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UEFA draws and awards night show that Spain are European top dogs

Inside Spanish Football August 30, 2015

Spain become the first country to be represented by five clubs in the Champions League Group Stage, with Valencia beating Monaco to join Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona, while Leo Messi and Marc-Andre ter Stegen picked up individual gongs at the UEFA awards on Thursday. Valencia lost 2-1 to Monaco on Tuesday evening,… Continue Reading »

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La Liga Wrap Up: Aspas’ perfect homecoming, Real draw a blank

Mark Houston August 25, 2015

La Liga kicked off on Friday night with a 0-0 stalemate between Europa League champions Sevilla and Malaga, and goalless draws seemed to be in fashion with three other matches finishing scoreless, including Sporting Gijon who held Real Madrid in their first home game back in the Primera. Elsewhere, Barcelona scraped past Athletic Bilbao in… Continue Reading »

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EPL Wrap Up: Cherries popped, goalkeepers rule the Emirates

Joey Ratcliffe August 25, 2015

Manchester City maintained their perfect start to the season, while Leicester, Manchester United and Liverpool all dropped points but remain unbeaten. Joey Ratcliffe has the EPL Wrap Up for Matchday Three. The puns were out in force as AFC Bournemouth won their first ever game in England’s highest division, Fox Sports in particular awkwardly proclaiming… Continue Reading »

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EPL Preview: Arsenal host Liverpool and both have plenty to prove

Camilo Zannoni August 24, 2015

Arsene Wenger will be relishing the opportunity to test Arsenal’s title ambitions against a Liverpool side who also have a point to prove, writes Camilo Zannoni. In the last fixture between these two, Arsenal put in a dominant performance that saw Liverpool crumble to a 4-1 defeat, heralding the return of Mesut Özil and brushing away… Continue Reading »

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New season, a new Juventus

Jamie Lorenz August 23, 2015

The 2015/16 Serie A season has already kicked off, and it has provided it’s first twist of what looks to be a very interesting battle for top spot, champions league entries and the last few tickets to the Europa league. After the 2014-15 campaign, which saw Juventus rarely stretched to win their fourth straight Scudetto,… Continue Reading »

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2015-16 La Liga Season Preview: The Rest

Adam Dow August 22, 2015

With the 2015-16 Spanish league season kicking off this weekend, we preview the road ahead for La Liga’s 20 sides. In the final instalment of our La Liga Season Preview, Adam Dow looks at the bottom half. For a league that is so often derided (particularly in England and Australia) as one that is a battle of two… Continue Reading »

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La Liga Season Preview: The Battle for Europe

Mark Houston August 22, 2015

The second part of our La Liga Season Preview is here, as Mark Houston goes through the Spanish sides who will be competing for the European places in 2015-16: Sevilla, Valencia, Athletic Bilbao, Villarreal, Real Sociedad, Celta Vigo and Malaga. With the top three proving they’re essentially a cut above the rest in both domestic and… Continue Reading »

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EPL Stoppage Time: Matchday Two

Thomas Stelzer August 20, 2015

Thomas Stelzer is back for another edition of EPL Stoppage Time: a light-hearted look at the weekend that was in the crazy world of English football. After an opening weekend in which football took a surprising backseat to discussions on the finer details of FIFA’s injury guidelines, the Premier League returned on Friday night (yes,… Continue Reading »

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2015-16 La Liga Season Preview: The Contenders

Mark Houston August 20, 2015

With the 2015-16 Spanish league season kicking off this weekend, we preview the road ahead for La Liga’s 20 sides. In the first instalment of our La Liga Season Preview we look at the contenders: Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid. For the first time in a decade, in the last four seasons we’ve had three different… Continue Reading »

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The Pod FC Season 2 Episode 3: Sick Note

The Blog FC Staff August 19, 2015

Adam Dow and Mark Houston are (finally!) joined by Julian Keith for the third edition of The Pod FC for season 2015-16. The Holy Trinity of The Blog FC look over Man City’s big win over Chelsea, Memphis Depay getting off the mark in the Champions League, Dortmund and Bayern’s good starts in Germany, and they… Continue Reading »

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