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  1. 09/10 Europa League Review

    It is easy to forget that this season’s Europa League was in its inaugural year. After picking up an undesirable yet understandable reputation as the Champions League ‘sinferior little brother, Michel Platini oversaw the rebranding of what we once called, …


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  2. 09/10 Bundesliga Review

    For a long time, European football fans regarded the Bundesliga as the backwater home of poor defending and psychotic goalkeepers.  It was a league that lived in the shadow of its more illustrious neighbours: Serie A, La Liga, and the …


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  3. 2009/2010 Premier League Review

    Congratulations then to Chelsea, who have emerged as rightful Champions, with 27 wins, 86 points, and 103 goals in the bank. For a long time this looked like the competition no-one wanted to win, but once Jose Mourinho had robbed …


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  4. Hats off to humble Hodgson

    Fulham’s opponents on the 12th May will be Atletico Madrid. Aletico and Fulham are diametric opposites, the former loaded with individual talent but lacking organisation, the latter a unit greater than the sum of their parts. Who will triumph in Hamburg?


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