Sevilla Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Sevilla Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Two teams in two of the largest European leagues, both placed fifth domestically after playing 12 matches, go head to head in the fifth game week of this season’s UEFA Champions League Campaign. In Group E, Liverpool travel to Sevilla on Tuesday night with an aim to ascertain their progress beyond the group stages. Sevilla on the other hand will want to leapfrog their visitors and climb into the top position in the group. Sevilla are currently fifth behind the …
The Great Crash of English Football Around the Corner

The Great Crash of English Football Around the Corner

In 1997, twenty seven days after Tony Blair became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mohamed Al Fayed completed his takeover of Fulham FC. In the process, he became the first foreign owner of an English football club. Six years later, Roman Abramovich bought into Chelsea FC and his success then led to many others following suit. The rich had always clambered to get a piece of the action in previous decades, with clubs traditionally being owned by local business …
Europa League: help or hindrance?

Europa League: help or hindrance?

Since it changed its name from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League and changed its format to be a Champions League-lite, the Europa League has had a stigma attached to it. I would argue that some of it is deserved, but some not so. The UEFA Cup was traditionally a strong competition with a good reputation and heritage and there was a time when it could actually be tougher to win than its more illustrious sibling. The expansion …
What's Happened To Everton?

What's Happened To Everton?

Last season Roberto Martinez took Everton to dizzying heights. Throughout the campaign they looked like they were going to be the men to break top 4 and end Arsenal’s consecutive seasons in the qualification positions. Martinez himself was earning his plaudits, some comparing his fortune with Everton to David Moyes and his misfortune at Man United even begging the question “Should United have hired Martinez instead?” It wasn’t such a wild notion, Everton were playing some wonderful football. It appeared …
Financial Fair Play And Its Consequences: A look at City & Chelsea

Financial Fair Play And Its Consequences: A look at City & Chelsea

Manchester City are due to be levied with a £50 million fine and a play registration limit in next year’s Champions League for their breach of Financial Fair Play rules. The fine can be paid over three years, so will not be a problem for a financial powerhouse such as City. The restriction of their Champions League squad is the sanction that is most likely to cause them some difficulty. Although City will no doubt appeal the sanctions, if they …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: League Setback & Champions League Preview

Carmille's Chelsea Column: League Setback & Champions League Preview

This week’s column will discuss Chelsea’s Premier League defeat against Everton and then look ahead to the 2013/2014 UEFA Champion’s League which kicks off this week. Chelsea suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season, only four matches in, against Everton this weekend. While a trip to Goodison Park is never easy, the loss leaves Chelsea in sixth place having earned only seven points from a possible 12. Chelsea have a team abundant with talented players and an experienced …
The Financial Side of Why Spurs Need to Sell Gareth Bale

The Financial Side of Why Spurs Need to Sell Gareth Bale

Right now it’s being rumoured that Real Madrid has made an offer for Gareth Bale that tops £75 million. I’m sure we will find out in the near future if there is any truth to that rumour, but if it does prove to be true, it would be a massive boost to the North London squad. I wrote about Gareth Bale about a week ago, and while there seemed to be some confusion surrounding the article, my basic premise was …
UEFA begin disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United

UEFA begin disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United

Following Manchester United's 2-1 home defeat to Real Madrid under arguably the most controversial of circumstances in the European Cup, BBC Sport are reporting that European Football's governing body UEFA has begun initial proceedings to bring sanctions upon Manchester United and their players as a result of their conduct towards Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir as well as their decision to avoid post-match media duties. Sir Alex Ferguson set the tone for what was yet to come from Manchester United when …
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