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Posts Tagged ‘Champions League

Mourinho attempting to tick ego-boxes

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REAL MADRID will finally unveil José Mourinho as their new manager on Monday after agreeing compensation with Inter Milan.

Despite Inter being owed £13.5million under the terms of Mourinho’s contract, club president Massimo Moratti settled for a deal worth between £6 and 7million.

Even though Mourinho is probably the best manager of his generation, this deal means Real Madrid have spent considerably less on him than they did on Jonathan Woodgate. Read the rest of this entry »

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United should be wary of Grafite threat

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MANCHESTER UNITED take on German champions Wolfsburg in the Champions League.

Wolfsburg took the Bundesliga by storm last season, winning their first league title.

This was mainly down to their front two – Bosnian Ezin Dzeko and Brazilian Grafite, who scored a hat-trick in their Champions League opener against CSKA Moscow.

Grafite was also responsible for the greatest goal scored anywhere in the 2008-09 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

September 29, 2009 at 9:40 am

Barcelona take Super Cup too seriously

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EUROPEAN champions Barcelona have gone to extreme measures to ensure the European Sup Cup is added to their bulging trophy cabinet.

Barcelona have announced that Scrabble-hero Dmytro Chyhrynskiy will join them on Monday for 25 million Euros from Super Cup opponents Shaktar Donetsk.

As Chyhryrynskiy is cup-tied for the Champions League, this can only be to plant a mole in the ranks for tonight’s Monaco showpiece.

Written by Andrew Brook

August 28, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Big Four leave door open for Medium Four

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR and Manchester City continued their unbeaten starts to the new Premier League this weekend with wins over West Ham and Wolves.

Both of these big-spending pretenders, Tottenham in particular, have started the season impressively.

And this may finally be the season when someone makes a firm step into the Big Four. Read the rest of this entry »

You can’t beat a lower league pie

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THE football season finally kicks off this weekend with the start of the Championship, League One and League Two.

Only with ridiculous levels of spending have Manchester City raised any doubt about who will be in the Premier League’s top four, after two seasons in which the top six clubs were the same.

The football league suffers no such problems. Read the rest of this entry »