MLS All-Stars Fall in Penalties to Real Madrid

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From Last Word On Soccer, by John Bava Just a week after reemerging in the land of Disney, Dom Dwyer conjured up some late magic. In front of 61,428 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL, the newly minted Orlando City striker netted an 87th minute goal to help the MLS All-Stars draw defending European champions […] READ MORE


Antoine Griezmann’s Difficult Decision With Atletico Madrid

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From Last Word On Football, Roy Emanuel Life and football can often follow similar paths, with major decisions laying the foundation for success and failure. In the case of French forward Antoine Griezmann, his choice to remain with Atletico Madrid this summer may have a massive impact across Europe. Griezmann recently announced that he will […] READ MORE


Parkhead win provides a Reminder of Gladbach Glory

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There are few names in European football which are as evocative as Borussia Mönchengladbach—and even fewer which are as long. The German team’s victory at Parkhead this week in the Champions League was a reminder of the Gladbach glory decade, the 1970’s, when they were one of the most successful teams both in the Bundesliga […] READ MORE


Celtic vs Manchester City: Champions League Preview

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Glasgow giants Celtic vs Manchester City sees a Battle of Britain scenario at Parkhead. Group C of the UEFA Champions League saw 11 goals in total on Matchday 1. Celtic came off worst from these games, shipping seven goals to Barcelona. Premier League leaders City have a 100% record under new manager Pep Guardiola, and […] READ MORE


Sweet FA 2016-17 Podcast Two: Changing European Competitions for the Better

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Welcome to the second Sweet FA podcast of the 2016-17 season. Regular panellists, Robert Mitchell and Hugo Jennings, discuss how to change European football for the better, as well as the changes being discussed by UEFA which could make it much worse. First, we discuss all things Champions League. The show starts off with a look at the history of the competition, mainly focusing on […] READ MORE


Brendan Rodgers Almost Beaten in Champions League by the ghosts of Celtic Past

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When Hapoel Be’er Shova’s  Moar Milekson crashed the ball past the Celtic’s Craig Gordon; Brendan Rodgers must have been fearing the worst. Only minutes earlier Hapoel’s Lucio Maranhao had shimmied his way past the Celtic backline and begun an unexpected fight back from the Israeli champions. Brendan Rodgers Almost Beaten by the Ghosts of Celtic Past Earlier in the […] READ MORE


2016/17 Barcelona Season Preview

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Barcelona are used to winning trophies. With more improvements made to the squad can they add to their trophy collection? Here is a Barcelona season preview READ MORE


2016/17 Tottenham Hotspur Season Preview

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Tottenham Hotspur had their best ever finish in the English Premier League last season. And for long periods they were the only team slugging it out toe to toe with eventual champions Leicester City. 2016/17 poses a number of challenges for the North London club. 2016/17 Tottenham Hotspur Season Preview Positives from Last Season 2015/16 […] READ MORE


2016/17 West Ham United Season Preview

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West Ham United turned quite a few heads in the Premier League last season, with an impressive seventh-place finish that saw them in contention for Champions League qualification. Manager Slaven Bilic has been able to instill a fighting attitude in The Hammers, and the Croatian will be expecting an even better showing in the upcoming campaign. […] READ MORE