee of absolutely nothing Add to this list, Matthew Upson and Thomas Hitzlsperger, as well as former frees Kieron Dyer, Daniel Gabbidon – all formerly of West Ham, and you have the potential for a decent team. Never before has there been such an influx of quality players into the market at the same time, and it …
Top Flight Black Country Derby

Top Flight Black Country Derby

It is unquestionably one of the fiercest rivalries in English football, it brings sell outs, occasional scraps and dickie tummies all over the Midlands. Of course, I am talking about the Black Country Derby. [caption id="attachment_2258" align="aligncenter" width="496" caption="Vela to the rescue"][/caption] February 2011 saw the first top flight derby between the two for 27 years, so with the rivalry at its most electric, a lot more than just 3 points was up for grabs in each game. Over the …
Hart and Soul

Hart and Soul

Joe Hart dives to his right, makes the stop on DeLaGarza of the LA Galaxy, immediately grabs the ball, places it on the penalty spot, calmly strokes it in to the top right corner, and wins the game for City. OK maybe this is against an MLS team in preseason, but the point still stands: Joe Hart is good. He’s one of the best at his position, playing all 38 games for City last season. Exactly how good is he …
Modric for Chelsea or McEachran?

Modric for Chelsea or McEachran?

Luka Modric has had a lot of attention over the last few weeks. Chelsea need a creative midfielder, that much is evident however at £30m is he really worth it considering that we have, what many Chelsea fans tip to be, a Chelsea star? At a very young age Josh McEachran has already gained a reputation as a future Chelsea regular, however his age and relative lack of experience to his elder teammates will be a hinderance, what is undeniable is …
Future's Bright and Orange | McCarthy

Future's Bright and Orange | McCarthy

Fulham Return To Ukraine

Fulham Return To Ukraine

Following Fulham’s confident 2-0 win over Croat side Split UEFA have made the draw throwing up our next opponents. Now just a two legged tie away from the Group stages the complicated seven potted, several bowled draw systems see’s us return to the Ukraine. Originally founded as a factory team in the old USSR era, FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk finished fourth in their domestic league last season also making the semi final of the Ukrainian Cup. They're also currently managed by  …
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