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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Do Chelsea or Manchester United have a chance of winning the Champions League?

Premier League leaders Chelsea and current champions Manchester United this week booked their place in to the quarter-final draw for the Champions League, but can they actually go on and lift the most sought-after prize in club football? Well if you look at the latest odds from SkyBet the answer is...

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Sunday, 09 March 2014

Bookies believe Manchester City have a fighting chance in the Nou Camp

Bookmakers dont make money being generous. The prices being offered on Manchester Citys chances of getting through their Champions League tie with Barcelona are miserly to say the least. Lets just recap. City go to the Catalan city two goals down from the first leg in Manchester. Statistically, tea...

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Manchester City v Barcelona: Can England's number one Joe Hart stop Messi and co?

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has told the world that they are now the most dominant force in Manchester, but can they go on to become the most dominant side in Europe? Tonight will be the acid test for Pellegrinis men, who have blown almost all of their rivals aside in the Premier League ...

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Will Arsenal, Chelsea, City or United bring the Champions League trophy back to England?

The draw for the last 16 in the Champions League takes place on Monday with most of the favourites firmly through as group winners, but who will be triumphant come May? Holders Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid have been the bookies best bet from day one - and nothing has happened to change ...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Has the time come for a European Super League?

The Champions League is the biggest prize in football. Locking horns with the finest clubs the Continent has to offer, not to mention the greatest players in the world. If you win the Champions League you can die a very happy man. However, Galatasaray chairman Unal Aysal believes a change to the gr...

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Thursday, 03 October 2013

Champions League Team of the Week - Week Two

Arsenal top their Champions League group following their excellent display at home to Napoli and Chelsea bounced back from their opening day disappointment to put four past Steaua Bucharest away. It wasnt such a good time for Manchester City though as they were given a football lesson by the Champio...

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Friday, 20 September 2013

Champions League: Team of the Week - Week One

The battle to win the 2013/14 Champions League got under way this week and there were big wins for some big teams including Arsenal, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Champions League holders Bayern Munich, PSG, AC Milan and Basel among others. There were also some outstan...

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Could Arsenal's Giroud beat Messi and Ronaldo to win the Champions League golden boot?

Arsenal kick off their Champions League campaign tonight away at Marseille and the Gunners main goal threat will come from their own Frenchman, Olivier Giroud. The former Montpellier marksman has made a great start to the Premier League season, netting four in four games and five in six overall, ...

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Can Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City or United win the Champions League?

The race to land the biggest prize in European club football kicks off tonight and teams from across the continent are already dreaming of walking out at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on a sun-drenched evening in May. But who will win this years competition? Bayern Munich are the current holders an...

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Friday, 30 August 2013

Celtic: Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax? Bring it on!

Scottish champions Celtic scraped past Shaktar Karagandy to reach the group stages of the Champions League and their reward is games against Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax. Manager Neil Lennon didnt know whether to laugh or cry when the Bhoys were paired in the same group as the three European giants...

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Champions League draw: Best and worst case scenarios

This evening marks an important moment in Europe’s premier club competition. Yes, its that time already: the draw for this season’s UEFA Champion’s League! As football giants from across the continent line up to discover their fate in the first round proper, lets take a look at who is in which pot...

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Dave Blackburn's predictions 2013/14

The return of the most action-packed and exciting league in the world is only three days away, but what will the Premier League produce this season? For a start there will be no Sir Alex Ferguson. The Manchester United boss has retired, leaving David Moyes to deal with the mess that is Wayne Ro...

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Dave Disciascio's predictions for 2013/14

The Premier League season is just days away and we at Squarefootball are getting ready by staring into our crystal balls and predicting our winners and losers for the season ahead. Weve already had Mitch Waddon predict title glory for Manchester City while Jim Barry has plumped for Jose Mourinh...

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Jim Barry's predictions 2013/14

There are only days remaining until the most exciting league in the world kicks off for another action-packed season of goals, controversy and talking points. The action is already under way in the Football League and Scotland, but who will be the biggest winners and losers during 2013/14 campaign?...

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Tuesday, 06 August 2013

Mitch Waddon's predictions for the 2013/14 season

The Football League got under way at the weekend and theres less than a fortnight before the Premier League boys kick off, but who will be the biggest winners and losers in the 2013/14 campaign? Yes, its that time of the season again when we all become Mystic Megs and put our football knowledge...

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Cesc Fabregas: Barca, Arsenal or United - What does the future hold for the Spaniard?

Speculation over the future of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas is rife, but where will the Spaniard be playing football after the transfer window has slammed shut? Despite two offers tabled by Premier League champions Manchester United, Barcelona insist that the former Arsenal ace is not for sal...

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Manchester United: Can Moyes bring former Arsenal captain Fabregas to Old Trafford?

Manchester United have made a £25 million bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas in an attempt to bring him back to the Premier League, but after missing out on Barcas Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich will David Moyes convince the former Arsenal captain that his future rests at Old Trafford? ...

