THE RICH are trying to move out of reach of the rest of the football world. We are not talking about teams, we are referring to sporting conglomerates, wealthy beyond the imagination of the bulk of clubs across Europe, indeed … Continue reading Regional football leagues in Europe – a solution to SuperLeagueitis?
CHELSEA and Manchester City will meet in Istanbul on May 29 in the UEFA Champions League final, an appetising fixture in many ways, but to those who like to see two clubs from different countries coming face-to-face, perhaps a little … Continue reading Chelsea v Manchester City: An anti-climax, but only for those that remember
THE cowardly dead-of-night announcement about the European Super League, buried on a Sunday evening when people were heading for their beds, confirmed a number of things and demonstrated how fans have been hoodwinked for so long. The clubs they claim … Continue reading European Super League: Football needs a shake-up, but not like this
MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal made it through to the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League, very comfortably. This came just after Manchester City and Chelsea reached the last four of the UEFA Champions League. There is a reasonable chance that … Continue reading Premier clubs like Manchester United and Arsenal should always be Europa favourites
THE NAMES in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League may be familiar, but nobody can accuse the competition of lacking some variety. This season’s last eight showed a five team change on 2019-20’s last eight which continues the trend … Continue reading UEFA Champions League: And then there were eight
LEICESTER City may reach their first FA Cup final since 1969 and could well meet the club they faced back in the days of David Nish, Allan Clarke and Peter Shilton. Unlike in 1969, when Leicester were relegated to the … Continue reading Leicester City hit by a loss, but still rising nicely
LYON have dominated women’s football in Europe for the past decade and have been European champions for the past five years. But this season, they are facing a challenge from, among others, their national rivals Paris Saint-Germain. The two teams … Continue reading UEFA Women’s Champions League: Lyon under threat from French rivals
THE MOST notable consequence of Barcelona’s defeat against Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus’ capitulation at the hands of Porto was the fact that, for the first time in several years, the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals won’t be graced by either Lionel … Continue reading Barca and Juve exit: Why it’s hard to admit the guard is changing
WHO IS Andrea Agnelli kidding? When he announces that the latest attempt to push European football towards the cliff edge is good medicine for the clubs, he really means it is beneficial for the elite and another step towards a … Continue reading The new Champions League – the start of a more self-serving period?