Browsing All posts tagged under »Champions League«

Diego Tristán: The Slippery Lizard

March 10, 2014


This article originally appeared on These Football Times. The story of Diego Tristán Herrera is an all too common tale, one that has beset numerous players across the ages of football. Aptly nicknamed ‘The Lizard’ for his slippery style of play (especially when dribbling); the Spanish striker was once amongst the hottest property in world […]

The Rise and Fall of Deportivo La Coruña

April 16, 2013


2004 was a memorable and record breaking year for football.  It was the season of ‘The Invincibles’ as Arsenal remained unbeaten for an entire league season, Wayne Rooney emerged as England’s future hope at Euro 2004 and the world was introduced to José Mourinho, as he led Porto to European glory in the Champions League.  […]

Arsenal Vs Bayern Munich: Arsenal, Arsene & Austerity

February 19, 2013


“In Wenger we rust…”  As the pressure mounts on long time manager Arsene Wenger, this is the phrase coined by a contingent of the Arsenal faithful.  The Gunners have endured a relatively poor campaign in the Premier League this season as well as two premature and embarrassing exits from the domestic cup competitions. Arsenal were dumped out of the […]

The Champions League: Manchester City Vs Borussia Dortmund

October 3, 2012


The second round of Champions League fixtures saw Manchester City host Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad stadium in the ‘group of death.’ City really needed to win this game to have a chance of progressing to the next round and put to bed their opening night defeat against Real Madrid, a game in which they […]

The return of the Champions League: Real Madrid Vs Manchester City

September 18, 2012


The first big clash in the Champions League ‘group of death’ saw the Galacticos of Real Madrid take on Manchester City at the Bernabeu in the first big game of Group D. The pre-match talk was centred on the attacking prowess and the calibre of players that both teams possess, especially Cristiano Ronaldo and David […]