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Friday, 05 July 2013

Five ways to combat Barca and Spain's tiki-taka footbal

Dominance in any game of football and going on to lose can be likened to a zero-sum game. Yet; the Spanish national team and clubs have largely dominated and won most tournaments with their brand of football known as the tiki-taka. It is basically a style of play characterised by short pass...

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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Manchester United: The Thiago Alcantra transfer saga

Manchester United are rumoured to be in the driving seat for the transfer signing of Spanish U21 international Thiago Alcantara. The midfielder, a graduate of the legendary La Masia academy of Barcelona, has been frustrated by less than ideal first team appearances, as fellow countrymen Xavi, In...

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Will England ever be able to match Spain's trophy haul?

In the past seven years there have been a total number of 44 tournaments organised by both FIFA and UEFA. Teams from La Liga together with their national side have largely dominated the landscape and claimed 25 of these football competitions. As to whether this year’s Confederations Cup beco...

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

What will the Champions League bring us in 2013/14?

Bayern Munichs late winner from Arjen Robben against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final at Wembley last month brought the curtain down on another pulsating and engrossing tournament. From the dramas of the group stage, the returning greats and the shocking results of the semi-finals, ...

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Monday, 10 June 2013

Football's five biggest traitors

In the wake of the current Luis Suarez controversy, lets take a look at some other high profile footballers who went through with transfers that broke their fans’ hearts. 1. Luis Figo In 2000, Figo made a surprising 60m euro move to Barcelonas bitter rivals Real Madrid. Many Barcelona fans felt ...

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Squarefootball's Game of the Season

So the 2012/13 season is almost over. All thats left to play is the Champions League final, Championship play-offs and the Scottish Cup final until we put the past nine months into the archives. But before we look forward to seeing snaps of our top stars relaxing on a sun-drenched beach surrounded b...

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Champions League: Barcelona, Bayern, Dortmund or Real - Who will win the trophy?

Wembley is set to host its second Champions League final inside three years next month and theres every chance that UEFA get their dream all-Spanish final of Barcelona against Real Madrid as the pair were kept apart in the semi-finals. However, its by far a foregone conclusion as Barca must first se...

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Will Arsenal, Chelsea or City bring Edinson Cavani to England?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made no secret of his admiration for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani. When asked about speculation linking the Gunners with the Napoli striker, who has scored 16 Serie A goals this season, Wenger said: Cavani is a player that I like. Will he cost a lot of money? T...

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Outside the Box – Football on TV: A boring birthday for the FA as the stars fail to shine

For most people, an evening out at the local pub will be a largely stress-free excursion filled with raucous banter, sorrowful introspection and a touch of casual xenophobia. Nights out in this great country have followed that tight format for hundreds of years, never wavering in the face of adver...

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Can Arsenal or Man United win the Champions League?

The Champions League draw for the knockout stages is made next Thursday (December 20) but can either Arsenal or Manchester United keep the coveted trophy on these shores? Only the two Premier League sides represent England in the final 16 following the premature of Premier League champions Man City...

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Love or hate him, 'Mourinho' shows Jose really is the Special One

There are times in this cruel cruel world of ours when desperate sad acts like myself look up to the heavens mournfully, unleash a shriek of despair before dropping our heads to the ground and mumbling incoherently about life being terribly unfair. In my case, it’s usually something to do wi...

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Jose Mourinho: Will the Special One end up at Arsenal, Chelsea, City or United?

Its the worst kept secret in football but it looks as though the Special One Jose Mourinho and the Spanish giants Real Madrid will be parting company in the summer, but where will the former Chelsea boss end up? Mourinho has always said he wanted to manage in England again and most English clubs wo...

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: No room for confusion as Edgar Davids reminds us all who he is

You know, as we loiter in this age of decadent, endemic wholesale filth; a world preoccupied with the selfish needs of the few; a world in which sex, violence and sleaze are championed more than love, peace and honesty; a world teetering on the edge, tipping ever closer to a mass orgy of self-serv...

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Monday, 05 November 2012

Celtic: Lennon's plan to thwart Messi and co

Celtic play Barcelona in Glasgow on Wednesday in the Champions League. When Martin O’Neill and Gordon Strachan managed the club there was an incredible expectation that Celtic would win every home they played in this competition while at the same time an equally incredible expectation that Cel...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: The headline acts of El Clasico put on one hell of a show

Here’s one for you. On the eve of each new football campaign, which match whets the appetite most? Liverpool vs United? Spurs against Arsenal? The Steel City derby? Personally for me, it’s the prospect of any match in which Mario Balotelli will come up against anybody as deranged as he; Craig Bell...

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Monday, 17 September 2012

Who is your money on winning the Champions League?

Chelsea start their defence of the Champions League trophy this week but with giants such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and AC Milan all desperate to be champions of Europe again, can the Blues hold on to the greatest prize in European trophy? A few weeks ago we ran an article on...

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Saturday, 15 September 2012

Who will Pep Guardiola manage next?

Pep Guardiola won it all at Barcelona and created one of the greatest teams ever seen. Thirteen trophies in four years is some achievement, but was he a great manager? It could be argued that anyone could win trophies with the tremendous trio of Xavi, Iniesta and Messi in it, but we will soon find o...

