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This section covers all European clubs (including English clubs) that are outside the Premiership. Features club news, transfer rumours, match reports and goal videos. For european competitions, please refer to the relevant sections: Champions League, Uefa Cup. For other league competitions: La Liga, Serie A.

  1. Chelsea’s Worst Signings Under Roman Abramovich

    Chelsea have made approximately 50 signings since the take-over of Roman Abramovich. About£470 million (and William Gallas) has been spent on these players – that averages out at just over £9 million (and one of Gallas’ hands) per player. Taking money spent, time consumed, bad memories and general disappointment into account, here is a list of the 10 worst signings of Abramovich’s ownership.


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  2. The Shakhtar Syndrome

    One year ago, an unusually reckless observer suggested that Shakhtar Donetsk, pride of Ukraine’s coal-mining Donbass region, were digging themselves into a hole at a rate which would have had Alexey Stakhanov going weak at the knees. One UEFA Cup …


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  3. Euro 2012 Qualifiers

    This article refers to European Championship Qualifiers. Click here for EURO 2012 FIXTURES. The draw for the Euro 2012 qualifying stages was held today in Warsaw and the resulting groups left us with few possibilities of upsets. England missed out …


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  4. Football’s Greatest Clubs

    How does one go about measuring greatness in football? I mean real, obvious, blatant greatness; that rarest of qualities. Today “greatness” is such a woolly, over-used term that sometimes we lose its meaning and start labeling all sorts of mundane, …


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