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  • 01.21.14
    The new Camp Nou: Good or bad idea? Europe | Comments Off
    Yesterday, football giants Barcelona announced plans for renovations which may be made to the Camp Nou. Instead of building an entirely new stadium, club president Sandro Rosell had said that renovating the iconic stadium and keeping it in the city's Les Corts district, which has been home to the club since 1957, was the best option. The renovations will cost around €600 million and would be completed by 2021. A club members’ referendum will be held in April to decide if the plans will go ahead. The new-look stadium will see the capacity increase to 105,000 and every seat will be under ...
  • 08.19.11
    Has José Mourinho taken it a little too far this time? Europe | Comments Off
    Eye-gouging on the touchline. Well, it's certainly a new approach to get under someone's skin from The Special One as his Real Madrid side travelled to Barcelona's Camp Nou during the week for the 2nd leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Following Marcelo's two-legged tackle on Barça's Cesc Fabregas, chaos ensued at the sideline. Red cards were being thrown around to Marcelo, Mesut Ozil and David Villa. Then Mourinho very calmly walks up behind Pep Guardiola's number two Tito Vilanova and very bizarelly sticks his finger in the Barça assistant's eye. Vilanova retaliated by pushing The Special One who in turn ...
  • 12.06.10
    Champions League Matchday 6 preview Champions League | Comments Off
      Afternoon one and all. Matchday 6 in the Champions League this week and despite most clubs already qualified for the next phase there's still some good games worth watching.   Group H is the most open one with Shakhtar Donetsk, Arsenal and Sporting Braga all having a chance to progress into the next stage in the top position. It's amazing Arsenal still haven't qualified despite having scored 15 goals and mastered 6-0, 3-1 and 5-1 victories back to back. An upset at the hands of Serbian side Partizan could see a big surprise exit for the Gunners. [caption id="attachment_154" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Wenger hopes his ...
  • 11.26.10
    Another day, another classic Europe | Comments Off
      I will be in Liverpool this coming Monday night and I was originally scheduled to go see Cast play on their home turf at the city's O2 Academy. However, a few weeks ago the news broke that the heated rivalry match between Barcelona v Real Madrid was moved to said Monday night as opposed to it's usual weekend slot, I made the decision that I will have to catch John Power & co. another time - I'm not missing this.   Yes sir, this Monday is the 161st La Liga installment between Spain's two biggest teams. And with Pep Guardiola's successful record against Madrid and José "Special One™" Mourinho's successful record against Barça, it makes it even ...