Bayern’s double – more nutritional, healthy and balanced

IN BRITAIN, we used to think we were the only football community that truly cared about domestic cup competitions. Other countries were blasé about their FA Cup, it was considered to be a sideshow to the league. In recent years, the media, fans and some clubs have forced us to admit that the FA Cup has lost some cachet, that it is not the primary … Continue reading Bayern’s double – more nutritional, healthy and balanced

Standard Liege triumph in Belgium’s early cup final

CELEBRATIONS over Standard Liege’s Belgian Cup triumph may have been put into perspective by the terrorism in Brussels on Tuesday morning, but the club’s 2-1 win against favourites Club Brugge deserves to be mentioned. The Belgian national team postponed training on the day that the capital city was left stunned by bombing incidents. “Football is not important today,” said the Belgian Football Federation. On Sunday, … Continue reading Standard Liege triumph in Belgium’s early cup final

Who’s up for a double? – The state of play in Europe’s knockout game

With the English FA Cup limping to the semi-final stage, the competition’s counterparts across the channel are also heading for conclusion. Achieving the double is notable in whatever country you happen to play your football and some of Europe’s big names can still end up with two prizes on their mantelpiece. In Austria, the top four in the Bundesliga have reached the semi-finals of the … Continue reading Who’s up for a double? – The state of play in Europe’s knockout game