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The best teams in Europe get off to the worst starts.

Chelsea captain John Terry. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
Chelsea captain John Terry.
(Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Most of Europe’s best leagues either started this weekend or in the last few weekends.  Most people thought it would be easy to predict the champions of the top leagues in Europe, but they may be rethinking after all the action on the weekend. Continue reading “The best teams in Europe get off to the worst starts.”

Manchester United lose two main transfer targets to rivals.

Pedro Rodriguez playing one of his last barcelona games.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Pedro Rodriguez playing one of his last Barcelona games.
(Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Manchester United have had many transfer targets over the summer, but two of the most prominent were Pedro Rodriguez and Nicolas Otamendi.  Pedro is from Barcelona, while Otamendi played for Valencia, and both seemed very likely to join the Red Devils.  Continue reading “Manchester United lose two main transfer targets to rivals.”

Champions fall as Chelsea and Barcelona lose.

Eden Hazard, Chelsea's and the Premier League's Player of the Year  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Eden Hazard, Chelsea’s and the Premier League’s Player of the Year (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Chelsea were supposed to be repeat champions this season, as none of their direct rivals had made the right signings to challenge them.  Barcelona won the treble last season, and were tipped to do it again this year.  But neither of those are looking very accurate right now.  Both are looking like horses too tired to run another race. Continue reading “Champions fall as Chelsea and Barcelona lose.”

Barcelona’s Super Cup Struggles

Aritz Aduriz netted a hat trick against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
Aritz Aduriz netted a hat trick against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Barcelona won the treble last season, and are looking to win three more trophies before the start of next season.  The European Super Cup against Sevilla, the Spanish Super Cup vs Athletic Bilbao, and the Club World Cup.  They have so far played the European Super Cup and the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.  They didn’t go well. Continue reading “Barcelona’s Super Cup Struggles”

Barcelona should keep Pedro… For now

Pedro playing for Barcelona (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Pedro playing for Barcelona

(Photo by VI Images via GettyImages)There has been an ongoing transfer saga about Barcelona winger Pedro.  Ever since Luis Suarez joined, he has become second string behind Suarez, Neymar and Messi.  Despite numerous rumors of transfers away from the Camp Nou, he signed a new contract.  The catch was that it lowered his buyout clause from 150 million to €30 million.   Continue reading “Barcelona should keep Pedro… For now”

Paris Saint-Germain lead the new era of Galacticos

Zlatan Ibrahimovic playing for PSG  (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic playing for PSG
(Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Most people remember the early 2000’s, when Real Madrid spent millions of Euros on players they didn’t need.  Superstars such as Luis Figo, David Beckham, the Brazilian Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo all were part of this Galacticos era.  Despite these players, very little success was found as they failed to meld together into a strong team. Continue reading “Paris Saint-Germain lead the new era of Galacticos”

English Premier League predictions 2015-16

Harry Kane, Tottenham's young star striker  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Harry Kane, Tottenham’s young star striker
(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

It’s very close to the start of the Premier League season, so here are my predictions.  For the sake of keeping it short, I will only be doing the top six, as well as the bottom three and the FA Cup

6th Place – Tottenham Hotspurs

Despite having a strong side, there are five teams better than Spurs in the league, leaving them in their usual Europa League spot. Continue reading “English Premier League predictions 2015-16”

Angel di Maria leaves Manchester United, joins Paris Saint-Germain

Angel di Maria playing with Argentina  (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)
Angel di Maria playing with Argentina
(Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Angel di Maria, Manchester United and the English Premier League’s most expensive player ever, has just left after only one season after joining.  Costing Manchester United £59.7 million, he was slated to be the next Cristiano Ronaldo, to lead United to glory, and was given the number seven shirt.  That number has been worn by many of their greatest ever players, including David Beckham and di Maria’s former Real Madrid teammate, Ronaldo himself. Continue reading “Angel di Maria leaves Manchester United, joins Paris Saint-Germain”

Radamel Falcao’s make-or-break season

Radamel Falcao on his Chelsea debut (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Radamel Falcao on his Chelsea debut
(Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Radamel Falcao has been having a hard time recently.  After failing at Manchester United, and not scoring once at the Copa America, the Atletico Madrid legend is looking like a thing of the past.  Chelsea’s manager, Jose Mourinho, has given him a second chance, taking him on loan for a season. Continue reading “Radamel Falcao’s make-or-break season”

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