Posts Tagged ‘champions league’

  1. John Park – The Man Behind the Curtain


    November 8, 2012 by Sean Charles

    On Wednesday 7th of November, a night was etched in Celtic history. Another famous scalp to go with the countless others of the past. Celtic stood tall and went toe-to-toe with Barcelona and came out as victors, propelled by the strong Wall of Noise that greets all opposing teams when they enter Celtic Park. The birth of this current Celtic squad can be drawn back to the summer of 2010 when Celtic’s most valuable asset was sold and with that money the current Celtic squad was built. A squad that has now squared up to the best the world can offer and has come out with absolutely no fear in their eyes.

  2. Champions League Matchday 2: Five Things We Learned


    October 5, 2012 by Sean Charles

    1) James is destined for greatness

    I have already profiled this boy as a player to watch in this season’s tournament before matchday 1 but his performance and goal last night put to bed any lingering doubt that he is a truly special player.  He possesses so many qualities that are often so rare in such a young player – his eye for a pass, ability to draw opposing players in to him, finding space in congested areas, knowing exactly when to dribble or when to move on possession, composure under intense pressure – these are to name just a few of his qualities.  In my opinion the only other player of a similar age group who can match him is Neymar of Santos.  Of all the players aged 21 and below currently playing in Europe, none of them are playing at the capacity James is. 

  3. Picture of the Week: Chelsea Champions of Europe


    May 21, 2012 by Rami El Chamaa

    Chelsea are champions of Europe

  4. Tottenham’s Fall From Grace: Where Harry Went Wrong


    April 28, 2012 by Jake Nuttie

    After a poor start to the season, losses to both Manchester teams in the first two games, Tottenham were able to get their season back on track, and up until the end of February it looked like a very promising season for Tottenham, despite elimination from the Europa league. After thumping Newcastle 5-0 at home, it has been very much downhill from there. At the Christmas stage of the season most people had predicted that Tottenham had that third premier league place nailed on and would surely remain in the top four come the end of the season. But how does a team go from looking certain to achieving a third place finish and a genuine chance at an F.A. Cup final to finishing the season with only a Europa League place. Winning the F.A. Cup along with a champions league finish would be an ideal season for Redknapp and Tottenham and would be the perfect reward for all of Redknapp’s hard work since arriving at White Hart Lane. Here is a look at some of the things that has hindered Tottenham’s performance of late. 

  5. Newcastle’s Genuine Top 4 Assault


    April 18, 2012 by Adam Gray

    It is certainly fitting of Newcastle’s unexpectedly successful season that, on the night of the 12th March, after a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates, they trailed the 4th placed Gunners by eight points. It looked like the wheels had come off the North East bandwagon and they would slip into the mid-table mediocrity that had been predicted after a summer of unrest at the newly named Sports Direct Arena. However, under the stewardship of manager Alan Pardew, what has followed has been remarkable: five straight wins means they close the gap on a now third-place Arsenal to three points, and have moved level on points with Tottenham Hotspur who occupy the last of the four Champions League spots.

  6. Who Deserves Third Spot in Serie A and Entry into the Champions League?


    April 10, 2012 by Jeremy Lim | Italian Football Editor

    Week 31 saw yet another twist in the Serie A title race, as Juventus, at one point finding themselves four points behind A.C. Milan in second place, not only reduced that deficit, but overturned it. The rejuvenated Turin club’s routine 2-0 victory over Palermo in Sicily coincided with Milan’s shock 1-2 home reverse against relegation-battlers Fiorentina, sending them a point clear of their rivals as the season enters its final seven fixtures.

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