Vote for the Best EPL Blog of 2010-11 Season (Qualification Round)

April 26, 2011


“Just as the Champions League has a qualification round to narrow down the field of teams that will compete in the Champions League proper, this year’s EPL Awards has had to do the same in the ‘Best EPL Blog’ category due to the sheer quantity of quality blogs this season.” EPL Talk


Schalke v Manchester United: tactical preview

April 26, 2011

“Schalke have reached their first-ever European Cup semi, whilst United are in their fourth in the last five seasons. The headline news is that Dimitar Berbatov hasn’t travelled because of a groin strain. On face value, the absence of the Premier League’s top scorer should be quite a blow, but considering that Ferguson has only picked Berbatov for one of United’s last ten Champions League knockout games, it really shouldn’t cause too much concern.” Zonal Marking


Camulodnum accipiatur primum….

April 26, 2011

“First we take Colchester….then we take Sudbury. Not my words, or those of Leonard Cohen but actually Boudica in AD61 when she attacked the Roman garrison and capital of Britain, raising it to the ground resulting in the centre of power moving down the Roman road to a little settlement called Londinium.” The Ball is Round


Real Salt Lake’s and CONCACAF Glory: #MLS4RSL Ain’t #REALBS

April 26, 2011

“This infographic about Real Salt Lake’s road to the two-legged final of the CONCACAF Champions League is pretty damn awesome, and more than worth glancing at ahead of tomorrow’s second leg in Salt Lake, with the Americans tied 2-2 on aggregate with Monterrey of Mexico. It’s informative for the newbie, and interesting enough for the nerd.” Pitch Invasion


Raúl: ‘We dream of beating United. Let’s see if we’re the better team’

April 26, 2011

“Eight years after your last Champions League semi-final, you’re back in the last four of Europe’s premier competition – having left Real Madrid. Many thought your departure was the beginning of the end. Instead, you’re the story of the season.” Guardian