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Real Madrid the Big Winners as English Teams Suffer In Latest Round of Champions League Matches

The first legs of all the last 16 matches in the Champions League have now been played and we are starting to get a clearer idea of which teams might well be heading for glory in Lisbon in May. It proved to be a surprisingly fruitful round of games for the away teams with six […]

Former Arsenal captain and Barca player: I’m a massive Man United fan

Before being beaten by Manchester United in the 2009 Champions League semi-final, then Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas, revealed his admiration for the opposition. “I’m a massive Man United fan,” he said. “I have no problem saying United are one of the best clubs in the world – even though I want to beat them. They […]

Manchester United target Thiago to Bayern?

Some reports from Spain this morning have claimed that Barcelona’s young star, Thiago Alcantara, will be announced as a Bayern Munich player later today. Whilst it would make some sense for Thiago to link up Barcelona legend, Pep Guardiola, who the player believes would be most capable of helping him develop as a midfielder technically, there are […]

The cars Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona stars drive

It’s no secret that the lads in the top flight of football are earning an absolute fortune, but once they have finished buying women, houses with swimming pools, pedicures for their wives’ Chihuahuas and more women, believe it or not, but they often still have enough left over for some pretty fancy cars. British used […]

Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool haven’t stumped up cash for Villa… yet

Reports from Spain this morning claim that David Villa’s transfer from Barcelona isn’t turning out to be as simple as originally expected. Despite the club being open to offers for some time, progress with his transfer has stalled when time has come for definitive action. As yet Barcelona doesn’t have a formal offer for the […]

Barcelona erase Manchester United target from photo

Manchester United have been heavily linked to signing Thiago from Barcelona after the Spanish club didn’t play him in the required number of games to enforce the €90m release clause. When approached by Sky Sports today, a Barcelona source would only say: “We still have not received any formal offer for the player.” However, that […]

Should Manchester United sign Fabregas?

Pre-season is notable for two things; new football kit launches and wild transfer rumours. While the new Manchester United football kit arrived earlier this month there seems to be more rumours every day as new boss David Moyes settles in to his role. But who will become his first big signing? It will be a […]

STATS: The best passing teams in Europe – Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Chelsea…

It comes as no surprise that the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Manchester United come close to the top of the passing accuracy table, however it is surprising to see that the likes of Wigan, Fulham, Roma, Torino and Lille are better passers than Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid.

Bookies making Real mess of El Clasico betting

Bookmakers are number crunchers 99.99 per cent of the time, setting their football betting odds based on statistics and other forms of important data such as injury and suspension news. But, when it comes to Barcelona, it seems that logic goes out of the window and irrationality takes over. Apologies to Celtic versus Rangers, Boca […]

GIFS – Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Iniesta pass, Varane tackle, Busquets skills and Ozil control

Real Madrid faced Barcelona in the 1st leg of the Copa Del Rey Semi Finals at the Bernabeu last week. The game was an interesting battle throughout with both sides wary of allowing the other get on top of the tie. After a goalless first half which saw a few missed chances from both sides, […]

Messi: An ode to the greatest

In terms of football, the year of 2012 finished moments ago and it was incredible for one reason and one reason only: Lionel Andrés Messi. Pundits and people alike all talk of the greatest of all time or asking whether he is better than Cristiano Ronaldo, that’s where people’s perceptions are in the wrong place. […]

Barcelona Homegrown XI

Victor Valdes Born: Barcelona Joined the club: 10-years-old First team appearances: 470 Martin Montoya Born: Barcelona Joined the club: 9-years-old First team appearances: 16 Carlos Puyol Born: Lleida, Catalonia Joined the club: 17-years-old First team appearances: 563 Gerard Pique Born: Barcelona Joined the club: 10-years-old First team appearances: 190 Jordi Alba Born: Barcelona Joined the […]

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