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Arsenal FC – A Year That Says Arsene Wenger Should Go

Posted on 15 Dec, 2012, by in Soccer

Despite a successful stint of six years with three league titles and later a Champions League final appearance, Arsene Wenger has failed to turn Arsenal into a prominent European club. All the impressive youngsters he has helped developed, all the profit lines the owners love to see, can’t change the fact that Arsenal are on a steep decline for the past six-seven years. More

Best Goals of the Night – Oscar, Toni Kroos & Alyaksandr Valadzko

Posted on 19 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

The night’s biggest surprise, BATE Borisov winning in France against Lille, provided the fantastic Alyaksandr Valadzko goal, opening the 3-1 win. However, the two biggest matches, Bayern hosting Valencia and Juventus visiting Chelsea, gave us the brilliant goals by Toni Kroos and Oscar. More

Oscar Wonder Goal Doesn’t Help in Champions League Opener (Chelsea vs Juventus)

Posted on 19 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

For a short while, it looked like Oscar was having a dream debut in the Champions League, scoring two first half goals, including one perfect and memorable one to give Chelsea a 2-goal lead. Alas, Juventus were serious when they declared they were coming to Stamford Bridge to score, coming back with an Arturo Vidal goal and later on a Fabio Quagliarella equalizer in the second half, endning the match at 2-2. More

Cristiano Ronaldo Isn’t Sad Anymore (Real Madrid vs Manchester City)

Posted on 18 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

The Spanish champions, Real Madrid, were on the ropes twice. Once it was Marcelo, enjoying a nice bounce off a Manchester City defender. Than it was Karim Benzema with a splendid goal. And then it was Cristiano Ronaldo, lucky to have Vincent Kompany lower his head, with a winner that means so much more than just a regular 3-2 win. More

Competitions With the Largest Payouts in Sports (Infographic)

Posted on 25 Jul, 2012, by in Featured

Where is most of the money in sports? Probably big sponsorship deals and TV contracts, but because not all of those deals are done directly with players and the teams, tournaments, competitions and leagues have the power of distrubuting the money to their teams and mostly the succesful ones that reach the final stages and win titles. More

Potentially, The Greatest Champions League Group Ever

Posted on 29 May, 2012, by in Soccer

It’s never too early to fantasize and hypothesize about next season. The Champions League did end in a rather disappointing way for many, not approving of Chelsea’s tactics on their way to a first Champions League title. Hope for a better season, with better football winning the big prize, is always on the horizon. More

Best Photos From the 2012 Champions League Final

Posted on 20 May, 2012, by in Soccer

It wasn’t the best of finals, but it was certainly exciting. Chelsea, somehow, with their weakest Champions League side in memory, pulled an improbably victory in Munich, after a penalty shootout. Bayern Munich were left with nothing on the night and the seasons but tears and disappointment. More

8 Clubs That Have Won the Treble

Posted on 16 May, 2012, by in Featured

Winning the treble is a rarity. It usually happens once or twice in a decade. Eight European clubs, since 1967, have won the treble which includes the European Cup/Champions League and the league title. No club has done it twice, while great clubs like Real Madrid and AC Milan have never completed it. More

Bayern vs Chelsea – The Infographic

Posted on 16 May, 2012, by in Soccer

Chelsea aren’t heading into their second Champions League final in prime condition. Bayern Munich are still licking their wounds from a devastating 2-5 defeat in the German Cup final against the new bullies in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund. More

What Chelsea Can Learn From Dortmund Thrashing Bayern Munich

Posted on 13 May, 2012, by in Soccer

Roberto Di Matteo was probably watching intently as Dortmund rampaged through the Bayern Munich players for a fifth consecutive time, and although his team cannot play like Klopp’s squad, there was much to learn about the frailties and weaknesses of his opponents next Saturday in the Champions League Finals. More