Monthly Archives: May 2011

Remembering Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes retired today ending a 17 year career as a one club man with Manchester United. He will join their coaching staff at Old Trafford. The announcement was not completely surprising given his unwillingness to sign a new contract.

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Building A Team To Beat Barcelona

Barcelona were crowned as the champions of Europe over the weekend. Barcelona are the best team I’ve ever seen compete in the Champions League and this got me thinking about building a team that could topple this group. Therefore I

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Ligue 1: ESS End Of Season Awards

Ligue 1 was the last of the big leagues to finish up. The league started off with a tight group with only Arles falling off the pace early. However, Lille emerged as the front runners and won the league for

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UEFA Champions League: Barcelona Outclass Manchester United

Barcelona are champions of Europe again. They defeated Manchester United at Wembley getting goals from Pedro, Lionel Messi, and David Villa while United only got a goal from Wayne Rooney to cancel Pedro’s opener. Barcelona’s performance once again showed they

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UEFA Champions League: Barcelona vs. Manchester United Preview

The game has finally arrived. Two of the biggest clubs in the world will square off again for the Champions League title at Wembley after facing each other two years ago in Rome. Barcelona enter this game with far more

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Major League Soccer: Gameweek 11 I Know The Score

The table is sort of shaping up although given the number of games palyed is so uneven among the teams that it is hard to evaluate as Los Angeles have played 14 games while Real Salt Lake only have 8.

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Premier League: End Of Season Awards

The Premier League was an exciting season with lots of wins by the lower teams including Wolverhampton who were relegated beating each of the top three. In the end, Manchester United took the title with Manchester City pushing into the

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Premier League: Team By Team Player Of The Season

With the end of the Premier League campaign, it is time to look back at each of these teams as well as top performers on each season. Here is a look from the bottom to the top. West Ham: Scott

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La Liga: ESS End Of Season Awards

La Liga was a two way battle with Barcelona and Real Madrid battling it out before Barcelona eventually pulled away at the end of the season. Valencia and Villarreal established themselves just behind them while Sevilla, Atletico, and Athletic Bilbao

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Serie A: End Of Season Awards

Italy finished up their league and although the two Milan teams finished at the top, there were a couple of surprises at the top with Napoli and Udinese getting third and fourth. Juventus continued their struggle as they fell short

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