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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Messi or Ronaldo: Who would you love to have in the Premier League?

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two biggest names in world football right now. Unfortunately they are both plying their trade in La Liga for the Spanish giants of Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. But if you had the choice of seeing either Messi or Ronaldo in the Premier League who ...

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Who will win the Champions League?

The group stages for this years Champions League competition will be drawn this afternoon, but who will win the biggest prize in European football? Chelsea became the first team from the capital of England to win the trophy in May, beating the German giants Bayern Munich on penalties in their own b...

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Monday, 23 July 2012

Is this the worst football kit ever?

Players and fans are supposed to wear their shirts with pride, but sometimes the tops are so hideous they make you utterly ashamed. Arsenal fans have complained about their Dennis the Menace away kit, Manchester United supporters have hit out over their new tartan home kit and some Liverpool fans a...

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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Fantasy Football 2012/13 is here

Do you think you can do a better job than the professor Arsene Wenger? Could you out-muscle Mancini at defending title winners Manchester City? Then this is your chance to prove it! Squarefootballs Fantasy Football is back for another season and we want as many participants as possible. Last season...

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Sunday, 01 July 2012

Barcelona: Why Xavi, not Messi, is Barcelona’s most important player

The 2011-2012 season in Spain saw Real Madrid finish nine points above Barcelona and subsequently wrestle the La Liga crown from the Catalan giants grip, ending a four-year wait for los Blancos. Whilst Real themselves possess a wonderfully, star-studded squad packed full of skill and flair, sp...

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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Keane, Ferguson, Mackay or Souness: Who is football's No1 hard man?

These are the men that put the fear factor into football. The men that gave their opponents nightmares. Here we celebrate the top 10 tough-tackling hard men that we all hate to love. 1. Roy Keane Born and raised on a tough estate in Cork, Roy Maurice Keane is the undisputed king of hard men...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: England make it hard to watch, while Sky’s legend makes the game look easy

Another week, another panic-inducing evening spent watching the England team then. This whole edge-of-our-seat, fine line between death and glory shtick that England have peddled out for years is now growing quite tiresome. Just for once, couldn’t we be like Germany and be ruthlessly efficient and...

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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Arsenal: Where will Robin Van Persie start next season?

Its Groundhog Day as far as Arsenal fans are concerned. For the past decade, every summer has been full of rumours about the future of one of their big names. Patrick Vieira started it all off, then it was Henry, then Fabregas and Nasri, and now Robin Van Persie. Why does Arsene Wenger always put th...

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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Penalty shoot outs: Why they are more than just a lottery

There was one slightly annoying comment which detracted from the all round fun on Wednesday night. A small blot on an otherwise wondrous couple of nights. A bit of a bollock twister or nipple pinch, which only evoked the widely anticipated rolling of the eyes.According to ITV, and many other broadc...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The top 10 dives in football history

Manchester United’s Ashley Young and Chelsea’s Didier Drogba have caused controversy over the past fortnight by diving to win penalties and going down quicker than your average High Street hooker. Ashley Young started it all off by winning a cheap penalty against QPR’s Shaun Derry, when the tough m...

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012

Chelsea: Can Roberto Di Matteo win the Champions League for the Blues?

Salomon Kalou’s crucial away goal last week in Benfica has put the Blues in the driving seat for a semi-final place against either AC Milan or Barcelona, but can Roberto Di Matteo be the man to finally fulfil Roman Abramovich’s quest to win the Champions League? Chelsea host Benfica on Wednesday ni...

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Beckham, Best, Henry or Cantona: Who were the coolest footballers to ever live?

We would all like to be footballers, right? The money, the women, the cars. Oh, and the playing of football. That’s pretty good. But some are cooler than others. Too cool, even. So cool they make everyone else look like silly, awkward, emasculated chumps. So who were the 10 coolest footballers to e...

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

El Clasico: My recipe for the perfect football feast

Woodstock 69’: love, freedom and prosperity. Wimbledon: elegance and tradition. For me, El Clasico is up there with these occasions as the greatest spectacles on earth. The two most successful sides in the history of Spanish football ripping chunks out of each other. And I love it. I love every...

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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Racism is in the spotlight but what is being done to tackle homophobia?

The FA stamped down on Luis Suarez’s racism towards Patrice Evra. And it’s quite right that they did, isn’t it? For when we look back into the past, and certainly in football’s past, we see things that are shockingly vile. In the seventies and part of the eighties, black footballers were subjected ...

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Tuesday, 03 January 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A football overkill but Fabregas’ Barcelona adventure keeps us watching

At the top of this article you will see, if you can get past the crass, self-congratulatory overuse of my own name, that the tagline for this column mentions that there isn’t enough football on the TV. Obviously this pithy line is actually nonsense as there is in fact far too much football clogging ...

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Friday, 16 December 2011

It's the Italian job for Arsenal and Chelsea but who will win the Champions League?

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League draw has just been made and both Arsenal and Chelsea must overcome Italian opposition if they are to lift the coveted trophy. Arsenal reacquaint themselves with AC Milan while Chelsea must see off Napoli, who helped knock Manchester City out of...

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