Browsing All posts tagged under »champions league«

Designer Suits and a Trip to Milan

September 25, 2011 by


Viktoria Plzeň will travel to Milan knowing they face their toughest assignment yet, although their job has been made a bit easier as the Rossoneri have a treatment table full of players. Pato, Ibrahimovic, Gattuso, Ambrosini, Robinho and Kevin-Prince Boateng all have injuries and are doubtful for Wednesday’s clash. The most significant injury is Pato’s […]

Viktoria Plzeň, BATE Borisov and The Champions League

September 14, 2011 by


As a Liverpool fan watching the Champions League over the last few years has felt like peering through a closed shop window. Instead of being able to shop at Waitrose, I have had to head down to Iceland on a Thursday night to watch Liverpool take on the European not-so-elite. Anyway, let’s digress from Liverpool […]

An Evening with the Ultras

September 3, 2011 by


The whole of the Czech Republic are talking about Viktoria Plzen and the Champions League, Kuba Krzyzostaniak was on hand to witness that victory over FC Copenhagen. Spending much of my life following the Polish Ekstraklasa, I’ve grown accustomed to watching Champions League and the Europa League (formerly UEFA Cup) from it’s earliest qualifying stages.  While […]

Beauty and the Beast

August 19, 2011 by


Watching the Czech sides in European action this week was a complete contrast. On one hand you have a swashbuckling Plzeň side, which stand on the verge of rubbing shoulders with Europe’s elite. Then you have a strong yet dull, robotic Sparta side that was humbled by depleted Romainian outfit Vaslui FC. Sparta Prague have struggled […]

Viktoria Plzeň keeps the Czech flag flying

August 16, 2011 by


Viktoria Plzeň have one foot in the Champions League group stages after a remarkable 3-1 victory over FC Copenhagen. Whilst most of Britain have fallen victims of rioting and widespread looting, Viktoria Plzeň carried out their own looting in the Danish capital. Going into the game FC Copenhagen were favourite to emerge victorious, they have […]

Chelsea didn’t want it anyway..

April 13, 2011 by


Chelsea suffered their annual Champions League heart-ache last night, although by Chelsea standards it wasn’t their usual dramatic exit. No “ghost-goal” from Luis Garcia this time, or a John Terry slip which sent Chelsea packing. We didn’t even have the pleasure of Didier Drogba screaming at the camera after refusing to accept defeat. Last night […]

Spurs keep the North London flag flying

March 10, 2011 by


This year’s North London representative in the Champions League quarter finals, are surprisingly Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Redknapp has masterminded victory’s over current holders Inter Milan in the group stages, then followed that up with a nervous 1-0 victory over AC Milan in the knockout stages. Whilst neighbours Arsenal won the plaudits two weeks back, after […]

83% of Statistics are made up

September 29, 2010 by


Well, the title of this post is a lie.. but these statistics are definitely not made up, they are straight from the horse’s mouth. As I have nothing better to do a Wednesday evening I have been browsing through UEFA Champions League Midweek stats pack, thanks to Tron9 for pointing me in the direction of this statistical beauty. Seeing […]

Happy Harry?

September 15, 2010 by


It was Tottenham Hotspurs first forray into the Champions League this week as they travelled to Germany to face Werder Bremen. The first 40 minutes went according to plan, racing into a 2 goal lead but Bremen fought back and clinched a 2-2 draw. I think Spurs fans would have taken a point before the game and given the […]

Champions League Qualifiers

August 18, 2010 by


Last night’s Champions League qualifier between Spurs and Young Boys served up a classic. During the first half it looked like Harry Redknapp had taken the Astroturf pitch too seriously and fielded 11 subbuteo players. To say that the Spurs back line was static was a serious understatement, while it took the North Londoners 40 minutes to […]