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By John Hartley My hometown of Bolton might be famous for many things, but music is generally not one of them. Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks fame apparently went to college there in the 1970s, and Danny McFly is a proud … Continue reading
By John Dobson A first for our follow-a-team-through-the-European-competitions experiment as both of our teams in the play-offs won through to the main draw of their respective competitions.
By John Dobson The way the Champions League is unfolding, we’re switching allegiances as each round passes. In the third qualifying round, we were on Maccabi Tel Aviv who played Maribor. A goal coming five minutes into stoppages in the … Continue reading
Italian Serie A side Napoli are hoping to confirm the signing of Man Utd’s Marouane Fellaini’s hair and elbows within the next 48 hours.
Continuing our run through to the finals of UEFA’s top competitions…. By John Dobson There was little drama for our runners in the Europa League in the second qualifying round. A week ago, IFK Göteborg went to Hungary and stuck … Continue reading
In a week that saw Stoke sign 23 year-old Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic, we look at five other recent odd– or even unlikely– football transfers as suggested by readers of the website.
By John Dobson Mixed fortunes in Europe’s two premier club competitions for the DPAK road-to-the-finals experiment. Firstly, the good news. In the Europa League, IFK Göteborg had a shocker at home in the first leg, being held to a goalless … Continue reading
By John Dobson The Champions League has a problem. Whether by accident or design – it was design – the post- European Cup system favours the big sides and is seemingly set up to ensure the participation of a small … Continue reading