La Liga transfer market grades

July 31, 2011

A lot has happened in La Liga this summer, from important departures, to important signings, to new owners with money to spend. Fabio Coentrao-Benfica to Real MadridGreat signing for Madrid, especially with his ability to play anywhere on the pitch.  Saw him play a lot on their U.S. Tour and the kid never gives up on plays, something Real could use.  30 million euros is a lot to spend on…

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Premiership transfer market grades…so far

July 27, 2011

It has been a busy transfer market for most of the Premiership teams, especially Liverpool and Manchester United.  Let’s take a look at some of the big signings made this summer. Stewart Downing-Aston Villa to Liverpool Is gonna have to battle 4-6 other midfielders for the starting job in Liverpool. Paid a lot of money for a guy who may not even start a lot of games this season, but…

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Copa America 2011 Wrap Up

July 24, 2011

2011 Copa America Champions-Uruguay! First off I’d like to congratulate the Uruguay National Football team for winning the 2011 Copa America.  They looked like the best team throughout the tournament, even though they weren’t 1st or 2nd favoured to win the whole thing.  Suarez, Forlan, and Cavani showed that the 3 headed monster could lead Uruguay for the next couple of years to come at least. I’m going to start…

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UEFA Champions League-Semi-Finals Preview

April 19, 2011

With only 4 teams left in the Semi Finals of the Champions League, I’m going to break to break down both match ups. Schalke vs. Manchester United Schalke is the most surprising team left in this years draw.  They took out last years winners, Inter Milan out rather easily, by winning 7-3 on aggregate.  Manchester United, like Schalke had a rather easy time with Chelsea to make it to the…

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a look back at the quarter finals of Champions League

April 14, 2011

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez-Manchester United 1. Ah, Schalke.  I have to admit, even with the big deficit heading into the 2nd leg, I thought that Inter Milan could pull it off a beat Schalke…guess I was very wrong.  Inter Milan needs to make big changes in their back four this summer, as Chivu seems to get very rattled and pick up stupid yellow and red cards, when his team needs him…

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4 things we learned from Champions League this week…

April 7, 2011

1. Schalke is no joke.  The drubbing of Inter Milan (at home nonetheless) was a statement by the club from Germany.  They seemed to get all the bounces (except Stankovic’s goal) and capitalized on it.  Chivu once again got dismissed from the game, it seems that bigger the matches are, the worse he plays, it’s almost like he does not want to be on the field while his beat is…

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UEFA Champions League-Quarter-Finals Preview

March 21, 2011

With the Quarter-Finals of the Champions League only about 2 weeks away, I will look at all 4 match ups and predict who will go on to the Semi’s. Real Madrid vs. Tottenham (April 5th) Seems that a lot of people have already written off Tottenham, and have them losing to a Madrid side who is looking stronger as the season goes on.  With the injury to Madrid’s star player,…

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Barcelona v. Arsenal-Preview

February 22, 2011

With the first leg out of the way, I will be taking a look at the second leg, which will be played at the Camp Nou, on March 8th 2011. With the score at 2-1 for Arsenal after the first leg, fans can be happy that the Gunners got the win, but the back four looked very shaky, to say the least.  Koscielny and crew seemed to admire when Messi,…

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