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Monday Musings – “Football Leaks” and a geyser of gluttony…

Monday musings is a weekly series, you can find the other entries here. “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton 1887 FIFA had been the subject of numerous inquests — most recently involving Sepp Blatter and a multitude of additional staffers. In 2015, Swiss authorities arrested 7 and US authorities …

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Champions League – Matchday 3 Recap

We are halfway through the Group Stage in the Champions League, and we have three groups that have leaders with the maximum of nine points. While they are not yet assured of advancing to the knockout phase, their chances are much higher, and they can be sealed up with wins on Matchday 4 in two …

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Monday Musings – UEFA Nations League and international friendlies

With the modern soccer/football player already playing upwards of 50 games a season (Barcelona played 59 competitive matches and Liverpool played 56). Players playing in teams outside the Premier League have been greater demands, for example, Ben Livermore will play 46 league games in the Championship for West Bromwich Albion and players from Middlesbrough could …

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Champions League – Group Draw

After two and a half months of qualifying play, we’ve finally reached the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League! But before matches kick off on 18 September, the qualifiers had to be drawn into their respective groups. Six qualifiers – who joined at various stages of the qualification depending on the UEFA coefficient of …

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UEFA Europa League Primer

The Champions League is for the best of the best, the top teams from the top leagues all across Europe. The Europa League pulls from a lot of the same population, though it tends to be reserved for teams that are not competing in the Champions League. There are also more opportunities for lower ranked …

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UEFA Champions League Primer

One of the reasons it is so important for an English football club to be so competitive in the Premier League is the qualification for the UEFA Champions League. This is a very lucrative continental tournament for all the club teams in European football, and is second to only the World Cup in worldwide viewership …

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