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The Lowdown on Olympique Lyonnais

September 20, 2012 by


Sparta Praha open their Europa League adventure with their toughest fixture of the group stage. An away trip to Lyon. The french outfit are regular Champions League participants, however, they will have to make do with the Europa League after finishing in just 4th position in Ligue 1 last season (and 18 points off champions […]

High Stakes for Ireland and Trapattoni

November 10, 2011 by


Feeling nervous about the Czech Republic play off  clash with Montenegro? Well, Irish nerves are also jangling as they look to end their playoff misery, Richard Flynn previews their crucial clash with Estonia. The European Championships in West Germany in 1988 was the last to feature a Republic of Ireland side. The one nil win […]

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 […]

Bílek on the brink

August 11, 2011 by


Michal Bílek refused to step down as coach of the Czech Republic, after his side was handed a 3-0 beating by an average Norway team – their worst defeat in 17 years. Bílek still stands by his claims that he wants to lead this team to Euro 2012 in Poland/Ukraine. But, judging by the performance […]

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 […]