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Champions League Final: Betting Odds, Preview and Prediction

Champions League Final: Betting Odds, Preview and Prediction

Champions League Betting Odds, Preview and Prediction Saturday, May 25, 2013 Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund (FOX, 2:45 p.m. ET/11:45 a.m. PT): Quite often, UEFA Champions League finals make pretty poor betting opportunities but I strongly believe this year’s version is quite different and provides some pretty good chances to make some money in the [...]

Farewell to Bayern Munich’s Jupp Heynckes

Farewell to Bayern Munich’s Jupp Heynckes

Bayern Munich’s dream season is coming to an end with the Bundesliga title already secured and two finals yet to be played in order to win the treble. The 68-year-old architect of all this, Jupp Heynckes has taken the Bavarians to the very top of almost every competition played this year. However, after the season is over he will [...]

Copa Libertadores May Suffer a Reduction of Participating Teams

Copa Libertadores May Suffer a Reduction of Participating Teams

The president of CONMEBOL, Eugenio Figueiredo, wants to drastically cut the number of participating teams in the Copa Libertadores next year. According to the new president of the South American confederation, the referees on the association are not qualified enough to officiate a competition of such magnitude. Figueiredo wants the competition to be more like UEFA Champions League  — [...]

Bayern Munich Comment: Don Jupp Rides Again

Bayern Munich Comment: Don Jupp Rides Again

As everyone surely knows by now, FC Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes is planning to retire at the end of the season.  Believe it or not, this was Heyncke’s third stint as head coach at Bayern: he managed the team for four years starting in 1987, and then again for several weeks at the end of [...]

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Reviewing Chelsea’s Season

Reviewing Chelsea’s Season

The 2012-2013 season has been another season that Chelsea might want to keep in their memories and at the same time forget. The season will end with another manager leaving Stamford Bridge and with many questions to be answered. The grade for Chelsea’s season will be based on performance and the winning potential Chelsea had [...]

Ashley Cole Expresses Joy at Winning Second European Title

Ashley Cole Expresses Joy at Winning Second European Title

Chelsea secured their second piece of European silverware in as many seasons after they defeated Benfica 2-1 in the Europa League Final last night in Amsterdam. Fernando Torres’ early goal was cancelled out by a Benfica penalty, but Branislav Ivanovic was able to secure the victory with a very late header in injury time. Ashley [...]

Tottenham Must Secure Top Four Finish To Keep Gareth Bale

Tottenham Must Secure Top Four Finish To Keep Gareth Bale

Tottenham unluckily missed out on Champions League football qualification last season. Though they finished fourth in the league, four points above Chelsea, Chelsea pulled off a miracle run to the final and beat Bayern Munich to win the tournament. This relegated Tottenham to the Europa League, a competition they performed decently in, but failed to [...]

Chelsea Seal Second Consecutive European Title With Late Ivanovic Winner

Chelsea Seal Second Consecutive European Title With Late Ivanovic Winner

In the first of our two European tournament finals, Chelsea and Benfica may not have started by offering up goal bonanza that all were hoping for, but a second-half surge at the Amsterdam Arena quickly corrected any fears of a bore draw. A more deserving candidate to walk away as the winner of this tie [...]

Arsenal 4- 1 Wigan Match Analysis: Wenger Does His Homework on Martinez’s Stale Tactics

Arsenal 4- 1 Wigan Match Analysis: Wenger Does His Homework on Martinez’s Stale Tactics

When most of London was expecting Wigan to pull off another one of their dramatic last gasp escapes from the clutches of relegation, Arsene Wenger’s men destroyed any such Latics dreams in an inspired 2nd half display at the Emirates. At the end of the night Roberto Martinez’s men became the first team to be [...]

Papiss Cisse Eligible For Guinness World Record + Sign The Campaign To Introduce Offside Technology

Papiss Cisse Eligible For Guinness World Record + Sign The Campaign To Introduce Offside Technology

I’ve contacted the Guinness World Records team at http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/ this week and striker Papiss Cisse has a new world record for disallowed goals awaiting verification and collection. I’ve harped on about this subject all season as it’s my firm belief that the key to Newcastle’s disappointing year has been these wrongly disallowed goals: 1 vs [...]

Borussia Dortmund Fans to Take Over Wembley Stadium for UCL Final

Borussia Dortmund Fans to Take Over Wembley Stadium for UCL Final

Borussia Dortmund are apparently looking to do their best replication of the Westfalenstadion at Wembley Stadium on May 25th, as the side are set to take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.  The Telegraph recently released news of how many BVB fans actually applied for Champions League final tickets and the numbers are [...]

Benfica Star Taunts Chelsea Ahead of Europa League Final

Benfica Star Taunts Chelsea Ahead of Europa League Final

The Europa League final may not get as much attention as the Champions League final, but it is still an extremely important competition for the participating teams. Benfica will be taking on 2012 European champions Chelsea in the final of the competition. If it was not for Chelsea, Benfica would have been a favourite to [...]

Tottenham Keep Champions League Hopes Alive Courtesy of Emmanuel Adebayor’s Strike

Tottenham Keep Champions League Hopes Alive Courtesy of Emmanuel Adebayor’s Strike

As Chelsea secured their spot in next seasons Champions League competition, Tottenham must anxiously await to see if they too can book a spot in Europe’s coveted competition.  Tottenham (20-9-8, 69 points) sit in the fourth and final Champions League spot with one match left in their season – however Arsenal are a mere two [...]

Borussia Dortmund Latest: Mario Gotze Back in Training

Borussia Dortmund Latest: Mario Gotze Back in Training

May 25th is rapidly approaching, and so is Mario Gotze’s rehabilitation process.  A left hamstring injury in the second leg against Real Madrid forced the German international to exit the match not even 20 minutes in, and caused instant uproar whether or not he would be able to feature in the Champions League final against [...]

Wigan Athletic upset Manchester City to win first FA Cup

Wigan Athletic upset Manchester City to win first FA Cup

This afternoon of May 11, 2013, Manchester City looked set to take a hard fighting Wigan Athletic side into extra time as full time in the English Football Association(FA) Cup was nearly complete. However, that was not meant to be the case as a stoppage time header from Ben Watson got past 10-man Manchester City [...]

Wigan vs Manchester City Highlights: Ben Watson Goal Secures FA Cup for Latics

Wigan vs Manchester City Highlights: Ben Watson Goal Secures FA Cup for Latics

Wigan vs Manchester City Highlights: The magic of the FA Cup was in full effect on Saturday afternoon as Wigan and Manchester City took the pitch for the FA Cup Final at Wembley. Who would have thought? A side that is battling Premier League relegation at the moment versus a side that has spent hundreds [...]